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More 'soft' stickers on the way.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:57 am

The very popular 'soft' stickers ran out some time ago but I can confirm that a new batch (in a new exciting colour-way) are on the way. To further increase the excitement, there's some new, never seen before stickers coming too. Both will be available in exchange for an SAE :-bd
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Post by Asposium » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:02 am

How feasible is a “stop being soft” steerer top cap?

Has there ever been a “stop being soft” badge?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:31 am

How feasible is a “stop being soft” steerer top cap?
The BB coffers don't run deep. Unlike most establishments, there's no sponsors / advertisers, so the only money that comes in, is the kind and generous donations from 'boners'. Top caps would need to be pre-ordered / payed for and they always seem very expensive for what they are (IMO). However, there may be a cheaper source out there, so I'll take a look.
Has there ever been a “stop being soft” badge?
No. I suppose the idea was that a sticker would be something you could see when times were tough :wink:
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Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:23 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote: The BB coffers don't run deep. Unlike most establishments, there's no sponsors / advertisers, so the only money that comes in, is the kind and generous donations from 'boners'.
I don’t think th donate button works, I’ve tried several times and it either just spins or comes up with an error
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Post by Artie Fufkin » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:35 pm

I’d be more than willing to pay up front for a topcap. That one will be staring you in the face in times of despairation!

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Post by whitestone » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:44 pm

Top caps are another example of (non) standards in the bike industry. I think I've four different types of top cap, the accompanying bolts are specific to each type even when apparently looking the same.

A quick search for laser etching machines looked like they cost around £100 but those won't do metal, £400 and up for one that will. That's a lot of money to recoup along with a stock of each type of top cap. Would be much easier to find an etching service and send the top caps there along with the graphic. If Stu/Dee produced the graphic for sale, anyone wanting to pimp their cap (ooerr missus) could send it off themselves.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:47 pm

I had some custom top caps made up before Xmas. It was a secret Santa thing. Not cheap!

Can't say I've had any issues with top cap standards. I've never owned a Giant though.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:47 pm

I don’t think th donate button works, I’ve tried several times and it either just spins or comes up with an error
Seems okay this end Steve.

RE" Top caps - what might work, is if I gave the artwork to one of the custom cap companies and they made them available to order directly from their website?
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Post by Asposium » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:29 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
RE" Top caps - what might work, is if I gave the artwork to one of the custom cap companies and they made them available to order directly from their website?
fine with me.

as for badges, was thinking for the back of the camelback for a rider behind me to read. :-bd :grin:

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Post by jBay » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:36 pm

https://www.kapz.com/ I’ve used these guys for Top Caps

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Post by mat_swan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:38 pm

There is something nice about a message on your top cap to keep you going- mine was a present from my other half and says 'hey Mat, shall we cycle up a massive hill today?'. That was the morning refrain each day on the first big mountain biking trip we did together. Mine came from kapz I think.

I would definitely buy a stop being soft top cap- not for me but for a friend who has just started riding singlespeed!

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:42 pm

Before I proceed down this road tomorrow, can I just check and make sure that people would really pay nearly £25 for a top cap? That would be full colour BTW as the design doesn't lend itself to the cheaper engraved caps.
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Post by Mike » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:12 pm

I think the sticker would work well over the top cap and cut a hole for the bolt....Bloody damn sight cheaper an all... :lol:

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Post by voodoo_simon » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Before I proceed down this road tomorrow, can I just check and make sure that people would really pay nearly £25 for a top cap? That would be full colour BTW as the design doesn't lend itself to the cheaper engraved caps.
FOMO would make me buy one :lol:

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Post by Artie Fufkin » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:22 pm

How Much???? Thought nearer a fiver would be the going rate, sadly out of touch.
Think Mike may be on to something.
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Thanks for investigating, any road up.

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Post by PaulE » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm

I might be able to etch writing or a line drawing into an anodised top cap - I'll have a play with my school's laser cutter on Tuesday and see if it works.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:18 pm

Engraved caps are cheaper (although still not cheap) but really, they'd be limited to just lettering with no image. As Mike says, your existing cap + sticker could be the way forward :wink:
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Post by Solo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:30 pm

I'll be getting an SAE in the post ASAP :-bd

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Post by gairym » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:24 pm

I'd be interested in a nice little stack of the stickers for all of my bikes, the kids bikes, many various signs on the top of Cols and the local pub toilet etc...

Hows about a SAE and a donation to the cause?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:37 pm

the kids bikes
You might want to see the new one first :wink: Details in this weeks newsletter.
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Post by mat_swan » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:28 am

Ouch. I must admit I'd had 15 in mind, 20 at absolute the outside (I thought the picture design would be more expensive, but not that much more).

Is it the shading on the bear that needs the colour?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:05 am

s it the shading on the bear that needs the colour?
No, the shading or number of colours makes no difference to price. I noticed some of the caps they sell cost over £70 :shock:
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Post by Mike » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:56 am

Love the cream egg look :wink: but what does tls stand for stu? Bit slow this morning

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Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:00 pm

£30 for something like this

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I guess an outline of the BB bear would work


That's the type with no visible bolt, so a bit more expensive.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:02 pm

but what does tls stand for stu? Bit slow this morning
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