No, nothing to do with marmite speedway-related incidents. I'm curious to know if anyone else habitually de-badges their bikes and components?
I can't stand too much writing on my bike, particularly as much of it is meaningless marketing fluff and numbers. I'm a selective redactor: I'm enough of a tart that I keep logos and badges of 'nice' components, and I don't remove laser-etched stuff because it looks crap if you ruin the finish. When I re-spray bikes, i'd never get replacement stickers/transfers for the brand, just the tubing make, forks and wheels are always de-stickered.
What are you? Shameless brand whore, selective redactor, or stealth-blackout?
Also, who are the worst offenders for terrible stickers/branding?
To start us off:
- The on-one inbred 'character', truly awful and hidden as a first priority
- Any wheel rim splattered with marketing puke like a useless gaudy life-ring (lots of contenders there...)