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    Looking for a company to make bike frame sign

    I run a used/vintage bike shop called Bike Recyclery (www.BikeRecyclery.com), and am looking for someone to build me a sign to hang inside my bike frame. I plan to use this to advertise my shop, and it will likely have my logo, my website, and "vintage & Used Bike Parts".

    I'm open to material and lettering type ideas. The pics give you a good idea of what I am looking for, although I'm open to other ideas as to design. A little bit smaller than the one in the first pic might be good, to avoid the sign becoming a sail in the wind. Weight is definitely a concern, so light weight materials are good. Aluminum? Plastic of some sort? Lightweight wood? Something waterproof and durable is great too.

    Anyone know of a company that could help out with this? Big plus if they're in/near Colorado as I'm in Fort Collins.

    Thanks!
    bike frame sign 1.jpgbike sign 2.jpg

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    I have seen bikes like this at USC. They give the bikes away for free with advertising. I don't know which company.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    Cut a piece of Lexan (Do not use PlexiGlass, it can shatter. Then any sign shop could letter it for you. Simple Zip-Ties could hold it to the frame.
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    Used to use Coroplast for wheel covers when I played polo. Would work real well for what you're intending. Just find an old political sign,cut to fit,spray paint it a solid color,then do your design. Few zip ties and you're golden.

    For bonus points you can make the letters/numbers from reflective tape.

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    I think just about any sign shop should be able to set you up. They have the coroplast (corrugated plastic sheet) and certainly can do any color, font, graphics, reflective or anything else. You may need to trace the shape you need or something....

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    Just remember, if you ride this thing in the wind, it will play havoc with you with all that surface area!
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    Maybe it could be non-rigid plastic -- that is, a banner.



    You can get some ideas by googling "advertising on bicycle".
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    These are the ones that I have seen on USC campus
    http://techzulu.com/free-bike-projec...nds-into-gear/
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bustercrb/sets/72157623483647522/

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, I am a bit worried about wind. Maybe I'll just make it a smaller sign. I found a local sign shop that can do it for about $70, so good to go!

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    Please post some photos of your shop and bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperventilate View Post
    please post some photos of your shop and bikes
    oh, yeahhhhhhhhhh!
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    where the lettering aint, you can put in holes to let the cross-wind through..

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