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  • pinches
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    if you tell me what you want and the dimensions, my friend dan will do the vinyl stickers mail order

    No his name is Phil, Gay is his sister

    Thanks for that

    You can buy transfers/decals saying whatever you like:
    Try here,

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    only losers have their name on the top tube

    Mackem
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    I'm just going to change my name to Mark Orange P7.

    Do it with a sharpie. At least then after everyones laughed at him he can get it off easy.

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    letraset for the budget minded 😀

    no one ever notices anyway. it's there for the owner's pleasure.

    headfirst
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    Actual name is for poseurs or seriously hot-shit riders/pro's

    Nickname is for the more discerning, gentlemanly rider about town.

    'Phil' =bad
    'Philmeboots' or 'Philmeup' = good

    Think I will just scratch it in there with a penknife

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    dremmel it through the tube?

    dmiller
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    Ignore the haters, he will be well chuffed at the kind thought. Local sign writers should be able to help 🙂

    Just about to finish building a bike for a mate and would like it to have his name on the top tube

    Any idea of who would do it or better still DIY method

    Can you still get letraset?

    Marker pen then lacquer over it!

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Hmmm, I have indeed thought about this but I don't always want to be recognised. It's a bit like having a tattoo isn't it? I decided against that in the end, a woman likes to change her mind … frequently. 🙄

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    I put a head badge on a bike by just printing the design out on ordinary paper, cutting it out and decoupage-ing it on with lacquer.

    Looked a bit shit mind!

    APF

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    We've got some silver labels at work. I could do you a couple. Not sure how durable though, might need lacquering.

    oldgit
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    I went for Beli Ockensale for my Giant

    cynic-al
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    Own name on top tube, how/where

    Why? Seriously?

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    I was going to do that but instead I just changed my name by deed poll to 'Shimano XT powered by Sram Rockshox Fox'
    Bit of a mouthful and a complete bugger when writing a cheque but boy does it feel good when everyone at the local trail centre has your name on their bike 😉

    find someone with a vinyl cutter and get them to do it? someone off ebay should be able to help. my friend would do it for a couple of quid.
    http://www.galpinautovinyls.co.uk/

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    cynic-al – Member
    "Own name on top tube, how/where"
    Why? Seriously?

    If you stick your forum name on, the scrote who steals your bike won't twig it's not part of the bike's name.

    Then when he advertises it on eBay, you/we will recognise it 🙂

    Now I've thought of that, I'm going to do it too.

    Pierre
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    A long time ago, I simply printed out a name on A4 then carefully copied in enamel paint before doing the laquer job on an ex-girlfriend's bike (while she was still my girlfriend).

    …so if anyone comes across a Saracen steel frame carefully sprayed in a blue-purple fade with "project one" on the downtube, it's nicked, Leicester circa 1998. Good luck with it. I was careful with the lettering, I have a pretty steady brush hand!

    : P

    farm-boy
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    Your girl friend's name was Project One?

    Let me guess what the next one was called. How many Projects did you need before you hit on the winning formula?

    Personalised head set cap is where it's at.

    bikey
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    Sticking your name on your top tube is a good idea, but you just need to be a bit more sutle about it.
    Try names like:

    Roger York Hunt
    Martha Farker

    Now thats more like it.

    Bikey

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    tree-magnet is almost right

    bikey
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    Translates "She flies with her own wings". Interesting

    Matt

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    yup, that's exactly why it's on my bike (disclaimer-she flies better on her own without me pedalling, usually)

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    lol at rusty…..I came on this thread expection to see it already posted:)

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Got this of ebay

    Tracey

    cynic-al
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    bikey – Member
    Translates "She flies with her own wings". Interesting

    Matt

    really? I get "should have got this anodised" 😀

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    🙂

    Can you anodise Ti though?

    cynic-al
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    Don't think so – you can clean it though 😛

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    you should see the state of my car if you think that's dirty

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I thought about this, but it was less hassle just to change my name to match the bike.

    Unfortunately I've got more than one bike – and Zesty Froggy Handjob makes me sound like a member of the Monster Raving Looney Party.

    yunki
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    Local sign writers should be able to help

    LOL at that comment.. My stepfather kind of nudged me in the direction of signwriting when I was a lad… He had a bit of a talent for it and did it as a sideline..
    he was trying to channel my enthusiasm for painting on walls and trains in a more positive direction..

    Imagine both our joys when the advent of the vinyl transfer virtually destroyed the signwriting industry overnight..

    sorry for the hi-jack and self-pitying mini-rant

    Kitz_Chris
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    These guys are who the pro's use.

    I would highly recommend them if you want it done properly, but obviously its a little more expensive than the DIY/ebay option.

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