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    Only if you use a cool "nom de plume". Like "Lord Bongo" or "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk". That second one might cost you extra though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey View Post
    I have my name on one bike.......
    Anybody know where I can get a Confederate Battle Flag decal that size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    My wife puts my name on my undies when I head off to summer camp.
    Mine puts hers on mine
    With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important.

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    having a large stack of these is kinda cool...

    and i'm proud to have this one...
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    Personally I like to personalize my bike in various ways, so I think these are really cool. But I get that everybody has different opinions.

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    I think the name and flag of country decals are cool.

    I'd like to get one for my bike.

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    I like stickers. I enjoy the NASCAR aesthetic. I only wish I could justify putting a few more on my bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mambo Dave View Post
    I think the name and flag of country decals are cool.

    I'd like to get one for my bike.
    I voted to change our country's flag. pass...... Now if only this was an option
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    Got these in from the team for this season. AJ (Victory Circle Graphix) included the 'tuned by' stickers, that was a nice surprise.

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    Where can I get the "I ride for" stickers? A friend in our club just passed to cancer and I would like to have some made for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykesian29 View Post
    Personally I like to personalize my bike in various ways, so I think these are really cool. But I get that everybody has different opinions.
    But opinions change AFTER ALMOST SIX YEARS? Where did you dredge this up?

    Make your second post count. You've wasted the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry View Post
    Where can I get the "I ride for" stickers? A friend in our club just passed to cancer and I would like to have some made for everybody.
    They used to be done through Livestrong but that was years ago. You'd have to have them done custom now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    They used to be done through Livestrong but that was years ago. You'd have to have them done custom now.
    If you just want just a basic decal, it is really easy to do yourself. All you need is a computer printer, water slide decal paper, and a can of clear Krylon (Acrylic).

    Basically what you do is use your computer to come up with the decal that you want - it can be a line of text (a name, for example), or you can include images or pictures. I use Microsoft Word to make up my decal sheets, but anything will work. Once you have what you want, print off a couple of test runs on regular paper to make sure that what you have created is the correct size.

    When you are ready to go, put a sheet of "water slide decal paper" into your printer. Basically this is a piece of paper that is coated on one side with decal adhesive. The adhesive is dry and runs through the printer okay. The way that this works is that you print the image or whatever you want on the side of the decal paper that has the glue on it. You then spray it with Krylon, let it dry, and then cut your decal to size. When you dip the decal in water and peel away the backing, the image and the glue stick to the dried Krylon.

    Genius.

    Make sure you use the printer settings suggested in the instructions that come with the paper. I usually use the setting that ensures the deepest color saturation.

    Let the ink dry on the decal paper - usually a couple of hours.

    Next, take the Krylon clear Acrylic (or whatever the instructions suggest) and shoot a couple of coats on the newly-printed side. When this dries, this coat of acrylic will become the actual decal - when you put the decal in the water and get the paper wet, the ink and glue will adhere to the paint and slide off, making your decal!

    I usually let the paint dry for at least 24 hours. Next, cut out your decal, soak it in water for about 30 seconds to wet the paper backing, and apply. You can buy some decal set from any hobby store - works okay in making the decal adhere better.

    One word about the paper... Decal paper comes in two flavors: clear and white. The clear means that any white space in the image goes away (i.e. is clear) when you pull the backing paper off, In other words, what shows through is the color of whatever you are sticking it to. This is not a big deal with black text, for example. "White" means that the image is printed on a white background that stays with the decal. The downside here is that you have to closely trim your image to get rid of any unwanted white. This works great, however, if you are creating a white panel on a paint job.

    On the bikes that I build, I clear coat the decals after everything dries. One tweak is that if I am clearcoating with a particularly "hot" paint, like a urethane, I will substitute clear lacquer for the Krylon.

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    I've had good luck with this paper:

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    It's your bike so do want you want.....but since you asked, not cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain stubbing View Post
    It's your bike so do want you want.....but since you asked, not cool!

    Well, hopefully the guy who started this thread in 2012 will see your answer.

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    only cool if youre getting paid to ride a bike, or you do tri races where it may make it easier to identify your bike in the pile
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    But opinions change AFTER ALMOST SIX YEARS? Where did you dredge this up?

    Make your second post count. You've wasted the first one.
    But a lot has happened in the last six years...disc brakes, Trump is president, David Bowie passed away. These things can influence people's opinions on name decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    But a lot has happened in the last six years...disc brakes, Trump is president, David Bowie passed away. These things can influence people's opinions on name decals.
    I was going to put some David Bowie name decals on my rims, but then he passed and disc brakes came into vogue. Now, I guess I gotta get a Donald Trump name sticker for my top tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    I was going to put some David Bowie name decals on my rims, but then he passed and disc brakes came into vogue. Now, I guess I gotta get a Donald Trump name sticker for my top tube.
    There has to be a good comb-over joke for this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67caddy View Post
    "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk"
    ...needs to be shot with the bop gun.

    If these stickers float your boat, go for it.

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