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    Default Bubble Shield lost.

    Went for a late night ride last night with a buddy. Was gonna head down to Coney Island from Greenpoint. 20 miles each way, no big deal, but he's never seen Coney. It was raining a little on and off all day, but it wasn't too cold for December 1st in New York. It started raining a little harder once we hit the highway, and though I wasn't exactly dressed for rain, my leather jacket would keep my upper body dry, and my sweet-ass Lowbrow Customs Bubble Shield would keep my face dry.
    Then it happened, I heard a loud "click" and watched my bubble fly off. I hadn't turned my head or anything. I was just going straight, looking straight. Thing flew off my damn head and left me getting pelted in the eyes with rain drops.
    I was completely unprepared, didn't bring anything extra for the eyeballs, and had no luck finding anything local. So on I went, 20 miles in the rain that was getting progressively worse, trying to block with one hand and ride with the other, cursing. Cursing a lot. Made it to by buddys house, getting splashed my every god damn mother fucker along the way, and even had a few assholes flash their brights at me for doing 25 in a 30, picked up a pair of KDs from him and headed home.

    Just a word of caution to those of you out there riding with a bubble, MAKE SURE SHE'S ON THERE TIGHT! I've had mine a few months now, but I take it off quite a bit because I don't have a flip up. Maybe this time around I'll buy that flip up base with a new bubble and drop a little glue in the snaps to keep it nice and tight on there.

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    sounds gnarly man, glad you didn't go down in that shitty weather. call me a pussy or whatever but hearing this makes me glad I still got a full face for the wintertime.

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    Bummer. That does not sound like a fun experience.

    Did any company ever make those bubble shields with five snaps? It'd be better if they could snap to the side of a 3/4 helmet. I noticed that the new Hustler helmets have snaps on the side of the helmet as well as the three on the brow.

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    I just bought a five snap shield for my old buco, no more worrying about the bubble shield flying off and it actually blocks the wind/rain alot better.

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    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/attach...1&d=1291240487

    I have one of these yellow ones. Doesn't catch wind, can be stored flat, and doesn't smell like puke.
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    Thanks JahSun, I was pretty happy I didn't eat it too. And Motorradfahrer, it was an experience though, and I learned to always keep some cheap specs on me, so I guess I'll refer to it as a "learning experience" hah.

    I'd like something more secure, I ride with a Gen2 Biltwell though, so no side snaps.
    Definitely not happy LowBrow is sold out, but I found a new shield on eBay for pretty cheap, and I'm sure it'll smell like death when it gets here.

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    I just switched to the Fulmer Tri-Sheld and really like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFonzarelli View Post
    , I ride with a Gen2 Biltwell though, so no side snaps.
    I have a lot of old flake helmets, all with 5 snaps. But I have a Biltwell also, (which fits soooo nice and keeps out the wind), I am thinking of adding a couple of snaps to the side. Not like it's going to make it "un-DOT".

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