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  • Shibboleth
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    It’s also pretty much the norm in roadbike racing circles… For the reasons I mentioned earlier.

    Each to their own, they’re a nice little present to give to a cycling friend or relative, 5 or 6 quid off ebay and fit perfectly in a birthday or Christmas card… What’s not to love?

    coogan
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    I have no idea why you’d want to put your name on your bike. Pointless, stupid and, as already mentioned, = bellend.

    I’m getting a sticker made for my giant anthem 29er that says “powered by aspergers”
    Sod normality it is so normal!

    Caz xxx

    Shibboleth
    Member

    I have no idea why you’d want to put your name on your bike.

    So that when you’re racing, people know who you are. Without it, you’re just a anonymous name on a results sheet, with it, you make far more friends. It’s nice to be sociable…

    ianv
    Member

    So that when you’re racing, people know who you are. Without it, you’re just a anonymous name on a results sheet, with it, you make far more friends. It’s nice to be sociable…

    A cooler alternative would be to win. 🙂

    Haze
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    I am not a number!

    fasthaggis
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    I have ordered some stickers just to be more non STW 😆

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I was told of a bloke at a (car) trackday once. He was in a group of lads from a particular club but where they all had “Bloggs [union jack] AB-ve” or whatever on their romper suits, he had “bloggsy – shagger” written on his

    I quite liked that

    So that when you’re racing, people know who you are

    I have my name down the flank of all my shirts, skystyle
    Turns a few heads at work, believe me 8)

    Premier Icon binners
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    I ‘m going to buy a road bike, and start turning up at race meetings, with other peoples names on my frame. Then I ‘m going to insist I ‘m them in a Life of Brian “I ‘m Brian!!! And so ‘s my wife” stylee

    dirk_pumpa
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    I don’t mind the little sneaky ones, especially if you’ve actually put a bit of time in so it doesnt look shit.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    I’ve had some little strava mountain top stickers knocked up which I put on the top tube. How many is determined by how many KOMs I’m rocking in a Cav sprint finish stylee.

    DT78
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    Hmmmm guilty…. On roadie and xc race bike. Not on the dh bike or hacks. Part of my “finishing” of the bike. I like personalising stuff. I’m probably not fast enough to pull it off tbh, but who cares it’s all part of the fun

    not a fan at all – very egotistical

    just my opinion, though..if it makes the owner happy then why not?

    mattsccm
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    As a young road club member in the ’80’s I often saw riders names on the bikes. It was the done thing. I suppose in those days we all rode unique bikes and it was just part of the game.

    soobalias
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    liking the powered by asparagus option ^

    This bunch of goons have their forum names on the backs of their shirts. What of it?

    camo16
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    It’s weird. I never used to think of such things. Used just to ride for laughs. Now, I’ve just spent the last 40 minutes trying to source the right Columbus decals. Is this something that happens as you get older?

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Names on your first bike its a

    I like my bike by Richard Munro, on Flickr

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    fasthaggis wrote:

    I have ordered some stickers just to be more non STW

    Yay!!!

    Asparagus, arseburgers! Those are poo compared to the might of the Aspie on a bike!
    No hill too steep, no downhill too gnar! We just flap, stim and avoid eye contact while being ace 😀

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Doing up an old clockwork Orange for a mate who likes his pies

    Calling it the Farrell Piechaser

    I reckon he’ll appreciate that

    pop larkin
    Member

    +1 for changing your name to match your bike

    Signed
    Cove stiffee

    lilchris
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    my giant anthem 29er

    [quote]Sod normality it is so normal![/quote]Teh ironing!

    ps. Love my Giant’s 😉

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I got a bunch of these toptube stickers made up


    IMG_1771 by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr

    TiRed
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    Since I can never remember names, I find it pretty useful on a club ride. I don’t, however have one of my own. Now if I WON Froome’s bike, i’d be happy to leave the sticker on.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Now if I WON Froome’s bike, i’d be happy to leave the sticker on.

    Ah no, I’d be putting either my own name or electrical tape over the top. Having someone else’s name on there is really daft.

    mrmoofo
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    I guess it all depends what your name is?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    in the Alps last year there were a group of lads on mostly TR450s i think, each had a sticker on their top tubes with their nick names, blood type and possibly some other details getting the lifts up

    later saw them all standing around a steep rocky chute eyeing it up looking a bit timid, So I just barrelled down it on my 6 year old stickerless Stinky*

    *Im no riding god either and I only rode it because I was following my far more competent/fearless mate and indeed I got bounced all over the place and only just made the turn at the bottom

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    think everyone should have their forum name on the top tube on forum rides. So much easier to spot those who you’ve had arguments with 🙂

    I’m tempted, haven’t bothered yet but I have been known to take a permanent marker to my polished mottled bare ali frame before.

    Premier Icon faustus
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    Normal stickers are only just tolerable, but it’s just tragic having your name somewhere.

    sputnik
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    My bike, however, my name isn’t Jake and I ain’t no snake 🙂

    bigdaddy
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    Guilty and proud!! Always had Big Daddy on my bikes – a little bit of personalised is cool. Not bothered what others opinions on it are – that’s not cool… 😉

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

    Phew – guess I’m allowed to keep mine then 8)

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    It’s always been cool to be uncool

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I’m just waiting for people to start applying little KOM stickers like this:

    on the TT, for every imaginary internet race they win, that will definitely let us identify the bellends…

    Personalised name, or worse yet an internet forum user name sticker on your just bike look **** and tell others your a bit of an egotist, but it’s your bike you can have what you like on it, most people won’t say anything, but they will be quietly judging you… 😉

    Premier Icon everyone
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    You get bonus points for just how ghetto that bike is Oli! (My new parts should all be getting delivered this week so I might be able to get building at the weekend)

    DT78
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    ooo KOM stickers like WW2 kills. I like that idea…..sadly I’ll only have a measly 4..

    Gary_M
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    I’ve had some little strava mountain top stickers knocked up which I put on the top tube. How many is determined by how many KOMs I’m rocking in a Cav sprint finish stylee.

    No, surely you must be joking. You didn’t did you?

    Names, ‘witty’ lines of text, etc aren’t for me but each to their own.

    patriotpro
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    You’re asking STW massive whether something is cool…when loads of em also think owning a 29er is cool…seriously?! 😉

    cynic-al
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    cookeaa – Member
    I’m just waiting for people to start applying little KOM stickers

    Forum member name + sticker for every internet argument they’ve won.

    The Big Hitters would have to buy a bike with a super long top tube.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    cynic-al wrote:

    cookeaa – Member
    I’m just waiting for people to start applying little KOM stickers

    Forum member name + sticker for every internet argument they’ve won.
    The Big Hitters would have to buy a bike with a super long top tube.
    [/quote]But then you’d need super long arms to reach the bars.

    Oh……. 😆

    thegman67
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    I have a little Saltire then my name on the sticker. Have it on my Reign which I use for uplifts and my Trance,a gift from my daughters so when I am lying in a heap on the Cresta run everybody will know my name.

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