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Old 07-08-07, 02:31 PM   #1
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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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This says cycling to me more than any bicycle.

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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.



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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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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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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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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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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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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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So cliche.

I like Jon's, it shows originality.
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