New Bike Helmet – To Sticker or Not?

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We made a stop at Comrade Cycles the other day, and while we were there we took a quick look at their bike helmets.  Or rather, Mr. D looked at the helmets while I spoke to the guys from Comrade.  I was due for a new helmet as my old one was worn out and I’d lost the visor insert (again).  He found another bright white one for me, and this one has the visor as part of the helmet itself this time, not as an insert.  This teal-trimmed beauty is called the “Lenox” and it’s made by Bern. My old helmet is also a Bern, the Brentwood.  I really like the fact that the visor is part of the helmet, and I like the color, and the matte finish too.

 

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My new Bern helmet

The big question now, is, do I add stickers to my new helmet like I did my old helmet?  I am actually enjoying the clean white expanse on my new helmet, unencumbered by any stickers.  Such a difficult decision!. ha.   What do you think – stickers or no stickers?  Take a look at my old helmet below – ya gotta love the stickers. We do seem to be fond of them in this family.

 

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  • Agatha Bitchy

    How can you tell when a bike helmet is worn out? No shade, just curious. *eyes my six year old Gir*

    • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

      Sorry for the delayed response. Not sure about exactly what are the signs for a ‘wore-out’ helmet. Cracks are a good sign obviously, and if you’ve crashed you want to replace it. A lot of manufacturers say 3 years, but that could just be to get you to buy a new one. I replace my every 2-4 years, depending on banged up mine gets.

      • Agatha Bitchy

        Thanks! Mine’s going on 8 years, so maybe it’s time to think about a replacement. Hm…

  • surlycue

    Why buy a multi-sport style helmet if not to sticker? So many flat, ventless surfaces crying out for adornment. My new helmet has a number more vents than my Bern did and stickering it has been a particular challenge.

    • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

      I hear ya – I am very torn. I really like the way it looks now, but stickers are just fun, and I have some cool ones waiting in the wings.

  • Maggie W

    I vote no stickers.

    • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

      Well, you and Mr. D. are in agreement! 😉

      • Maggie W

        LOL. I never was much for stickers on autos, etc. For one thing, you have to be up close to read the darn things. From far away, it just doesn’t look good.

      • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

        What??! Well, since you lived to tell about it I will share amusement with you. wow…irony at it’s finest.

      • Maggie W

        That’s exactly what I tweeted when it happened. “I was #jerrybrowned today by a Prius w/a COEXIST bumper sticker. Oh sweet irony.”

        #jerrybrowned refers to CA Governor who has vetoed the 3 ft passing law twice. It is on his desk now for a third time. Fingers crossed.

      • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

        Approved