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Helmet foam inserts

Discussion in 'Clothing, Helmets and Shoes' started by pclay, 28 Nov 2016.

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  1. pclay

    pclay Senior Member

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    Rugby
    Hi,

    I have a Bell Lumen helmet that is now 2 years old. The foam inserts have disintegrated a fair bit. The helmet get almost daily use.

    I have searched online and cannot find direct replacement foam inserts. Well, actually I can, but only from USA at a cost of about £20.

    In the absence of genuine foam replacement, is there any generic stuff I could use? I don't mind using a pair of scissors and some glue.

    thanks
     
  2. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    lost somewhere
    You can buy reels of self-adhesive foam tape from people like CPC Farnell, Maplin, RS etc. There are loads of different sizes and foam types.
     
  3. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

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    Hampshire UK
  4. BorderReiver

    BorderReiver Senior Member

    If the foam plays any role in protecting your head in a collision (and I would imagine it has some part to play) I would be wary of replacing it with generic foam tape. Just a thought.
     
  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

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    Hampshire UK
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  6. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

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    Your Google Fu is sadly lacking ^_^
    Subscribe to the newsletter for £5 discount , might have minimum spend .
    https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/pad-kit-bell-lumen-43461?gclid=CKTc9dj4y9ACFZQy0wod0hMDuw
     
  7. pclay

    pclay Senior Member

    Location:
    Rugby
    Thanks all. My googling skills did indeed fail me, however both swinnertons cycles and the athlete shop both charge minimum of £7.50 for postage, which is rediculous. I am not buying from either of these stores out of principle.
     
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  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Sutton
    Athleteshop are in the Netherlands, hence the cost
     
  9. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

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    Manchester way
    *MOD*

    Minor tidy completed. Let's stick to advice as asked, we all know where the pros and cons and useful/not posts belong.

    Ta
     
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  10. pclay

    pclay Senior Member

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    Rugby
    Thank you, I think I will buy a roll of sticky roll foam tape and try that. Plenty on ebay.
     
  11. pclay

    pclay Senior Member

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    Rugby
    Well I did it, purchased a roll of 5mm thick sticky foam for a few pounds and cut it to size. Doesn't look the best, but feels wonderful.

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  12. AnthonyC

    AnthonyC Regular

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    Woking
    Doesn't look too bad!
     
  13. sanddancer

    sanddancer Senior Member

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    N/Wales

    Although I wouldn't employ you as my tailor :biggrin:
    your happy with it, does the job and besides, nobody is going to see it.
    ;)
     
  14. pclay

    pclay Senior Member

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    Rugby
    Actually, the 5mm thick tape is a bit too thick making the helmet too small if I wear a skull cap as well. Its ok without a skull cap though. I should replace it with some 3mm foam
     
  15. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Replacement pads £5.99 plus £1.99 delivery here;
    https://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m33b0s524p36963/Bell_Lumen_Pad_Set