How to get garish stickers off rims

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 6:09pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:........ valves at the bottom for a photo, always (Well, at the top it would seem)

The reason the valves are at the top is that in the first photo,the garish stickers where better at the bottom,aesthetically.
So with the stickers removed I thought I'd leave the valves at the top.
Hope that isn't too bad for the style police :)


Your not sufficiently carefully with crank angle or pedal angle though... Tut tut

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby Thomas125 » 24 Feb 2015, 6:23pm

Was 93.4kg now 78.3kg

Next target 74.0kg

"Life is one long bike ride" :-)

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 6:44pm

Thomas125 wrote:http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

See rules 26 40 and 57 :mrgreen:


Well that's three broken,I'm working on breaking the other 92.

BTW,can anyone say that bike could ever be described as photogenic :?


OTOH:-
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all :)
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby gaz » 24 Feb 2015, 8:56pm

reohn2 wrote:BTW,can anyone say that bike could ever be described as photogenic :?

Not sure I'd call it photogenic but it's a long time since I've seen a bike with that much presence. Very nice.
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 8:57pm

gaz wrote:
reohn2 wrote:BTW,can anyone say that bike could ever be described as photogenic :?

Not sure I'd call it photogenic but it's a long time since I've seen a bike with that much presence. Very nice.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Do you mean because it's been posted twice on the same thread? :wink:
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby Vinko » 24 Feb 2015, 9:08pm

reohn2 wrote:

Before:-
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After:-
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Are you sure you didn't just use "photoshop" to remove the stickers ?

Mind you, must of taken ages to move the pump location if you did :lol:

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby Psamathe » 24 Feb 2015, 9:09pm

I was once told that tea tree oil is good at getting gungy sticky stuff off left from label removal; but it was in the context of gungy stuff from shop price tickets, some of which seem to cling with far too much gunge/glue. Never tried it (never having had Tea tree oil).

I've always used white spirit (on shop price labels. Some need to have white spirit left on for a bit to "soak" and soften the glue and then some scraping.

With nearby tyres I guess you'd need to be confidant that whatever you use does not affect the tyre strength.

Ian

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby gaz » 24 Feb 2015, 9:13pm

reohn2 wrote:Do you mean because it's been posted twice on the same thread?

Well it's a few more than that now but that's not it at all.

IMO some bikes are much more "here" then others. Bikes that have presence are hard to ignore. They draw the eye and the mind, speaking a simple invitation softly to the observer, "I'm ready, where are we going?".

That's one such bicycle.
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby CREPELLO » 24 Feb 2015, 9:26pm

What are the mudguards on your GL R2? The front is very long. At least as long (well, longer at the front of the front guard) as my home made Longboards on my Spa audax.

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby kylecycler » 24 Feb 2015, 9:50pm

Dave W wrote:Oh lord! I've just noticed you fit your tyres to match the rims and park so that both wheels are the same - you need help!

Jackie Stewart must need help too, then - he used to insist that the Stewart Grand Prix truck driver jacked up the truck in the paddock and positioned the tyres so that the tyre logos were at the top. Every time. :roll: Still, if reohn2 used to build furniture he's bound to be fastidious. I'd love to build furniture. I'd also love to build a bicycle frame but I'm never likely to do that either. :(

reohn2 wrote:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all :)

Get it out with Optrex. :D

CREPELLO beat me to it about the mudguards, but once you've answered that, next question is, how to we get tyre stickers off? I'm thinking Conti Gatorskins - I actually like the Conti logo, but Gatorskins just look gross...

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 9:58pm

Psamathe wrote:Tea tree oil....
...With nearby tyres I guess you'd need to be confidant that whatever you use does not affect the tyre strength.

Ian


That was a concern and I did wash the wheels after using the thinner on the rims,though it did evaporate fairly quickly.
I have heard of Tea tree oil being used for al kinds of things,from saddle sores to head lice IIRC,but I've never heard of it being used for removing glue.
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 10:00pm

gaz wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Do you mean because it's been posted twice on the same thread?

Well it's a few more than that now but that's not it at all.

:oops:

IMO some bikes are much more "here" then others. Bikes that have presence are hard to ignore. They draw the eye and the mind, speaking a simple invitation softly to the observer, "I'm ready, where are we going?".

That's one such bicycle.

I have to agree with that,it's very 'ready' and beckons the rider to ride it :)
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 10:10pm

CREPELLO wrote:What are the mudguards on your GL R2? The front is very long. At least as long (well, longer at the front of the front guard) as my home made Longboards on my Spa audax.


They're two rears of 65mm Bluemels (£20 a pair from Spa,thanks to Bikerwaser of this parish for the heads up :) )a front one on the front would be woefully short.I stole one of the stay brackets of one of the fronts and riveted for the front stays.The extra length both behind and in front of the wheel helps enormously in keeping shins,feet and bike clean and dry.

BTW Longboards,fitted to the blue Vaya in the picture above are also great mudguards IMO.
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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby fastpedaller » 24 Feb 2015, 10:16pm

I've found sticky labels can sometimes be removed using....... sticky tape!
Duct tape is particularly good for removal because of its strength.

I bought a car once which the previous owner had "customised" by spraying the black plastic parts eg door handles and fuel cap white. Twenty minutes of duct tape and they were reverted to their former glory :D

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Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Postby reohn2 » 24 Feb 2015, 10:18pm

kylecycler wrote:.......... next question is, how to we get tyre stickers off? I'm thinking Conti Gatorskins - I actually like the Conti logo, but Gatorskins just look gross...


The GATORSKIN logos are quite big for small tyres I agree but they don't bother me too much(32mm Gators' on one of the tandems)
The only thing I can think of to remove logos would be a permanent marker pen in the right colour.
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