Earlier this month I wrote about a cracked rim and having to replace both rims. The new rims I chose came with some awful graphics. Two rims and twelve large stickers, four small ones. How many stickers does it take. I prefer to be understated in all manners of attire and accessories.
I was off from work today. So I decided today was the day to rid my rims of the unsightly stickers. All it took was some heat from a heat gun, applied conservatively, and some finger nails. I took off all twelve large stickers, but decided to leave the four small stickers. Mainly for my own use. Two years down the road I won’t be able to remember what rims these are if someone where to ask.
Ahhhh, back to the clean aesthetics of this fine bike. It looks much better, to me at least, with all that visual noise from the stickers gone. I realize it is merely personal preference.
For the record, I don’t wear clothing with logos all over them either. It never made sense to me that you pay more to be a walking billboard. I always thought you should get a discount for providing free advertising for a brand. Or they should pay you.
Looks great. Finally took a road ride tonight after a weekend of snow. Don’t think I could pull off the all-winter thing. Your machine would be very motivating, though.
I like the cleaner look too. I’m most definitely with you on wearing someone’s logo. If there’s going to be a logo on my shirt pocket, it should be mine. It’s my shirt! I do wear jerseys with graphics, but only “advertising” the ride I was on, ie, RAGBRAI or my state.
I agree. I’ll wear event t-shirts. I’ll also wear clothing with small companies I really like or use a lot. Something like a Paul Components t-shirt.
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Thank you, I definitely agree.