Originally Posted by GearNut
I am very glad to hear that you came out of that ok!
I am a strong advocate for wearing a helmet. I learned the hard way and I do not wish that lesson even on an enemy.
Please do retire that Schwinn helmet ASAP. It cannot protect you any further now.
You are darned lucky it was as effective as it was.
For a replacement, go DOT all the way!
As for a price, I go as expensive as I can afford.
How valuable is your head to yourself?
Do you have a $35 head or is it worth more to you? How much will it cost you to replace your head if it does get broken?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....
I agree, I was extremely lucky to learn so deeply so cheaply. Yes, I'm going to retire the Schwinn and get something DOT certified. I have a motorcycle helmet already, but for the buzz bike I think something like what Mapbike suggests has its beauties.