Whats the best way to attach your race number to your shirt

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21/05/2006 at 19:21
Whats the best way to attach your race number to your shirt without using pins.
Have just got a new shirt and am worried pins may end up ripping the shirt.
21/05/2006 at 19:41
Pins.. they wont rip your shirt - honest!
The only other wasy I ever did it was by sewing each corner on.. but it's not as good as pin's...honest!
21/05/2006 at 19:42
Tommy T you can buy race number belts from Canyon.com or try insulation tape works for shin pads... may look a bit silly just use really sharp pointed pins, the more blunt will rip the shirt. Must be expensive to warrant the fuss.. :-)
21/05/2006 at 20:09
When you say pins, do you mean safety pins? Struggling to attach this number to my shirt too!!
21/05/2006 at 21:17
Safety pins work for me, the only problem I've ever had was forgetting about a wet shirt in my bag which came out rusty.
21/05/2006 at 21:31
safety pins are fine(over 100 races and no problems)
though those belts do look good
Dustboy    pirate
21/05/2006 at 23:41
Safety pins, one on each corner, when you finish your race, put 3 closed ones on the fourth pin before you close it and put the fourth on your car key ring. Always handy then.
22/05/2006 at 09:28
Pin the number on the shirt before you put it on (pull the shirt over the ironing board). This much easier that trying not to stab yourself with the pins while wearing the shirt.

What do you mean you don't know where the ironing board is kept?!
cougie    pirate
22/05/2006 at 09:40
I prefer the triathlon number belt approach.

Easier as then you don't have the 'is my number on straight' worries. Or even worse - pinning the back and the front together and then wondering why you can't get into the damn top.

If you haven't got a tri number belt - get a Hi5 or SIS gel belt - then you have a lil pocket and the ability to carry gels for longer races.
22/05/2006 at 20:48
Thanks everyone, safety pins it is then !
09/09/2012 at 20:39

Couldnt believe that despite all the advancements in technology they were still fumbling with pins at the olympics....Had two shirts ruined by pins now..Pulls the threads and is clearly damaged after removal..The sooner a better alternative to this ancient method is invented the better..

09/09/2012 at 20:45
10/09/2012 at 08:06

Really!! Thats sounds much more promising :O)..Vorsprung pin technik hey....I shall look into that further..Thanks Foxy Davy. 

10/09/2012 at 08:21

there's a German company that does them plastic coated & coloured - you can even get smiley yellow acid faces  

10/09/2012 at 08:43

I dont know what other runners tops are made of, but I can categorically say that they have certainly damaged some of mine..With the price of decent breathable running tops these days an alternative method such as magnets is a must..

10/09/2012 at 09:44

Really!! Thats sounds much more promising :O)..Vorsprung pin technik hey....I shall look into that further..Thanks Foxy Davy. 

10/09/2012 at 09:49

They will have to be really strong magnets to stay on I would have thought..As long as I dont run past too many iron pylons (bye bye pb) they might do the job :O) 

10/09/2012 at 20:52

personally I do use pins but have no shortage of shirts to wear as every race seems to give 'em away & have had to start donating wicking running shirts to charity. 

10/09/2012 at 21:15

As I only did 2 5k's 2 years ago it's nots bothered me that much but the pins did put holes in 2 new shirts, would the magnets not chaff?

10/09/2012 at 21:19

Good Question on magnet chaffage ? no idea ?

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