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Old 08-19-13, 07:36 AM
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Rear Rack Helmet Bag?

I never wear my helmet on the local greenway but once I hit the road I have to go back to my truck to get the helmet. I figured instead of a bungee cord I might as well find a bag so I can put my camera and carry some other things. Any ideas? I've seen some posts about Walmart coolers but haven't found anything.
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I tend to keep a bag on my rear rack for things I want easy access to during the day that are too big to put in my handlebar bag. I use a waterproof stuff sack and bungee it to the rack. In the bag at any one time you might find; food, clothing, a helmet, flip flop sandals....If there is nothing in the bag for that morning, I crush it and stuff it somewhere.

Not sure what the reference to a Walmart Cooler has to do with all this, but sure, why not?
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Rear Rack Helmet Bag?

Apparently some people are finding a cooler they use on their rear rack (I don't think it's the hard plastic ones). Some guy got hit riding his bike at the local park yesterday so a helmet is on call from now on.
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A crash is a crash whether you are on the road or a bike path. IMO a helmet is a good idea anytime you get on a bike.
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The big MUP around my way is often more dangerous than many roads I ride on.
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Rear Rack Helmet Bag?

I was riding in the same area earlier that day. I do know how important a helmet is considering its saved me twice now. Hanging it off my handlebars gets annoying.
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The Arkel rear bag is the only one I'm aware of thats large enough to take a helmet, but most side panniers are certainly large enough.
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I'd go with the hard-sided cooler. It will protect your helmet in case you crash

If I would have had this in a padded case, it would still be in good shape!


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Originally Posted by anthonygeo
Any ideas?
On your head? Why carry any extra weight?
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Originally Posted by BigAura
Originally Posted by anthonygeo
Any ideas?
On your head? Why carry any extra weight?
Bet you have waited your whole life to make such an intelligent post
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Originally Posted by Doug64
I'd go with the hard-sided cooler. It will protect your helmet in case you crash
Already have one but I keep my goldfish in there so they can travel with me
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Originally Posted by anthonygeo
Bet you have waited your whole life to make such an intelligent post
Come on, just use the straps that are on the helmet to attach it to the top of your rack OR ANYWHERE on your bike.
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Originally Posted by anthonygeo
Bet you have waited your whole life to make such an intelligent post
Actually, that post is probably the most intelligent response to your request so far. Helmets don't need to be stored on a bike because you should be wearing the thing when you ride.

I have a rather nice Giro helmet hanging on the wall in my basement. The right side of that helmet is cracked through just above the cutout for my ear. That helmet saved me from a rather nasty concussion or worse and a trip to a major trauma centre.

Do yourself a favour. If you are going to bring a helmet along on a ride - wear it. Problem solved - next. Al
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Rear Rack Helmet Bag?

Ok ok you guys win my bad for asking a dumb question! You guys also jinxed me, I went to grab my helmet and the rain apparently caused the removable padding Velcro to come off. Now I get to shop for a new one and ill pick up a cargo net. FYI I have skin issues, sweat causes me to break out horribly so I try to wear the helmet once I get on the road. Risky, yes, kinda like not wearing a seatbelt all the time or swimming in shark infested waters.
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If you have a rack, get one shopping pannier. But, you really should wear it.
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Look for a rack trunk with built-in bungee cords on top. I have an older Transit (I think... Performance Bike brand) that has this, and it can hold my helmet if I want. Sometimes when I take the trunk off to carry it in a store or whatever I'll stash my helmet on top.

There are also backpacks designed for commuting that have helmet stash pockets, mainly for commuters who bring their stuff into the office or wherever.
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