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    how to mount frame numbers

    As a new racer, Im trying to figure out the best way to mount my frame number. I saw a few people with some sort of bracket that looked like from the hardware store which attached to the rear brake caliper somehow. Some other people on the team use a sort of velcro strap from an old blinky light.

    I, like a fool, tried something involving zipties and twisty ties..... awful.

    help please?

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    Which races are you entering? Every race I ever entered in provided the number and anything required to mount it where they wanted it mounted, and zip ties were usually just fine.

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    I use a seatpost bracket from a rear deflector. I went to my LBS and picked it up for free. Take the deflector off and in its place run the bolt through one of the holes in your race number.
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    Cool GT Urbanknight.


    I did it like this:

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    Just a word of advice on frame numbers: if the organizer/results company has a preference as to where you mount it, put it where they tell you to. Usually this will be in the front triangle area, like in urbanknight's pic. Mounting it behind the seatpost looks more "pro," but it's more likely to end up obscured by other riders, flap around so the finish line cam can't see it, etc.

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    WSBA is just happy if people have it on their dang bikes.
    OZ, thats exactly what Im talking about.... and what I see around alot.

    is that just some random backet that you hand-bend and twist or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Just a word of advice on frame numbers: if the organizer/results company has a preference as to where you mount it, put it where they tell you to. Usually this will be in the front triangle area, like in urbanknight's pic. Mounting it behind the seatpost looks more "pro," but it's more likely to end up obscured by other riders, flap around so the finish line cam can't see it, etc.
    Most people put them behind the post here. I've never seen any guidance from the organizers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milnerpt View Post
    WSBA is just happy if people have it on their dang bikes.
    OZ, thats exactly what Im talking about.... and what I see around alot.

    is that just some random backet that you hand-bend and twist or what?
    WSBA recently sent out an email that they want it on the rear brake - just when I thought I finally got it on right..

    But none of the officials said anything today, like you said they're mostly happy to even see it on there, especially in the 4/5's.

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    Huh, I guess different people want different things. Maybe it's not the obscuring of the number, but simple consistency! Seriously, I don't know. Maybe it doesn't matter, but I saw a lot of post-affixed numbers flapping in the breeze in the ECCC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Which races are you entering? Every race I ever entered in provided the number and anything required to mount it where they wanted it mounted, and zip ties were usually just fine.

    I've always wanted one of those old GT frames. I was recently sniped on ebay with like 5 seconds to go on a very nice one....not pleased

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    Quote Originally Posted by milnerpt View Post
    OZ, thats exactly what Im talking about.... and what I see around alot.

    is that just some random backet that you hand-bend and twist or what?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by save10 View Post
    I've always wanted one of those old GT frames. I was recently sniped on ebay with like 5 seconds to go on a very nice one....not pleased
    I wish I never sold that one. My brother and I (building matching bikes) had our cranks, seatposts, headset races, and deep V rims custom anodized that medium blue. By the time I started college, I had stopped riding completely. So in my junior year, I sold ($800) it to pay for school supplies (a specialty trumpet). After I graduated and found a career job, I had enough time to start riding again. Oops.
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