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Old 12-25-19, 05:47 PM
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Bike stickers

Does your bike have them? Why/why not? Got pics? What are they of- your name? Inspirational quote? Art?
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Old 12-25-19, 06:57 PM
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Mine says Trek
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Old 12-25-19, 07:00 PM
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stickers that I put on no, but by all means post some pics of yours
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Old 12-25-19, 07:25 PM
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I've added reflective stickers in some places. Nothing else, though.
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Old 12-25-19, 08:39 PM
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My entire bike is art.


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Old 12-25-19, 08:43 PM
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My gravel bike has stickers from where I've done long distance rides and tours; so Prince Edward Island, Myrtle Beach, The pedestrian bridge over the Hudson, the Erie Canal trailway. On the front the headbadge sticker was replaced with a sticker from REI that says something about going on an adventure. There's a couple of others, if I do a longer then 6 hr ride someplace or a multiday tour I'll pick up a sticker along the way.
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Old 12-25-19, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Mine says Trek

no ....

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Old 12-25-19, 10:09 PM
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Old 12-26-19, 12:14 AM
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Red and white reflective chevrons on the fenders of the Zebec, also the white reflective hashes on the fork:

Red and white reflective tape on the fenders of the Buick (without flash):


Same as above, but with flash:


... and, some of the reflective stuff on the rear of the not-a-bike--note that the taillight is not on ...

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Old 12-26-19, 09:50 AM
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I used to have a piece of paper with clear packing tape over it on the stems of my race bikes:

"The will to win
isn't as important
as the will to prepare".
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Old 12-26-19, 10:54 AM
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Once I get the wrap done, my velomobile will be getting some stickers. I'm going to try to get some local companies to buy advertising space on the side.

EVERYONE notices my velo when I'm riding around. I'm probably the most video-ed and photographed person in my area!

The wrap is going to look something like this:

https://www.bentrideronline.com/mess...5&d=1533571190
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Old 12-26-19, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My entire bike is art.


Thanks. We were due for yet another pic of your bike. I was getting nervous you might not get another one in before year end.


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Old 12-26-19, 12:06 PM
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A bike I built in a framebuilding class has my name on it and a custom headbadge. It also has 'handbuilt in Napier, IA' on the non-driveside chainstay.

I dont have actual stickers on my bikes because they tend to look bad quickly.




My current gravel bike uses a Fairlight Secan frame and their slogan is on the non-driveside chainstay. FFF, like Surly, but obviously something different. Fit Function Form.
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Old 12-26-19, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
A bike I built in a framebuilding class has my name on it and a custom headbadge. It also has 'handbuilt in Napier, IA' on the non-driveside chainstay.


Wait, what?!

That orange color is gorgeous. And that headbadge... I need details. Is there a bragging thread you can point me to?

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Old 12-26-19, 12:30 PM
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My steel single speed has some stickers. One is a truck stop special - a bunch of skulls. One says "I Really Enjoy Drinking Coffee". There's also an "I Voted" sticker, because I vote. This bike is often dirty, and has some scratches from being chained up, so the stickers really do not affect the aesthetics.

My last mud flap got stolen, so I put a sticker on the new one. It says "Michael Tooley is MY president." It's definitely an in-joke, and if anyone steals this mud flap, they'll have a heck of a time trying to explain the sticker to anyone.

I put a few triangle-shaped reflective stickers on the (all black) aero wheels on my road bike. I think they look kinda cool. Otherwise, my nice bikes do not get frame stickers.
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Old 12-26-19, 01:45 PM
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My short errand bike has a sticker on the top tube that states, "I'm passing gas", and has a picture of a gas pump at the end of the sentence. Yeah, I like that one.
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Old 12-26-19, 02:09 PM
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My short errand bike has a sticker on the top tube that states, "I'm passing gas", and has a picture of a gas pump at the end of the sentence. Yeah, I like that one.
Iíll admit, that got a chuckle outta me.


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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
Wait, what?!

That orange color is gorgeous. And that headbadge... I need details. Is there a bragging thread you can point me to?

-Kedosto
Thanks- the orange was a mix of a few colors to get to that final look. I didnt play a part in paint as I know where I should leave it to the expert, so the framebuilder painted it. The headbadge is from Spain. Its the 1 think I have ever bought off etsy and was really fun. The artist and I traded a few emails where he sent the design drawn out, then a couple weeks later it arrived.
Here is an overly detailed thread about the process with the highs and lows. glfr builds a frame(slowly)
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Old 12-26-19, 03:22 PM
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These were on the knock-around bike when I got it, so don't ask what they mean.

Also have vote stickers.



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Old 12-26-19, 03:27 PM
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One bike has stickers; a Humboldt Bay Trail sticker over the Giant headbadge, a Moon Cycles sticker on the top tube, and a small 7 at the top of the downtube. I have an 8 now, not sure where to put it, as that bike has fallen out of favor. The numbers are supposed to go on my blood donor license plate frame, but they never gave me one, which is fine as I don't own a car.

I did have more, but paper stickers don't last long, and interesting vinyl decals are impossible to find. I like to decorate my bikes on the theory that it'll help deter serious bike thieves. That my bikes are all size small I believe also helps.
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Old 12-26-19, 04:44 PM
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I've had vinyl lettering made up for several bikes. https://doityourselflettering.com/vinyl-lettering/




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Other than a couple of registration stickers that I was required to display on the bike in various places I've lived, and maybe a selling bike shop sticker, mine are sticker-free except the '86 Miyata 710 - it came to me with a sticker of a cycling quote from J.F.K. "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
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I have un-stickers on mine: I covered up the factory decals to protect them and sort of gesture at stealthing the bike. It says Trek 730 under there. I used pieces cut out of a thick garbage bag and wrapped with transparent Gorilla-brand tape.
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Old 12-26-19, 08:04 PM
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Just my name and flag

https://veloink.com/
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On a whim I put these on the top tube of my MTB.
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