personally being a motorcycle rider i "thought" i would never wear a full
face helmet. but after speaking to many individuals about preferences i
chose a full face helmet. i have 2 open cars and 1 sedan so the choice was
based mostly upon the open cars but after wearing my simpson helmet for a
few years now i have grown very comfortable with it. my biggest problem is
fogging up my glasses while sitting on a grid waiting to get on course. i
have found that if i pull out my glasses and sit them out on the edge of the
opening on my helmet (with the ear pieces just above my ears , so they slide
right down over the ears when pushed back onto my nose) i can keep from
fogging up and it is an easy task to push back my glasses just before
letting out the clutch to join the cars in front pulling out onto the
course. if my glasses fog up i feel a bit paranoid that they will not clear
in time and actually worry more about having them clear up in "time to roll"
than i do about anything else. i guess this is a "person who wears
glasses" problem but thought i'd share it with you.
btw, i have a new fog free sheild and figure it is time to install that
during the winter months....before sebring??? :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Littlefield" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Bell Mag-4 helmet purchase questions
> I bought my Bell helmet from http://www.bellmotorsports.com/. I don't
> think they are related to the Bell helmet company. I think I paid about
> as much as would have from Racer Wholesale, but they also sent a free
> pair of Bell sunglasses. The sunglasses are pretty good, they have
> straight earpieces designed to make it easier to put them on while
> wearing the helmet. They are a little cheapy, though, and I wouldn't
> have paid the $23 they normally ask for them.
> I think the Mag-4 is an open-faced helmet. That's fine for autocross,
> but I would recommend a full-face helmet for driving school. I think
> most racing organizations require a full-face helmet in an open car.
> On Mon, 05 Nov 2001 08:35:39 -0800 John Cowan <email@example.com>
> > I'm considering purchasing a Bell Mag-4 (SA 2000) helmet for use
> > with
> > my '60 TR-3A in autocross and possibly driving school when I build
> > more
> > safety into the car. I would also use the helmet for similar
> > purposes with
> > a BMW 318is. I don't plan to race.
> > Does this sound like a good choice?
> > Also, can you recommend a mail order firm or commercial web site
> > that
> > might offer this helmet at a discounted price?
> > Thanks.
> > John Cowan
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