Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 22/Apr/16 10:51am

Don't you need a job to commute first?
Astoria Paranoia
User avatar
Member for: 15 years 2 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby AgrAde on Fri 22/Apr/16 11:00am

Pff work.

I don't shower immediately after a commute ride is what I mean :rolleyes:
AgrAde
User avatar
Member for: 13 years 9 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby Wobbler on Sat 23/Apr/16 7:07pm

Does a road helmet need a different cleaning technique to an mtb helmet :eh:
Wobbler
User avatar
Member for: 11 years 10 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby dwgknz on Sat 23/Apr/16 7:21pm

No, they're the same thing. Only difference is where they are at your lbs....
dwgknz
User avatar
Member for: 4 years 7 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sat 23/Apr/16 8:00pm

A road helmet gets the wire brush and dettol treatment, a mtb helmet gets scented oils and a silk cloth.
Velocipedestrian
User avatar
"Vorb Trophy Husband of the year 2015"
Member for: 11 years 0 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby AgrAde on Sat 23/Apr/16 10:50pm

The scented oils would degrade the adhesive used for the pad attachment velcro dots. Would probably do wonders for my hair though...
AgrAde
User avatar
Member for: 13 years 9 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby WH on Sun 24/Apr/16 8:13am

Fill a bucket with cold water, chuck in a Milton tablet or two, helmet in, weight on top to keep it submerged (usually a pair of gumboots, other weights are available). Leave it overnight, then dry on the line (don't rinse in fresh water. It'll last longer before going rancid again).

The tabs that old folk use to clean dentures also work well. Minty too :D
WH
Member for: 9 years 4 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 26/Apr/16 9:46am

WH wrote:Fill a bucket with cold water, chuck in a Milton tablet or two, helmet in, weight on top to keep it submerged (usually a pair of gumboots, other weights are available). Leave it overnight, then dry on the line (don't rinse in fresh water. It'll last longer before going rancid again).

The tabs that old folk use to clean dentures also work well. Minty too :D

THIS is a good idea. i must do this some time...

I use a Milton tablet in my Camelback bladder every now and then, too. works a treat. - also I keep it (the bladder and tube) in the freezer when not using it - to limit microbial growth, but it still needs the milton treatment every few months.. (but my helmet wouldnt fit in our freezer, so that wont work for this thread)
swtchbckr
User avatar
"Freakin' Mellonfarmer"
Member for: 12 years 6 months

Re: Combatting The Smelly Helmet

Postby scatter on Tue 26/Apr/16 9:58am

Pull the pads out and stick 'em in the freezer overnight.
scatter
User avatar
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook"
Member for: 14 years 9 months

Cycling | Helmets | Protection - Latest Posts

Who is online

59 Users browsing this website: DotBot, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Mel, Scotty and 52 guests

REMEBER TO CLICK THE LINKS WHEN BUYING FROM VORB SUPPORTERS


  • Torpedo7
  • Vorb Shop
  • Wiggle
  • Chain Reaction Cycles
  • GT Bicycles
  • Merlin Cycles
  • ProBikeKit