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    Best way to attach your bib number?


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    Makes my 3M spray adhesive look like amateur hour.
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    one of the perks of being a world champ?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    I think those are on his jersey.

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    Yes, that's obvious. They're sublimated on his jersey.
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    Yeah, I think Dr. WJOD recommended Super77 at some point... anyone else use this? Does it hold up in the rain? Wind?

    Pinning seems to take me forever...
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    77? Good luck cleaning that off, that stuff is strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    you don't... seriously?
    Srslsly1!1!!!!!!111


    I got it for TT's. I end up using it more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geist View Post
    77? Good luck cleaning that off, that stuff is strong.
    If you do it right, there's nothing to clean off. I intentionally do it wrong most of the time, as I don't care if there's a little glue residue on my jersey. If you're worried - it comes off after about ten loads through the laundry.


    It's unfathomably convenient for skinsuits.
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    I'm running my first race ever this evening and was wondering the same thing!

    How the heck are you supposed to wear it? I dont think I have pins at home and even if I did I'd be worried that they'd get loose while I'm running and poke me!

    How do you guys do it?
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    In the number, in the jersey, out the jersey, out the number.
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    Ignore the holes in the number sheet. Pins pierce: paper, jersey, jersey, paper. Don't skip going back through the paper before you lock it. Pin near the four corners, and the middle of any edges that lead into the wind.

    Most bibs #s go on one side or the other, so I align the bottom edge of the number with the side seam of the jersey, below the arm pit, above the pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    In the number, in the jersey, out the jersey, out the number.
    +1

    Don't forget to use 6 pins! 4 corners + 1 leading edge + middle.

    I actually tried Grizzy Grip on El Diablo Rojo's testimony that the stuff works, and I was sorely disappointed with the result. Funny thing was that it worked just fine for my 140lb skinny climber teammate. I guess its just not designed for a hulk like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robobo1 View Post
    anyone else use this? Does it hold up in the rain? Wind?
    Yes, Yes, Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Don't knock it 'til you tried it, Jean-Luc. It adheres to year-2200 unitards almost as well as it does to skinsuits.
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    Forget the 3M spray, Grizzy Tape rocks and doesn't leave all the residue on your jersey. One caveat it won't stick to most skin suit material.

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    The 'correct' way to use the 3M spray:

    1. Put number on ground.
    2. Spray. The first second or so, it's blowing off nozzle-lodged residuals, so I generally keep it pointed away the number, then bring the spray to the number, about ten inches away or so. This entire step should take less than five seconds; I'd guess about 2-3 seconds.
    3. Wait fifteen seconds.
    4. Apply.


    When I'm TT'ing, I usually put more adhesive on and don't wait as long.
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    Thanks bdcheung, waterrockets and carlfreddy! I felt a bit embarrassed after posting that question...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Most bibs #s go on one side or the other, so I align the bottom edge of the number with the side seam of the jersey, below the arm pit, above the pockets.
    Ask which side the number goes on when you get your number at signup. It'll change depending on the course.
    Put the number on so its readable from the side when you are in the drops, especially if it's a sprint finish.

    Around here race organizers always have a box of pins at signup. When you're done put the pins in your race bag so you have some for next time. Save the number and cut it up for tire boots.

    Don't wrinkle the number up. We all did that in the 80s but it makes the number hard to read and officials frown on it. It's tough picking a finish; you want to make it as easy as possible for them to place you correctly.

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    It's against USAC rules to wrinkle the number, if the official who yelled at me is to be believed. I think the act of balling up the number is considered a "modification", which is the exact term used in the rulebook.
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    Why is it called a bib number?

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    You guys are spoiled with fresh numbers for each race. Here we are given UCI body numbers and you're stuck with it for the full year, unless you upgrade.

    Needless to say the things get plenty crumpled without any help.

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    In OBRAland we get a pair of cloth numbers for the year. I like them better than paper numbers, and it is nice to be able to pin your number on before you head to the race.

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    ^^^
    I'm getting to be kinda glad I'm in OBRAland...
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    And what is the point of crumpling the number? If anyone says aerodynamics I may stab myself.

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