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  • Premier Icon zippykona
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    I got some but can’t be arsed to put them on.

    Rogan Josh
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    Who has time to read one of those when riding along?

    Soon to have pride of place aboard every boardman in the land.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Rogan Josh – Member

    Who has time to read one of those when riding along?

    Soon to have pride of place aboard every boardman in the land.

    Ohhh, an early bid for ‘Snob of the day’. πŸ™‚

    tops 5
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    Those stick on sag-o-meter things have got to be up there

    Losidan
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    Could be worse. Could be one of those top tube strava stickers.

    winston_dog
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    I quite like that flower pot!

    bikebouy
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    My Niner has that Peddle Damn It on it, I only notice it when washing the bike..

    I’d do the flower pot though, look good on my Dahon that.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Peal the stickers off your bike and stick them on your drinks cabinet

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Nice find Maccruiskeen, can I have this one for my singlespeed?

    crawling is acceptable
    puking is acceptable
    tears are acceptable
    pain is acceptable
    Quitting is unacceptable

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Here’s another contender….

    what’s wrong with them?

    mrmonkfinger
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    what’s wrong with them?

    They’re not 650b, trails don’t come alive.

    Premier Icon ton
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    those frecking stupid handlebar mounted coffee cup holders. who the freck has ever used one of those.

    hilldodger
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    who the freck has ever used one of those…

    Soppy soft southern hipsters who have more froth on their coffee than their ale πŸ™„

    Premier Icon binners
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    They seem a bit wordy. Which would supply plenty of riding-into-the-back-of-a-car potential.

    I’m sorry officer. I was reading the motivational sticker on my top tube. It was so inspiring that I sort of got lost in the moment and drifted off, then BAAAANG! Will the ambulance be long? Its really starting to hurt now.

    lemonysam
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    You’d have to be a right punter to have something like that.

    trail_rat
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    my stemcaptains pretty pointless….

    its a thermometer – but it at least confirms that if i have cold hands – its probably actually cold.

    londonerinoz
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    Great find Muke. Being fanciful, tending your bike planters could be a new form of tamigochi (sp?). I can envisage hardcore niche rules where you’re only allowed to give them sunlight and water by riding. Leave your bike unridden too long inside and they die, too long outside and your bike gets overgrown. I’m only joking ok, but they’re a rather wonderful idea. Installation art?

    Edit: Oh, and of course they bring your bike alive πŸ˜‰

    tinybits
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    Rogan Josh – Member
    Who has time to read one of those when riding along?

    Soon to have pride of place aboard every boardman in the land.

    Well, they may be utterly pointless and nobody has time to read them, but a few people seem to like them, and they don’t even ride boardmans…. Maybe there is something in them?

    so Froome lookin at stems is actually him trying to finish reading the top tube sticker…

    http://chrisfroomelookingatstems.tumblr.com/

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I’ve got a Charlie The Bikemonger “Toughen Up Princess” motivational sticker on my road bike.

    stumpy01
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    I like the ‘Pedal Damn It’ ones. I considered getting something like that for my bike along the lines of ‘Pedal Faster, Fattty’

    Those in the OP are too wordy, but aren’t as pointless as that stupid curved sag ruler thing that keeps popping up in the ads.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    tinybits – Member

    Rogan Josh – Member
    Who has time to read one of those when riding along?

    Soon to have pride of place aboard every boardman in the land.

    Well, they may be utterly pointless and nobody has time to read them, but a few people seem to like them, and they don’t even ride boardmans….

    Worse. They’ve gone for a Sky replica Pinarello.

    (Second bid for snob of the day!)

    muddy247
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    What do people think of these?
    https://www.pegatin.com/index_m.php
    Just for “pro riders”/ roadies or are they acceptable on mtb’s?!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    For my first century I had a “WWJVD” sticker on my bars “what would Jens Voight Do?”

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    I could do with “don’t look here” on my stem, for those remembering to keep the chin up moments.

    tinybits
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    I’d like a Mint Sauce sticker on my top tube. Does anyone have a key ring I can borrow so I could copy it?

    Premier Icon jameso
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    A sticker? Bit posh )

    I did write ‘Well then..’ on my bars with marker pen once for MTFU motivation, reminded me of a good friends’ attitude to sorting your sht out when needed.

    This one seemed to work for a certain rider with nail-like constitution

    clubber
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    mcnultycop – Member
    I could do with “don’t look here” on my stem, for those remembering to keep the chin up moments

    Sycnros used to have “Look up!” on their stem top cap πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon jameso
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    I have a nice Ridgeback top cap that just says ‘Go Further’. It’s been on a lot of my bikes.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Lets be honest about this: Say you were stood chatting in the pub and someone started to vocalise any of the cobblers in those **** stickers, you’d make your excuses and move yourself away from them pretty sharpish. And if they then tried to follow you, still engaging you in flowery nob-wofflery, you’d punch them and make a run for it

    clubber
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    I saw one that said ‘Motivational message here’… πŸ˜‰

    bikebouy
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    I’m now getting this on my top tube..

    “Slacker”

    Apt me thinks. πŸ˜†

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    bikebouy – Member

    I’m now getting this on my top tube..

    “Slacker”

    Apt me thinks.

    Shouldn’t it be on the headtube? πŸ˜•

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    All motivational slogans are a bit **** TBH, or at the very least not particularly “British”… Leave that sort of things to colonial types

    I would consider applying Harsh, Demotivational stickers to my bikes with something like this on them:

    “Everyone Hates You!”

    “Everyone can see the outline of your genitals!”

    “Pedal as fast as you like, you’ll never outrun THE SHAME!”

    “This Bike makes you look even Fatter!”

    ” I’m going to punch you in the scrotum!”

    As it is my kids keep wanting to put Peppa Pig stickers on all my bikes, I think the contrast of unpleasant personal threats and children’s TV characters would set any bike off nicely, and give any potential thieves real pause for thought…

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