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Old 12-01-22, 12:14 PM
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back when JR was in LaJolla (or thereabouts) he made some custom sets from my artwork which was a good experience, but later when i needed something new (custom-printed from my supplied artwork) he said "no can do: we are no longer making custom printed decals at all" only selling what they made for their own "catalogue".
Which I believe is the MO for Greg Softley (who I recommend) as well as H.Lloyd. The only guy I know of who *might* take on custom work is Gus Salmon in Florida. who gets high praise from many of his customers (but I could not work with him on one project he bid on for me: not over $$ but ownership of the art).
Otherwise there are still a couple "hobbyists" who own the ALPS printer needed to print long-lasting ink on vinyl or water-slide substrate, but most of them are connected with the Model Train and Model Aircraft crowd, so hard to find searching for bicycle decal printing.
And there's still SSSInk, still in business with a huge catalog, AFAIK
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Old 12-01-22, 01:39 PM
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This is distressing. Velocals has been a reliable supplier for several full restorations and several other revisions. Their work was appreciated and will be missed.
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Old 12-01-22, 02:04 PM
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Big bummer. They have aided the renovation and restoration of a number of my bikes as well. Going out on a high note with them supplying decals for my OS Paramount (I sent them finished photos). Thinking maybe I scoop up a number of Trek seat tube panels since that era of Trek is my favorite and I'm totally not planning on ever buying another one...
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Old 12-01-22, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JulesCW View Post
That's a real bummer. Great folks, great decals. this news inspired me to place an order for a set of decals for a frame I might not paint -- just in case. .
I did the same thing this morning.
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Just got my order in for a Medici set!Trying to think of what other decals I will need in the future.
I hope they don't run out of stock of whatever I come up with.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Thanks for your service to the C&V community Velocals! We will really miss you!!
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Old 12-01-22, 06:45 PM
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I ordered sets for Fuji Pro and Motobecane Le Champion. I need a couple others but they are not offered by Velocals as standard. I can understand the business model change.
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Old 12-02-22, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post

Out of Australia, I've heard good things about them.
Bought some Simplex derailleur decals, excellent product and service. A+
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I too will miss Velocals. Always seemed to have the decals for the bikes that I have restored in the past 10 years.The prices were always low enough to keep my costs reasonable. Especially on the plain jane bikes (fuji, schwinn, sekai. sekine, nishiki, stc) sold around my neck of the woods.
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Old 01-31-23, 04:11 AM
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Just received my Univega decal order that I managed to squeak in under the wire. They kept me well-informed throughout of the progress of the order.
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Wow! I guess I'm the last to know. Here anyway. Is there an alternative source? Certainly there is a thread here, which came along in my absence. Just link it, if you feel so inclined.
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Old 02-27-23, 08:43 AM
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Merged threads.
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Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.

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Old 03-02-23, 02:14 AM
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Here's the same page as above but with all the vendor links, thought this might be useful, maybe even a sticky. cb400bill

Thank you so much for visiting Velocals.com

As of 1/1/23 we have closed our doors

Alternative decal vendor links provided below

reach out to them to inquire about

making your rare bike decals

We wish you all the best with your restorations

United States

Gus Salmon - https://www.facebook.com/gsalmondecals/

SSSink - https://sssink.com/bicycle-restoration

Porkchop BMX - https://velocals.com/Porkchop%20BMX

Crawfords Decals - https://stores.ebay.com/Crawfords-Decals

Bicycle Bones - https://velocals.com/Bicycle%20Bones


Cyclomondo - https://www.cyclomondo.net/

BMX Products - https://www.bmxproducts.com/

United Kingdom

H Lloyd Cycles - https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/en-us

BicycleDecals - https://bicycledecals.net/

BicycleStickers - https://www.bicyclestickers.co.uk/

RetroDecals - https://www.facebook.com/retrodecals/


EgoVinyls - https://www.ebay.com/str/egovinyls

SlikGraphics - https://www.slikgraphics.com/
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Old 03-02-23, 07:40 AM
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