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Old 05-15-20, 05:59 AM
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Any Ideas for Something like a University placard on your bike?

A lot of people like to publicly pay tribute to their time in university by placing their university placards on their primary vehicles. With those vehicles being primarily cars, the license plate placards are noticeable but not too overt and flashy.

For those whose primary mode of transportation is that of the bicycle, what are your options though? Most university sweaters are flashy (sharply colored) and one doesn't wear them at all times. The same can be said of university scarfs that are worn only for the winter climate. Finally, stickers don't last as long as license plate placards.

Does anyone here have some interesting ideas for vehicles that tend to not have license plates?

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Old 05-15-20, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Aznman View Post
A lot of people like to publicly pay tribute to their time in university by placing their university placards on their primary vehicles. With those vehicles being primarily cars, the license plate placards are noticeable but not too overt and flashy.

For those whose primary mode of transportation is that of the bicycle, what are your options though? Most university sweaters are flashy (sharply colored) and one doesn't wear them at all times. The same can be said of university scarfs that are worn only for the winter climate. Finally, stickers don't last as long as license plate placards.

Does anyone here have some interesting ideas for vehicles that tend to not have license plates?
Odd request but what the hell.
Paint the entire bicycle to match the university colors.
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I agree. It's an odd request. Want to show a school affiliation? Buy a cycling jersey with the school's logo on it. Maybe the school has a cycling team and buying their jersey helps to raise funds for the team. I've seen that where my one daughter went to school.

I own a jersey from where the other daughter went to school. She bought it for me as a gift. Heck, I sent nearly $200,000 there, I ought to get a jersey...
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Old 05-15-20, 06:14 AM
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Lol paint it...am with downhillmaster on this.
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Old 05-15-20, 06:16 AM
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Paint your helmet?
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Old 05-15-20, 06:19 AM
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How about a BMX-style number placard on the front or rear of the bike, with the school's logo?

I've always assumed most of those cars I see with school decals or license plate frames etc are advertising not where the driver went to school, but where their kid goes. But I suppose that depends on the driver's age: obviously a guy in his 20s with a Michigan or a USC or a Villanova sticker doesn't have a kid who goes there, but a guy in his 40s or 50s might.
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Old 05-15-20, 06:53 AM
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How about a race number holder like this:
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A small decal or sticker could be placed almost anywhere on a bike...I think somewhere on the front fork would be classy.

Or you could dress as the team mascot.
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I'll take "How to make cycling even more pretentious" for $500 Alex.
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I've seen people put automotive grade stickers on their bikes. A recent bike on Craigslist had the headbadge replaced with a well wearing U of Texas sticker. Those stickers last as long as the riders care to ride the bike, but clearly they aren't as nice lookin' as a 3 dimensional plastic injected item you stick on a car.

Personally, since I went to nationally unknown schools, I prefer something simpler.


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Originally Posted by Aznman View Post
A lot of people like to publicly pay tribute to their time in university by placing their university placards on their primary vehicles. With those vehicles being primarily cars, the license plate placards are noticeable but not too overt and flashy.

For those whose primary mode of transportation is that of the bicycle, what are your options though? Most university sweaters are flashy (sharply colored) and one doesn't wear them at all times. The same can be said of university scarfs that are worn only for the winter climate. Finally, stickers don't last as long as license plate placards.

Does anyone here have some interesting ideas for vehicles that tend to not have license plates?
I have a few university jerseys - places where I worked, since I didnít go to college in the US. If they were willing to give me a paycheck once upon a time, Iím happy to fly the flag
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Don't see any college mini plates but you could pick the state and personalize for the university
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Get a jersey. Painting a bike or a helmet is too much effort.

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Pretentious? What college would want people thinking it's graduates couldn't afford a car!!!!!!!

Just get a short jersey that rides up in the back so cars can see your back tattoo 😂
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
I've seen people put automotive grade stickers on their bikes. A recent bike on Craigslist had the headbadge replaced with a well wearing U of Texas sticker. Those stickers last as long as the riders care to ride the bike, but clearly they aren't as nice lookin' as a 3 dimensional plastic injected item you stick on a car.

Personally, since I went to nationally unknown schools, I prefer something simpler.


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I bought a jersey of the cycling team where I went. I wasn't much of a rider then, except to class. I wish I had. Anyway, google to see if your alma mater has a cycling team and shoot them an email asking to buy a jersey. They may even have a store set up. Buy it at full mark up so the team gets the profit, and throw in a little bit more if you can afford it.

What I would not do is buy a generic college jersey from an online seller. Go to the team itself.
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Old 05-15-20, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
I agree. It's an odd request. Want to show a school affiliation? Buy a cycling jersey with the school's logo on it. Maybe the school has a cycling team and buying their jersey helps to raise funds for the team. I've seen that where my one daughter went to school.

I own a jersey from where the other daughter went to school. She bought it for me as a gift. Heck, I sent nearly $200,000 there, I ought to get a jersey...
For 200K, I'd ask for a wall plague on the University wall of payees if I were you.
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I get it some of y'all went to the University of Pheonix and need to tell everyone but nobody really cares. If you absolutely need to rep DeVry get a sticker. Me I would rather not be so pretentious.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I'll take "How to make cycling even more pretentious" for $500 Alex.
How is a "Wendel Wilkie Community College" sticker on a bike pretentious? What, were you thinking Harvard?
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This is available in a jersey now...


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They sell them at the Hilly Hundred in Bloomington. I got one a couple years. However...I don't wear it when I go back for the event. It's fun riding on the roads around there. But wearing the jersey just seems pretentious (IMO). I do wear it around where I live (RI). Obviously, as a cycling jersey, it's not an exact replic of what was worn in the movie. It only says "CUTTERS" on the front. There is not number ("34") on the back.

Bonus trivia question (Hoosiers aren't allowed to answer): Why do the Cutters wear number 34?

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Can't wait for the "my mountain biking kid beat up your road biking honor student" placards
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post

Bonus trivia question (Hoosiers aren't allowed to answer): Why do the Cutters wear number 34?

Dan
Dan, I think that I know the answer, at least from the movie's explanation. Is there another reason why? Phil
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Dan, I think that I know the answer, at least from the movie's explanation. Is there another reason why? Phil
Well, go ahead with your explanation as it relates to the movie.

Dan
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