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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet Idea

I have my eye on a Shoei RF-1000. However, I'm not a big fan of the ready-made graphics on helmets (my HJC is just plain silver).

I was thinking about getting some sheets of reflective tape from streetglo.com and making my own graphics out of reflective tape. What I had in mind was some kind of stars & stripes pattern, with half the helmet being stripes, the other half being stars, or something along those lines.

Here's where it's going to be difficult:
I need to choose a base color for the helmet. Ideally, I would like to stick with silver (1st choice) or white (2nd choice). That way, if I scrap the whole sticker idea, I'm left with a helmet I can live with.

From a pure color standpoint, I think blue would make the best base color, which conflicts with my desired unstickered helmet color. I say blue because of the blue background needed for the stars portion of the helmet. Blue becomes a problem on the stripes side, because I'd have to make red & white stripes that touch together, in order to cover up the blue. I think it will be tough to get the stickers cut properly and stuck on with no overlap. I actually have a design in mind that might look pretty cool and make it easier to do red & white stripes on a blue helmet.

I would like the ability to change up the stickers when the mood suits me, basically making my own helmet graphics as I so desire. I just don't want to be stuck with a blue helmet riding a green bike or something down the road. If I got a silver helmet, I'd have to do the stars in some other color (the stars should be white or silver, in my opinion), or somehow make a blue background out of sticker material. I think making a blue background would be impossibly hard to do, especially on a curved surface.

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I have an idea, just get the RF1000 in Monza Red and get some silver "No Fat Chick" stickers and stick them on your helmet. Works for me.
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Or maybe some chrome nekkid ladies.

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I was thinking about getting some sheets of reflective tape from streetglo.com and making my own graphics out of reflective tape. What I had in mind was some kind of stars & stripes pattern, with half the helmet being stripes, the other half being stars, or something along those lines.

Does anyone have any input?
Something like this?
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I have an idea, just get the RF1000 in Monza Red and get some silver "No Fat Chick" stickers and stick them on your helmet. Works for me.
Where do you get reflective No Fat Chick stickers?
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Where do you get reflective No Fat Chick stickers?
The same Streetglo.com joint
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 12:58 AM
 
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Where do you get reflective No Fat Chick stickers?
probably order some from tapewerks.com
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