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    universal bike symbol

    I've been thinking about this for the last week while I've been working, wanna find a symbol to use for some "art", I just want people's suggestions on something that they would consider to be a symbol of cycling, it can be personally made, or just something they like, that they've seen.

    Just something that to them says "cycling".

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    wait...no

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    This says cycling to me more than any bicycle.

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    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecd
    Australian version?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Australian version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad

    Heh, that's Portland's universal bike symbol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    Heh, that's Portland's universal bike symbol.
    No *****, happened to me yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    No *****, happened to me yesterday
    You ok, I hope?
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    A chainring is a pretty univesal bike symbol to me
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    I was thinking more like something I could use as skin art. Or do you guys think a tat would ruin my boyishly sechiness?

    Something like this.



    or

    Last edited by Pheard; 07-09-07 at 03:50 PM.

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    Chainring tat on your calf!!!!
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    I have one in mind. But my camera broke so I couldn't take a pic of it. I'll be bumping this thread in a few months next time I go to Holland to take a picture of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    I was thinking more like something I could use as skin art. Or do you guys think a tat would ruin my boyishly sechiness?
    Jon, you need a tatoo about as much as a Lincoln Town Car needs a luggage rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    I was thinking more like something I could use as skin art.
    I think the image on the left of the late-1800s woman on the bike would make a neat tattoo. I don't know where, though.

    Maybe the end of a crankarm with a pedal on the end coming out of each shoulderblade, like people do with angel wings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    Jon, you need a tatoo about as much as a Lincoln Town Car needs a luggage rack.

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    You're hilarious. Now go put on your wool jersey and get on that.... *sigh*... old paramount and go for a ride while we talk about new age things, like tattoos.

    In all honestly I had something in mind like the monthly art that comes out on jenson. Something gnarly.



    Of course this is just an idea right now, not like I'm 100% for sure going to do it. Just want it to be something that represents me and means something

    ....maybe I should just have them color my back hot pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    You ok, I hope?
    Yes, thanks for asking.

    I was pulling away from a stop sign and looking for oncoming traffic when my wheel got stuck.

    Luckily both pedals unclipped and I landed on my feet.
    Picked the bike up, checked it over and carried on my 30 mile ride.

    Funny thing is almost the exact same thing happened today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Chainring tat on your calf!!!!
    You know, I'm semi-seriously considering getting something like that. Is that tacky? Am I trash now?
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    ^ rock that tattoo

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    Something like a simple but abstractish drawing of a bike that had yin-yang symbols for wheels would be cool. If I had photoshop skills, I'd give a shot, but I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus
    You know, I'm semi-seriously considering getting something like that. Is that tacky? Am I trash now?
    So cliche.

    I like Jon's, it shows originality.

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