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Old 06-30-05, 08:40 PM   #1
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Fred Deeley Cycles decals form the 70's

Hi, I'm from Victoria, BC, Canada & am trying to locate a photo of a Fred Deeley Cycles decal from the early 1970's. I have a Raleigh Firebird w/ such a decal in really bad shape & wish to restore it. If I could get an image of a good copy of this decal, I plan on getting this decal reproduced. This decal shows a circle with the letters FDC linked together with a pair of wings on either side, & "Distributed by Fred Deeley Cycles, Vancouver, B.C." around the perimeter of the circle. The colours are gold & black. There was a later decal similar with a red outer circle, w/ white centre + wings but I am not interested in that design. Are there any Canadian riders out there who still have old Raleighs or perhaps Apollos with such a decal still in good condition? Please help me anyone !
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Old 06-30-05, 08:46 PM   #2
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Hi, I'm from Victoria, BC, Canada & am trying to locate a photo of a Fred Deeley Cycles decal from the early 1970's. I have a Raleigh Firebird w/ such a decal in really bad shape & wish to restore it. If I could get an image of a good copy of this decal, I plan on getting this decal reproduced. This decal shows a circle with the letters FDC linked together with a pair of wings on either side, & "Distributed by Fred Deeley Cycles, Vancouver, B.C." around the perimeter of the circle. The colours are gold & black. There was a later decal similar with a red outer circle, w/ white centre + wings but I am not interested in that design. Are there any Canadian riders out there who still have old Raleighs or perhaps Apollos with such a decal still in good condition? Please help me anyone !
Fre Deeley is still in business, though as a Harley distributor, but my recollection is that they have a "museum".

Why don't you contact Fred Deeley in Vancouver and see if they can help you out??
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Old 06-30-05, 08:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've already gone that route. Emailed & phoned Deeley's Harley office, finally talked to someone supposedly in the know but he didn't have any info & wasn't particularly interested in helping. Don't think they even were aware that Deeley distributed bicycles at one time. The only thing we have in common with motorcycle types are that we have two wheels. Have left photo of my old beat-up decal with local bike shops to call me if they find one, but no luck yet.
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Old 06-30-05, 11:16 PM   #4
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I have an Apollo in the basement that I think was puchased at Fred Deeley in 1985. lemme go check what it looks like
I don't think it's in perfect condition though
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sorry, white center
I'll keep my eyes open next time I go out looking for old frames. There are tons of old apollos around town.
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Thanks Baxtefer, close but no cigars! I've already taken photos of that decal but your efforts is very much appreciated. Thanks.
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decal

i have a unicycle with the deeley decal you are lookin for in mint condition hard-nocks@hotmail.com send me an e-mail i will send you a pic
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I hope the OP is still reading 4 years later!

And in case he is, here's the headtube of a Deelite that I sold off awhile back:



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hi guys I have found the Fred Deeley ltd decal and have several 3 for now but can get more so get back to me I searched everywhere even contacting Trev Deeley but was basically pushed aside cause I didn't want to buy a Harley but oh well their loss so if you need get back to me I am not quite sure how this site works completely yet but will answer all requests and will try to upload a pic or send you one possibly
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Damn thread is nearly as old as the bike in question.
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It would be nice to see some pics - Wouldn't mind playing around with it for a vinyl decal knockoff...
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hi guys I have found the Fred Deeley ltd decal and have several 3 for now but can get more so get back to me I searched everywhere even contacting Trev Deeley but was basically pushed aside cause I didn't want to buy a Harley but oh well their loss so if you need get back to me I am not quite sure how this site works completely yet but will answer all requests and will try to upload a pic or send you one possibly
Hi! I'd love to see the images of the decals. Please could you pm me?
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