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  • camo16
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    So, I’ve just bought a new (to me) road bike and now I’m thinking about some pimpage. What’s the consensus about personalised name decals? Do you have them? Can they be cool?

    dabble
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    nickname- possibly (if its a cool one (i’ll be the judge of that)).
    fullname/ initial and last – poser, unless your really really really good and sponsored and all that crap.

    IMO.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Well cool….for bellends

    sharkattack
    Member

    In the same category as personalised number plates.

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Can they be cool?

    No.

    Premier Icon ton
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    proper uncool

    Premier Icon everyone
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    Can be cool if you built the frame yourself.

    camo16
    Member

    Eek! Style disaster narrowly avoided! Thanks chaps.

    Cheers,
    A Bellend

    IA
    Member

    Not cool.

    Ask yourself this:

    “Do i need to help my mechanic find my bike out of the rack of identical ones beside the team bus?”

    If the answer is “yes” crack on…

    hora
    Member

    Can be cool if you built the frame yourself.

    +1 the only time unless you are actually a Pro and its one of your team bikes.

    Would you also put your name on your car numberplate?

    What about if its not your real name but a cool sounding name like Tony’The Laser’Dorado or Mitch Funkbaum?

    camo16
    Member

    @ hora, probably not – but that’s mainly because my numberplate reads something unfortunately close to WKUUR… So it wouldn’t be the best personal promotion.

    sobriety
    Member

    Mitch Funkbaum

    I’m getting that laser cut into my next set of discs

    rusty90
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    Almost as cool as having a No Fear sticker on the back of your pimped up Saxo.

    brooess
    Member

    Pretty much renders it unsellable without a respray, surely?

    understated is always cool, sticking your name on your frame is not understated therefore it can’t be cool.

    The only exception is when the name exists for practical purposes such as a team bikes, can’t have Richie Porte and Chris Froome trying to work out which bike belongs to who based on scratches and scuffs.

    trail_rat
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    stickers peel off afterwards but IA has it in a nutshell.

    camo16
    Member

    not even in an understated font like zapfino 😉

    rocketman
    Member

    In a similar category to having rally-style driver/navigator names on the rear windows of your Focus Sport

    Or in fact your name on anything unless you are 7 years old

    skaifan
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    It shows that you are an “individual” when out on club runs in matching team spandex.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Or in fact your name on anything unless you are 7 years old

    I believe there’s a reasonable precedent for artists/designers/musicians putting their name on things so it might be OK in that respect.

    Shibboleth
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    They’re useful if you race – I see the same faces week in, week out at crit races and only recognise most of them by their bike and their club/team colours. And half the time you don’t recognise them if they’ve not got lid/shades/strip on… So for that reason, I find them useful and I have my name on my racebike. I’m a name, not just a number 😉

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    I only know one bloke who has his name down his (expensive carbon roadie) frame. I’m not exagerating when I state that he is without doubt the biggest, stinkiest, most bulbous, throbbing, swollen bell end I’ve ever met in my entire life.

    Does that answer your question?

    camo16
    Member

    Yes. Yes it does. Ta.

    I bet spanky spangler has his name on his bike though and he’s AAAWWWWWEEESSSOME

    clubber
    Member

    Shibboleth make a good point.

    I reckon that you could go one better and get some tattoos on your arms, legs, neck and ideally forehead with your name to make it clear for all.

    DrP
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    Not quite a personalised sticker, but I ride one of these (for work – home visits etc)

    It’s obviously got it’s ‘name’ plastered all over it.
    Makes me chuckle every time I get on it…

    DrP

    mcboo
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    I only know one bloke who has his name down his (expensive carbon roadie) frame. I’m not exagerating when I state that he is without doubt the biggest, stinkiest, most bulbous, throbbing, swollen bell end I’ve ever met in my entire life.

    Does that answer your question?

    Have we met in the flesh fella? I have my name on my road bike cause it looks pretty and I’m proud of it and frankly a bit proud of myself. It’s all about the kit and the bike…..I say embrace it.

    wonderchump
    Member

    Change your name to Hope / Kona / Shimano / etc. and you can sticker yourself up to the nines.

    I took this approach with my number plate.

    Yours

    Mr AB63 XSD

    camo16
    Member

    I have my name on my road bike cause it looks pretty

    That’s kind of where I was coming from…

    😳

    Ah well, No Fear decals it is then. 🙁

    I initially thought very uncool.

    However, went out with an old mate who has recently breathed new life into his 1999 Orange Patriot which was lovely too see it out and about again, dropper post, new Fox forks and Spank Subrosa rims etc. I did notice a very small UK team sticker on his top tube with the name “Uncle Pete” next to the British flag which he was given as a birthday present.
    This I believe qualifies as very sweet and therefore, in my book, cool.

    slowrider
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    Personalised head badges are the way forward if you want something individual without looking like a nob end.

    I don’t have one but have seen some good ones

    khani
    Member

    You know when you’re at a wedding do, and near the end of the night there’s an old bloke who’s pissed out of his face and decides he’s John Travolta, who then starts to feel up the bridesmaids before he falls on his arse and then offers the groom out?
    Its about as cool as that..

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Guessing you don’t approve of hora’s new road bike binners?

    Methinks ciderinsport may have an opinion on this…

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    own name, no, team name yes

    Premier Icon binners
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    Have we met in the flesh fella? I have my name on my road bike cause it looks pretty and I’m proud of it and frankly a bit proud of myself.

    Pfft! People like you make me sick! You should be crippled with guilt, remorse and self-loathing, the same as the rest of us 😉

    Premier Icon nickc
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    This is one of those “what would Steve McQueen do” moments

    I think you know the answer *

    * come to think of it, Steve would prolly have his name on the bike as he’s, y’know, cool, but the rest of us? No

    My road bike has

    “I ain’t going on no trail fool!”

    and

    “Sexytime Explosion”

    On either sides of the top tube. I think they were MBUK stickers about 10 years ago, god knows what the roadie club think of it!

    fasthaggis
    Member

    I know a Gary Fisher.
    He bought a bike with his name on it 🙂

    The last frame I built up has part of my name on it,it makes me smile.

    😛

    rusty90
    Member

    “Sexytime Explosion”

    I bet Jens Voigt is kicking himself for not having thought of that one 🙂

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