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Old 03-15-10, 02:23 PM   #1
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anyone gluing their numbers on?

if so what are you using?
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Old 03-15-10, 02:27 PM   #2
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Try this stuff I use it with excellent results..no residue at all.
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Old 03-15-10, 02:29 PM   #3
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I've used the 3M spray adhesive. I usually use too much and there is residue on my skinsuit, but not enough to bother me.

3M Super 77 i think is what I use. 77 or 90.
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Old 03-15-10, 02:37 PM   #4
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I thought USAC banned that this year?
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Old 03-15-10, 02:39 PM   #5
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they did not ban glue. they simply made it necessary to use pins.

whether you choose to infer that requiring pins means it is impossible to use two methods of fastening is entirely up to you.

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Old 03-15-10, 02:41 PM   #6
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does USAC specify how many pins or where they must be placed?
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Old 03-15-10, 02:41 PM   #7
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I've used the 3M spray adhesive. I usually use too much and there is residue on my skinsuit, but not enough to bother me.

3M Super 77 i think is what I use. 77 or 90.
I know people who use Super 77...I use 3M Photomount myself...both seem to work well.

Just make sure you peel the number off soon after the event...if you wait too long they can get stuck on there REAL good.
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Old 03-15-10, 02:43 PM   #8
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1N7. Racing numbers.
(a) Racing number are provided by the organizer, who may
require a deposit that shall be refunded on return of the
numbers in good order. The figures shall not be hand written,
but printed in block letters using black waterproof ink.
Numbers shall be constructed from materials sufficiently
durable to last the race without tearing or disintegrating,
even in adverse weather. The name of the race or race
sponsor may appear on a competitor's number. Promoters
who fail to provide numbers meeting the above requirements
to all riders shall be fined as specified in the Schedule of Fees.
(b) Riders shall place their numbers as prescribed by the
officials and in such a way that they are visible when the rider
is in a racing position. When shoulder numbers are provided
for cyclocross, they are worn on the upper arm to be visible
from the front. Hip numbers shall be attached securely at
least at the four corners with pins and no accessory or hair
may obstruct a clear view of the number (riders with
misplaced, obscured or unreadable numbers will not be
placed). If shoulder or frame numbers are provided, they too
shall be placed as prescribed. Numbers may not be folded,
trimmed, crumpled, or otherwise defaced. [Replacement of
the numbers at riders' expense if noted before the start,
otherwise warning or relegation.]
(c) An administrator may impose additional number
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Old 03-15-10, 02:46 PM   #9
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safety pins are your friends.
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Old 03-15-10, 02:52 PM   #10
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The plan is glue + pins.
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Old 03-15-10, 02:57 PM   #11
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so four pins. one on each corner.
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you've been racing long enough. you can figure it out all by yourself.
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Old 03-15-10, 03:30 PM   #13
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Mike Olsen who is the promoter for the Callville Classic, Tour De Sol and others started a company called Number Huger. It utilizes some sort of really strong thin double sided tape that can be used over and over. It works pretty well. Lots of guys were using them at the Callville race. Keeps the numbers nice and flat.
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so four pins. one on each corner.
Really small ones too...(time for a trip to Michael's craft store)
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Mike Olsen who is the promoter for the Callville Classic, Tour De Sol and others started a company called Number Huger. It utilizes some sort of really strong thin double sided tape that can be used over and over. It works pretty well. Lots of guys were using them at the Callville race. Keeps the numbers nice and flat.
It's a similar product to the thing I linked too.
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Old 03-15-10, 05:13 PM   #16
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Try this stuff I use it with excellent results..no residue at all.
I'll give this a try. thanks for the link.
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Old 03-15-10, 05:40 PM   #17
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Do you folks really have this many problems with pins?
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Old 03-15-10, 05:51 PM   #18
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Leave em on if you glue them, when you wash them they self extract.
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Old 03-15-10, 06:01 PM   #19
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Do you folks really have this many problems with pins?
who said pins were a 'problem'?
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Old 03-15-10, 07:07 PM   #20
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wait a second. we can't crumple up our numbers? i do that all the time. i think it helps them lay flatter.
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wait a second. we can't crumple up our numbers? i do that all the time. i think it helps them lay flatter.
It does.

It can also make it hard for low-quality cameras to see what the number is.
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Old 03-15-10, 07:29 PM   #22
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WSBA numbers are cloth and I've seen some folks stitch them on. The cloth the numbers are printed on is stretchy to a certain extent. The frame numbers, on the other hand, are really bad. Better this year than last year, but not so great as a whole.
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