Someone recently asked me what I use for a cue sheet holder when I ride. There are a variety of ways to affix a cue sheet to your bike, but the method I’ve been quite happy with over the years is one that Felkerino taught me.
Felkerino makes cue sheet holders that affix to your stem by using the following items:
- One binder clip
- One small piece of rubber shim; and
- One zip tie
These cue sheet holders are simple to make and the necessary ingredients are easy to find.
If you do not have any of these items at home, the binder clip can be purchased from an office supplies store, and a shim and zip ties can be purchased at a hardware store. You can also probably ask your local bike shop for them. I don’t know any bicyclists who don’t have a few zip ties lying around.
First, place the shim over the stem, with the binder clip on top of it.
Next, take the zip tie and place it over one of the edges of the binder clip.
Third, wrap the zip tie around the stem while holding the shim and binder clip steady, and attach it to your bike.
Cut off the excess zip tie and voila! You have a cue sheet holder that should last you a while.
The only down side to this method is that your cue sheet is then unprotected in case of rain.
You can fix that by either:
- Inserting the cue sheet into a small plastic sandwich bag; or
- Covering the cue sheet with a plastic sheet protector.
Felkerino loves using plastic sheet protectors, as they are designed for a regular 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and make it easier to flip your cue sheet as you ride than something like a baggie.
So folks, there you have it. The Felkerino method for making your own cue sheet holder.
If you try it, let me know how it works out for you. Also, if you’ve come up with another good method of your own, do tell.
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