• bike fun
    Bike Fun Friday How-Tos

    June 27, 2014

    Bike Fun Friday How-Tos

    June 27, 2014 Bike Fun Friday How-Tos Want to change your bicycle chain at home?  Mount an iPhone to your handlebars?  Figure out how to bike with you pup?  Snapguide, a community of makers who like to share their how-tos, threw a contest to see who amongst them could create the best instructional guide. And…

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  • Artists helmet
    City Helmet Series #2:
    New York City

    June 26, 2014

    City Helmet Series #2:
    New York City

    June 26, 2014 City Helmet Series #2 The helmet, with its slightly irregular spherical shape, is a challenging medium for artwork. That’s what makes it fun for artists from five cities – New York, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle – to try out their unique artistry in creating one-on-a-kind helmets for the Oregon Manifest…

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  • Commuting Accessories
    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014

    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Bike commuting accessories you didn’t know you needed The Speed Vest Photo Credit: Make Magazine “Bicyclists receive a lot of honk-based grief from car drivers who perceive them as slow and in the way,” observes Spee Vest designer…

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  • Helmet Fitting
    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014

    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014 Helmet Fitting Help The first and foremost way to get a Nutcase helmet to help better protect your brain is by wearing it. While this seems ludicrously obvious, there’s a force in the Universe that is even more insidious and evil than the Star Wars ‘dark side’ – and it’s called inertia.…

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  • High Roller 1a
    Helmets and Trikes:
    Not Just For Kids

    June 20, 2014

    Helmets and Trikes:
    Not Just For Kids

    June 20, 2014 Helmets and Trikes: Not Just For Kids The X Games, sponsored by ESPN, is akin to a sport circus – four days of music and action sports. It is a heady mix of skateboarding, BMX bikes, Moto X, Rally X, and even SUPER Trucks speeding around in Austin, Texas. This year, a…

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  • Artists helmet
    5 Artists / 5 Helmets / 1 Bike

    June 19, 2014

    5 Artists / 5 Helmets / 1 Bike

    June 19, 2014 5 Artists/5 Helmets/1 Bike Oregon Manifest is a nonprofit with the goal of creating the ultimate urban bicycle. ARTCRANK is a traveling poster show dedicated to making art and bikes equally accessible. So what do you get when you get Oregon Manifest and ARTCRANK together with Nutcase helmets? Helmets as art. Five…

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  • Bicycle Speed
    Seeing the World
    at Bicycle Speed

    June 17, 2014

    Seeing the World
    at Bicycle Speed

    June 17, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Seeing the world at bicycle speed It happens every time. Maybe I’m running late, or have some other reason to drive to work rather than bicycle. And then I regret the decision as soon as I see the…

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  • Helmet Revolution
    How to Start a Helmet Revolution

    June 16, 2014

    How to Start a Helmet Revolution

    June 16, 2014 How to Start A Helmet Revolution Great designs usually start with a simple question: “Why doesn’t X exist?” This week at the Sports Illustrated blog, writer Tim Newcomb gets the scoop on what happened when Nutcase founder Michael Morrow asked the question, “Why aren’t there fun and funky helmets with great graphics?”…

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  • Daddy
    Who Is Your Daddy?

    June 13, 2014

    Who Is Your Daddy?

    June 13, 2014 Who Is Your Daddy? (Hint: Likely Not A Guy Who Needs Another Tie) Photo credit: torbakhopper via flickr. We joke a lot at Nutcase HQ, but we also take our fun pretty seriously. Just like Darth. So while it might seem killjoy to suggest you not buy your dad a Father’s Day…

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  • Helmet Artist
    Announcing the third Nutcase helmet artist: Todd Standish

    June 12, 2014

    Announcing the third Nutcase helmet artist: Todd Standish

    June 12, 2014 Announcing the third Nutcase helmet artist: Todd Standish (While the Nutcases originally planned to select only a single artist from public helmet design submissions, and chose Sandra Ramirez, we also fell in love with a submission by Todd Standish. We discovered Standish has a wide range of artistic expressions, including a very…

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