I MUST have this. Yes. Yes, I must. Absolutely. Must. Have.
I need a close fit adult bike helmet. I want to take a cheap costume bowler hat and hotglue it on top of the bike helmet and scotchguard the shit out of it. Because you have to have a bowler with a bike like that.Practical advice needed:
Does anyone have recommendations for helmets? I've never actually worn a bike helmet regularly, much less bought one. I want something that protects my noggin enough to be useful but not so alien/bulletheaded to be disguised with a bowler.
How much should I expect reasonably? Is there a difference between skate helmets (very low profile/fitted) and bike helmets in terms of basic street riding protection? I'm not planning to do any crazy tricks, just ride around town. (Portland, OR)
I have a pretty good idea of how to do the hat but if anyone has experience with that sort of thing and discovered the hard way it's harder than it looks - do tell! I'd rather just do it nice looking the first time.
I also need advice on LOCKS. I figure if I'm going to ride a mini pennyfarthing around I better have a damn good lock. Cost, pros and cons of particular models or bike locking hazards in Portland (SW in particular) a plus.
I expect I'll find out in a day or so when one will be available and the cost including shipping - (can you believe $189 for the bike itself!!!) so any info would be helpful.
(X-posted to mortifyd