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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
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Find the sticker
Find the sticker that certifies that your helmet meets established safety standards. This will usually be a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sticker or an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sticker.
Choose a bright, highly-visible color for your helmet to help drivers see you. This is in addition to, not in lieu of, reflective gear and other safety lights.
Examine the vents on your helmet. Large vents reduce your level of protection, but some venting is necessary to keep your head cool.
Check the fit
Put the helmet on and make sure there are no gaps between the padding and your head. It should sit level and cover your forehead from a couple of inches above your eyebrows.
Fasten the straps
Fasten the straps so that the helmet is snug but not tight. Shake your head around and then try to pull the helmet off; you should not be able to.
Wear your helmet every time you ride, even if you are just going down the block. It can’t protect you if it is not on your head.