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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:02 pm 
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I agree with Kalum, above, but I always thought it was, or at least used to be, universally accepted practice for bike shop/framebuilders to add their own transfers if you commissioned a respray from them, but probably only if you asked them to, and usually on a frame with no existing transfers on it. I may be totally wrong about that..

FWIW, "Rampon" sounds Spanish to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Your choice, but its not the done thing to re-badge.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
oldgit wrote:
Thanks. Luckily the lettering is just plain block and the head tube badge is quite simple in design.
I could replace the head badge with a simple large 'R' though
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Block lettering for resprays is easy-peasy if you know someone with access to a printer that can do vinyl decals in a variety of Office-friendly fonts. My Ribble road frame just has italic Times New Roman transfers knocked up in MS Word which are a good match for the original, although the head tube just has "RIBBLE" vertically rather than the genuine Ribble decal.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Thanks again. I'm going to contact Vernon Barker? about paint and lettering.

Decided on a not very Italian metalic black with light pink d/t and s/t panels colour scheme.
And I've just ordered a NOS 120mm quill stem and matchring 44cm bars to replace the lung squashing 40cm's

And the PITA 6 speed Uniglide cassette, 600EX f&r mechs, d/t shifters and 105 aero levers will go in February and be replaced with some shiny silver 9 speed 105 STI's and mechs Keeping the beautiful calipers and chainset

Sorry?

Oh and the race-blades have taken the paint off where they were fixed to the frame :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:30 pm 
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There are a few specialists who can produce one-off water-slide transfers.
They cater mainly for the miniature model enthusiats (trains, model aircraft etc.), but they have the facilities to print good quality transfers.
I'm currently looking for a good supplier for my Toledo (see my post; [b]Toledo Cycles London N18 - Anyone know anything about them?[/b])
So far, I've found a couple of good printers, I'll let you know how I get on and what it costs.
The only problem you have is creating the artwork for them.
I took loads of close-up pictures of my transfers and used tracing paper to make a highly detailed copy, then scanned the tracing and made separations in Adobe Illustrator. -I've worked as a technical illustrator for many years, it comes in handy sometimes.
It looks like yours have a metallic gold back, which could be expensive, but if you want to go ahead I should be able to hook you up with a good printer soon.


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Cheers
I'll come back to this later. Though to be honest I'll probably just letter the head tube?
And I'll see this winter out on it's old paint.
Just been a bit shocked by how much paint has rubbed off from under the clip on guards :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:59 am 
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Remember to get some good close-up photos and measurements before you lose the original transfers.


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