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Old 02-28-05, 10:56 AM
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I have a trek helmet about 3 moths old... just a normal 40 dollar helmet. the pads on the inside are falling apart. the soft blue fabric has fallen completely off one of them, and the backing on the foam has come off another... so that one I can't even use the pad. what do you guys do for this? is there a way to repair it? can you just buy a set of new pads for a couple bucks? do you just rip them out and go without?


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Old 02-28-05, 11:21 AM
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My LBS gave me some replacements, and another time I wrote to the helmet manufacturer asking where to purchase some pads and they sent a free set .
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Just go back to the bike shop and they should have a box of completely random pads, one of which should work for your purposes.
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Old 02-28-05, 11:28 AM
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I use that sticky back foam insulation...Thermo-King. It comes on a roll and in several thicknesses. Very durable. Most people have a little left over from another home project.

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mcavana, I sent you a PM. I may have some extra pads that I don't need, you are more than welcome to them.
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Old 03-04-05, 11:26 AM
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mcavana, I checked at home and I am unable to locate the pads, but I will keep looking.
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Old 03-04-05, 12:07 PM
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I appreciate it! i will probably try this foam with sticky backing stuff out... will see if the hardware store has it......
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The blue fabric fell off my pads too, but I just keep using the foam pads anyway. Seems ok so far.
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I rode my old (1996) Specialized helmet with only a couple pads in it until recently (my son had long ago pulled out all the original padding). I just kept sticking some free padding in it that the LBS gave me. Last week, I got a new bike and splurged on a new helmet to go with it, though. By the way, Giro will send you new padding for free if you email them.
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You can also glue the blue fabric back on using the rubber cement that came with your puncture repair kit. That is what I did when the darned thing started falling apart. And I have the same cheapo Trek helmet.

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