re: Bumper Stickers on an Xtracycle?
- I have considered having my business name embroidered on my Freeloader
fabric, but too pricey. Instead I'm getting "It's called a
FreeRadical..." business cards made. Nice and compact, won't wrinkle
like flyers do. Since I'm ordering biz cards for my homegrown
business, I get a second batch at a discount. (which I'm still
Also, Xtracycle themselves has these cool bizcard-sized foldout things
that say "Eleven Answers"-- basically a FAQ sheet for the X, with a
little blank space in which you could write your own name and either a
phone # or an email address. I got a handful of those in my last order
and they are already gone. I wonder if we could ask for more? I
wouldn't mind paying for them. I'm going to be paying to get my own
much lamer ones made, anyway.
-- Nic in South Central
On May 19, 2006, at 4:15 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Message 5
> From: "katethelizard" katethelizard@...
> Date: Thu May 18, 2006 11:18pm(PDT)
> Subject: Bumper Stickers on an Xtracycle?
> Hi folks,
> I once saw a BOB trailer where the owner had gotten a flexible sheet
> of thin, sturdy plastic and bent it so that it fit inside the curved
> front end of the trailer, and stuck up above it somewhat. It served as
> a mudshield and container, but it also made a perfect platform for
> bumper stickers. He rode the thing around the perimeter of the country
> and countless people got to read his mind.
> Since the Xtracycle itself is a radical innnovation, why not add to
> its "wow!" factor with some suitably thought-provoking stickers (like
> the ones available on the website)?
> So, has anyone tried making a billboard out of an Xtracycle? I
> envision somehow attaching a couple lightweight plastic panels to the
> outside of the FreeLoaders, on which to put stickers and where they
> would be more visible and durable than on the fabric. I want to do
> this when I get mine (soon!) and just wondered what other folks have
> tried. Would it get in the way of loading & tying on loads, catch the
> wind too much, or get hamburgers thrown in my face by irate motorists?
> (The latter happened to a friend riding an innocent road bike in the
> hills of Virginia.)
> Someone also once noted the idea of a handout sheet, and I thought of
> that too. Are there any brochures out there?