Warning stickers on bike

Tony666 Posts: 274
edited September 2008 in Road beginners
My new bike (Felt Z70) arrived safe and sound today and I am in love with it already. The only slight problem though is that it has a number of warning stickers on it (including one which says 'This bike is not street legal'!). Does anyone know of a safe way to remove these without damaging the paintwork?


  • carl_p
    carl_p Posts: 989
    Hi Tony.

    If you Page Down a bit you'll see a question I posted about 'Stickers'. I haven't had the hairdrier out just yet and will probably try it out on the most inconspicuous sticker first.
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  • Tony666
    Tony666 Posts: 274
    Found it thanks. Let me know how you get on.
  • C-S-B
    C-S-B Posts: 117
    Ive got a felt z65 and I just peeled them off nice and slowly; no big issue
  • I hate these stickers. The ones on the wheels of my new bike were the daftest and most over the top I've ever seen. "Overuse of these wheels may lead to catastrophic failure and could result in serious injury or death". What constitutes overuse? How do I know when I've overused them? Bloody scaremongers!

    They tend not to be under laquer and are mainly made of a plastic/vinyl so just get a fingernail under one corner and peel away.
  • Yep ,should just peel off. I had one on my lads new Felt MTB and it cam off fine with no residue.
    What does it mean by not street legal???
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  • Tony666
    Tony666 Posts: 274
    I assumed it meant it wasn't legal as it doesn't have reflectors on
  • Tony666
    Tony666 Posts: 274
    Oh and here's Wiggle's advice:

    I am sorry to hear that some stickers were left on the bike. Please be assured that they do peel off safelyy without damage. The best advise is to peel them very slowly and carefully.

    With regard to the content of the stickers, this can be disregarded in the UK as the message refers to legislation in other parts of Europe regarding reflectors.
  • WHen i got my Felt Z65 first thing off were the stickers and reflectors, and the plastic dinner plate between the cassette and spokes.
    Stickers peeled off dead easy, no problems
    Just a fat bloke on a bike