Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
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Decals - To Use or Not to Use???
I am lucky enough to have a mid seventies CCM "Tour du Canada"
. For a couple of years, now, I have been trying to get around to making decals for the bicycle. Then, out of the blue, a fellow contacted me and asked if I would be interested in an original set of CCM "Tour du Canada" decals, purchased at the same time as he purchased his TdC back in the seventies.
Needless to say, I said "Yes, I would be interested" and, to make a long story, a bit shorter, the gentleman sent me the decal set, complete with CCM headbadge, free of charge. He was even kind enough to pay the postage. I was a bit stunned. And now my problem...
Should I use, what might be the last set of these original decals on the planet, or preserve them? A failed attempt to apply and then that's that. Poof - gone forever! Once applied - poof - gone forever!
I cannot reproduce the decals, since I cannot print "white". I want to finish my bicycle (it is already painted) but I do not want to destroy the original decal set. I was thinking of sending the original set to the fellow in Australia to see if he can reproduce the set and without damaging my original decals.