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Wheel truckkatie1
Apr 11, 2003 6:17 AM
Name some clever ways to make my wheels stand out in a wheel truck. Obviously, colored tires would be a big one. How about using colored paper to mark them? What else?
maybe some pink Telekom tires? nmDougSloan
Apr 11, 2003 6:53 AM
Ha! Ha!katie1
Apr 11, 2003 7:13 AM
Not much of a fan of pink. Thanks for trying...
re: Wheel truckMR_GRUMPY
Apr 11, 2003 8:11 AM
Build up some wheels with red rims and use red tires, or just tie your spares together with a colored ribbon.
Number cards in the spokes with your race number. nmSpunout
Apr 11, 2003 8:43 AM
Yes, butkatie1
Apr 11, 2003 8:57 AM
they all end up looking the same with cards. I like the ribbon idea.
so use a neon green card nmDougSloan
Apr 11, 2003 9:09 AM
Apr 11, 2003 10:06 AM
The only time I've had to ID my wheels is AFTER the race when they're all laid out on some grass somewhere for us to pick up and take home. During the race, it's NEUTRAL support. The only question then is, "front or rear?"
Apr 14, 2003 8:55 AM
what area of the country are you riding in? I'm curious only because in my area, the rules regarding wheel cars are "wheels in, wheels out" which i've always understood to mean that you can only take wheels out of the car if you put wheels in - you need to have your name/number/team name on the wheels before they go in the car.

btw, what happens if someone takes your wheel out of the car & wrecks it? any experience with that?
I'll admit I', a bit out of touch...brider
Apr 15, 2003 10:29 AM
It's been a few years since I raced, but we never had a problem getting anough wheels to have it called neutral. I'm in the Seattle area, which is also one of the hot-beds of racing inthe country, so that may be a factor. Yes, we marked them with race number and team name. Never had some one wreck a wheel, so I can't directly address that one.
re: Wheel truckMR_GRUMPY
Apr 11, 2003 10:18 AM
Another way would be to thread the ribbon through your spokes so that they would stand out. It'll take 1 sec. to rip it out.
When I put my wheels in the pitNo_sprint
Apr 14, 2003 8:14 AM
I use an orange velcro strap. The kind that holds skiis together.