Helmet Storage

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carlislemike
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Helmet Storage

Postby carlislemike » 27 Nov 2017, 8:57am

I put this under technical as I guess it’s more than just general. What are pros/cons of storing helmets in the bike shed along with my other bike paraphernalia and the bikes?

1) extreme Heat vs extreme Cold?
2) possibly Humidity
3) close to their actual point of purpose ie the bikes
4) keeps the ‘manageress’ off my and my daughter’s cases as ..., “ they clutter up the place!”

Any ideas esp re 1 & 2?
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Graham
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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby Graham » 27 Nov 2017, 9:19am

Mildew likes cold : damp : still air

Mildew finds organic matter yummy : sweat : grease : dead skin cells

Thus Mildew may develop on straps and pads.

Maximum ventilation may mitigate or avoid mildew.

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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby yakdiver » 27 Nov 2017, 9:35am

I keep mine in the garage, as they say “so far so good”
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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby John-D » 27 Nov 2017, 11:07am

yakdiver wrote:I keep mine in the garage, as they say “so far so good”
I think I've got one in my garage somewhere, too.

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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby brynpoeth » 27 Nov 2017, 1:15pm

Hang them from the ceiling in the house, where they will not take any space

Not sure whether it might be too warm inside mind, maybe the plastic changes over time
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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby barrym » 27 Nov 2017, 2:38pm

Isn't it light that makes polystyrene degrade?
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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby Roadster » 27 Nov 2017, 2:43pm

As Graham says, storing one in cold, damp and poorly ventilated conditions is just asking for mould to form in a very short space of time. Somewhere warm, dry and well-ventilated would be far better.

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Re: Helmet Storage

Postby carlislemike » 27 Nov 2017, 4:49pm

Thank you all very much for all the responses. Hooks in the under stairs cupboard will have to be the place.


Mike