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    Removing the racist stickers from the Karate Monkey

    I'm interested in buying a new Karate Monkey, but I'm having trouble getting over the font of the stickers on the top tube. If you don't understand why this font might be upsetting, I recommend reading a little bit about the history of so-called "chopstick" or "wonton" typefaces. This article is a good place to start:

    https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012...s-font-racist/

    I know Surly says their frames don't have clear coat over the stickers, so I should be able to remove them. Does anyone know how difficult it is to get them off without messing up the paint or leaving residue?

    I wrote to Surly last week to ask whether they would ever consider changing the font, but haven't heard anything back.

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    It's a bike. Buy it. Ride it. Hell of an odd post. Comes off as trollish.

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    It's incredibly simple to remove the stickers. I usually just scrape them off with a credit card or other hard plastic, then wipe off the residue with rubbing alcohol.
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    https://surlybikes.com/info_hole

    Surly answers your question ... warm the adhesive, gently scrape with a credit card, apply adhesive remover.

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    I'm offended

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    ...so it has come down to this...

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    To help, take a blow dryer, on low heat, hit the "racist sticker" with a little heat and peel with a credit card.

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    Triggered!!!!!



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    offensive font???
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Removing the racist stickers from the Karate Monkey-jesus.jpg  

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    I'm trying to keep an open mind on this and keep the thread somewhat on track.

    The OP doesn't like the font Surly uses and asked how to remove it. It may seem frivolous but it's a legit question which we've answered.

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    Thanks, I appreciate the open mind and the helpful reply. You've answered my question.

    I recommend the article I shared in my original post for anyone who is puzzled.

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    <--- asian. Been called "chink" throughout my youth. I do not see why/how a font is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
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    It is not our decision to determine what is considered racist by other people.

    OP has issues and asked for help, let it go and don't make the thread a fighting match.

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    Offended by the font?? I'm Chinese and I'm can't even wrap my head around why you consider this racist? it's called ARTWORK.

    I guess if you go down this road, you can call anything racist (brand xx only offers bike color in black? the font has rainbow colors on it)-- see how dumb this get?
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    I can't believe I actually read this, I must really need something to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    OP has issues .
    Agree.

    Could've easily just asked (or googled) 'how to remove a sticker' without throwing in the "RACIST!!!" crap.
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