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Old 06-24-22, 08:34 AM
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Chin helmet

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I have a hard time wearing the standard bike helmet because my neck is very sensitive. Other than a large bulky motorcycle one, has anyone ever seen a bike helmet that straps on the chin?


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Old 06-24-22, 08:38 AM
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Old 06-24-22, 10:06 AM
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If you strap your helmet around/over your chin to the point where it won't pop off in a crash, your mouth will be closed and your jaw completely shut. If you put slack in the strap to be able to open your mouth, you might as well loosen it up and let the strap hang below your jawbone and hope for the best.
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Iím not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets Iíve ever used donít come close to touching my neck. The strap buckles (tight or loosely) under my chin.

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Old 06-24-22, 11:27 AM
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Old 06-24-22, 11:39 AM
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Old 06-24-22, 11:59 AM
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According to this company's advertising, these are amazing:
Wonder what happens if you call the phone number listed at the bottom.
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according to this company's advertising, these are amazing:

1981.
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I guess its pretty much what straps you are used to. If you played sports then a "Cup" type chin strap would probably be most comfortable. For me a Mil-Spec split chin strap would be the ticket...

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1981.
I'll bet a day's pay that he was well aware of the date when he posted the image.

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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
1981.
Yep, asked if I'd "ever seen a helmet that straps to the chin", after 41 years I could still recall that I had.

Beyond that bit of fun: function drives evolution. Football helmets: chin cups. Bicycle helmets: chin straps.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I'll bet a day's pay that he was well aware of the date when he posted the image.
aren't you retired?
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aren't you retired?
Nope. Hopefully in another 2.75 years, when I will be able to.start my pension unreduced for early retirement at age 60.
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Nope. Hopefully in another 2.75 years, when I will be able to.start my pension unreduced for early retirement at age 60.
now i know you are serious with units down to hundredths of a year. i'm looking at 5ish yet, still have one in high school.
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now i know you are serious with units down to hundredths of a year. i'm looking at 5ish yet, still have one in high school.
My boss and I were just discussing it briefly on Thursday. If we had sane healthcare in the U.S. I could probably go now. No dependents and no debt. The great coverage I have through work is a tough nut to give up. And the 401k match is very good.
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My boss and I were just discussing it briefly on Thursday. If we had sane healthcare in the U.S. I could probably go now. No dependents and no debt. The great coverage I have through work is a tough nut to give up. And the 401k match is very good.
Obamacare permitted me to get out early and covered me until Medicare kicked in. Worth a look. Retirement is really nice.
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Iím not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets Iíve ever used donít come close to touching my neck. The strap buckles (tight or loosely) under my chin.

Dan
I suppose it depends on your anatomy. All the bicycle helmets I've ever used have the strap sitting right at that crease where jawline meets throat. (For someone who's really not into having anything digging into their throat, this is rather unpleasant.)

I'm glad you have better luck, though.
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Originally Posted by amitzinman View Post
HI,
I have a hard time wearing the standard bike helmet because my neck is very sensitive. Other than a large bulky motorcycle one, has anyone ever seen a bike helmet that straps on the chin?


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I have never seen a modern motorcycle helmet with a strap on the chin, nor would I want one. That would be uncomfortable, you would not be able to open your mouth, and disastrous in a crash, guaranteed broken jaw.
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