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Old 02-07-24, 03:07 PM
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Making Trek Decals

I am interested in making some vintage Trek decals. However, I only have pictures and not the actual measurement to do this. Can anyone please tell me the proper height / width of these individual letters on their Trek? Thank you.




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This may or may not apply to Trek, but when getting vintage decals for my 80's Schwinn I'm restoring the decal was sized/scaled depending upon the frame size. So a small frame would have a smaller decal than the same large version of the same frame.

No idea if Trek did this or not.
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I'd say the individual letters are about 1 13/16" x 7/8" with an overall height of 8". 1978 TX700 in Trek's "22.5" frame which translates to a 56cm c to c.
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Excellent. Thank you so much.
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Let me know how they turn out 😉

With velocals gone, I'm looking overseas for Trek decals
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Where are you looking, I have a graphite trek 420, a roughly 1989. I need decals too.
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The best decals (waterslide only) in the US are from Gus Salmon. If you have a pic and measurements he will custom make anything. He may already have what you want on file. Great work, high quality, pretty quick, reasonably priced.
just look up gus salmon on Facebook.
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Originally Posted by macstuff
The best decals (waterslide only) in the US are from Gus Salmon. If you have a pic and measurements he will custom make anything. He may already have what you want on file. Great work, high quality, pretty quick, reasonably priced.
just look up gus salmon on Facebook.
He was kind of an ass when I asked him about Trek decals.

But short answer: he doesn't have any artwork for them.
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Iíve made my own decals for several bikes now and itís a big part of the fun of resto-mods for me. A couple of tips I have (that you may already know): Be sure to use a printer that uses pigment ink rather than dye-based ink. The dye-base inks fade fast in sunlight. I like to print them on clear water-slide stock if they are dark colored decals going on light colored bikes but, since I canít print white, Iím left with printing on white vinyl if they are going on a dark colored bike. I take pictures of the original decals that are as straight on as possible and with rulers in the frame that I use as reference for the recreations.




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Originally Posted by daywood
I’ve made my own decals for several bikes now and it’s a big part of the fun of resto-mods for me. A couple of tips I have (that you may already know): Be sure to use a printer that uses pigment ink rather than dye-based ink. The dye-base inks fade fast in sunlight. I like to print them on clear water-slide stock if they are dark colored decals going on light colored bikes but, since I can’t print white, I’m left with printing on white vinyl if they are going on a dark colored bike. I take pictures of the original decals that are as straight on as possible and with rulers in the frame that I use as reference for the recreations.
I was going to use a Cricut printer. Never used it yet. It was a gift. Your opinion please? Also, what software program is that you are using?
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
I was going to use a Cricut printer. Never used it yet. It was a gift. Your opinion please? Also, what software program is that you are using?
Cool! Santa brought me a Cricut, too! Just to clarify, Cricut is a precision cutter rather than a printer. You still have to print the images with a printer and then you cut them out with the Cricut in a process managed within the Cricut software. I use Inkscape, which is freeware, to create the print masters. I have heard but havenít verified that it works similarly to CorelDraw. Feel free to DM me if you want to talk about it more. Iíd enjoy seeing what you want to do and Iíd be happy to help if I can.
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Originally Posted by jPrichard10
He was kind of an ass when I asked him about Trek decals.

But short answer: he doesn't have any artwork for them.
Should be pretty easy since the decals in the original post are just Premier Shaded with a border.
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I am trying to find the seat post decals with gold included.....only see black and white at HH Lloyd Cycles.
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Originally Posted by daywood
Cool! Santa brought me a Cricut, too! Just to clarify, Cricut is a precision cutter rather than a printer. You still have to print the images with a printer and then you cut them out with the Cricut in a process managed within the Cricut software. I use Inkscape, which is freeware, to create the print masters. I have heard but havenít verified that it works similarly to CorelDraw. Feel free to DM me if you want to talk about it more. Iíd enjoy seeing what you want to do and Iíd be happy to help if I can.
Im working on an 820 for my daughter that needs paint and she want's decals. Would you be willing to share your wisdom with me?
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Im working on an 820 for my daughter that needs paint and she want's decals. Would you be willing to share your wisdom with me?
Absolutely.
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Absolutely.
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Just noticed this thread. Greg at Cyclomondo has this set available. They are pretty easy to apply. HTH, Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by BradH







I'd say the individual letters are about 1 13/16" x 7/8" with an overall height of 8". 1978 TX700 in Trek's "22.5" frame which translates to a 56cm c to c.
Ok lets see the whole bike though.
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