a display solution?

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foxyrider
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a display solution?

Postby foxyrider » 17 May 2018, 2:52pm

So i've done one or two sportives/charity rides over the years and one almost standard component is the ride Gong. They of course come in all sorts of shapes / sizes, often with event specific ribbons - certainly some nicer than others. Not counted but I think i've got @ 20 of the things.

Thing is, it seems a shame to hide them away in a draw / cupboard / box so does anyone have any (sensible) solutions for displaying them? Needs to be simple, cheap and not take up too much space.
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: a display solution?

Postby jgurney » 17 May 2018, 2:55pm

A3 size photo frames can be had at about £15 - £20. Could one of those hold the medals pinned to a sheet of backing paper?

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Re: a display solution?

Postby paddler » 17 May 2018, 4:11pm

You could probably get something to hang them from on a wall. My daughter gave me one for hanging running medals from. It is running specific - it has 'Mud Sweat and Tears' written on it. Bet you could get cycle ones though. (I just Googled 'Medal display rack' and there are loads!) Even some using curtain poles!

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Re: a display solution?

Postby iandriver » 17 May 2018, 8:08pm

What about something cycle themed, like arranged in a wheel rim, hanging from and old set of bars (I'm sure I've seen pictures of bars on an old stem stewed to the wall) or onto some old chainrings.
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Re: a display solution?

Postby cycleruk » 17 May 2018, 8:27pm

A friend of mine had a "shield" shape of wood with hooks on.
He displayed his cycling medals hung on the hooks.
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Re: a display solution?

Postby pwa » 19 May 2018, 9:38am

Glued to a generously sized tool box.

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Re: a display solution?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 May 2018, 9:40am

Hi,
Piece of wood always looks good.
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Re: a display solution?

Postby Jontrev » 19 May 2018, 10:09am

plank

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Re: a display solution?

Postby cotswolds » 19 May 2018, 5:03pm

I have loads of them, they seem to accumulate in backs of draws, draped over corners of mirrors, etc.

Before a Christmas a few of them seemed to disappear. They reappeared on Christmas day turned in to a wind chime - just an attractive bit of branch, with the medals hanging from it suspended by nylon cord (the ribbons have gone). It hangs in the porch and works nicely.

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Re: a display solution?

Postby Psamathe » 19 May 2018, 5:08pm

Photograph them (digital) and get one of those digital photo frame things that displays each loaded picture for a set time then the next, etc.
This sort of thing https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/photography-accessories/digital-photo-frames/logik-l08dpf13-8-digital-photo-frame-black-10142109-pdt.html#srcid=11026 - loads of different ones available for a wide range of prices. I've never used one myself so can't recommend any (but have loaded them for others).

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Re: a display solution?

Postby gregoryoftours » 29 May 2018, 12:23am

Double sided sticky pads to make them into non-functional fridge magnets!

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Re: a display solution?

Postby drossall » 29 May 2018, 8:41pm

Back in the days when clubs handed out standard medals, we used to put them in A4 or similar files in coin-collecting wallets. I still have mine somwhere. I imagine that your medals are rather larger.

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Re: a display solution?

Postby foxyrider » 29 May 2018, 9:44pm

drossall wrote:Back in the days when clubs handed out standard medals, we used to put them in A4 or similar files in coin-collecting wallets. I still have mine somwhere. I imagine that your medals are rather larger.


The ones in question are indeed larger and mostly 3D too! I've a pile of medals too so your solution is actually not a bad idea for those.
Convention? what's that then?

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