Ironman Seat post number and tool kit

How to attach it?

11 messages
16/06/2014 at 07:53
Just to depress myself a bit more about the weekend I was looking through the race numbers and everything from the weekend and I've got a question. It might be useful for others. One of the numbers you attach to the bike is a really long one that you wrap around the seat post (or brake cable it says) and it sticks out behind the seat post like a flag, displaying the number. From looking at my bike, I would have had to remove my toolkit. There isn't enough room for the sticker and the toolkit on my bike. I have this topeak bag that attaches to the seat and post. How do people get around that? Tools somewhere else?
16/06/2014 at 08:42

The only thing (as far as I'm aware) that this number is used for is to try to prevent you walking out of transition with a nicer bike than you entered with (they'll typically cross check your race number with this sticker)- so as long as it's attached to the frame somewhere it shouldn't matter too much.

M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2014 at 08:43
You can still wrap it round the seat post just that it would only be visible from one side ...or try the brake cable
16/06/2014 at 08:50
Ah okay, I was worried it had to be visible both sides. Cool.

Thanks folks.
seren nos    pirate
16/06/2014 at 08:51

can't be a problem as I think most bikes have the little toolkit bag on the back......

16/06/2014 at 09:06

Sort of jam mine on the post under my tool bag, Suppose being tall I have plenty of post exposed

cougie    pirate
16/06/2014 at 16:59
No problem with putting it on the brake cable. Its not for ID when moving - just in and out of transition.

If no brake cable available - round the seat stay.
Rafiki    pirate
16/06/2014 at 17:02

You should ask Barley - I seem to remember he has a collection of them all over his bike - just to confuse the Officials!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/06/2014 at 07:03
I had a purge and removed most of them, still have last years Lanza number along my top tube (rather like it there).

Removed a nice helmet number build up a couple of years ago , must have been 10-15 numbers one on top of the other
M...eldy    pirate
17/06/2014 at 08:47
Doesn't that effect your aerodynamics Barlos?
17/06/2014 at 08:52

I take the previous race's number off for the next race.  It's become a bit of a 'thing' now. So I think I am currently still sporting IM Wales number on my seat post.  The Chiltern 100 didn't count.


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