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Tips to move old RAGBRAI bike tags?

Any secrets to getting those rider bands to release without damaging them? I’m riding a different bike this year and would like to move my old tags to this bike. Thanks!

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Linda Wiard-Bauer, June 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Many would say – new bike, new tag; leave the old tag alone! But, if you must…
Cut it off carefully, then use clear vinyl tape to put it on the other bike.

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Mike Howe, June 30, 2019 at 8:21 pm

I was wondering the same thing. Carefully cut the button/attachment of the band off making sure you leave the holes in the band intact. If you could then find the same button/attachment somewhere then you could use those on the old bands and attachment them the same way i think. Or if you could find similar bands and remove those attachments to use on your old bands. Hope that makes sense?

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David, June 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Hack saw through the old frame, then put them around the seat post of your new bike 🙂

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Brian Wallenburg, July 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Separate the clasp without stretching the holes. Email me your address and I can send you some new clasps. brian.wallenburg@gmail.com

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88domer, July 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

I just used a single edged razor blade (the kind you use to scrape off stickers on windows) and carefully cut the plastic clasp without cutting the band. I then used a small zip tie for each band and secured them to the newer bikes.

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Joe Chavis, July 2, 2019 at 9:26 am

DO NOT ebba ebba nebba ebba ride a different bike to RAGBRAI. Man I shoulda been a NASA level problem solver. Stack ’em up.
BE Fun Have Safe

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Sarah Prudhomme, July 5, 2019 at 8:50 am

Yes! I just got a. new bike too and this is an issue!!! We can’t look like virgins on the ride, can we?

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