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Octopus Bicycle Helmet

Strapless bicycle helmet
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An improved bicycle helmet, one of the last difficulties with bicycle helmets is the annoyance of a chinstrap, without this the helmet feels more comfortable but currently is not certified as effective. There are a variety of head retention mechanisms that could be expanded further to grab the head (like an octopus) and allow the helmet to be strapless yet still effective.
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 17 2003

Not to be confused with the Octopus Baby Helmet http://cutebabyland...tom/Fish/Fish1.html
[PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 21 2004]

PolarSquid. http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/PolarSquid
More Cephalopoda headgear. [Amos Kito, Oct 21 2004]

Octopus on Bike http://www.cancerba...octopus-on-bike.jpg
[PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 21 2004]

Not quite like this http://www.cs.berke...laneous/octopus.jpg
Octopus Head gripper [PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 21 2004]

Easier Octopus Baby Helmet http://cutebabyland...om/Fish/Octopus.jpg
[PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 21 2004]

The Truth about Octipi! http://www.octopustruth.com/index.htm
I'm sure it's just a legend that pirates made up to scare commonfolk away from friendly octopi and to get laser beamed in the eye by crooked dolphins so they can steal your ship....but beware nonetheless! [quantum_flux, Nov 03 2008]


       On a coincidental note, got offered a tray with assorted 1/2 pastries as I was writing this, had to have a 1/2 croissant!
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 17 2003

       I was unaware they were training octopi to ride bicycles.   

       Popup and cheesy MIDI file alerts for the first link.
Cedar Park, Jun 17 2003

       I'd like a nautilus version, too. For durablility, due to the shell.
Amos Kito, Jun 17 2003

       [Cedarpark] sorry about that, my pc is reasonably well protected so no pop ups
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 17 2003

       //There are a variety of head retention mechanisms//

Yeah, safety pins for one. Like that guy in Highlander used.
DrBob, Jun 18 2003

       it should have gone in his skirt, DrBob
po, Jun 18 2003

       I have often thought that the chinstrap was uncomfortable and unnecessary. Why can’t the helmet have a strap that goes around the back of your head in the style of a drill instructor’s hat?
AO, Jun 18 2003

       I find that a hand of bananas suffices adequatley for my cycle helmet needs
nichpo, Sep 05 2003

       I'd like [amos_kito]'s nautilus as long as it looked like one too. Except of course that I wouldn't ever need one as I refuse to ride a bike (work of the devil). Maybe adapt for motorbikes?
squeak, Sep 05 2003

       qf - I'll never look at an octopus in the same way again. + BTW, I hate chinstraps on cycle helmets
MadnessInMyMethod, Nov 03 2008

       A kinda Dr. John A. Zoidberg crash helmet.   

skinflaps, Nov 03 2008


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