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  #2501551 9-Jun-2020 14:53
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I don't understand why a pedelec helmet needs to be specified for a higher impact speed than a regular cycle helmet. I routinely exceed 80km/h on my road bike when descending. Now I hate to think what coming off at that speed would be like but I doubt many commuters on E-bikes are going to get anywhere near that.

 

 

 

 

I can confirm coming off at 50km/h and on to the road is bad enough. A few years back a car door was flung open on me and the left side of my bars just caught on the door. Broke my thumb when it caught on the bar as I went over the top, but my NZ standards approved helmet did save my head/face when that was the first part of me to hit the road, the sacrificial layer lost a good chunk and absorbed the impact surprisingly well.

 

 

 

 

I can confirm that coming off at less than 50km/h and on the road is band enough. The helmet saved me from a lot worse so for higher speeds I would want a better helmet


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  #2501559 9-Jun-2020 15:14
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Geektastic:

 

I suppose one might question the sanity of doing 80kmh on a bicycle, but perhaps that is another whole discussion!

 

 

 

 

I may or may not have exceeded that down the world's steepest street.


 
 
 
 


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  #2501577 9-Jun-2020 15:41
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Lostja:

 

I can confirm that coming off at less than 50km/h and on the road is band enough. The helmet saved me from a lot worse so for higher speeds I would want a better helmet

 

 

And yet not long ago we had cyclists complaining that they shouldn't be forced to wear helmets. Crazy...


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  #2501580 9-Jun-2020 15:45
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Doing 80km/h on a cycle??? yikes I would be very concerned about the state of my underwear at that speed😀





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  #2501602 9-Jun-2020 16:21
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What is the relevance of a euro standard here tho?




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  #2501615 9-Jun-2020 17:07
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richms: What is the relevance of a euro standard here tho?


Relevance?

As far as I know, the heads and brains of New Zealanders are identical to those of Europeans.

There is no NZ developed standard for this, so adopting the European one seems like a sensible solution given identical anatomy.





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  #2501639 9-Jun-2020 17:54
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Geektastic:

I cannot help you understand that - I did not create the regulation, I merely found it.


I suppose one might question the sanity of doing 80kmh on a bicycle, but perhaps that is another whole discussion!



I never said I was sane. I just question the reasoning behind a higher standard for pedelec’s over a standard bike when both are capable of reaching insane speeds?


 
 
 
 


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  #2501641 9-Jun-2020 17:58
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People on twitter (YouTube and forums in general) who don't use the quote/reply button (or don't know how to use it correctly) resulting in a whole slew of disjointed replies that don't make any sense because the posts/tweets are devoid of context.





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  #2501663 9-Jun-2020 18:51
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Senecio:
Geektastic:

I cannot help you understand that - I did not create the regulation, I merely found it.


I suppose one might question the sanity of doing 80kmh on a bicycle, but perhaps that is another whole discussion!



I never said I was sane. I just question the reasoning behind a higher standard for pedelec’s over a standard bike when both are capable of reaching insane speeds?



I’ll guess.

It’s because the average person can travel at 45+ on the electric option regardless of skill. However a significant percentage of riders won’t ever dare try for 80kmh on a standard bike.

Arguably few, if any, bike helmets would be designed with an 80kmh fall in mind I would think.





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  #2501834 10-Jun-2020 09:23
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matisyahu:

 

People on twitter (YouTube and forums in general) who don't use the quote/reply button (or don't know how to use it correctly) resulting in a whole slew of disjointed replies that don't make any sense because the posts/tweets are devoid of context.

 

 

You see this A LOT on Reddit. And the way that Reddit threads go off-kilter so quickly it can be quite hard working out what the intent of a non-reply reply actually is. 





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Woke up yesterday with sore eyes, sore nose, sore throat, feeling like I had covid.  Continued to feel awful, then noticed at about midday that there were some of these I hadn't seen in a bunch of mixed flowers in the living room.  Supposedly if you carefully cut the stamens out then problem solved. I'm not prone to allergies, hay fever , asthma etc - but I hate these. Had a kid with asthma stay here years ago, there was a bunch of these near his room - we nearly needed to get an ambulance. 

 


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  #2503029 11-Jun-2020 15:47
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People asking questions that have been answered already in a short thread. They are trying to help but just read the thread.

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  #2503363 12-Jun-2020 09:21
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Having a massive umbrella and still getting wet legs because the rain went sideways...





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  #2503509 12-Jun-2020 11:08
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The sharemarket today.





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The ps5 design. Im not a fan of it, its a big departure from previous generations

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