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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Sticking information on the top tube Reply with quote

For those who use that method, how do you stick notes on the top tube?

I'd assume normal see-through sellotape would damage the paint? And heli-taping it all seems a bit overkill?

Need to attach a list of water points for an LD race in the Pyrenees. I have the km distances but would like to have those easy to look up to know how much liquid I have available at all times (considering heat etc). Also, they are merely small public water spots and could possibly easy miss them so it'd be nice to see when they are roughly coming up.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put a best bike split cheat sheet on my TT stem for Mallorca.
I cut the paper printout to size, put it in the corner of a A4 plastic wallet, then cut that to size and sellotaped the open edges. I then used electrical tape to stick the plastic wallet to the stem.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
I put a best bike split cheat sheet on my TT stem for Mallorca.
I cut the paper printout to size, put it in the corner of a A4 plastic wallet, then cut that to size and sellotaped the open edges. I then used electrical tape to stick the plastic wallet to the stem.

D'oh, of course. We have a laminator so electrical tape it is. So simple.

Cheers. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put my notes on the wing part of the carbon handlebar. Normal paper but wrapped both sides with sellotape. No damage to the finish.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for race info but I have this on my top tube. The trick is to use the 3M 'soft' tape. the kind that looks white but when you rub it, goes clear. No paint damage with that Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or you could just put the laminated card in your back pocket? If it's just km distances, I'd be tempted to just write them on some white electrical tape with a fine permanent pen and stick that to a convenient location: stem, top-tube etc. If you're worried about that rubbing off, just put sellotape over it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Not for race info but I have this on my top tube. The trick is to use the 3M 'soft' tape. the kind that looks white but when you rub it, goes clear. No paint damage with that Cool



What about when you need to use your nutrition pouch; surely longer races are when you need their the presence the most Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Not for race info but I have this on my top tube. The trick is to use the 3M 'soft' tape. the kind that looks white but when you rub it, goes clear. No paint damage with that Cool



What about when you need to use your nutrition pouch; surely longer races are when you need their the presence the most Wink


I don't use one. I'm all liquid and have a BTS cage for spares.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:

I don't use one. I'm all liquid and have a BTS cage for spares.


You need to get some plugs or bolts to blank those holes then, sweat will wreck them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
FatPom wrote:

I don't use one. I'm all liquid and have a BTS cage for spares.


You need to get some plugs or bolts to blank those holes then, sweat will wreck them.


Not so far, they undo/do up easily. I have no idea why I check them, looking for treasure I guess Very Happy

On the turbo I always use a head sweat catcher thingy and on the road my warp speed means any sweat lands on the bikes I passed 2 mins earlier. *




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