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Any examples of 70s race bike number cards?

Old 01-22-19, 10:15 AM
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Any examples of 70s race bike number cards?

I have posted this in C&V without much luck, so I am hoping that as a race bike forum someone might know and/or have a picture of a race bike number card from the 70s. Were they made of plastic, paper?

Trying to find pictures of what race bike number cards used on bicycles raced in the 70s looked like and/or were made from. A description or picture would be great. I am trying to re-create one for a vintage late 70s race bike which has a hanger under the top tube near the head tube for that purpose.

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I have no idea. I've used number cards on my bike, though, in the last few years. Most of them were crappy paper, though a few were harder, smaller plastic, though thinner and lighter than a credit card.

Making one yourself would probably only require some plastic (like a plastic disposable plate), scissors, and a magic marker/paint.
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I googled Eddy Merckx, a 70's TdF winner...........this was in the Google image results:

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