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Bern Helmets
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Anyone know where I can buy these in store in Chicago? Are they pretty safe helmets?Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marion Sep 13, 2010.

Pro and Cons of Panniers........
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What's everybody's thoughts on Panniers?  Good, bad or ugly?Thinking about picking some up.  ThanksJContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Mar 6, 2010.

Snow possible Monday! Nooooooooooooooooo
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Tom Skilling: Snow possible by MondayOctober 7, 2009 3:13 PM | No CommentsWith the incoming air mass unseasonably cool, cloud level temperatures definitely support the possibility of snow by the end…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin C Dormant Oct 11, 2009.

Shipping a Bike
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Looking for a reasonable way to ship my Bike to Florida for use during a two week vacation in December. any suggestions?I'd hate to pay the airline fee along with buying a bike case.Anyone ever used…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamie Oct 8, 2009.

 

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Brandon Elliott replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"LOL! If I knew how I would. But I know better than to tune something that contributes directly to my own safety."
Sep 12, 2010
J replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"I say foul, Brandon. I bet you're tuning them, all German weight weenie style!"
Sep 12, 2010
Brandon Elliott replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"We have only had 5-6 Prolights come through the shop, but all were under 200g on my scale, which honestly I wouldn't trust is more accurate than within 10%. The one I have weighs 187g according to my scale."
Sep 12, 2010
Brandon Elliott replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Every "bike" helmet needs to meet the standard, but Bern sells snowboard and skate helmets. Be sure to get the correct version for your use."
Sep 12, 2010
dan brown replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"here is a good deal on a bern (but it's not in a store - and have it shipped to REI for free) - buy it today for an add'l 20% off too : http://www.rei.com/product/806344 DB"
Jun 15, 2010
Jeff Hayden replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Sorry Its a G2!"
Jun 13, 2010
Jeff Hayden replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"I have the Bern G4 Bike helmet and love it. It's the best helmet I have ever owned! I even wear it!! The g4 has vents that open and close which is awesome for winter. It comes with 2 inserts one winter that covers your ears and one for summer.…"
Jun 13, 2010
anthony nicholson replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"They carry them @ upgrade but didn't have my size so bought it @ REI."
Jun 11, 2010
Duppie replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"A good discussion on when to replace your helmet can be found here: http://bhsi.org/replace.htm"
Jun 11, 2010
Kelli replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Haha, I don't know if "great" is the word for it but for the record I do have another lighter helmet for when it's really hot. And I love t-ball."
Jun 11, 2010
S replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"I've always heard that after about 4-7 years, you should replace your helmet because the foam loses effectiveness as it gets exposed to air and the sun. The foam will start cracking after a while and that's it for it being safe. I could be…"
Jun 11, 2010
Tony Adams replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Hmm... so mebbe for a person who rides year around it would be prudent to have more than one helmet. One for the enjoyable seasons and one for summer. ;) Does the foam in a bike helmet age well? That is, if I had two helmets and as a result each of…"
Jun 11, 2010
Michael A replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"I am pretty sure that the advertised weight of the bern is low as well. Bike helmets have never been attractive, find one that fits, is comfortable and most importantly, WEAR IT"
Jun 10, 2010
J replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Yup, we've actually had customers return them for being too heavy, but all the helmet companies fudge weights... But as to the Bern helmet question: like all BMX-style helmets, they are a little heavy, yes -- but more importantly, this form…"
Jun 10, 2010
Michael A replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"claimed weight of a prolight is 181, I do not have a scale to weigh mine"
Jun 10, 2010
J replied to JFred4's discussion Bern Helmets
"Just curious: which Giro weighs 185g? The Prolights we've had in the shop have come in >225g."
Jun 10, 2010

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What I ride:
Mountain, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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At 11:37am on September 25, 2009, Drew Bly said…
o wow, congratulations. yeah i'm trying to ride to Milwaukee before the winter.
At 2:03pm on September 15, 2009, Julie Hochstadter said…
welcome!
 
 
 

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