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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:31 pm 
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I'm in the process of building up (very slowly...) an Alan Richards frame (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=416237) and I need to make a custom decal for the head tube. I can create it myself and get it done as a custom one from H Lloyd, but as the photo below shows, I've not got loads to go on - so I'm hoping someone on here might have an image of this badge style I can actually use, without me resorting to guess work?

It's different from the usual Alan Richards head badge that H Lloyd stocks, and I can't find a single image of the same design as this on the internet anywhere...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:15 am 
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Try an Alan Richards search


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:57 am 
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Nob wrote:
Try an Alan Richards search


I have tried that too, thanks. There's not much out there, certainly not image-wise. The only bikes I can find have the same head badges as the one H Lloyd stocks, which obviously was the most common.

I always knew it would be a long shot, and I think I will have to end up using some guesswork, but at least I can do it myself.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:47 am 
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sjcprojects wrote:
Nob wrote:
Try an Alan Richards search


I always knew it would be a long shot, and I think I will have to end up using some guesswork, but at least I can do it myself.


Sounds like a plan :)


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May throw a spanner in the works but here is another style... Not on the H Lloyd website. This would be easy to replicate in inkscape or Photoshop/illustrator, but maybe older style than the one you want.

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otherself wrote:
May throw a spanner in the works but here is another style... Not on the H Lloyd website. This would be easy to replicate in inkscape or Photoshop/illustrator, but maybe older style than the one you want.


It's interesting to see that version up close. I know that style was used until at least the mid-70s. It seems like the style I have is in-between that and the more common one - as time went on, the reference to Tower Cycles went completely and Alan just used his name, from what I can tell.

Out of interest, does your frame have 'Tower Cycles' or 'Alan Richards' on the downtubes?

Anyway, my build is going to be more of a restoration job now. It was going to be odds and ends going on it, but that doesn't quite seem right given the quality of the frame.


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sjcprojects wrote:
otherself wrote:
May throw a spanner in the works but here is another style... Not on the H Lloyd website. This would be easy to replicate in inkscape or Photoshop/illustrator, but maybe older style than the one you want.


It's interesting to see that version up close. I know that style was used until at least the mid-70s. It seems like the style I have is in-between that and the more common one - as time went on, the reference to Tower Cycles went completely and Alan just used his name, from what I can tell.

Out of interest, does your frame have 'Tower Cycles' or 'Alan Richards' on the downtubes?

Anyway, my build is going to be more of a restoration job now. It was going to be odds and ends going on it, but that doesn't quite seem right given the quality of the frame.


It's not my frame but it had Alan Richards on the DT.

https://majornichols.co.uk/reform-stree ... nt-taylor/


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:06 pm 
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[/quote]

It's not my frame but it had Alan Richards on the DT.

https://majornichols.co.uk/reform-stree ... nt-taylor/[quote/]

I came across that bike during my internet travels, but not that full gallery, so thanks for the link.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:22 pm 
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Pity I didn’t keep my dad's photos/negatives as, if Ant Taylor was riding Alan Richards’ bikes, he took quite a few photos of him at various TTs.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:04 am 
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Well, this is my attempt at the head badge. Looks OK, though there is a fair bit of guess work involved...


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