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Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:42 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

Are only good for 7 years from date of manufacture!
so if you go to buy a helmet in a store, check the manufacture date, (either somewhere in the helmet on a label, or in/on the box), and if it's been there for a while, get a discount!!!, you'r paying for 7 years protection, so if you are getting less, get money off!!

during the usage time, the materials degrade from natural degradation, as well as break down due to sweat and moisture. so if your helmets getting close to 7 years, time to replace.

Thought i'd pass this on, as i wasn't aware of this till recently.

Sol


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RE: Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:18 pm
by Adam • Founder | 304 Posts

Jeeze, I defo didn't know that, Were did you locate that fella?


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RE: Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:47 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

found it out when i was redoing my cbt a couple of weeks back. did a few extra checks with some other folks i know, and as far as can be corroborated, it's correct.


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RE: Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Tue May 17, 2011 4:05 pm
by Shaun | 25 Posts

With the appearance of a great deal of helmets from overseas (being bought on tinternet) Did you know that the British Saftey standard is more stringant than its european counterpart?

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RE: Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Tue May 17, 2011 4:39 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

yes, personally i did, but i bet there are a few who don't!!


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RE: Did You Know? - Helmets......

in Routine Check's Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:05 pm
by chris | 3 Posts

actually heard on my cbt that basic (cheap) helmets are only good for about 2 years if being used daily, as the sun can further weaken them, not sue how that affects the uk only seen about 2 days of sunlight this year :P

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