I was wondering if anyone thought of a trick way to install a helmet lock? I HATE the stupid under the seat chord! It's very hard to get on and off, not to mention my $500 Suomy helmet then sits on the hot pipe.
I use my snowboard cable lock, it is not as thick as a bicycle lock but it is easy to carry around (small enough to fit in a pocket). You can lock it to anywhere you want on the bike. There is also no need to remove the seat to get at the lock. They can be had for around $20.
Most of the time I try to take my helmet with me. I am not only afraid of the helmet being stolen but more afraid of some a$$hole using it as a toilet! Now that would be a "crappy" ride home....
I saw a helmet lock in a catalog (not sure which one) where it bolted onto the frame. I was thinking of this also. I refuse to use the stupid cable. I do not really want to clutter up the pretty frame though.
I have a barender lock that looks great. Fit and finish is excellent and it keeps my lid away from the pipes after a ride. Looks like any other stainless bar end weight when it isn't holding my helmet. A little pricey, but I'd buy one again in a minute.
haha - you got me there too! wasn't sure if you were actually gonna go out to your helmet and slap that sunscreen on there!... was imagining you doing that and saying to your friends, "someone told me to do it!"