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    classic lid.
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    Vintage helmets..

    OK, how bout posting pics of your vintage headgear? Or better yet, vintage pics of riders wearing vintage headgear..

    I picked one of these SkidLids up today, This is not a pic of mine but the one I found is identical and everybit as clean...mid/late 70's?
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    Helmets:
    Two Bell V-1 Pros
    One 1st Generation Giro, w/ Lycra/net cover
    Don't remember what the white ones were.
    Edit: Think the white ones were:
    One Vetta
    One Bell Biker

    Bikes:
    '88 MB-1
    '88 Univega Alpina Pro
    '87 Rockhopper
    '87 Schwinn Cimmaron
    '88 GT Tequesta
    '87 MB-1
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    I have a bailen bucket



    remember those lycra helmet seat and pump covers from the 80s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Helmets:
    Two Bell V-1 Pros
    One 1st Generation Giro, w/ Lycra/net cover
    Don't remember what the white ones were.

    Bikes:
    '88 MB-1
    '88 Univega Alpina Pro
    '87 Rockhopper
    '87 Schwinn Cimmaron
    '88 GT Tequesta
    '87 MB-1
    Is that your mb-1 with drop bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Is that your mb-1 with drop bars?
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    Nope. I'm the dork on the other end sticking my butt out while trying to hold up my '88 MB-1 and the photographer's Univega. Ken, the rider with the drop bar '87 MB-1 rode it that way for about a week and then went to flat bars and a 150mm T-Bone. He kept the drop setup for the future, but the bike was stolen a few years later without having the drops re-installed. Seems like the stock stem wasn't quite high enough for the drops to work well.

    Ken was a shop employee with me and he got the bike on closeout for $380. Wish I would have bought one of them at the time, but I wanted the new one with the black XT stuff, and as a broke college kid I could not afford both, though the total would have only been $742 at the shop employee price. Seems like a bargain now.

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    I always wanted a skid Lid back in the early '80s. They looked like something that was worn in Star Wars. I tried to buy one off Ebay a year or so ago, but to my surprise, I was well out bid.

    Yes, I had lycra covers for my bike saddles. They looked pretty good when you got the color to match something on the bike.

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    I was served very well for many years by my Bell Biker 1980 to at least 1990. Big, old mushroom looking thing.

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    I have a few new old Vetta helmets?

    They're brand new from. Late 70's?

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    Only vintage helmet I have.

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    Is that one of JT's?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Is that one of JT's?
    Jersey and the helmet, ya.
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    Camo V1 Pro

    This is from 1984, and it sports the original Point Reyes Bikes decal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    This is from 1984, and it sports the original Point Reyes Bikes decal.
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    That's awesome. Old decal makes it even cooler.

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    Where are the leather lids? I guess they went out before MTB went commercial.

    I've got mine in the shed. (Don't have my Skid Lid anymore.) Amazing how long the leather helmets were used--well into the 70s. I wore mine at my local skateparks, too.

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    The first helmet that I bought when I started racing in the early 80S

    Then

    And Now



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    Quote Originally Posted by fat tire trader View Post
    The first helmet that I bought when I started racing in the early 80S
    Is that your current Pro Cruiser behind you at the start? That's one big boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Is that your current Pro Cruiser behind you at the start? That's one big boy!
    Wow good eye and holy cow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    OK, how bout posting pics of your vintage headgear? Or better yet, vintage pics of riders wearing vintage headgear..

    I picked one of these SkidLids up today, This is not a pic of mine but the one I found is identical and everybit as clean...mid/late 70's?
    Anyone have the Shoei Helmet still? Those were the real first All-Mountain helmets, like the Giro Xen, longer tail to protect the back of your hat, a serious visor and reasonable ventilation. I had a friend that rode one for years while I pursued the light weight direction. He probably still has his and I now use a Giro Xen. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Jersey and the helmet, ya.
    Score!
    Did you wash it?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixdelrio View Post


    no comment ...
    we have a winner ...that pic would be so fun to caption.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Anyone have the Shoei Helmet still? Those were the real first All-Mountain helmets, like the Giro Xen, longer tail to protect the back of your hat, a serious visor and reasonable ventilation. I had a friend that rode one for years while I pursued the light weight direction. He probably still has his and I now use a Giro Xen. Go figure.
    Yep, There's a thread from 12/20/2010 In General discussion. SHOW YOUR BRAIN BUCKET!

    Maybe a PC savvy can merge it here. Some funny stuff there, and the Shoei.

    Who ever put up the checkered helmet thanks. I'm not be tauted yetts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    that pic would be so fun to caption.


    da'hoov and friends: "Oh look... so people actually ride those things?"
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    Free magazine day on the self-inflicted head trauma ward.
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    Love that camo V1 Pro! That's a true mountain bike specific 80's helmet if I ever saw one!

    This thread relit my desire for a Skid Lid, and lo and behold, I found one on Ebay for $30. The question now is will it fit. The seller said it fits him with a 7 3/4 head size. Might be a little big for me, I can always add padding to it if needed I guess. I don't plan to wear it during trail rides, but maybe when I'm doing a local errand ride. I always thought they were the collest looking helmets back around 1980-81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowho View Post
    classic lid.
    Let's see that Yamaha!

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    This is lurking in the basement at my in-laws, too small for my 7-5/8 melon unfortunately.



