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TRACK
02-18-2015, 09:10 PM
I asked my friends - whats with the stickers/decals?
And they say to make it look ugly so people wont steal it.
But I asked - if you have a Ferrari, would you sticker it up as well?

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Louis
02-18-2015, 09:13 PM
Somehow I don't see that particular bike as one you'd spot outside a coffee shop or other location where it might be stolen.

R3awak3n
02-18-2015, 09:45 PM
also would not compare it to a ferrari.
At the end of the day its your bike and if you want to put stickers on it, then do it.

velotrack
02-18-2015, 10:01 PM
With that kind of drop and overall setup, the stickers probably wouldn't be the first thing you'd be looking at.

bcroslin
02-18-2015, 10:13 PM
tarck....

martinez
02-18-2015, 10:40 PM
I'm guessing you were never the type to sticker bomb your notebook or put posters up on your wall???

JAllen
02-18-2015, 11:13 PM
That's definitely personalized! I'm not much of a fan of putting stickers on MY bikes but its not something I'm hard lined against... although I have a fair amount of bumper stickers on my car... go figure.

Steve in SLO
02-18-2015, 11:33 PM
You know, all those stickers kind of go with that bike.

brando
02-19-2015, 12:33 AM
It's a hustle. Some dudes get spiffs to rep brands and so they sticker their bikes. Other dudes copy that.

pinoymamba
02-19-2015, 12:37 AM
#becausefixie

carpediemracing
02-19-2015, 01:03 AM
I like stickers, just not naughty words. That bike is a bit extreme for me.

Actual Size 1 (http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/2010/02/equipment-bike-timeline-part-2-actual.html)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TbmplkIYLx8/SxqD6d2zf1I/AAAAAAAACY8/QopExgE6gBc/s800/100_0139.JPG

Actual Size 2
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TbmplkIYLx8/Sxp_P1ytFzI/AAAAAAAACXM/-msHR05sxcA/s800/100_6211.JPG

I had way too much time with those bikes (stickered them up while at school). AC3 wasn't as nice. I'm working on AC4 now, my current red bike.

Satellite
02-19-2015, 01:25 AM
I asked my friends - whats with the stickers/decals?
And they say to make it look ugly so people wont steal it.
But I asked - if you have a Ferrari, would you sticker it up as well?

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

I challenge the folks that would be stealing bicycles anywhere to try and steal a Ferrari, unless the owner wanted to get it stolen by leaving the keys hanging from the mirror, then stickers might stop a potential thief if the said Mob owned or something. A bike thief either rides off or throws it in the back of a pick up or car. Try and pick up a Ferrari and throw it in the back of a pickup.

Sorry I get your point, it's late and I have been working all day.

Satellite

oldpotatoe
02-19-2015, 06:41 AM
I asked my friends - whats with the stickers/decals?
And they say to make it look ugly so people wont steal it.
But I asked - if you have a Ferrari, would you sticker it up as well?

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

More of a toyota than a Ferrari, IMHO..and yup, found outside many 'cool' coffee shops. Needs 'cool' advert cards in the rear spokes tho.

jmoore
02-19-2015, 08:57 AM
seats not level

berserk87
02-19-2015, 10:01 AM
I don't add stickers to my road hog, TT bike or MTB, but I can't say that I would look down on others for doing it...except for the F-bomb sticker on the bike in the OP's pic.

redir
02-19-2015, 10:20 AM
seats not level

Not only that but the rider must have arms like a monkey to reach that far down :eek:

bcroslin
02-19-2015, 10:25 AM
http://www.bikehugger.com/images/blog/bike_bomb.jpg

best bike sticker ever

binxnyrwarrsoul
02-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Not only that but the rider must have arms like a monkey to reach that far down :eek:

And what the hell is that rear hub?

cainez
02-19-2015, 10:31 AM
It is a cultural thing that ends up getting appropriated by other riders that do it without knowing why. Its like little white kids listening to rap and wearing baggy pants.

Messengers and other riders in cities slather their bikes with stickers for a variety of reasons. It prevents paint chips when locking it up constantly. The perceived value is dropped, deterring thieves.

fatallightning
02-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Pretty standard street fixie/tarckbike. Stupid chub hub. Drop so deep they're never used.

mmfs
02-19-2015, 09:12 PM
1697895563
Stickers are the "flair" of the bike world.

oddsaabs
02-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Brilliant minds think alike...

nighthawk
02-19-2015, 09:22 PM
http://www.bikehugger.com/images/blog/bike_bomb.jpg

best bike sticker ever

That's actually a band's name/sticker. They're from Pensacola, so maybe you are familiar. I was on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff once when an area around a bike rack was taped off while the police assessed the threat level of a bike with the same sticker on it. I felt bad for them. They sort of knew it wasn't "really" a pipebomb... But the sticker said it was.

Here's the story:

http://cdm16748.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16748coll1/id/28273/filename/28260.pdfpage/page/1


And apparently it happened other times, too:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/feb/18/band-sticker-forces-airport-closure

sandyrs
02-19-2015, 09:30 PM
That's actually a band's name/sticker. They're from Pensacola, so maybe you are familiar. I was on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff once when an area around a bike rack was taped off while the police assessed the threat level of a bike with the same sticker on it. I felt bad for them. They sort of knew it wasn't "really" a pipebomb... But the sticker said it was.

Here's the story:

http://cdm16748.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16748coll1/id/28273/filename/28260.pdfpage/page/1


And apparently it happened other times, too:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/feb/18/band-sticker-forces-airport-closure

The band played a show to raise money to buy a kid whose bike was impounded on account of such a sticker a new bike... I think it was in Ohio a few years ago. Good band.

Louis
02-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Darn good thing that band's name wasn't "This bike is a thermonuclear device. Leave town right now, otherwise you're sure to be blown to smithereens in about 10 minutes."

oldpotatoe
02-20-2015, 07:17 AM
This guy.

I like the 'drink beer, ride bikes, go f__ yourself', myself.

fiataccompli
02-22-2015, 05:32 PM
I get the sticker thing and, hey, it's not my bike. I rode the bike (photo attached...that is a much later, a layer of stickers peeled off and dumb rack bolted on photo, but I guess I wasn't into posting pictures on the 'net back then.....ha, that wasn't a option) while in college and at the time (late 1980s) it was actually a pretty desirable thing to steel in that location. So, I did what I could to make it look cheap, ratty and hard to disguise. I even over-greased dérailleurs and tossed dirt/dust on them to make brand new high end stuff look old, poorly kept and bad. Stickers also protect against locks, scratches from racks and such....which is good in terms of not having exposed unpainted steel. It made sense at the time.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/22/84837e350a3de674d708633669bc1d76.jpg


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