The lazy way to do it is to just run warm water in a sink, and squirt a bunch of liquid soap in there, swish things around a few times, and then let the helmet float in the water with the straps dangling down. You can get more aggresive by actually working the liquid soap into the straps and pads, and then rinsing things well. That's a little more work thoughMr. Versatile said:I just bought a Pneumo last year. I wear it almost daily, and the straps are really filthy. Any suggestions on how to clean them?
Thanks Kerry. That worked great. I soaked them for about 30 min., then scrubbed them with a stiff brush. Looks like new.Kerry Irons said:The lazy way to do it is to just run warm water in a sink, and squirt a bunch of liquid soap in there, swish things around a few times, and then let the helmet float in the water with the straps dangling down. You can get more aggresive by actually working the liquid soap into the straps and pads, and then rinsing things well. That's a little more work though
This thread inspired me to call Bell customer service today as both my Bell Sweeps have pads that have gone south on me. I was treated politely, they took my information and I was told that two sets of replacement pads will be coming my way, but that I should expect it to take a couple of weeks before I get them. Made me happy.Dr_John said:Hmmm....I see a trend here. Same thing happened to my '05 Bell SweepR. Contacted Bell, they said to send it back.
ROLF!! Lather up WHAT hair? Wanna see me? Watch Dr. Phil's show. We could be clones.elindemann said:I read this in Bicycling Magazinge and it works--lather up you hair with shampoo in the shower and then put your helmet on and work it through your soapy hair. Make sure you get the straps soapy as well. rinse and air dry.
Wow. I'd found a place in Europe that sells replacement pad kits for the Pneumo. The shipping was about twice as much as the pad kit but I was going to order them anyway since I could not find them anywhere else. Then I did one last Google search and found this thread.Kerry Irons said:Call Giro on 800-456-2355. They sent me replacement pads for free, no questions asked.
cyclust said:After reading this thread, I called Giro quick like a bunny and ordered me a set of pads for my Pnuemo. Last year I bought a new Atmos mainly because I figured it would cost $20 or so for a new set of pads, and I got the Atmos at a great deal. But when I called Giro, they said they would send out a set at no charge! That is great customer service! Granted, the upper end Giro's are not cheap, but you don't mind paying a little more when the company takes care of it's customers- Thank you Giro!
First Post: With the pads disintegrating on my '03 Pneumo, I searched for replacements and found this posting. When I called Easton/Giro a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they still have pads available for this helmet - a new set are on their way, no charge. Good product, good company! Thanks for posting this info. :thumbsup:FatTireFred said:good for you... giro has new models this yr, no more pneumo