New wrist band for clean riders

by Fran The Man   October 23, 2012  

I need some help!
For years I've worn a LIVESTRONG wristband (and even now I've still got it on) but I want to change it for something that shows I wholehearted support the idea of riding clean. So I need a new, specially designed wristband.
I've had the idea that it could be graphite grey (for the colour of the road) with a white stripe running through it's centre (like the solid white line on the road).
The graphite grey would symbolise the sport that Armstrong's behaviour has besmirched while the white strip would stand for the purity we must all hope can be achieved.
Does anybody else like this idea?
And can anybody help get it off the ground?
Let's hear from you .......

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7166 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 18:36

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it's a bit busy right now but it'll be back...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7166 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 18:37

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Dave beat me to it!

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posted by jamesfifield [90 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 18:41

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As advertised on the Bike Pure site, One of their team's sponsors are Sportsagid.......go to their website and spot the odd one out....... Devil

http://www.sportstagid.com/about-id-bracelets-sportstagid/famous-people-...

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posted by Gkam84 [8487 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 19:13

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Try Bike pure. Cycling weekly once did transparent ones "I support drug free sport"

posted by Psycling [49 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 20:11

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Thanks, guys. I've ordered a Bike Pure wristband and will wear it as soon as it arrives. I still think the graphite/white ideas works ......

Fran the Man

posted by Fran The Man [59 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 22:09

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Erm, don't feel the need to wear a shitty bit of plastic on your wrist? Use the money for something more worthwhile.

posted by forzagaribaldi [7 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 22:42

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NB, they are free

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1727 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 23:14

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Gkam84 wrote:
As advertised on the Bike Pure site, One of their team's sponsors are Sportsagid.......go to their website and spot the odd one out....... Devil

LOL.

Anyway, kind of weird/awkward that my LIVEstrong band broke around the time Armstrong was convicted. Did that happen to anyone else?

( Devil )

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posted by Raleigh [1727 posts]
23rd October 2012 - 23:17

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Never had a livestrong band, I never really got the "I support some by wearing a band" Better to just raise money or donate, rather than wearing something like that Day Dreaming

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posted by Gkam84 [8487 posts]
24th October 2012 - 6:12

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A mate was responsible for some road safety campaigns in the North West in the mid 2000s.

http://www.nrsi.org.uk/nrsi/index2edb.html?SectionID=2&cr221;SubSectionI...

He came up with wristbands saying 'I believe in little green men', I still wear mine and shake it furiously at RLJers.

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posted by Joselito [130 posts]
24th October 2012 - 15:30

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Gkam84 wrote:
Never had a livestrong band, I never really got the "I support some by wearing a band" Better to just raise money or donate, rather than wearing something like that Day Dreaming

The money from them went to charity and all that. It was effectively mass scale small transactions except you got a piece of rubber in return.

posted by drheaton [3420 posts]
24th October 2012 - 15:55

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Yeah I know the money went to charity. Which was a great thing in 2004, but 8 years later, your couple of quid means nothing if you haven't donated again Wink

If you have a Livestrong band, just score out the V Rolling On The Floor

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posted by Gkam84 [8487 posts]
24th October 2012 - 16:35

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I've got a COPS wristband, I wear it with pride for what it stands for, nothing to do with giving to charity.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2564 posts]
24th October 2012 - 16:40

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True, there's no follow up there, perhaps they should have made them out of something that breaks over time. Something like Armstrong's reputation.

posted by drheaton [3420 posts]
24th October 2012 - 20:34

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Hmm perhaps instead of wearing wristbands showing your support for drug free sports, you could put in the money and effort into educating others against cheating in sports, or investing in other organisations that are already committed to this cause. I find those wristbands quite tacky, and don’t change much. I mean, Lance Armstrong himself made the Livestrong wristbands popular, so that says a lot. I’ve recently gotten myself into cycling after my BMW had to be returned for faulty swirl flaps, and I’m feeling more interested in cycling events now.

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posted by Peter_Mould [17 posts]
28th January 2013 - 9:29

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forzagaribaldi wrote:
Erm, don't feel the need to wear a shitty bit of plastic on your wrist? Use the money for something more worthwhile.

Like one of these? Big Grin

http://www.cyclismas.com/2013/01/team-bioflow-issue-total-recall-after-t...

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posted by andylul [409 posts]
28th January 2013 - 14:00

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Peter_Mould wrote:
Hmm perhaps instead of wearing wristbands showing your support for drug free sports, you could put in the money and effort into educating others against cheating in sports, or investing in other organisations that are already committed to this cause. I find those wristbands quite tacky, and don’t change much. I mean, Lance Armstrong himself made the Livestrong wristbands popular, so that says a lot. I’ve recently gotten myself into cycling after my BMW had to be returned for faulty swirl flaps, and I’m feeling more interested in cycling events now.

Dragging this slightly OT (I am bit of a BMW fan) which model diesel you have?
Back on topic. Must say seeing livestrong bands on riders in the tour down under didn't sit right with me.

posted by Super Domestique [1567 posts]
28th January 2013 - 21:03

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Super Domestique wrote:
Peter_Mould wrote:
Hmm perhaps instead of wearing wristbands showing your support for drug free sports, you could put in the money and effort into educating others against cheating in sports, or investing in other organisations that are already committed to this cause. I find those wristbands quite tacky, and don’t change much. I mean, Lance Armstrong himself made the Livestrong wristbands popular, so that says a lot. I’ve recently gotten myself into cycling after my BMW had to be returned for faulty swirl flaps, and I’m feeling more interested in cycling events now.

Dragging this slightly OT (I am bit of a BMW fan) which model diesel you have?
Back on topic. Must say seeing livestrong bands on riders in the tour down under didn't sit right with me.

OK, today I am reading the site on my laptop and see the link in the sig. (last night I was on the mobile site) I really hope I am wrong but something doesn't add up. Swirl flaps - yet what does your company do?

Giving huge amounts of benefit of the doubt, that it wasn't just an advertising stunt, what are you riding Peter?

posted by Super Domestique [1567 posts]
29th January 2013 - 14:35

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Just trying to find out who's behind the Bike Pure organisation... A friend suggests that it's the UCI... Is that right, as that would change the glossy perception that the site portays??

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posted by Mombee [35 posts]
29th January 2013 - 15:05

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Mombee wrote:
Just trying to find out who's behind the Bike Pure organisation... A friend suggests that it's the UCI... Is that right, as that would change the glossy perception that the site portays??

Bike Pure was founded by Myles McCorry and Andy Layhe according to the 'What is Bike Pure?' section of their website, and is an independent organisation. I've not heard any other suggestion otherwise, would be interested in what your friend means by the UCI being 'behind it'.

posted by nellybuck@msn.com [156 posts]
29th January 2013 - 15:35

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Seems a bit weird having to wear a wristband to say you support drug-free sport. Surely that's a given?
I'm going to wear one which says "I support cyclists riding bicycles".

posted by bashthebox [572 posts]
30th January 2013 - 13:43

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'Anyway, kind of weird/awkward that my LIVEstrong band broke around the time Armstrong was convicted. Did that happen to anyone else?'

No, I ditched mine when I found out more about the 'charity'.

posted by andyp [718 posts]
30th January 2013 - 14:54

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