a renovated bicycle helmet

Posted: May 27, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

helmet-renovationsThe fine for riding a bicycle without a helmet is now $319 so it was time to make this old one wearable again!
leather-bike-helmetI covered it inside and out with Italian glove leatherleather-helmet-insideand blackened the flouro yellow straps with Inktense coloured pencil
Mo-bike-helmetlegal & ready to roll again on my trusty old 3 speed Raleigh

  1. Liz A says:

    Classiest bike helmet ever … ditto the rider

  2. fiberels says:

    Hey Mo ! You look great !!! (and happy biking …)
    In Holland we all bike, young and (very) old,
    and nobody EVER wears a helmet …..

    (but I think things are s l o w l y changing …
    but helmets are a killer to your hairdo !)

    • Mo Crow says:

      helmets have been compulsory since 1991 here in Sydney. Old Man Crow bought me a brand new helmet back then which I left on the handle bars that very night and it was stolen straight away so I had the perfect excuse if the police ever pulled me up, I could honestly say that it had been stolen and I was going to get a new one… well I did eventually… Old Man Crow needed a new helmet for his birthday this year so I now have his old one, it must be 25 years old and looks so much better covered in that soft black leather!

  3. Eliene says:

    Looks great Mo….but is it enough to protect that wonderful,beautiful,creative head/mind/face. You are so brave to ride a push bike on the city roads of Sydney….take your life in your hands every time you do, I would imagine. Stay safe my adventurous friend.

  4. grace says:

    Class…yes. Class.
    here in NMex there’s not even a mandatory helmet law for motorcycles …on freeways…

    • Mo Crow says:

      visiting New Mexico to see that wild landscape up in the 4 Corners is a lifelong dream… & that I could hire a motorcycle to get there and ride without a helmet! I still have a motorcycle riders license but haven’t ridden since 1990 & forgot to renew my car license back in 1978… bicycles are more my speed these days.

  5. dinahmow says:

    Looking good, Mo! I shared this with an avid cyclist friend in USA and she can’t believe the NSW fines!

  6. coloremartine says:

    You look very classy with that helmet Mo………..

    To be honest, if we had a law to wear helmets i’d stop cycling, i like the wind in my hair…..

    • Mo Crow says:

      oh so did I until they brought in these outrageous fines there are too many draconian rules and regulations in this 21st C world!

  7. Julie Banks says:

    Fantastic job on the helmet, Mo! I’ve only ridden a bike once since they brought in this outrageous law and didn’t enjoy the head experience. It’s such a shame that politicians get to decide whether we can be responsible for our own actions!

  8. Carol says:

    That’s the classiest bike helmet ever, Mo!

  9. deemallon says:

    so nice to see your mug now and then!

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