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I like front-facing fork/seatstay branding. Can I see some?

Old 03-12-21, 11:20 AM
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I like front-facing fork/seatstay branding. Can I see some?

When I first started following cycling in the late 80s, more and more pro bikes were receiving large block font branding on the front-facing of forks and seatstays to better get in that advertising. I know it crossed over into mtbs of the early 90s as well, but it seemed to be a short run fad. This Lemond (not mine) has them on front and back, but I remember some that looked much more amateurish in execution.




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Old 03-12-21, 04:21 PM
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Old 03-12-21, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Ok, you got me.

What is this beauty?
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Old 03-12-21, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
Ok, you got me.

What is this beauty?
1992 (Le) Kypo from Australia. Reynolds 525 tubing.

If you want to find out more about Kypo, go here: https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/v...?f=23&t=100570
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Of the various bike fads, that was a rather short one!
I mostly recall it from race photos. A rider for Mike Fatka's Skunk River Cyclists had "Raleigh" on the fork blades of his Raleigh Team bike when I was at the 1982 Iron Horse Classic in Durango, CO....




this was long before digital cameras, so that lack of focus and grain is like the friction shifting of photography.
plus.. this is a small section of the whole photo.....




I've got an '82 Olmo with the name plastered all over the place, even on the back of the seat tube. It doesn't make for a good picture for Velonews, but it does let people know what bike they are drafting...


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Old 03-12-21, 07:34 PM
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Old 03-12-21, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Markeologist View Post
wow! Two matching(?) frames with race number mounting tabs!?
Pretty cool, and seems like there ought to be a story to go with them?

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Ok ... JD

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Old pic, not great, but does the job. It's hard NOT to find "RALEIGH" on every square inch of the tubing on anything out of the USA division from '84-86.


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100% sideways loads. A new record!




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I sold this Cyclops track bike many years ago so I cannot provide a better photo but I always thought it looked badass from the front

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This is the English-built 531c Raleigh exported for sale in the U.S.A. It whistles in a cross-wind, same as the American 555s.


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I've seen a few old Treks with the 1984 white blocks on the front of the forks.
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I guess "MOVE OVER" printed backwards is not done...
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Originally Posted by conspiratemus1 View Post
This is the English-built 531c Raleigh exported for sale in the U.S.A. It whistles in a cross-wind, same as the American 555s.


Those Raleighs really hit the nostalgia button for me.
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This is one of those little details that I love. Glad to see I am not alone.
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I always thought it would've been cool to have a bike with "DENVER SPOKE" on the fork blades.

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The Fuji's:





The Lemonds:





Y-Foil:



Duell:



PDG Paramount:



Olmo:

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I think they got all the angles covered


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