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Title: Retro Helmets
Post by: Pawack on 16.10. 2014 23:48
Hi. Can anyone recommended a good retro 1950s style helmet. There are loads on the market that look the part. I have a full face helmet but for the odd vintage show and run I would fancy something with period styling offering some protection also?
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: terryg on 17.10. 2014 07:42
For the same reasons I have been looking at the Caberg range, although I have to stress I have not taken the plunge yet.  Sadly the Department for Transport (UK) SHARP testing scheme does not yet include open face helmets (or I'm looking in the wrong place).  I think such test results would help in making a decision.

Looking forward to hearing what others have to say.
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: tombeau on 17.10. 2014 07:49
Davida  http://davida.co.uk/index.php     do 2 that conform to modern standards...(for an open face *eek*) They are a bit big as a result. They also do one called the Speedster which has a more classic look, and conforms to no regulations.
Bell do a replica of theirs and Everoak to very expensive reproductions of their race master.

I wore my old Cromwell cork lined jet helmet for years, very comfy, like a pair of old slippers...and about as much use. Your head you choice.
Cheers,
iain

Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: Brian on 17.10. 2014 08:03
Shoei make a quality open face helmet.

https://www.shoei.com.au/store.php?crn=288&rn=987&action=show_detail
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: Greybeard on 17.10. 2014 09:24
Davida  http://davida.co.uk/index.php     do 2 that conform to modern standards...(for an open face *eek*) They are a bit big as a result.

I have one of these;http://davida.co.uk/type.php?id=jet
It fits snugly and feels very safe. The downside is that I can't hear much engine noise. I understand that Davida are the only helmet still being made in the UK.
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: Pawack on 17.10. 2014 09:59
www.adverts.ie/5911294

Cheers for the advise so far. There is a guy selling a Divida close buy. New in box.  Made an offer on it subject to trying it. Will see how it goes.
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: WozzA on 17.10. 2014 10:25
Here's one 4 ya...    *whistle*     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-motorcycle-helmet-for-BSA-Triumph-Norton-Ariel-AJS-Vincent-Harley-/261628271257?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cea429a99
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: de Viking on 17.10. 2014 11:11
I like my 'vintage Nexx' helmet
http://www.urbanrider.co.uk/brands/nexx-helmets.html (http://www.urbanrider.co.uk/brands/nexx-helmets.html)
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: Pawack on 19.10. 2014 16:16
Really  like those Nexx vintage helmets and well priced. Great looking leather finish is retro.
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: unclerob on 19.10. 2014 17:10
Not sure if you'd call it retro but I have one of these...very very light and really comfy to wear....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291205530946?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&var=590360239980&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: cyclobutch on 20.10. 2014 12:03
I have a Shoei full face and a Davida puddin'. Oddly, although I'm pretty much an XL in full face helmets I came up M on the Davida. I got it much reduced as NOS somewhere or another.

I much prefer it, though you really need a screen when the conditions get tough I find - and I do have the clip on leather face mask. It's really light and offers great visibility. Downside is that in the UK at least it is only a hat. And I've yet to give it the ultimate test.

Title: Re: Retro Helmets
Post by: morris on 20.10. 2014 21:40
I have a Shoei full face and a Davida puddin'. Oddly, although I'm pretty much an XL in full face helmets I came up M on the Davida. I got it much reduced as NOS somewhere or another.

Downside is that in the UK at least it is only a hat. And I've yet to give it the ultimate test.
Tried some different type Davida's recently, and found that on every model I had a different size. One model an M would fit, while on another model I needed an XL and yet another model an L fitted best so try before you buy. Davida really needs to get them sizes aligned.
I ended up buying a Premier Black Pearl open face, which I find is a really good fit without getting to tight on longer trips.

What do you mean with the ultimate test Cyclobutch? Running against a concrete wall at ever increasing speeds?*problem* Or coming home late from the pub hoping the wife will be waiting behind the door with her biggest frying pan?