my apps were sent three weeks ago and my 500 swiss francs were wired this morning.
guess what?! i got a 'cross fever, and the only prescription...is more labels atmo!
Vanity may be Al Pacino's favorite sin, but I've always enjoyed hubris. "Mr. Sachs, you'll be pleased to know your methods and results have been deemed sufficient by those who couldn't reproduce either of them in four lifetimes."
Congratulations nonetheless, but stay tuned for my forthcoming endorsement of the notes played by Wynton Marsalis.
Ooh, good one. I think Uta Hagen may have made my point once:
"I would like to disagree with George Bernard Shaw's statement that 'He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches' to express my personal belief that 'only he who can should teach," - A Challenge for the Actor
Do you get to choose the size and placement of the label? With most modern bikes having 35mm diameter seattubes and supermassive downtubes a label that looks proportional on a carbon vonderbike will wrap all the way around your 28.6 seattube!
add on "accessory labels" --- only make yo cx team bikes mo valuable ---
Where are these labels being made? And by who?
I remember when labels were a laber of love...
my ordeal is complete with the exception of the approval process which, i am told, takes 2-3 weeks. here is all you
would do if you're interested in a seamless, hassle-free solution to what's not a problem at all, much less a new rule
(it's an old rule, but finally being enforced at each race venue):
1) download a 2 page app from the UCI site
2) mail (not email or fax) it to switzerland
3) expect a confirmation and an invoice
4) wire the money
5) get a secure log in on a site selected by UCI
6) submit what i did in the images below*
7) wait for approval
the above applies to ALL frames made with tubular section, regardless of the joining method.
as long as what you make is in the image of classic, conventional frame designs of the past 25
years (or more), this will be a non issue. all of this assumes, of course, that you have frames
destined for UCI C1 and UCI C2 events. oh - they also ask for tubing diameters and dimensions
between front and rear dropouts atmo. *since all (my) frames are made to order, all they wanted
was a sampling of a small, a medium, and a large design in linear format. no testing. no sending
frames to europe. no big deal atmo. since i know what a time commitment it was last year when
the 34mm tire rule was enforced, i view this (approval label stuff) as a much easier way to ensure
that frame designs comply without using tape measures at the start of every race, every weekend.
It's more than being a "Y"s-guy when you're the first one on the phone with 500 CHF asking for answers.
To think I have a Model 2 that will soon be "approved by UCI"
These Sachs bikes get better and faster all the time.
sachs copies available here.
now that i have the secret frame numbers...
model 1, 2 or 3.
Last edited by SteveP; 03-04-2011 at 07:27 AM.
When you finally have a racer large enough for model 3 I'll be anxiously waiting for the after season sale ;>)
The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
Last edited by King Of Dirk; 03-04-2011 at 09:11 AM. Reason: odd that I'd misspell "judgment" of all things
the funds for this. my 'cross team is marketing too (just as nahbs is) so i view all of this in the same regard, accounting-wise. this is not a fight, it's a quicken line item.
of the world, and more expensive too - as it should be atmo. remember, this is not a them (UCI) against us thing and never was.
as far as what you "heard" about fees, that's why i am articulating my story here. you did not here it from the UCI. you probably
heard it from cats who heard it from other cats who, in turn, heard it from cats who never bothered reading the UCI site's pages
or even bothered to use the contact page there to ask. you can attract more chicks with honey than with vinegar, or whatever
that saying is...