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    A Question of Style...

    What's the fixed gear perspective on leaving the stickers on my new Miche/Open Pro wheelset? Is it too ostentatious? Will the cool kids I occasionally ride with cackle with derision behind my back; or god forbid, on the local fixed.com forum?

    My current inclination is to leave them on. I'm somewhat proud that I don't have the standard issue Deep Vs, my justification for that pride being that I objectively examined a myriad of factors, and only decided after extensive research on these boards and in other internet fora.

    I humbly offer my white underbelly to the tender mercies of BikeForums.net. What say you all?

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    Best thing to do is, use a hair dryer and remove the stickers.


    Then place them on your head.


    Problem solved.
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    Are you not aware that you are the proud owner of the 2nd most popular rim?
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    You paid for the rims right? Then why are you advertising for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerstuckelung View Post
    I humbly offer my white underbelly to the tender mercies of BikeForums.net. What say you all?

    Why offer the least tasty part, when you know everyone here craves bbq assmeat?

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    All helpful replies, as expected. Please keep them coming!

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    what do you think looks better? it's your bike. are you concerned about resale value of the rims for when you get bored of riding fixed because it isnt trendy anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerstuckelung View Post
    All helpful replies, as expected. Please keep them coming!

    Welcome to the forums! How long have you been lurking?



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    Quote Originally Posted by xxsoultonesxx View Post
    what do you think looks better? it's your bike. are you concerned about resale value of the rims for when you get bored of riding fixed because it isnt trendy anymore?
    This thought had crossed my mind. As a perpetual slave to trends I have an inkling that that was possible. However, I suspect that, in the event that I should find myself on the wrong side of the rapidly moving cool line, I would rock a freewheel instead. Thus the fixed-fixed version of the hubs; I was keeping my bases covered.

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    Remove them. Anyone that matters will know the rims without the the stickers.
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    If it doesn't look like I'll be going anytime soon I put a foot down, unless there are girls or fixie bros watching.

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    who ****ing cares... most of the 'cool kids' i see around town know very little about the broader world of bikes and aren't even overly skilled at riding fixed. i've been running stickers on one set of velocities, no stickers on another... it's a pointless thing to even think about.
    Last edited by andre nickatina; 02-21-08 at 07:50 PM.

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    while your riding with your friends, they won't see the label since the wheels will be turning

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    If you think you'll ever sell them, leave the stickers on.
    Just go a big tat "Let's Roll."
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    i love the goofy holographic decals on the open pros. leave that **** on and lace them to some suzue promax hubs for the ultra disco jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    while your riding with your friends, they won't see the label since the wheels will be turning
    for the win!




    nice one, dom.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Hey guys, if I post a picture, will you tell me whether or not these jeans would look better with a belt? Kthx.
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    For some reason, every time I build a wheel set I remove the sticker from one rim leaving one wheel snickered, and the other not. I think it's because although I prefer the look without the stickers, but removing the glue is a pain in the ass, and I always lose interest in the project before getting to the second wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    You paid for the rims right? Then why are you advertising for them.
    co-sign
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    jessus it's MAAATTTT!!!! YEAH


    'sup mattface, how's the family?
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    I find that peeling very slowly and a hot water rag removes the residue well

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    You people do know there are aftermarket products designed specifically for removing adhesive residue right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    jessus it's MAAATTTT!!!! YEAH


    'sup mattface, how's the family?

    yeah, eh? i was thinking about mattface the other day. n00b friend of mine asked what i thought of soma major taylor bars, and i was velospace searching for mattface's bike, thinking, "now there was a decent dude. wonder what happened to him..." HEY MATT!
    the hipster myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    You people do know there are aftermarket products designed specifically for removing adhesive residue right?
    Yeah, Mineral spirits work fine too. it's not actually THAT hard, to get it off, I just really can't be bothered

    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    jessus it's MAAATTTT!!!! YEAH


    'sup mattface, how's the family?
    Hey Serendipper, I wandered in to ask a question about laptop sleeves, and I'm not really sure if I'm glad to be back, the signal to noise ratio certainly hasn't gone up any since i've been away. Family's good, but it's ****in winter, so the riding sucks. How's you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    yeah, eh? i was thinking about mattface the other day. n00b friend of mine asked what i thought of soma major taylor bars, and i was velospace searching for mattface's bike, thinking, "now there was a decent dude. wonder what happened to him..."
    Hey QP I've mised you too, but I think I wanna swap the Major T's out for WTB Mountain drops this summer and put a dummy hood on the left. I still like the flare, but the Taylors really do lack versatility.

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