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Old 07-31-07, 03:29 PM
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eeeeewwww....I almost threw up at work today....

I just cleaned the forehead pad on my helmet....god it was nasty

....I need to get new pads...NOW.....are there any good places to get some cheap? I don't care if they are the nice sculpted ones that the thing came with (Louis Garneau OZ-ZY), but I do want to be rid of the pad that emits a thick grey sludge when i run a screwdriver across it. That can't be good for me.
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Old 07-31-07, 03:33 PM
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hmmm zits....
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Old 07-31-07, 03:35 PM
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My helmet pads get tossed in the laundry with the bike clothes at least once a week. Same goes for the gloves.
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I'm in same boat as you, Cat. I want new pads too. I don't see how mine would be washable...they look to be of a flimsy type material that would break instantly in the wash.
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Old 07-31-07, 03:41 PM
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I almost threw up when I read your thread.
My local shop has hooked me up with helmet pads for no charge, as they apparently have a helmet pad Cornucopia...
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Old 07-31-07, 03:43 PM
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fyi:

i ran through one set of pads on a helmet, and then got smart: now i wear a breathable skullcap, or in winter, a team cycling cap, underneath the helmet on every ride...

voila! no head smegma on the helmet pads!

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Old 07-31-07, 03:46 PM
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You can also take them into the shower with you after a ride. Wash them with your shampoo and rinse the hell out of them. Would be more gentle on them than a washing machine.
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I sent LG an email....I'll see what they will do. This helmet is in pretty good shape, so it would be a sad thing to have to get a new one over a pad.

I might make a pad as well, I have some ideas on where to get such goods.
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I sent LG an email....I'll see what they will do. This helmet is in pretty good shape, so it would be a sad thing to have to get a new one over a pad.

I might make a pad as well, I have some ideas on where to get such goods.
You can probably pick something up at Michaels. Let me know how LG treats you...mine is an LG too.
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There was a thread on rank helmets in the commuting forum, from which I learned the following: wear your helmet in the shower! Seriously. slvoid suggested dumping the pads in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes... you might want to do that the first time around, but after that, showering is the way to go.

Edit: You don't necessarily have to do it every day, but on the weekends for sure.
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yeah it was truly disgusting....I pulled probably about 3ozs of that nasty crap out of the pad. It's still got some in it too, I can feel the slime on my forehead after my ride home today.

Todays commute sucked, got downpoured on going to work, go downpoured on on my way back....oh and my raingear doesn't work right anymore, so I got drenched.
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Old 07-31-07, 05:23 PM
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Now that you mention it, the pads in my motorcycle helmet have never been changed in 5 years

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Update:

I got a reply back from LG. They asked for my address, and will send me some new pads.

I'm impressed with their service to say the least. It's refreshing to feel good after contacting customer service.
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yeah I learned to wash mine - as well as the straps, boy I thought everybodies helmet straps got hard (with yuck - ick - smelled about as bad as a well used pair of gloves, ahem, but that was a loooong time ago (like 4 helmets...

But yeah two places to get the pads --- Couple of my LBS have a bag of stray pads, and contact the manufacturer.

Last helmet was a Trek and the adjusting mechanism in the back snapped off - I had a new one free with in 3-4 days. Very nice!
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Old 08-01-07, 11:42 AM
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Now that you mention it, the pads in my motorcycle helmet have never been changed in 5 years

*urp*
Isn't it recommended to buy a new helmet (motorcycle) every 5 years anyway?
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Isn't it recommended to buy a new helmet (motorcycle) every 5 years anyway?
Hmm... I've never heard that. I love mine too much to change it anyway, it's a unique AXO from Australia.

I guess I'll get a new one the next time I crash *knocks on wood*
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I had to replace mine on my Limar at the beginning of this year. The real deal was about $25 US. I went to a little bike shop around the corner from my house....Full set of generic pads...$1, thankyou very much.
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UPDATE:

Well, I got this box from FedEX today....I opened it up and....


WTF? These aren't the pads? I ahve a 3-pc set and these are 8-pcs, mine are blue and perforated, these are solid and red.

.....then I removed the old pads and after about 5 mins of fidgeting to figure out how they fit (Finally, a real world application of my Tetris skills) I realized something....THEY FIT PERFECTLY!!!!

It turns out I had TWO sets of pads in there.

I also learned something else, apparently at one point, they changed the pad design in the OZ-ZY, so not only did I get replacements, but newer (and more comfortable) pads.

This is awesome....LG, I salute you.
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