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Old 04-19-20, 03:52 PM
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Hey ya'll A little help. What is this for?

Hey guys. Curious. A guy is chatting with me on FB and asked what this is for. Please advise.... I havent seen this before.
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Is that for a race number?
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That's what it looks like to me
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tab for affixing a race number is certainly the most obvious answer.
Not sure why someone ran a shift lever thumb screw through it, though.

I'm waiting for someone to come up with pictures of shift levers actually mounted in this location, though.

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
Not sure why someone ran a shift lever thumb screw through it, though.

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That has got to be the stoutest number hanger ever.
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Race number holder. Looks like it began life as a threaded adjuster stop (see link) and the builder filed the notches flat:


It's a rather elegant little solution, better than a simple tab cut out of steel. No need for a nut, easy to change the number without tools, and unlike a basic tab, less likely to capture sweat and rust from time on the trainer or rollers.


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I actually like it better than just a flat tab, which sometimes end up to be a bit crude, especially on a frame with nicer lug details.
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The real question here is why wouldn’t you wrap your bars all the way to the sleeve?
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