Folks who carry their bikes on Caltrain use station tags to help one-another know where to "stack" (or not) their bikes along the parking rail inside the train car.

I decided to make a robust station tag for my bike.

I'm starting a new job on Monday up in Mountain View, so I've decided to use my bike to ride to-and-from Caltrain, instead of parking my car at the Caltrain station for $5 per day.

I live about 1.5 miles from the Santa Clara station and the new job is about 1.5 miles from the Mountain View station.

I made this at TechShop in San Jose.

Step 1: The Parts to Build

The aluminum tags are reversible, in case I want to head up to San Francisco on the weekend.

Here're the parts for the bike tag:

Leather Strap
Metal "C"
8 of 3mm/.5 x 12mm screws
8 of 3mm/.5 nylock nuts
2 of 3" x 3.2" anodized aluminum tags
Instead of removing a screw each time you want to change the tags, why not a strap, or Velcro? Inevitably the screw, or nut will be lost/dropped. Overall a good ibble. Looks good.

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