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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Goodrich View Post
    If one were to mount a tubing decal, should it be applied to the top or the bottom of the seat tube? White shoes before or after Labor Day? Leather strap or metal bracelet for wedding watches? Long cycling socks or anklets? Stripes descending left to right or right to left? What would Ms. Manners do? We need an advice column for our special needs.
    What about toilet paper orientation ?



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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    ^^^^ so triggered
     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Goodrich View Post
    If one were to mount a tubing decal, should it be applied to the top or the bottom of the seat tube? White shoes before or after Labor Day? Leather strap or metal bracelet for wedding watches? Long cycling socks or anklets? Stripes descending left to right or right to left? What would Ms. Manners do? We need an advice column for our special needs.
    Top of seat tube.

    Before Labor Day only.

    Leather strap.

    Long socks.

    American: Right to left. British: Left to right.

    And finally, a hot dog is not a sandwich. And a cheesecake is not a pie.
     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    I took great joy in procuring a pair of triangular 531 fork decals, and affixing them to the blades of my Reynolds fork. Ouzo Pro carbon fork, that is. All other lettering had been removed.

    TH
     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    My older bikes have decals or in the case of the US Team GT, it says True Temper on the top tube. Garro built my last two steel bikes, they're made out of steel tubing that is strong and light enough. I like the decals but not many custom builders use exclusively one tube set.
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by m_b_b View Post
    And finally, a hot dog is not a sandwich.
    A poptart is a sandwich.

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Otoh... logos are fun.
    I came here for the socks.

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Goodrich View Post
    If one were to mount a tubing decal, should it be applied to the top or the bottom of the seat tube? White shoes before or after Labor Day? Leather strap or metal bracelet for wedding watches? Long cycling socks or anklets? Stripes descending left to right or right to left? What would Ms. Manners do? We need an advice column for our special needs.
    Well, Top, duh...

    The decals meant something when most were riding Varsities.

    My last lugged 531 SL track bike, painted semi gloss black with round fork blades looks very nice with the 531 SL decals on it though.
    When I'm commuting on the DART train, I get many comments on how nice it looks.
    One guy even tried to steal it at his stop.

    Really, I think they look cool on the bike I built from the old tubes.
    Fun to ride, too.
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    What about toilet paper orientation ?
    I used to be a dedicated outey, but then figured this:


    Toilet paper

    Fp = pull force, Ff = frictional reaction force, r is the swingarm radius.

    So inney wins, at least on old fashioned swingarm holders.

    For rigid holders all bets are off.

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    I used to be a dedicated outey, but then figured this:


    Toilet paper

    Fp = pull force, Ff = frictional reaction force, r is the swingarm radius.

    So inney wins, at least on old fashioned swingarm holders.

    For rigid holders all bets are off.
    Wow, we've been wiped !
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    This thread really delivers.

    I vote for tubing labels with appropriate warnings and disclaimers.

    e.g., "Reynolds 531" followed by...

    "max loaded weight"
    "max operating temperature"
    "warranty void if removed"
    "best if used by"

    etc.

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    This is my favorite thread of at least the last month. Cinnamon buns off the floor are a must and equally as good as a bike coated with decals declaring itís made with Reynolds 531. YMMV
     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    I subcribe to Richard's first comment in this thread.

    As to the toilet paper question. The original patent for the roll holder had it as an outie. Not more discussion required.
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    As to the toilet paper question. The original patent for the roll holder had it as an outie. Not more discussion required.
    My view exactly. However, I practised the innie in the years that I had cats. Cats don't give a toss about principles and patent claims. :)
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    [QUOTE=sk_tle;970768]What about toilet paper orientation ?



    Because you don't see a toilet paper brand sticker on the dispenser, do you?

    P.S. I recently noticed the toilet paper I bought has no perforations.Tear-off is difficult, and the tear line looks ragged. Anyone know where I can buy some perforations?

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Ignoring the fact that this is XCr & 953 logos on a carbon tube (the rest of the bike is XCr & 953), I say yes; and this is my preferred approach:

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    I put all bike-related stickers on my toolbox. That seems like the best place.
     

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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I put all bike-related stickers on my toolbox. That seems like the best place.
    Mine are on the floor pump. Running out of space, however.
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    Default Re: Tubing transfer/decal/sticker: yea or nay?

    Tubing sticker or no?...It entirely depends on the bike. Here is one of the coolest ones I have come across...Thevenet on a vintage bike ride on one of his old Tour bikes from 1977...and in this case in the "French" position on the downtube above the shift levers. I vote essential in this case...
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