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I Salute You, Steel Sticker Guy

Old 07-08-16, 05:42 PM
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I Salute You, Steel Sticker Guy

I don't know who the dude was, or when it happened, but I got to thinking, "Man, that dude that came up with putting that little tubing material sticker on the bike frame, he's a genius". I'm pretty certain, though I'm too lazy and to ill equipped in the art of fact investigation to make my case 113% accurate, that whomever came up with the idea didn't patented it, so, his/her/their names may be lost to the great inventors of the past. Like the guy who first used a rock as a derailleur adjustment tool, or the inventor of handlebar streamers. So, I salute you, steel sticker guy. We all owe you, for the 124,143,023 (and growing) individual posts related to your brilliance. And yes, I did count them all. That said, stepping down from my soapbox, anyone know it's origin?

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Old 07-08-16, 06:15 PM
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I haven't a clue which tubing company first started the tubing decal thing, but Reynolds invented the process for butting steel tubing in 1897 and began supplying framebuilders with a decal reading "Guaranteed Built With Reynolds' High Manganese Butted Tubes" in the 1920s. The "High Manganese" alloy preceded 531 by a decade or so.



My guess is that Reynolds started it.
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It works for sure. It's a great help in identifying make, model, and which bikes not to buy when it comes to some of the decals.
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
My guess is that Reynolds started it.
+1. This had always been my guess... but it's just a guess. Thanks for the history Scoop.
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Reynolds may have started tubing stickers, but Ibis had the best ones.
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Reynolds may have started tubing stickers, but Ibis had the best ones.
Ibis scored a marketing coup when they got Sir Mixx-a-lot to endorse their tube set.

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