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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-24-07, 10:02 PM   #1
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Another use for Deep Vs... :)

Hey all....I'm a photographer in Long Beach, CA and I get around to all my assignments by bike (either my fixie or my xtracycle). I've been staring at my Deep Vs and thought it would be awesome to put some sort of graphic on it. I was going to do an elaborate design around the wheel but the design would be too complex for a vinyl cutter. Anyway, I decided it would make great advertising space while I was stopped at lights or parked in front of a restaurant


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Old 04-24-07, 10:03 PM   #2
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love the angle on that last photo - and the colored rims! ::dreams of buying a new wheelset when the current one is Just Fine::
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Old 04-24-07, 10:54 PM   #3
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only problem is a large portion of people on fixed gears don't like logos, and things like chris king headsets piss them off.

nice idea though.
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Old 04-24-07, 10:57 PM   #4
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i'd like to think of it less as a logo and more like guerilla advertising and creative reuse of space
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Old 04-24-07, 11:03 PM   #5
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very clever and good use of space. i hope you get more business now cuz of your creativity
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Old 04-24-07, 11:17 PM   #6
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only problem is a large portion of people on fixed gears don't like logos, and things like chris king headsets piss them off.

nice idea though.
I run a CK headset on my otherwise logo-less bike because the Ritchey one I had sucked butt and developed play in the first 100 miles. Hopefully I won't be killed by the style police.

Cool blog and thanks for the article on the Bikestation, I really like that place. Add a Rss feed to your blog too. Thanks.
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Old 04-24-07, 11:25 PM   #7
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there's nothing wrong with owning the best headset on the market, i was merely pointing out that some people don't like any logos on their bikes.
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Old 04-24-07, 11:27 PM   #8
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fatlace already done did it.

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I am gunna use that to advertise my self thanks for the idea
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Do what you want, but if anyone tags my bike I'funa bust their ass.
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What color are those rims? They look like wood.

And the fatlace rims are awesome. Not sure how they'd actually look on a bike, but they look good on their own.
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Old 04-25-07, 04:21 AM   #12
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People always advertise by putting up random URLs everywhere. This is so stupid. Who the **** will actually remember some random URL, then go home and type it in before they forget about it? It is like getting an anonymous email saying "Click here!!!" only it is less convenient.
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...and things like chris king headsets piss them off.
how could anyone hate ck?
2 folks out there, those who like subdued, and those that like bling...i like bling.
nice work op... hope it helps your biz.
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Who the **** will actually remember some random URL, then go home and type it in before they forget about it?
I've done it. If I know it's a URL I won't remember, I'll write it down on some scrap piece of paper in my pocket. That's why I always carry a couple of those mini Sharpies in my pockets. From strip clubs, to rock climbing clothing companies to personal websites listed on people's blogs to ones found in print advertising to car enthusiast sites written on various cars. Just call me a shaved head URL ho. I've found some interesting s*** sometimes.
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i thought this was gonna be about using deep vs to open up bottles of beer.

oh well.
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it worked for me on this bike....


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What kind of bag/setup do you have mounted on the seatpost? it looks like something I could use. How much weight can you put in there?
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I have FORTIFIED stickers on my wheels to promote my friends clothing company.....too bad everyone thinks it's in regards to wine.
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fatlace already done did it.

even before that trendy crap surfaced like a turd in a swimming pool, people DIY'd this type of thing.

Some cat in NYC had the GY:BE on the Deep-V surface. A set I bought off Marcus had some writing on the surface (onto off handpainted black - pre-non-machined).
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Some cat in NYC had the GY:BE on the Deep-V surface.
That's sick.
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Hey, now your bike can be depreciated on your taxes!
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you can probably use your bike as a tax write-off now too!
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People always advertise by putting up random URLs everywhere. This is so stupid. Who the **** will actually remember some random URL, then go home and type it in before they forget about it? It is like getting an anonymous email saying "Click here!!!" only it is less convenient.
Whats funny is that reading your comment made me remember a url i saw on a car a couple of days ago and I just checked out the site. Apparently, they do work occasionally.
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... surfaced like a turd in a swimming pool.
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