I wouldn't put Clockwork decals on it. I know Gil-M has those decals on file so why not see if he can do the same style but with c16 instead of Clockwork? That might work?
I quite like this idea...
The paint looks pretty good - no chain suck whatsoever - you sure you don't want to touch it up a little instead? If you do repaint and re-decal, I'd go for it and choose something other than white (though white powder coat will be cheap). I'd say the same to rolling back the decals - i.e., don't do it! ...but if you do go for something different than the current ones, make up a unique set in a vector based program or ask Gil to do you something a little different.
I'm in the same boat of having a 98 Explosif but preferring the 96 decals - in the end I'm opting for the 98 decals but jazzing them up a little. Customisation is the way to go!
The frame has been resprayed already, hence no chain suck, but I'm not convinced as it looks very like a genuine Factory orange finish, but if not I kinda want to know if there are any nasty secrets under the paint.
Why not white? I was going to do Blue Highlights such as the headset/bolts etc. I thought white with blue would work quite well.
Maybe I could go for Blue decals in the earlier style but with C16R rather than Clockwork??.... or just period spec decals but in blue not orange??? ah man I'm sooooo confused!
Glad to know it's not just me having this dilemma
Anyone used Argos in Bristol for resprays? they any good?