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Old 12-03-13, 09:29 PM   #11701
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Could someone point me in the right direction for finding a place on-line where I can have custom reflective decals made? I'm building a new commuter for my fiancee, and after I have the frame repainted, I want to spice it up, and make it more visible with reflective decals. I know that I could just get a roll of 3M tape and block out sections, like I did on my own bikes, but I'd like to put her name on the bike in big bold letters...instead of the frame's original brand.
I have used edecals.com for some decals. they looked great and even sent extras. I was pretty impressed with their professionalism. I don't know about reflective, but I know they have mirror finish.
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Old 12-03-13, 09:39 PM   #11702
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Old 12-04-13, 06:05 AM   #11703
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Could someone point me in the right direction for finding a place on-line where I can have custom reflective decals made?
I used a kit from Applied Graphics that are made for motorcycle helmets. The material really flashes up well when light hits it. You will get plenty of pre-cut pieces that are about the right shape and lengths for the various tubes of the frame.
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Old 12-08-13, 02:28 PM   #11704
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Fresh from her first winter commute. My phone was cold so it took a really crappy picture.

This is what happened to my bike earlier that day. The sidewalk plows got to her

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Old 12-08-13, 04:41 PM   #11705
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Old 12-08-13, 04:44 PM   #11706
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My Nishiki , it's my only bike, she's well worn but she moves. When I'm able I plan on getting a new bike and just fixing this one up until then she's my ride.



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Old 12-08-13, 06:21 PM   #11707
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Old 12-08-13, 07:02 PM   #11708
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My Nishiki , it's my only bike, she's well worn but she moves. When I'm able I plan on getting a new bike and just fixing this one up until then she's my ride.




There's a bike in them pic's ?

All I see is a nice 55 chevy
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Old 12-08-13, 07:20 PM   #11709
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There's a bike in them pic's ?

All I see is a nice 55 chevy
lol surprisingly yeah two of them actually a wagon and a belair . Good eye btw.
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Old 12-08-13, 09:26 PM   #11710
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my commuter bike for 12 years! and proud of it.
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Old 12-09-13, 07:46 PM   #11711
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I just put these studded tires on that I bought "used" (basically brand new - no missing studs) for $40. We'll see how it goes - everything was covered in ice today.

All ready for poor weather!

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Old 12-09-13, 10:33 PM   #11712
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Fresh from her first winter commute. My phone was cold so it took a really crappy picture.

This is what happened to my bike earlier that day. The sidewalk plows got to her
Mild pain I am sure but really cool pic!
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Old 12-10-13, 05:47 AM   #11713
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I LOVE this picture hahahahahaha.
where do you live?
+1 that's amazing -- it's almost like you had your bike flocked like some people do with their christmas trees
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Old 12-10-13, 09:49 AM   #11714
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I just put these studded tires on that I bought "used" (basically brand new - no missing studs) for $40. We'll see how it goes - everything was covered in ice today.

All ready for poor weather!

Love the JTS!
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Old 12-10-13, 12:55 PM   #11715
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This is my "commuting" ride. But it's also my only vehicle at all. So commuting, shopping, errands, touring.

http://www.walterstovall.com/my-bicycle/
Wow! That's pretty incredible. I couldn't think of anything else you'd need. A swiss army of bikes! Nice job.
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Old 12-13-13, 10:46 AM   #11716
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Here is my 2004 Kona Cinder Cone frame converted into a commuter. This bike has been a front suspension 26" cross-country racer, a rigid single speed 69'er (for racing) and now this...


I put it together like this over the past few weeks with spare parts from the "bin". I did recently purchase the Velo Orange touring bars for a more upright ride but everything else comes from my parts bin of miscellaneous odds and ends. Interesting point: The fenders are Planet Bike 29'er fenders. Adjusting the rods makes them fit 26'ers just fine with an added benefit of actually giving a fuller radius of fender around the wheels. Much more splash protection and kinda cool looking for fenders.
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Old 12-14-13, 02:56 PM   #11717
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Old 12-15-13, 01:29 PM   #11718
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that nishiki is nice, but what's up with the brake lever placement? seems really awkward. repaired a bike that had the levers like that recently and test riding it was weird as hell, but his was really janky, saddle sloping way forward, etc... so I couldn't narrow down just how weird the levers were.
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Old 12-15-13, 02:50 PM   #11719
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Winter crew...



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I don't know its just comfortable to me I guess...
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Old 12-17-13, 09:39 AM   #11721
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Old 12-18-13, 01:16 PM   #11722
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Here's my ride in sunny South Florida in December

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Old 12-18-13, 01:47 PM   #11723
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Digging the wood rack-platform. Is it DIY?

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Old 12-19-13, 09:32 PM   #11724
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Old 12-19-13, 09:40 PM   #11725
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Same bike, different shoes. First season doing any kind of lengthy snow biking. Good lord do those disc brakes make a racket in the cold!
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