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  • Stickers are cool, just not on my bike.

    11 15.94%
  • It ruins any bike.

    20 28.99%
  • Stickers woho, I like them. Maybe a few only though on mine.

    28 40.58%
  • I like lots of stickers on any bike!

    10 14.49%
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    '05 NUEser EJ123's Avatar
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    Stickers on bikes

    How do you feel about them on bikes? Like em, dislike em? Well that is anytype of stickers whether it's component companies or anything else.

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    Dr.Deltron
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    How do you feel about them on bikes? Like em, dislike em? Well that is anytype of stickers whether it's component companies or anything else.
    I put a Campagnolo sticker on almost all my bikes & trikes.
    That is, as long as I can put at least ONE Campy part somewhere on the rig!

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    Klein ALMOST got it right. They painted my whole bike light gray and then masked off the logos. Finally they painted the bike with a white to dark gray fade and peeled off the masks so all of the logos are painted on. No stickers. Then they ruined the whole effect with a garishly stickered Rolf wheelset - Yuck!

    My repainted frames have vinyl "retro grouch" stickers on the down tube that I have custom made by a local sign company. (I wonder if they can laser cut custom masks for me.) Other than that they're stickerless. I build all of my own wheels and peel the stickers off of the rims. Understated is good.

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    Right now I have 3 maxxis stickers on my fuel (all different kinds) heh I really like them, and the Oakley O on the headtube. I think i'll add maybe a few more.

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    I de-decaled my Steamroller because I felt the logos all over everything were tacky (kept the headbadge, of course). However, my top tube has acquired my bike's name, Mofo Maria, in yellow script, and I have a glittery red heart sticker on my seat tube as well as a tatted hermaphrodite Lady Guadalupe sticker.

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    My commuter has 4 anti car stickers on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    My repainted frames have vinyl "retro grouch" stickers on the down tube that I have custom made by a local sign company. (I wonder if they can laser cut custom masks for me.)
    Yes & no. The sign company can cut you designs in "spray mask" vinyl (comes in white or yellow), but they probably won't use a laser!

    I use spray mask vinyl art all the time, and the new yellow is great! The attached pic is ALL paint, no stickers. I sprayed the frame white, then layed on the part that is the white outline. Then I masked over that with some special low tack tape and cut along the vinyl. Peeled off one part, sprayed red. Retaped & recut. Peeled off the other parts and sprayed black. Then peeled off ALL the tapes and voila! Custom logos and NOT stickers. Just an example.
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    Lot's of stickers=NASCAR
    Standard disclaimer applies. Your mileage may vary.

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    If I can remove them from the frame, components or rims without damaging the finish, they're gone. If you want to read something, buy a book.

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    I think the big reason for not wanting a sticker on a bike is to make the brand name unknown. This would be ok for me because I'm an older rider who cannot stay up with the fast riders. So if I bought a Cervelo carbon Soloist, I would be a slow rider on a fast bike.

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    I say YES to the custom sticker!
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    I say YES to the custom sticker!
    But whatz it say?
    Witz?
    Wilz?
    Huh?

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    I don't recall ever noticing any sticker on any bike. I know they have them, but most are very discreet.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    Only if they are reflective...
    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

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    My sig file has the sticker I made. They seem to be pretty popular with the folks I've given them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Understated is good.
    That's an understatement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder
    My sig file has the sticker I made. They seem to be pretty popular with the folks I've given them to.
    Do you have any more?

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    Sure. Send me an SASE. PM me for address.

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    I've got a "One Less Car" sticker on my chainstay. I'm very selective about what stickers go on and where they go on my bike.
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    My bike has stickers from where it's been.

    Have a Pisgah one on it, as well as a local sticker. Hope to add more next season.

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    Here's my stickers. They're 3" round, so they won't fit all bicycles. I solved that on one of mine by adhering it to my water bottle.
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    If somehow I came upon a good sticker, I would affix it to my bike. However, I'm not going to go out and shop for stickers specifically, so as it is I have none.

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    Once I have bought a thing, I want the marketing to end, so I remove stickers. I am a sad case... even my TV has a bit of black tape on the logo of the manufacturer, asI don't want to have the name slyly etched into my brain).
    I have a ti frame, so removing stickers is simple, but some things are a challenge (Chris King headsets, for example). One of the criteria I use when I choose new bike bits the easy removal of the sticker. My bike looks rather nice, and has very few words on it.
    Why do you like stickers?... is it the color, the words, or being worried that others will think you might be riding a P.O.S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    But whatz it say?
    Witz?
    Wilz?
    Huh?
    Hi Doc. Around here they call me Nachoman. But if you knew me in High School you would probably refer to me by my nickname "witz".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    Hi Doc. Around here they call me Nachoman. But if you knew me in High School you would probably refer to me by my nickname "witz".
    Cool. Thanks Nachoman
    My high school moniker was "butane".

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