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Andy Davidson  says:

Ever held on to a piece of kit too long?

In the Anatolian mountains of Turkey the summer sun burns so hot that it cracks the Tarmac. To ride in full biking gear is bordering on suicide, and you find yourself resorting to just a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and an old pair of boots. Wearing a helmet can feel like sticking your head in a microwave, so instead...

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PingCrosby

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PingCrosby says:

Fanny Craddock

Stick a PC fan in it to keep yer bonce cool

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snev

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snev says:

I need this.....

like I need a hole in my head.......!

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Please!

I did a 7-hour ride in 95-105° F (35-40½° C) temperatures, 80-90% relative humidity, and no shade on my Honda Dullsville while wearing a full-face Bell Star lid, Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket and pants, Icon ventilated leather gloves, and SiDi Air Strada boots. I drank a lot of Gatorade, and did not suffer from heat exhaustion.

You British are spoiled by a moderate climate.

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englishuser

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englishuser says:

burning

On a trip to Scotland a couple of years ago I burned a huge hole in my waterproofs, textile trousers and race boot on my exhaust while trailing my legs behind to stave off the cramped knees. I had to carry on wearing them for several days touring the highlands.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Stupid "Info Atoms"

Messing up my post. : (

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snave

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snave says:

Smart move

A anew era in through-flow ventilation. Good for thousands of miles yet AND you can where it back-to-front for a whole new `look`...

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domster

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domster says:

Heat

You probably cooked your brain cos you WERN'T wearing a lid. Soak a cotton T shirt & wear it under a jacket to keep cool.

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kl595

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kl595 says:

I read this article incorrectly. Having read the title I thought it meant  - have you owned an article of bike clothing for too long. 

Yep, my Arai lids.

They say you should buy a new one every 5 years but is an Arai lid really in need of replacement after 5 years? I know it depends on the type use, abuse and mileage but a well looked after example could be kept for many years after.

Any official line form Arai?

p.s. - I don't understand the story in relationship to the title.

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

24 years

I have and still wear a leather bike jacket that I bought in 1989.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Lid life

Don’t keep your lids in the garage with the bikes, since fuel vapors degrade EPS.

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