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Old 02-27-12, 04:36 PM
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Putting your name on your bike

I ordered a vinyl decal of my name and I'm thinking of putting it on the inside of the left chainstay on my Fuji Altamira. Any better spots you can think of?
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Top tube by the seatpost, drive side. Include a little flag decal representing your nationality.

Uh...make sure you have the legs for it though.
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Originally Posted by Commodus View Post
Top tube by the seatpost, drive side. Include a little flag decal representing your nationality.

Uh...make sure you have the legs for it though.
Wouldn't fit on the side of the tube there. WAY too thin.
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Inside chainstay is good. Don't forget to put your name on your helmet, too. While you're at it get your name stitched/embroiderd on all your cycling clothes. You know, just to instill that "this is my stuff!" vibe on your property. By any chance, do you have vanity plates?



I keed, I keed...really inside chainstay seems like a good place.
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Try this instead.
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I don't understand the smart a** answers. seriously this is why this forums sucks now. Its a legitimate question. also victory circle graphix makes the decals. you don't have to justify it to anyone especially the mouth breathers on this forum. maybe on the top side of the top tube

https://www.vcgraphix.com/
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Old 02-27-12, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Try this instead.
There's already lots of decals on the front half of my top tube. If I had that space to work, I'd be putting her name on it when I decide it.
Raven or Shadow.

I was contemplating to put it on the top of the top tube near the seatpost. It's really flat like a CX bike.

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Old 02-27-12, 05:30 PM
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That works, the top tube.

I put one on each side, just because.

I also put on on my hubs. Makes it a bit easier to figure out if it's my wheel or not in the wheel pit after a race. It's not easy removing that decal so I'm hoping it acts as a slight deterrent when I'm not in home territory.

I've seen them on helmets too. This is especially convenient when you have a team helmet that everyone has.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I also put on on my hubs. Makes it a bit easier to figure out if it's my wheel or not in the wheel pit after a race. It's not easy removing that decal so I'm hoping it acts as a slight deterrent when I'm not in home territory.

I've seen them on helmets too. This is especially convenient when you have a team helmet that everyone has.
Great tips. thx.
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Originally Posted by sd790 View Post
What is the purpose of the vinyl name decal? To ID your bike after it has been stolen? A lock would serve you better. To look really pro? Then it should go on your top tube and should have the name Cancellara on it.
You and the other divas @ that Hot or Not thread should have a DIVA forum.

Who cares about what the next man wants on his bicycle? Let him have what he wants.
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Old 02-27-12, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sd790 View Post
What is the purpose of the vinyl name decal? To ID your bike after it has been stolen? A lock would serve you better. To look really pro? Then it should go on your top tube and should have the name Cancellara on it.

Regardless, I cannot imagine that it could last inside your chainstay in a readable form if you ride in any bad weather.
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I'm not actually putting this on so my bike doesn't get lost in the shuffle of all the bikes at a race. I don't race at all. It's more a personal aesthetic and show-off effect. I suppose I could use it if someone tried to steal my bike and I caught him in front of a cop who didn't see his theft.
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Old 02-27-12, 08:24 PM
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Try this instead.
Hey, those are cool!!! I just placed an order. thanks!!
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F the guys who have nothing better to say. Its your bike, do what you want with it. I think the name on your bike is cool, similar to how this one looks:

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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
Hey, those are cool!!! I just placed an order. thanks!!
I give them to all my cycling buddies for their birthdays.
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It seems that everyone is so critical about how other peoples bikes look. You tune a bike to how you want it and how it fits your needs. If you want to put a name on it, do it. It makes it YOUR bike. I almost posted a picture of my bike many times but I'm sure it would get ripped apart with the comments that follow. Just like the thread about posting a lie about the last person. How stupid. I thought this forum was about bikes and bike related, not about what book you are reading or about a current event. O.k. I'm done. Go ahead and rip this apart now.
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Hey man that actually sounds like a cool idea, I might give it try, thanks!
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I give them to all my cycling buddies for their birthdays.
My birthday is coming up!!!
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
I ordered a vinyl decal of my name and I'm thinking of putting it on the inside of the left chainstay on my Fuji Altamira. Any better spots you can think of?
I just gussied up my bike recently. Put it somewhere you'll see it.
Top tube is a great place of course and it'll stay protected from road debris and lubes.
I just had a custom sticker made up to cover a warning label at the base of my seat tube.
I also picked up a medallian for the patron saint of cycling and installed that.









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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Try this instead.
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I don't understand the smart a** answers. seriously this is why this forums sucks now. Its a legitimate question. also victory circle graphix makes the decals. you don't have to justify it to anyone especially the mouth breathers on this forum. maybe on the top side of the top tube

https://www.vcgraphix.com/
Thanks for those links.
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I put mine on the top tube just behind the handlebars. Be sure to pay the money for a good quality decal that only the letters come off and not letters and clear sticker. I get compliments on it.
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Because I'm feeling obnoxious



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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Try this instead.
That's awesome! And they have a picture of my bike in their gallery. I'm going to get some of these myself.
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Originally Posted by tmass View Post
Be sure to pay the money for a good quality decal that only the letters come off and not letters and clear sticker.
tmass, Can you post a link to a site that does the better decals as you described?
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