Magnets instead of safety pins?

is there such a thing?

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10/04/2011 at 21:02

Ran a HM today (matched my PB - pleased considering it was bloody hot) and ruined a new vest with safety pin holes.

My vests are usually thicker than the one I wore today so don't usually notice it as much... but kind of annoyed as it looks atrocious now and cost me the best part of £18.

Not keen on repeating this... and with the amount I race, I'm looking for a new solution.

Has anyone used magnets to attach their number before? If so, where did you get them and how effective were they?

10/04/2011 at 21:06
Tri-number belt
10/04/2011 at 21:06
Go topless and spray your number on.
cougie    pirate
10/04/2011 at 21:10
Look on eBay for neodymium magnets ? I've got a big square one that you can hardly budge off the fridge. But 8 of those would be far pricier than a tri belt.
M...eldy    pirate
10/04/2011 at 21:11
Where the feck has that ignore button gone .........
10/04/2011 at 21:11
Why do you want to ignore me?? or have I missed something....?
10/04/2011 at 21:13
Staple wait.........a nail gun!!!!
10/04/2011 at 21:16

What are you using FFS, nappy pins?

M...eldy    pirate
10/04/2011 at 21:18
Peter, not you ... you are ok

Some people should not be allowed out on thier own, and to think I was in spitting distance of this one this morning and missed a chance ......... didnt have the nail gun handy  
10/04/2011 at 21:22
(I was joking M...eldy)
10/04/2011 at 21:27

And those pesky organisers have added a good fifteen minutes onto your time too, the incompetent fools.

How could they be so stupid?

M...eldy    pirate
10/04/2011 at 21:35
Lol !!!  What fools they are   
10/04/2011 at 21:39
I ran a half and got a PR today cos I put my pins in an X shape in the corners with only one pass through the number each so that the number or the material wasn't under tension. Could just have mounted the no. on my personality, I suppose.
10/04/2011 at 21:43
Magnets are an excellent idea - write to VLM and suggest it.
11/04/2011 at 09:13
Mr Puffy wrote (see)

And those pesky organisers have added a good fifteen minutes onto your time too, the incompetent fools.

How could they be so stupid?

Excuse me?

If you're referring to results, you'll find that it quite clearly states 1.39.35. What did you achieve yesterday? Sat on here wasting your life away? Good for you

Might investigate that Tri belt... thanks FF.

11/04/2011 at 09:14

did it ruin your vest?


11/04/2011 at 09:18

It made a few little holes yes. Not pleased but what can you do.

Just glad I didn't have professional training. I could have kidded myself I had the ability to pin the number on properly and then dropped out when I'd wasted everyone's time and money.

cougie    pirate
11/04/2011 at 20:28
Ooh now I get this ! Bitchy !

13/04/2011 at 13:16
newer, sharper, safety pins.
13/04/2011 at 13:35

Haven't tried magnets but at Silverstone HM I noticed a few people using bag drop stickers instead of their official race numbers (it's not a very useful tip for races without those stickers though, sorry!) 

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