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Neutral service cars and marking wheels...

charvildavecharvildave Posts: 14
edited July 2014 in Amateur race
My son is in a junior road race this weekend and the paperwork says that "there will be two neutral service vehicles - riders are required to bring a spare wheel. please make sure you can identify them after the race."

So how do you mark a wheel such that you are clearly its owner without damaging it? We can't afford to lose a wheel and the one we are going to supply will probably be sold as part of a set in the near future.

And what about his race wheels - how do we mark those so that we can get them back in the event of a puncture?

There must be loads of you who have gone through this, so any advice gratefully received.


  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    A small piece of masking tape with the race number, or name taped to the rim / the hub or a spoke at a stretch.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,078
    As above - magic marker plus a piece of electrical tape. Write your name on the tape and stick it onto the rim or hub.
  • Thanks, was probably obsessing over something more secure...
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    You'll get a random wheel in the event of a puncture. Do not put good wheels in the service car because it might not be you that gets them.
  • Got that DavidJB, but would still like our own wheel back at the end of the race...
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