Jersey Boy Yeah
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes: Trek 1000, Debernardi Track, Cervelo P2C, Specialized Tarmac Expert, Specialized Allez Comp
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Save the decals
I found an old and abandoned road bike and thought i might try to save it. As you can see from the picture it's an old BCAmerica frame.
I did some searching and was told that this particular brand was a U.S. bicycle brand in the 80's who went bankrupt. The only thing I found on the internet was a patent and an old article about a soccer dad named Wilie Ehrlich who owned the company.
Has anyone ever heard of them or maybe better yet have one ?
Anyway, I'm a nut for things that no longer exist. If this company went bankrupt then I want to preserve that legacy. It's kind of like me having an Enron coffee mug.
Now I would like to repaint the frame. Same color as the original, but shinier. The problem are the decals. Since they were abandoned for who knows how long, they have become brittle and and flaky. I tried soaking them in a degreaser and using a razor blade to peel it little by little with no luck. I need to remove them before I paint, but I want to have the same decals. Can most decal companies reproduce them just by a picture ?
I don't know what it is. They just look so cool and cartoonish. Reminds me of a Captain America color scheme.