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    I had a Nava helmet with a thumb wheel operated visor. I still think it was/is a good idea. And a silvered Bob Heath visor. White Ashman paddock boots too.

    Can't remember much about the rest of the kit

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    I notice that no one has owned up to owning a Yes motorised visor helmet!
    Anyone else end up with red/blue hands courtesy of Frank Thomas after a good solid downpour?

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    1986


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    1986

    Flash barstards, with their new bikes.

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    I never really bothered with dedicated bike gear, util the late 90s. I just had some old jet helmet, a leather jacket, jeans, and Docs. I had some plastic over-trousers that always leaked.

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    Not forgetting the Shemagh for added Palestinian chic


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    I had a set of those Jelly bean was it? Leathers, think it was fieldsheer. I have no idea what happened to them and now I've remembered them I am scared they are in a box here somewhere..

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    I had a set of those Jelly bean was it? Leathers, think it was fieldsheer. I have no idea what happened to them and now I've remembered them I am scared they are in a box here somewhere..
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    I seem to remember blue and green, possibly teal flashes rather than pink. That may be me trying to block out the horror of it. Think it was very cheap from the bike show.

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    I had a set of those Jelly bean was it? Leathers, think it was fieldsheer. I have no idea what happened to them and now I've remembered them I am scared they are in a box here somewhere..
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    Mid eighties - early nineties winter was a black standard “leather jacket”, skin fucking tight jeans, boxing boots/trainers, bell helmet with the smallest eye slot known to mankind and some major front grills (yeah yeah it was cool at the time - trust me )

    Summer was the same but a paddock jacket instead

    I bounced down the road enough times - so the gear sort of worked, even if sometimes you did need the nice girls at hospital to scrub the gravel out of the gravel rash....

    Getting wet generally meant you and your t-shirt underneath taking on the same colour as the jacket.... and I recall many a time using the air hand driers in little chefs to defrost a bit on longer trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I had a set of those Jelly bean was it? Leathers, think it was fieldsheer. I have no idea what happened to them and now I've remembered them I am scared they are in a box here somewhere..
    A friend had a pink set

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    JBW? That's where I bought my first new helmet, a Shoei S12 (the Bell Star copy - whether accidental or deliberate, they were almost identical).

    First bike boots were from Lewis Leathers.
    This was the S20... Shoei s20.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    I had a Nava helmet with a thumb wheel operated visor. I still think it was/is a good idea. And a silvered Bob Heath visor. White Ashman paddock boots too.

    Can't remember much about the rest of the kit
    They did one with a rather clever 'pop-out' hinge... when you flipped it down, it initially sat about a centimetre from the helmet - completely cured misting up although it rattled a bit behind the fairing. If you wanted it closed you just pushed gently on it, and it popped back and sealed perfectly against the rubber trim, which stopped rain dribbling down the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadlonelygit View Post
    I notice that no one has owned up to owning a Yes motorised visor helmet!
    Anyone else end up with red/blue hands courtesy of Frank Thomas after a good solid downpour?
    Yep. The mad axe-murderer look.

    Many years later I also discovered that the dyes used remained carcinogenic.

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