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    Can you get replacement pads for older helmets?

    I'm still wearing a 99 Giro Hammerhead on my grape. Luckily when I crash I'm good at missing my head.

    But the pads are starting to come apart and are flattened out. Do helmet companies or anyone else make replacement pads?

    I'm too cheap to pony up for a new helmet.
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    Have you tried asking Giro?

    I've read & heard that after 4 or 5 years the structural integrety of bike helmets become suspect due to the the effects of sun on the foam protection. No idea if it's true, but you might want to check.

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    I usually just go to my LBS and ask. They have a box full of extra pads, and you dig through and find one that sort of fits your helmet. It works every time.

    It's impressive that your pads have lasted this long. I usually need new pads after a couple years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    I usually just go to my LBS and ask. They have a box full of extra pads, and you dig through and find one that sort of fits your helmet. It works every time.

    It's impressive that your pads have lasted this long. I usually need new pads after a couple years.
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    Correct

    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    Have you tried asking Giro?

    I've read & heard that after 4 or 5 years the structural integrety of bike helmets become suspect due to the the effects of sun on the foam protection. No idea if it's true, but you might want to check.
    There are many wear and lifespan factors ranging from UV damage, chemical reation from sweat, and just normal use compression that can't be detected by the naked eye. These foam constructed helmets are way more sensitive to this than motorcycle-style helmets, but even they are usually tossed after about 5 years of regular use. Unless that Hammerhead has been sealed in a box, sitting in a dark climate controlled closet somewhere...toss that thing.

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    Helmets are cheap. Time for a new one. 7 years is too old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    I usually just go to my LBS and ask. They have a box full of extra pads, and you dig through and find one that sort of fits your helmet. It works every time.

    It's impressive that your pads have lasted this long. I usually need new pads after a couple years.
    I can check, but my LBS blows.

    My helmet hasn't seen continuous use, I wore a fullface for most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Helmets are cheap. Time for a new one. 7 years is too old.
    Awwwww man!!!! (said in cranky kid voice)

    I love this thing.

    I guess I know what Santa will bring me this year.
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