Triathlon - Sticker Shock
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10-18-10, 09:03 AM
I did my first tri yesterday, and they had us put race number stickers on our bike helmet and top tube. Although I didn't stick them on very hard, they still did not come off easily and left a big mess of shredded paper and tacky adhesive, especially the one on the top tube.
Is there any way to avoid this in the future? Can I use a zip tie for the top tube sticker? I'd hate to have to use Goo Gone or scrape the remnants off with my fingernail after each race.
10-18-10, 12:30 PM
My last tri gave us TT stickers that wrapped around the tube and the adhesive was to paper. It formed like a sleeve with a handle if you will.
Perhaps you could fab something similar? A "sleeve" of paper (and perhaps a piece of tape to keep it in one place, that comes off easily) could be the mount for your TT sticker. Prevents sticking things directly to the bike.
I still have sticker residue on my lid though...
10-18-10, 04:39 PM
Try medical alcohol wipes - they take off pretty much anything.
10-18-10, 11:38 PM
Whatever, now you have a new hobby (removing stickers). It could be worse.
Who cares what it looks like, that area of your bike should almost always be covered up with a sticker anyway. If it isn't, you're doing it wrong.
We cut a sheet of 8-1/2"x11" paper to cover the middle portion of the sticker (the part which wraps around the top tube), which leaves only the ends of the sticker to attach/stick to one another and results in no residue on the top tube. We also forgo the helmet sticker.
10-25-10, 08:21 PM
To remove adhesive try a product called Goo-be-gone...or maybe its Glue-be-gone...i use it on rmoving stickes from widsheilds etc and it works perfectly
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