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    Need A Visor For The Old Skid Lid

    I have a helmet of the BMX/ skateboarding type (open faced of course) and need a visor for it.
    Any recommendations? Snap-on or velcro, doesn't matter since I can install snaps.

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    You could go with a Troy Lee... here's one link, but look around.

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    Just get a new helmet.

    A cheap helmet is $40, the visor new is $10. And helmets do age too.

    When you said Skid Lid, I thought you were talking about this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro
    A cheap helmet is $40, the visor new is $10. And helmets do age too.
    I would think that as technology progresses newer helmets are also probably lighter while still maintaining the same level of protection as the OP's old helmet. "Space Age Polymers" and all that...

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    I remember Skidllid very well! Was my first helmet back in '82!!! Still have it on the wall as a decoration makes younger riders ask me what it is????
    Training on Hills Builds Character, That's How I Got To Be One!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro
    Just get a new helmet.

    A cheap helmet is $40, the visor new is $10. And helmets do age too.

    When you said Skid Lid, I thought you were talking about this:


    Love that pic - dude driving w no hands on the wheel while taking a picture......

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    The rider is Lon Haldeman, a Race Accross America racer/winner. Met him @ a double century ride in Tucson back in like '85 or so, really a friendly nice gentleman. He rode with his wife, Susan, on a tandem. They finished the 200 miles then rode onto Phoenix...........WoW!
    They were both incredible racers!
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    Wow. Didn't even realize that Skid Lid was a brand!
    Actually this helmet is only about a month old, so I don't mind paying for a visor.

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    its gonna look silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyGnarlyP290
    Wow. Didn't even realize that Skid Lid was a brand!
    Actually this helmet is only about a month old, so I don't mind paying for a visor.
    Bike helmets either come with a visor or they don't.

    It is not an aftermarket add-on, and most bmx helmets don't have a visor, Bern being the notable exception.



    The simplest solution is just to wear a hat under your helmet.

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