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Wrapping a road bike.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Rooster1, 6 Feb 2018.

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  1. Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

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    Berks
    As an avid watcher of Yianni the super car wrapper (https://yiannimize.com/) I was wondering if bike wrapping was a thing, and if so who does it professionally and who might do it themselves.

    I imagine there is no cost benefit in wrapping a Alu, Steel or Carbon road bike but creatively the possibilities are endless.

    I would also think that wrapping a carbon bike might not be such a good idea as it would never show up any frame issues and it could be used to cover up frame issues.

    I wonder if you can buy the wrap product in small quantities ?

    Any wrap experts out there??
     
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  3. AlanW

    AlanW Veteran

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    Not to sure?
    I have my new Trek frame booked in to be wrapped in a matt finish clear vinyl, does that count?
     
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  4. Ciar

    Ciar Über Member

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    London
    I know plenty of guys i ride MTB with, who have their bikes wrapped prior to their first ride out. me personally i haven't but it seems a good way to hold value for resale.
     
  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

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    Not at work
    How about hydro dipped?
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I thought you meant as a present :wacko: was just going to suggest sticking a couple of bows on!
     
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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    and dont forget the best wishes card
     
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  8. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I wrapped some speakers a few weeks back. i have enough left over to wrap a frame. going to give it a go when i get a bit of spare time.
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  9. I wrapped some presents not that long ago :snowball:
     
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  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I sprayed alloy wheels with a matt black peelable paint.

    Very good result. Maybe temporary but only cost &10.
     
  11. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

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    London
    I had my TT Helmet Hydro dipped , the guy said he can dip pretty much anything and he normal does car parts .

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  12. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I love looking at proper TT helmets and that has to be the best I have ever seen @Cuchilo!
     
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  13. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Mine’s a Giro Advantage 2

    I wanted to get an Aliens decal, but could only find rubbish ones so it’s plain black

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  14. When spring finally arrives, we'll see about vinyl wrapping my work bike, an old department store model I use for carrying fluids about to busses when they are inspected on Saturdays.