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Name stickers on bikes

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,978
edited February 2017 in The cake stop
So: those little 'pro style' name stickers that you can get for your bike.

Classy or w*nky???? :twisted:

It's just a hill. Get over it.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    The second one
  • VmanF3VmanF3 Posts: 240
    If you're a pro - the first one; if not, the second.
    Big Red, Blue, Pete, Bill & Doug
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 22,372
    If you are in a group with similar bikes, the first one.

    If not, the second one.

    Actually, unless you are a pro, the second one. If a group buy similar bikes then they are sheep and w*nky.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,982
    Kids love em...
  • what about if you've got a bike with someone else's name on? class? [email protected]? or misguided?
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    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    I saw one recently complete with title, 'Dr'. If the bike was a present from proud parents, or he's a team medic, etc., then fair enough. Otherwise, I'm inclined to go for option 2.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    I've got a bike with someone else's name on it.

    Chris Boardman's.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    what about if you've got a bike with someone else's name on? class? [email protected]? or misguided?
    Probably a thief.
  • I like them.... But I do have questionable taste.

    :oops:
  • I like them.... But I do have questionable taste.

    :oops:

    Same, I've even got them :)
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Even worse are the ones with a national flag after their name. Height of wa*kiness.
  • dodgy wrote:
    Even worse are the ones with a national flag after their name. Height of wa*kiness.

    Phew, i'm in the clear. I've got it before the name.

    Geez, that was close.
  • norvernrobnorvernrob Posts: 1,444
    I'm called Rob, but it says Scott all over my bike...



    I'll get me coat. :oops:
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,173
    Sometimes it just happens by coincidence.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr G Fondo,
    Ribble

    :oops:
    Ribble Gran Fondo
    Bianchi Impulso
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    Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
  • I have a sticker with 'Sleeper' on my seat post, in case somebody I'm riding next to needs to know my name (I run cycling training camps), but I think I'd be a complete **** if I had 'S Cell' and a Union Flag on my top tube.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,978
    OK, come on, let's get off the fence on this one - are we positive or negative about these things? :twisted: :twisted:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900

    Phew, i'm in the clear. I've got it before the name.

    Geez, that was close.

    Where do these things actually come from? - is there a superb UK graphics and decal maker you'd like to tell us about?
  • I like 'em.

    No embarrassing forgetting people's names on the club run.

    I don't mind if you don't have them on your bike. Each to their own.
  • my bianchi has Italian flags in most places
    Im not Italian should I get some of my national flag decals
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    RDW wrote:

    Phew, i'm in the clear. I've got it before the name.

    Geez, that was close.

    Where do these things actually come from? - is there a superb UK graphics and decal maker you'd like to tell us about?

    Could be the basis for a (long) thread.
  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,914
    edited November 2014
    It's reminiscent of the way fighter pilots have their names inscribed on the fuselage up by the cockpit.

    However, there's an obvious difference between a fighter pilot, who can get away with such self-indulgence because he is, in fact, an actual fighter pilot, and a cyclist, who er, well, isn't.

    That said, my bike says 'Giant' on the side. How on earth did they know?
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    It's reminiscent of the way fighter pilots have their names inscribed on the fuselage up by the cockpit.

    However, there's an obvious difference between a fighter pilot, who can get away with such self-indulgence because he is, in fact, an actual fighter pilot, and a cyclist, who er, well, isn't.

    :lol:
  • Cyclists put names on their bikes because thats what the pros do. Not sure why they do it, but I can see the logic as it would help you to pick out your bike from all the others in the team.

    If amateurs want to do it I cannot see the harm.

    Seems a lot less vain than wearing the same outfit the pro team wear. At least they have the excuse of having no choice.
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    edited November 2014
    I have been sticking my name on bikes for many years, in the hope that others will and then I will not have quite so many of those '' oh, did I call you that , how stupid of me not to know your name , which is of course , errrrrrr'' moments.

    There was an extremely good looking bike in the Raleigh factory sale recently bearing a union jack and the name Briggs. I would not mind riding that one .
    Raleigh Eclipse, , Dahon Jetstream XP, Raleigh Banana, Dawes super galaxy, Raleigh Clubman

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  • RDW wrote:

    Phew, i'm in the clear. I've got it before the name.

    Geez, that was close.

    Where do these things actually come from? - is there a superb UK graphics and decal maker you'd like to tell us about?

    You know, now that you mention it I do happen to know a place.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,853
    I have my name on my bike.

    This is because it's my bike, I bought it and I like my name on it. I don't care what you do to yours or what you think i should do.

    Simple as that. :D


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Capt Slog wrote:
    I don't care what you do to yours or what you think i should do.

    Simple as that. :D

    Yeah, neither does anyone else here. But don't tell anyone - it'll spoil the chance of a good thread.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    RDW wrote:

    Phew, i'm in the clear. I've got it before the name.

    Geez, that was close.

    Where do these things actually come from? - is there a superb UK graphics and decal maker you'd like to tell us about?

    You know, now that you mention it I do happen to know a place.

    photos then ?
  • What does 'the rules' say about these sort of things...?
  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Its mandatory in our club, to all but me who rides a lowly Planet X.

    The rest are Dentists, Lawyers and accountants, and its the only way they can work out which Pinarello Dogma in team sky colours is theirs.
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