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In search of a new helmet
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Since my recent crash, referred to in another post, did a number on my helmet, I'm in search of a new one. My cracked one is a Catlike Whisper Plus, the best ventilated helmet ever. They are no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent on Monday.

Hi-performance tricycle
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Since my accident, (2 weeks ago, fractured ribs), several friends(?) have suggested an adult tricycle with a big basket in the back. Well, forget that for now, BUT, as I recall, back in the 1990s,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent Jun 22.

Trainer for 20" Dahon Folder

Seeking info or recommendations for indoor trainer that will take a Dahon with 20" wheels. Not much luck on Google except in the UK. Thank you, GregContinue

Started Dec 4, 2019

Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
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Time magazine dated 23 April 2018. Spotted in the headlined article, London’s Murder Rate Soars as Police Struggle to Fight Spike in Violent Crime, under the sub-heading, Shifting the Blame: Central…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Argonne69 Apr 17, 2018.

 

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Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Elwood, I see that the Virginia Tech list rates the POC Octal. That's one that was suggested. Thank you for the link. Greg"
Monday
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Thank you for the extensive reply. I've had helmets with visors, but always ended up removing them. For road riding my head is usually angled down with my eyes looking up/ahead. The chin guard I've seen in BMX and extreme downhill, Red…"
Monday
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Elwood, thank you. I've been looking, online, at the POC helmets that Tony mentioned. They look extremely well vented, which for Summer use rates high for me. REI carries them, but, I don't know if that in the store or only online. They…"
Monday
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Hmmm, a visor, thank you. My cousin wears a standard cycling cap under his helmet, but, I've found that, for me, it just holds too much heat in. Keep on Pedalin', and, stay safe."
Monday
ketoguychicago replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
" For myself, the odds that I will purchase another bike helmet that doesn't have a chin guard even for daily riding are roughly zero.  And yes, I'm ok (thanks for asking) but not just to protect the years of wearing braces…"
Monday
Jim Reho replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"I know this might sound dorky too, but I've worn a golf visor with a helmet and it worked pretty well. "
Monday
Elwood Gruschow replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Greg,  Did you ever decide amongst the plethora of bike helmets which one?  I am in the market for a new helmet.  Lots of cooling would be nice.  My main criteria is a FIVE rating on the Virginia Tech Rating system.  I have…"
Monday
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Lots of vents in the photos ! I'll have a looksee, Thank you. Greg"
Jun 25
TonyP replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"I like my POC Octal."
Jun 25
Greg Valent posted a discussion

In search of a new helmet

Since my recent crash, referred to in another post, did a number on my helmet, I'm in search of a new one. My cracked one is a Catlike Whisper Plus, the best ventilated helmet ever. They are no longer available, at least not in a size medium. Has anybody got recommendations on HOT WEATHER helmets, where the sweat isn't constantly dripping in your eyes ? Thank you, GregSee More
Jun 25
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Thank you."
Jun 22
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Yasmeen, thank you. I'm trying to heal. Keep on pedalin'. Greg"
Jun 22
Yasmeen replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Hey Greg, So sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you are healing well. Take care!"
Jun 22
David P. replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Naturally, the British have this covered: http://www.trykit.com/ https://tricycleassociation.org.uk/"
Jun 22
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Thanks Mike. I've seen those HPV style trikes, too. I'm just wondering now, if the one I described ever even made it beyond prototype. Keep on Pedalin'."
Jun 20
Mike Schwab replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"You can get those fairly cheap.  But the high performance trikes tend to have two front wheels and you sit down very low to the ground."
Jun 20

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been here. Done that.

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