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    The Skid Lid still has a modern look to it. I bet if you wore it today most people would think it's a new design.

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    Some helmet company made something very similar recently, i forget the manufacturer, but it didn't pass the ANSI or Snell or whatever it is helmet standard.
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    Don't forget the Etto!

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    <a href="https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/misc/?action=view&amp;current=100_3855.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/misc/100_3855.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    not vintage Bell with design by Shag

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    V1 pro

    Here is my V1 PRO, shown in action, 1992. This model had the Bell logo on a sliding rail, that exposed a hole in the front of the helmet -- marketed as an "air vent" to cool the rider's head on a hot day -- anyone remember that feature? (It didn't really work).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Is that your current Pro Cruiser behind you at the start? That's one big boy!
    I don't know if it is or not. I don't think that it is the same, but...I remember that guy and that bike was equipped with motorcycle tires.
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    Darn... I just got rid of my Specialized Sub Six. My favorite helmet ever, but it was getting a little crunchy.

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    vintage etto

    plus vintage stroker
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    plus vintage stroker
    great photo!+ vintage shades and tee. Woo hoo!

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    I still have a pair of those Shoei's that Troy Lee marketed. It was a great helmet in terms of coverage and, surprisingly, ventilation. The visor was great and they looked moto in an era when most helmets looked like a blob.

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    That Shag designed Helmet has always been one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABman View Post
    Don't forget the Etto!

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    My all-time favorite! I did a session for Etto and they put me on a poster. Internal14 still has one believe.
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    A few from '89, '90 and '91

    Luis in Lycra covered styrofoam cooler:


    Me in a Bell styrofoam with micro shell:


    The team with our Etto helmets in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and Twin Towers


    Another of my Etto - one of our Team sponsors:
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Isn't that Gary Fisher in the background wearing a hairnet?

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    I sawr this cherry Giro Air Attack SC at a thrift store today. Brought back memories....
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    3 Etto Helme _01 von veloliebe auf Flickr


    all NOS


    cheers Daniel
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    those have to be the coolest vintage helmets

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    Some of you guys take incredible photos. Especially of helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker View Post
    those have to be the coolest vintage helmets
    I agree (mine are a zebra stripe and white with red pinstripes) and surprisingly comfortable too, at least for my big melon. Their only drawback is that when it's hot sweat pours out the front of them right into my eyes, but on cool days they're perfect.

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    Look close to see the black tiger-striping on this metallic-purple '92 (?) LT:

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    I've got my Image. Still wear it on occasion for S&Gs. The TL is retired to the wall in the garage. My LBS has a dozen or so still in the back room. Tried a few on recently, but couldn't seem to pull the trigger.




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    Might as well post a shot of all my old helmets. From left to right they are a Bailen (easily the worst of the bunch), Bell V-1 Pro, Monarch (most comfortable but heavy, fiberglass shell), two Ettos (which I still wear) and a Skid Lid that doesn't fit (the foam is hard as a rock).


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    levior from down under made my actual helmet.



    Got it last year unused from a friend when he tidied up his teenage cave.



    Another etto in use:


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    Here we have an '80s Cinelli helmet, NOS with stylish colors and aero profile.

    Box says: Casco Aerodinamico Superleggero
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    Wasteland grand prix

    First race in Vancouver, Wasteland Grand Prix. 198? Organized by word of mouth by Pippin O. The course was held in a area that no one would bust it. Pissing rain. F$#%^ ugly deep sand and big water holes. Racers in the 90's complain about courses being too hard? The Wasteland Grand Prix was a blast the tougher the better cuz come on its supposed to be a MTB race! ha ha I remember the only helmet I would wear that didn't make you look like a freak was the Bell V1pro. Others didn't wear any and some wore horse jumping hats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    First race in Vancouver, Wasteland Grand Prix. 198? Organized by word of mouth by Pippin O. The course was held in a area that no one would bust it. Pissing rain. F$#%^ ugly deep sand and big water holes. Racers in the 90's complain about courses being too hard? The Wasteland Grand Prix was a blast the tougher the better cuz come on its supposed to be a MTB race! ha ha I remember the only helmet I would wear that didn't make you look like a freak was the Bell V1pro. Others didn't wear any and some wore horse jumping hats.
    Nice old helmets but this really deserves its own thread...

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    not vintage, but design by Shag

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    Monarch is my favorite

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    Resurrecting Thread for Old Windjammer Helmet + Other Estate Sale Score.

    Estate sale $2 bag,Almost NOS Avocet sz 12 shoes, Specialized titanium stem, Windjammer Helmet+the plastic saddle that evidences why us elderly male cyclists have a higher occurrence of Prostate difficulties per capita than non riders.
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    A plethora of old school helmets. The LeMans start at the 1983? Cascade Cruise, Bend. OR.

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    Vintage helmets..

    A lot of Skid Lids in that pic. I had one. Prevented a few scrapes
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingcloud View Post
    A plethora of old school helmets. The LeMans start at the 1983? Cascade Cruise, Bend. OR.
    that is an awesome photo

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    perfect cross border road trip lid

    Love the LeMans starts. This was a later version with the perfect forehead stash.
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    I have one of the old Bell V1 camo helmets too. Got it off Ebay a few years ago. Trail riding in camo just seems like the right thing to do!

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