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AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
edited November 2016 in Road general

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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    I think its excellent if you race or do triathlons

    Quite useful to know whos bike is whose in the transition area or pit
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I used to think they were for twits, now perhaps not so bad.

    Not for me though.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    Kids love 'em - makes them feel pro. For everyone else, unless you're in a team and you need to pull a spare bike off the roof of the team car, then they're really just for show.
  • gimplgimpl Posts: 268
    I've got one on my bike. Love it, just a bit of fun
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Are they ok to put on carbon frames ? Will they affect the paint / lacquer finish ?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    Are they ok to put on carbon frames ? Will they affect the paint / lacquer finish ?

    Carbon frames are generally painted with exactly the same kind of paint/clear coat as frames made of any other material. Another clue would be watching the TdF on telly, where practically every carbon frame in the race has a name sticker on it.
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    I bought some on a whim 2 or 3 years ago, in a colour scheme that matched the bike. They looked great for a while, a nice customisation and a bit of discrete personalisation. One came adrift due to its positioning, the other faded and clung to dirt like nothing else so instead of being a discrete name + flag it stood as the only mucky bit on the bike, so not so long ago I peeled it off and binned it. In all the time I rode it or parked it in my office not one person pointed at it and asked about it.

    Nice idea, only a few quid, why not?
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    If you have a common bike and do events, finding it among the hoards of lookalikes on the rail in the holding area can sometimes be embarrassing when you life the wrong bike. A discrete name tag soon sorts it.
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  • NeXXusNeXXus Posts: 854
    Are they ok to put on carbon frames ? Will they affect the paint / lacquer finish ?
    No, They eventually become the strongest part of the frame once it rains

    :lol:
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,238
    Well no one will steal your bike if it has your name on it - so it is a fantastic security measure. FACT.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    I used to write my name on the bike with nail varnish , now have some of these stickers. My main reason is that I can never remember names of other riders I am supposed to know, so hope they will display their names too. And all the other reasons.
    I add my ctc number so I can fill in audax forms in a hurry .
    After sticking them on I cover with 2 or 3 coats of clear nail varnish( no guarantee yours will survive that) or some helicopter tape
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,914
    Are they ok to put on carbon frames ? Will they affect the paint / lacquer finish ?
    The extra weight of the stickers will effect the handling. I would avoid any long descents.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    webboo wrote:
    Are they ok to put on carbon frames ? Will they affect the paint / lacquer finish ?
    The extra weight of the stickers will effect the handling. I would avoid any long descents.

    yep. they also affect the aeros and weight distribution.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    Instead of putting your name on the sticker it would quite good to put more useful things on there like "don't forget your keys" and "did you lock the back door" or maybe your wifes name and birthday ... stuff that is handy to remember before you set off
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    My top tube sticker says Powered by Fairy Dust, to match the sticker on the back of my Vauxhall Corsa.
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    I changed my name by deed poll to Ribble. Much cheaper than buying those stickers.
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  • Beatmaker wrote:
    My top tube sticker says Powered by Fairy Dust, to match the sticker on the back of my Vauxhall Corsa.

    Are you using the eyelashes as mudguards?
  • If you take your frame for a respray with a good framebuilder/paint shop, they can do a proper decal for you. I have two frames with Mercian at the moment... The pros have stickers to help the mechanics.
  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 620
    gimpl wrote:
    I've got one on my bike. Love it, just a bit of fun

    Me too, or should that be me two? (cos I put one on each side) :P
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  • andcpandcp Posts: 652
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I changed my name by deed poll to Ribble. Much cheaper than buying those stickers.
    What a coincidence, deed poll name change for me too!

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