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Old 10-24-19, 06:43 AM
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I work at a local bike collective and we get used helmets all the time. It is our practice not to give them out for 2 reasons, 1) we can not know if they have been in a crash unless there is visible damage, and 2) how do you clean a used helmet? There is the "ick" factor and also things like head lice. - any thoughts? I am curious what other bike collectives and community bike shops do with used helmets. FWIW - We have found a source of new helmets for under $10 that meet all of the crash and safety requirements.
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