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Old 08-06-2008, 9:43 AM   #1
 
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Helmet Theft?

So I am still new to this scene and I am paranoid about my helmet. I am curious how common helmet theft is? Do many of you simply leave it sitting on the bike, is locking the strap in your seat enough? I guess I feel like to either someone who knows what they are worth or just to a punk kid who think it looks cool it is a pretty easy target. Is my paranoia here not needed?
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Re: Helmet Theft?

You're not paranoid. Helmets are often stolen. 99% of he time I carry mine with me. On those occasions where I know I will want to leave it with the bike I use a cable lock and route it through the face shield opening and lock it to the bike.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

Yup, helmets get snatched all the time. And if you use the helmet hooks in your tail, jerks usually cut the strap. Ive seen it happen way too many times. I carry it....chicks dig it. :-)
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Re: Helmet Theft?

The only place I leave mine on the bike is at work (plenty of security) I work for Fedex. Any other time I carry it with me.
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Carry it with me - dont trust the idiots/morons at my university parking lot.
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Old 09-03-2008, 3:48 AM   #6
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Re: Helmet Theft?

We have lockers at my work, so I put my gear in there. Everywhere else my helmet stays with me. I didn't buy a $600 helmet so someone else could just get it for free.

That being said, there is a pretty sick helmet bag out on the market now, it's called the PacSafe something-something, and it uses a braided steel cable for the draw cord so it can be locked to something, and the bag has a steel mesh weave in the bag's lining to prevent the bag from just being slashed open and the helmet stolen. Of course it's not theft-PROOF (nothing is) but it's pretty damn theft-deterrent.
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Old 09-03-2008, 5:56 AM   #7
 
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Re: Helmet Theft?

where i live i usually just leave it with the bike, but the crime level here in maine is very low.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

The only time I've left my helmet unattended is when I was on a ferry to France (from England) last month. Even though I was only going to be away from the bike for less than 2 hours, I secured it to the bike with a pair of mini handcuffs. If you never leave yourself open to theft, you'll never have to worry about it.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

i carry mine with me, especially when i'm going to class...sit down next to a girl with a nice flashy helmet...and let the questions begin
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Re: Helmet Theft?

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i carry mine with me, especially when i'm going to class...sit down next to a girl with a nice flashy helmet...and let the questions begin
Experienced that today
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Re: Helmet Theft?

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Experienced that today
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Re: Helmet Theft?

The same goes for bars....they ask why you're not drinking....draw their attention to the helmet, instant conversation.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

take it with you all the time, a smart arse only needs to strike once. i take it into the shop to pay for fuel.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

I never leave mine anywhere i dont have an eye on it!
Even leaving it at work its on the top shelf of the smoko room in its bag, they are to expensive to get stolen or dammaged.
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Re: Helmet Theft?

I CARE MORE ABOUT MY BIKE THEN MY HELMET (RATHER TAKE MY SHELL BEFORE THEY TAKE MY RIDE
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