***These plates are designed for a full face decal, therefore during manufacturer no precautions are taken to prevent minor cosmetic blemishes to the face of the plate. When removed from the mold, they are stacked with the tabs for the velcro that protrude from the back side touching the front flat face of the plate. This causes scratches in the thin release film on the plate. This shouldn't be an issue since the idea is to cover a number plate with numbers and other stickers. However, if this sounds troubling to you, DO NOT PURCHASE.***
Air-Uni Number Plate - new production using the original mold from 1984.
Size: 8 3/4" tall and 15" wide (down tube velcro is spaced a little over 8 1/2" and is about 3 1/2" lower than the upper velcro).
Color: GREEN (note: Per current rules for racing, numbers must be placed on a WHITE background - these colored plates are intended for show bikes).
These were designed in 1981 with the help of Brent Patterson for the famous "Patterson Plate" that help rockect Uni and Brent to BMX fame. The original mold had holes for zip ties but around 1983 or early 1984 the mold was modified to use velcro straps and that is the mold these are made from. The material use has a new brighter dye and molds out thinner than the old plates. These are also made in the same facility in Oregon that also produces the modern Uni seats and the grips.
NUMBER PLATES ARE MADE IN THE USA (the decals mentioned below are not)
Now also available as an option are the decal frames to make these look just like the original plates (see 2nd picture). These are top quality screenprinted decals on UV resistant vinyl. Save $4 by buying the decal at the same time as you buy a plate. Decals come UNAPPLIED - you must apply the decal yourself. There are how-to guides online on how to apply a large decal successfully without air bubbles or wrinkles.
NEW OPTION: Add red or blue velcro for just $3 more (the plates are bagged with black velcro so you will always receive the black velcro, even if you add red or blue velcro).