|Helmet sponge washing??||Rich_Racer|
Jun 18, 2003 11:19 AM
|Does anybody remove the sponge inside their helmet and wash it at all/regularly?? It certainly collects a lot of sweat every ride and I'm suddenly getting some spots on my forehead that seem to be worse the more I ride. Hmmm??|
Jun 18, 2003 11:26 AM
|I don't know if it is good for it or not but I do it once and awhile|
Jun 18, 2003 11:33 AM
|i'll take the pads out of my helmet & wash them in the machine when they get really nasty. i'd recommend putting them into one of those mesh bags for delicates so nothing gets lost.
or, for $5 you can just order new pads.
|Woolite in the sink||pitt83|
Jun 18, 2003 11:37 AM
|I do gloves the same way. Air dry when done. They'll typically last a season with everyday use and twice monthly washing. Wring the sweat out when really gnarly.|
|Nearly every ride.||MXL02|
Jun 18, 2003 11:33 AM
|I pull mine out and rinse them after nearly every ride. If I don't they get pungent pretty quick. I don't put them in the washing machine, which I believe will tear them up pretty quick. Just rinse them out by hand a couple times, and dry them on a paper towel.|
|re: Helmet sponge washing??||mainframe|
Jun 18, 2003 11:41 AM
|Woolite in the sink often as required.|
|shower with the helmet........||african|
Jun 18, 2003 11:58 AM
|use the shampoo to clean the padding and straps. Works for me after every ride I take the helmet into the shower.|
|shower with the helmet........||txcross|
Jun 18, 2003 12:02 PM
|My wife thinks I'm crazy enough as it is, if I were to start showering with any of my cycling gear I think she would leave me...|
|Do you think that would work?||dzrider|
Jun 18, 2003 12:29 PM
|My wife might have me committed which would certainly be a bigger problem than living with her. I can't imagine how I would explain my behavior at a divorce or sanity hearing. Calling a bunch of RBR people to testify to the same actions may not help when her lawyer asks "How many bikes do you own?"|
|Then she would take half...||txcross|
Jun 18, 2003 12:40 PM
|of each of your bikes.
I want the front wheel, rear brake, one chainring, one pedal, half of the rear cogs and, oh yea, that thing he uses to stop the bike and shift his gears!
|Hadn't even considered that!||dzrider|
Jun 18, 2003 12:59 PM
|She's only a half inch shorter and a pretty good Clydesdale (now Athena) triathlete. New stems and saddles are all we need to change bikes. I promise I'll be good, I promise, I promise!|
|That's a visual I don't need...||Straightblock|
Jun 18, 2003 3:55 PM
|Naked guy in the shower with a bikie tan & a helmet. Future caption contest?|
|I don't remove the sponges, but during the summer||coonass|
Jun 18, 2003 1:18 PM
|I just saturate it with Febreze about every 6-8 weeks.|
|Funny, our summer is about 6-8 weeks. (nm)||53T|
Jun 19, 2003 9:25 AM
|re: Helmet sponge washing??||KG 361|
Jun 18, 2003 4:34 PM
|I take them out a couple of times a summer and put them in a pillow case and wash in the washer. Reminds me, I need to do that soon.....|
|Large bucket+cold water+detergent...||Breakfast|
Jun 19, 2003 5:25 AM
|...plunge helmet in soapy water and get some good agitation action going so that pads get a thorough washing. Then, refill bucket with cold clear water to repeat as a rinse cycle.
Ball up a towel to the size of your noggin and put into to the helmet to absorb the water out of the pads, after a half hour or so pull out the towel and hang dry helmet.