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My head hurts....

ads2kads2k Posts: 135
edited July 2011 in Commuting general
Got stung by a bee on the way home last night :( Ouch....!!!

It decided it was going to get stuck between my head and helmet and then have a hissy fit when it realised it couldn't get out.

So am going to be adding some mesh to my lid if I can or if it looks really bad a new one will have to be ordered.

Anyone recommend a good helmet upto £50 with 'decent' built in insect mesh.


  • KonaMikeKonaMike Posts: 805
    I think most,if not all, Giro helmets have bug mesh,even the £25 Indicator has it !
  • KonaMikeKonaMike Posts: 805
    Actually I just looked at the 2011 Indicator and there is no mention of bug mesh in the specs :oops:
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,427 Lives Here
    So does mine. Too much London Pride last night.
  • shouldbeinbedshouldbeinbed Posts: 2,732
    Got a wasp stuck in the arm of my glasses when younger, they can't half sting when trapoed.
  • Bowden2017Bowden2017 Posts: 40
    Bee got stuck in my helmet last week and gave me a mighty big sting, and then today got stung on the lip. Not as painful as the head, maybe it was a wasp.
    Any top tips on how to avoid the flying beasts.
    Incidently I have a Giro Monza, no bug mesh.
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  • Blue MeanieBlue Meanie Posts: 495
    See... Helmets cause more damage than help! Proof I tell you... False sense of danger/protection...

    Can I go on? Or does anyone need some popcorn?
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    I've got a Giro Monza and 2 Giro Saros and none of them have meshes. I just wear a cycling cap underneath the helmet to protect my head from maurauding insects. A couple of weeks ago a bee got briefly stuck under my glasses arm but didn't sting and goty blown away quite quickly thank god...
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  • peatpeat Posts: 1,242
    Had a bumblebee (didn't see it, felt bumblebee sized) bounce off my lip and into my gob last night. Managed to spit it out almost instantly. What a way to go....
  • ads2kads2k Posts: 135
    I was wearing a buff wrapped quite thinly on top of my head at the time and it didn't make any difference :evil: .

    I do when out at the weekend wear a cotton cap underneath and have been ok so far. Thanks for the heads up Stanley222 on Spiuk :D off to have a look.
  • jawoogajawooga Posts: 530
    I got stung by a bee the other day

    ...20 pound for a jar of honey :roll:
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