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Old 03-16-20, 09:13 PM
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Projects, Deacls, Questions

After puttering away for most of the winter, I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The three bikes I'm working on are painted and need clear coated, but I have a couple questions about finishing them off. Here's what I have:
  • 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert (Miami Vice) - Lots of nicks and scratches that need to be touched up. I have them primed, and I'll use an airbrush to do the final paint. This will be one of my main riders this year, so I want it look OK - at least from 10 feet. This one will have a D-A 8-speed group on it.
  • Blue Bike - 1985 Mystery Frame that I'm building for my grandson. Ready for clear coating. But here's a question. I want to put a custom signature on the downtube, and the decal-making setup I have is awful. Any suggestions where I might get a few decals or transfers made that will work? Or should I do some sort of stencil job on it? This will have a full Shimano 105 8-speed setup.
  • 1974 Raleigh International - Also ready for clear coat. Since it is not a traditional color and is not a resto , should I do a decal set from Velocals, or should I just leave it naked and plain? This is one I'm a bit torn on. What are your opinions? Not sure of the groupset on this one other than it will have bar end shifters. Again, any suggestions?
Any opinions/advice is appreciated!

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For the International, at least the TT International and the DT Raleigh decals would at least identify it.
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I would decal the International. Ive seen plenty of repainted Internationals in non-standard colors and I definitely appreciate the ones with decals. If it were me Id use a Reynolds 531 decal too.
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