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 Post subject: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello all,

Does anyone know where i can get some decals for a frame i'm restoring,it's a Raleigh 653 frameset from the 1987 frameset catalogue,there are pictures of the frame in the archive on this forum. They're a fairly simple decal,just a sloping Raleigh script in black on a clear background for the seat tube,crossbar and down tube.

H Lloyd have the 653 and the Gerald O Donovan decals but can't see anything in the list that matches the others i need.

Also,does anyone have advice on how to remove the head badge and then re fit it after spraying.

Thanks in advance,Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:34 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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http://cyclomondo.net/page20.htm

Anything on cyclomondo above?

I'd remove the headbadge from inside the headtube by removing the rivet heads, then fake it by re-attaching using a dab of clear selanat and "fake" rivets.............but that's just me :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks Shaun,i've just been looking on cyclemoto and they do have something very similar,i'll email and ask for dimensions.

I have thought about that with the badge so maybe give that a try.

Thanks,Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:49 pm 
Old School Hero

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Do you mean like this? If so, Nick at H Lloyd knocked me some up recently no problem at all - just email him and he'll sort you out.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:01 pm 
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The ends off old spokes make perfect fake rivets, just glue them in :)


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks guys,this place is a mine of information. I've cheated a bit with the headbadge,spotted a new one on ebay and bought it,i have not made much of a job of taking the old one off anyway :oops:

I'm going to ring Nick tomorrow and ask him about the decals,see if he'll make me some up if i send pictures and dimensions.

Thanks for the help,Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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cant see point of gluing rivits?? just buy size 0 by 3/16th hammer drive screws and file off the backs after tapping them in....can supply these if anyone needs worked countless times when re-fitting Raleigh Chopper headbadges!!!!!
john


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:42 am 
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j.c the reproman wrote:
cant see point of gluing rivits?? just buy size 0 by 3/16th hammer drive screws john


The only hammer screws I've seen have a domed top that looks nothing like an original rivet. Fine if you just want to attach a headbadge but if you want something that looks authentic a flat steel spoke head is just about impossible to spot :)


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh decal advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:46 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi there,

If it's these ones:

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and

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I can send you the artwork so that you can get a local vinyl cutter to cut them for you. I got these re-drawn when I refurbed one of my Gerald O-Donovan frames last year.


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