This was a stumper. For some reason, style and safety never play well together. That said, there are a few options out on the market that can protect the noggin while allowing you to avoid looking like a peddling missionary passing out pamphlets. Yakkay, a Danish company, offers helmets masked as caps (though the dapper herringbone may be a bit warm). In the realm of traditional cycle helmets, Bell's lightweight Vairant offers a certain equestrian charm. Which got us thinking, why not just go for a modern riding helmet like Troxel's? What could look better with a suit?
267,000: The number of nonfatal bicycle-related head injuries reported in 2008.
Yakkay Paris helmet
Giro Flak helmet
This handy palm-sized CO2 inflator works on any tire's valve and fills a flat in seconds. $19, at REI