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« on: August 01, 2007 03:56:12 PM »

I'm not even sure if this is the correct place to post this, but, I was wondering if anybody has some creative ideas on how I can decorate my bicycle.  I don't really care if it is aesthetically pleasing or not, I just want it to look unique and be a theft deterrent.  I know that many people tape up their bikes for that reason, but I thought that all you sly craftivists might have a more interesting idea.  Whatever I choose, it needs to be able to withstand all kinds of weather.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007 05:31:38 PM »

paper mache?
edit: I meant decopauge.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007 02:05:02 PM »

yay decopauge! how about putting on pictures of cool cars from various magazines...you could even change the decor occasionally!


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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007 02:40:39 PM »

I live in the Netherlands where bikes are big business for theives!!!

mosaic it.............use outdoor grout and 'adhesive' and it can be done with ceramic tile pieces or lightweight plastic beads or buttons and if you use a grout that sets hard like you get between bathroom tiles it will NOT be easy for the opportunist thief to get it off. ONLY use a thin layer though or your bike will be really heavy >:

You could also wrap the frame in wire (thick stuff) which would also take a thief ages to get off or unwind.


 just drill the frame with small holes in specific places that are plainly VISIBLE then you will know for sure its your bike as the holes cannot be removed or filled again.

Lastly buy some whitewalled tyres that are not seen very often and will make he bike stand out and may be too obvious for many thieves.

Whatever don't pimp it up too much cos ultimately that makes  it more desirable...............old and 'normal' is good or totally pimped but not expensively....thats all i got.

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 01:50:06 PM »

I love the decoupage idea, thanks!
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