Posted by: Stork
I started thinking today about head safety... and as far as I can tell, wearing a Bell racing helmet will not look right while I cruise around in my Lykamobile.
Next on the list would be bike helmets... since my speed will be roughly what I travel on my road bike (15 to 25 mph) I figure it would be adequate, yet a bike helmet will not look the part.
Then I though, how about a riding helmet. That could work... it has that classic feel but its still not right.
And after some internet surfing I found a deerstalker helmet... that could work! but I can't find who makes them! And according to this site I should never wear it... but I am riding a 1899 Steam car... come on! Give me some break!
But to be honest I rather go classic...
Which lead me to my bowler hat, and the question at hand is why isn't there a safety blower hat design? Well there is, or better said there was. I found one from Bobbin bicycles but it looks like they don't make them anymore... Here is what it looked like:
So I began to search some more. There had to be a solution, and then I found the following story:
Granted its an expensive brain protector... but my 3 brain cells are worth the price.
So I have been left to my creative juices and I pulled out my old Davida helmet. I am going to play around with it for a bit to see if I can make it look like a Bowler, in the mean time if anyone knows of a hatter making these types of protective bowler helmets let me know... because I would be a buyer!
Enjoy your weekend!
Lucky #17 Lykamobile MK 2 builder