One of my pet hates re pro-helmeteers....

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Brandane, 4 Jan 2018.

  1. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    They bang on about how important it is to wear a helmet for whatever reason - especially for children. Then they send them out like this....

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    Even if we put aside the debate about the effectiveness of a helmet, if the boy on the left comes off his bike, that helmet will be off his head long before he hits the ground. I see similar on a regular basis, and not only on children!
     
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Good god above. What kind of parent splashes black paint across their childrens faces like that?
     
  3. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Indeed. I often wonder when I see parent / child cycle groups, do the children ever ask 'Why do we have to wear helmets, but you don't - ?' And what would the answer be - ?
     
  4. OP
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    Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    Ones who think that there is a remote chance of Drago seeing their photo on CC! ;)
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    Although in this case it appears that the parent doesn't have a bike! So perhaps a family outing with parent walking the dog while the children come along on their bikes.
     
  6. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    I think the black tape over the eyes is more dangerous than a loose helmet.
     
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  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    If you're gonna do safety, do it proper like. Loose fitting, unfastened winter coat just waiting to catch on something and cause a spill. No hand protection, and as kids have faster reactions that adults they're likely to be able to get their hands out in time if they fall, which can cause nasty, even disabling hand injuries.

    But it seems I'm old fashioned. It's ok to pay lip service to safety, or to pick and choose which bits of safety you can be arsed with.
     
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  8. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    That's disgusting. Clear breach of Rule#45.
     
  9. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    I think it's vital that children are taught as early at possible that any helmet, no matter how badly fitted, is better than none, especially if they can't see where they're going. They'll thank us in the long-run.
     
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  10. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    The buckle on the pink hat is also sloping well away from the child's chin, so isn't tight and the hat will move during a crash, which could make injuries worse even if the hat doesn't come off like the other one might.
     
  11. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    As I understand, the rule of thumb is that if one's bash hat is correctly fitted & adjusted, then it should not be able to move around on your head more than a very small amount. If it can, then it will move A LOT should you have a head contact first spill.
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Rear brake cables badly routed on both bikes, which probably won't do brake performance any favours either.
     
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  13. siadwell

    siadwell Veteran

    Location:
    Surrey
    Chain looks slack...
     
  14. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    Riding too close to that car. If the door opens they're toast.
     
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  15. Andy in Germany

    Andy in Germany Senior Member

    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Last helmet lecture I got was from someone riding alongside me with no hands on the handlebars. I kid you not.
     
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