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    I dont even like brand decals. I strip everything blank.

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    Name decals - Cool or not?

    So I really want to put a name decal on my Cervelo, but I feel like it's just asking for ridicule. What's the coolness factor on this? I do race, and I have my college club's decal on there. But what's the consensus?

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    Oh, and I dont think very many people are cool. But then it dosent really matter what others think does it?

    If people riticule you, piss on their shoe.

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    Good point, Rusty.

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    It's to bad you care that much.........

    Its someone doesn't like it F*&# em..............

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    Shouldn't be hard finden a sticker that says "douche-bag" hah jk... if yer tough enuff to withstand people maken fun of your personalized ride then go for it. Best to not care what other people think really. Do what yeh like. You can also dumb it down a bit by haven someone work your initials or name into a cool design...like a tatoo.

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    I think stickers in general are for d0rks. Etched is cool.

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    Not cool and not not cool. I don't think any less or more of someone if they have their name on their bike.

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    My wife puts my name on my undies when I head off to summer camp.

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    Many years ago I had my name on my bike for about 5 years.
    No one ever noticed.

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    name decals...meh

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    I personally take off all decals if possible.... but it's your bike, who cares.
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    A name decal adds a touch of class because they're not common and it shows you made an extra effort to personalize your bike.

    While I have the decal on both sides of my top tube, the "pro" way is to have only one decal. The logic is, the decal is to identify your bike among several on your team vs. the decal being advertising for who you are.

    To make my faux pas less conspicuous, I placed on decal toward the rear of the top tube, the other is toward the forward end.

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    I have my name on one bike.......
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    Many years ago I had my name on my bike for about 5 years.
    No one ever noticed.
    I've had my name decals for more than a decade. If anyone has noticed, they have never said anything. So either they don't notice, don't care, or are all sitting around laughing their heads off at what a dork I am. I don't care

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    I have been riding seriously since 1984 , racer when I was younger and touring now! I say do what you want also! Personalize your ride. To me my bikes are a extension of who I am!

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    Your bike ever find its way onto a rack with a bunch of other bikes, all of them also racing bikes?

    Don't sweat it. Get the decal if you want.

    My mountain bike has a name/team decal. All my bikes have an animal that's an inside joke between my fiancee and me. I like it that there's something that links them. And it's a hell of a lot cheaper than a pointless set of wheels to make the bike mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Oh, and I dont think very many people are cool. But then it dosent really matter what others think does it?

    If people riticule you, piss on their shoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpecrivaine View Post
    So I really want to put a name decal on my Cervelo, but I feel like it's just asking for ridicule. What's the coolness factor on this? I do race, and I have my college club's decal on there. But what's the consensus?
    Cool people don't ask this question.

    Cool people don't ridicule someone for having a name decal on their bike.

    Why would someone even give a $hit about this?

    FWIW, I think a name decal is "cool" but then again, I'm not "cool" myself.

    C'est la vie.

    Why are you concerned about this silliness again?

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    There are small discrete name decals you can buy that most people won't even notice. But don't do it if you think it will prevent theft, because those decals can be easily removed since their not clear coated over. But if your racing and need some sort of way to quickly ID your bike in a crowd of similar bikes then why not? Or if you just want to give the bike a small bit of personalization then why not?

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    A name decal would only do me good if I were part of a professional squad and needed to identify my ride in a rack of team bikes. Otherwise, I know my bike when I see it

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    If you really want to be cool, have your name painted on your frame when you have it built.
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    Do what you want. If you like the looks of it, then do it....in whatever size, font and location you like. It's all you, so go for it!

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