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View Poll Results: Do you have to be the choice of a world champion to use world champion stripes?
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Old 02-22-06, 11:52 PM   #1
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Earn your stripes?

Is it in poor taste for a company to use world champ stripes in their logo, design, etc, if they haven't earned them?
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Old 02-22-06, 11:55 PM   #2
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Is it in poor taste for me to post a reply when I have no earthly idea of what you're talking about...probally so.
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Old 02-23-06, 12:14 AM   #3
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world champion stripes are for everyone!!!!
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Old 02-23-06, 12:27 AM   #4
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very poor taste. who are you thinking of?
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Old 02-23-06, 12:27 AM   #5
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world champ stripes should only go on bikes that have earned the world champ stripes, so no world champ stripes on the bianchi pista, but other bianchi's (that have been ridden to worlds) are fine
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Old 02-23-06, 12:31 AM   #6
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Personally, I think that you don't get the world championship stripes unless you've won a championship.

You know, 'cause it's a meaningful symbol only if it means something.




Same goes for the maglia rosa, the TdF yellow jersey, etc.
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Old 02-23-06, 01:52 AM   #7
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I say don't wear or display the stripes on your bike if you aren't a world champ... ONLY - if you are a racer... Who gives a **** if you have stripes on your pista that you ride to work? I think the major etiquette issue is that you don't show up to a race with world champ stripes - so that when a world champ actually shoes up they get a little recognition and respect. I've ridden with a couple of people who hold or have held the title, and I would have been made the fool if I happened to be wearing my wool-world champs jersey that day... get the picture? Kind of the same concept as the fred's who wear full Discovery-team kits to a cat-5 race.
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Old 02-23-06, 01:55 AM   #8
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my clip on lugs will come with a free set of world stripe decals
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Old 02-23-06, 01:56 AM   #9
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and no, a company shouldn't put it on a bike that a WC hasn't been won on - it only degrades the symbol itself. Specialized used to put stripes on their s-works mountain bikes because Frischknecht won back in the day on an s-works... what track star has ridden a bianchi pista to glory?
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Old 02-23-06, 02:07 AM   #10
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I am all for symbols which actually mean something.
Yet, I will never scrape the rainbow from the cranks of my beater - I did remove the stripes from the hubs and left them on the headtube. Yes, the bike belonged to World Champion before.
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Old 02-23-06, 02:09 AM   #11
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Awesome. World champ stripes on everything!
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Old 02-23-06, 02:59 AM   #12
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Old 02-23-06, 06:01 AM   #13
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i'm with those that say they belong only on bikes that have earned them, but damn they look so cool, especially when you can color coordinate to them, yellow tires, red seat, blue cork, i still don't have green but i'm figuring it out
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Old 02-23-06, 08:34 AM   #14
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i created my own world champion stripe with electrical tape on my 1985 vitus 979 and i don't care what anyone says!
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I say don't wear or display the stripes on your bike if you aren't a world champ... ONLY - if you are a racer... Who gives a **** if you have stripes on your pista that you ride to work? I think the major etiquette issue is that you don't show up to a race with world champ stripes - so that when a world champ actually shoes up they get a little recognition and respect. I've ridden with a couple of people who hold or have held the title, and I would have been made the fool if I happened to be wearing my wool-world champs jersey that day... get the picture? Kind of the same concept as the fred's who wear full Discovery-team kits to a cat-5 race.
You can't be serious. This kind of thought eliminates all hero worship and billions of marketing dollars are negated. Wait, maybe you're onto something...
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really, who cares?
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Old 02-23-06, 08:46 AM   #17
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Kind of the same concept as the fred's who wear full Discovery-team kits to a cat-5 race.
There's actually a rule to the effect of if you don't ride for them you can't wear their gear. Not sure if it's USCF or UCI. I've ridden a couple of races where guys were made to wear t-shirts over or turn inside out their pro team kit. Wonder if there's a similar rule for the WC stripes.
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There's actually a rule to the effect of if you don't ride for them you can't wear their gear. Not sure if it's USCF or UCI. I've ridden a couple of races where guys were made to wear t-shirts over or turn inside out their pro team kit. Wonder if there's a similar rule for the WC stripes.
What about other pro teams? It seems silly to relegate it to just the biggest American-sponsored team... Does that mean I can't wear my Brooklyn jersey because I might be confused for Roger De Vlaeminck?
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really, who cares?
do you have some grudge against me that i'm unaware of? cause i don't remember disrespecting you, but you seem to have some smart comment everytime i post anything. or is it because i'm new to this forum and not part of your clique?
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that reply couldve been directed to anyone in this thread, or noone at all...
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Old 02-23-06, 09:06 AM   #21
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do you have some grudge against me that i'm unaware of? cause i don't remember disrespecting you, but you seem to have some smart comment everytime i post anything. or is it because i'm new to this forum and not part of your clique?
don't take it personally, 4 out of every 5 shants posts are smart comments.
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Yes I realize this, but i don't want to be put down like i'm some 15 year old newbie punk. He also has some good bike knowledge and post helpful replies, and i may post some silly responses but so do alot of people on this forum.
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i think its a UCI rue that applies to all pro-team kit, if your dont ride for that trade team. I've actually heard this discussion at races around my area before only i believe it was over wearing national team jersey when you were never on the national team and there were Nat. team members racing...
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just for the record, my response was to this thread in general.
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just for the record, my response was to this thread in general.
My apologies to you sir. I take everything back.
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