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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    i usually run a helmet either until it gets damaged or all the inside is flogged out like a old couch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    i usually run a helmet either until it gets damaged or all the inside is flogged out like a old crotch
    Just had an eye test.. need new glasses... these are the only excuses I have...'cause all I could see was the above.. ahahhaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    I believe you are confusing 'become brittle' with 'bio-degrade'.
    Some plastics are affected by UV. The effect is that the hydrogen atoms that bind the molecules boil off with exposure.
    This leaves whatever it is with the same visual appearance but not the strength.
    I never really considered this with regard to helmets.
    I suppose I assumed they would be made of UV resistant plastics but I'm not sure the thin outer shell of the helmet has much to do with it's effectiveness anyway.
    I believe you are confusing my post with being sensible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crim View Post
    Surely lifespan must be influenced by the amount of km/wear the helmet has done. I have 3 Arai's, oldest one is 16yo but still looks & feels good.
    +1 still have my old 11 1/2 yr old OGK Aeroblade II and the shell appears fine from a detailed inspection, I did have an off wearing it but it never hit the ground so kept using it no issues Only changed it out after about 6 years as constant use with sweat and washing the liner had made the liner get a bit shabby and loose plus the new FFV helmet was so much lighter Unfortunately the FFV only lasted a couple of years before I went face down on the road in it The current Aeroblade 3 is still doing OK but hasn't seen as much use as the others

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    i usually run a helmet either until it gets damaged or all the inside is flogged out like a old couch
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    I believe you are confusing 'become brittle' with 'bio-degrade'.



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    I believe you are confusing my post with being sensible.
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