I just whipped mine all off for stealth / prefer brands etc not being "on show"
I do like seeing them a bit beaten, nice to see things being used!
I think practical cycles keep all the options in stock for replacements
Same here. FattiesFitFine is the first to go.. awful in my opinion.. headbadge and downtube surly branding are next. I don't much mind the model name, but don't much mind if they get damaged. After a respray...no decals of any sort for me...
Depends how fancy and new you like your bike to look.
Yeah de stickered my Disc Trucker straight away, so much nicer and cleaner.
I've had mine powdercoated a load of times and reapplied the decals myself each time, though have taken no measures to protect them since. Bought the replacements through lbs and ebay
So it looks like there's no general consensus.... Just comes down to how much you care about decals...
For me, the surly ones are a general no. But other brands im happy to keep.
Ask 10 people and you'll get 10 different answers.. what does your soul tell you......(about decals)...?
My soul told me: Ask LFGSS, they'll confuse you even more!
Jokes aside, I will either keep it worn and torn or just desticker entirely.
Not placing new stickers.
yep yep yep
Never thought about it.
Has anyone ridden the Pack Rat?
no1 is that mad
I have! Collected it today. I’m not really sure what I would compare it to but I absolutely love it. If you can live with the limitation (enhancement) of rim brakes then it seems nice.
you are mad!
post a pic.
Ha! Quite possibly. Needs a larger front bag (on the way) and sorting front rack (needs either longer struts or a canti mount rack as it is currently a bit droopy). I’d also like to tidy up the dynamo cabling.
Damn that's good.
That a woods build?
It is. At first I just wanted some sweet sweet ultradynamico tyres, then I needed a wheelset to go with them (and they had just built a super nice set for a really smart 650b steamroller). The pack rat suggestion from Tom was probably the last bit to be decided. It’s a really nice shop, seems like they ‘get it’.
top @mk1mark bait!
Looks smart, shame the rack isn’t level?
Yep, it’s on the list to sort but I was too impatient to ride it yesterday!
Nice, recognised it from a build photo.
Yeah Tom's a great guy and runs a great shop. Shame the Randos been postponed. I've been to a few of their shop rides. Good bunch.
That is lovely!
Easy to fix the rack https://www.hubjub.co.uk/nitto-420mm-carrier-stays-2468-p.asp
Which carridice is that?
The tease image of that bike was what got me asking in the first place!
buy a 47cm
Just flatten the fork crown bracket, it's what I did on my cross check with nitto M18, levels it out nicely, and makes it a bit lower.
Lovely build Mr Crow. Might I enquire as to how much your packrat weighs unladen? A few years ago I ran a cross check which I could never quite work out if I loved or hated. I think it was the long and low geometry which I found unsuitable. How might your Packrat compare?
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