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Zeus owners: Any interest in Reynolds 'A' tubing decals?

Old 06-20-12, 10:47 AM
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Zeus owners: Any interest in Reynolds 'A' tubing decals?

I'm currently doing a Zeus resto, I've found most of the replacement decals for it online except for the Reynolds 'A' tubing decal:

I've talked to a local sign maker, they say they can do one for me. Should I get extras? I'm not fully committed to getting one made yet ($), but I thought others might be interested if I do. There are 2 other decals I need to source, I think cyclomundo has one in his zeus decal kit, not sure if I will persue getting the other one made.

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If the cost ended up being reasonable, I'd kick in. I don't currently own a Zeus, but I have full confidence that I will someday
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I have a couple of Spanish Macarios with French threading that I am redoing. I'm wondering if they are made out of Reynolds A. I have never heard of it and am wondering what Reynolds A is relative to other Reynolds. The both have 26.2 seatposts, which I understand isn't a standard Reynolds size.
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Well my zeus takes a 26.2 seatpost...
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I have a 26.2 Zeus seat post, but no Zeus frame to put it in
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So how much are the stickers? Go ahead, make me wince.
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I think they said something like ~$30 for making the decal, plus ~$50 for the "art" work that is required. Not sure it's worth it to me, but I thought once the final product was done I could get a batch of them made for less $ per decal. I will probably just buy the basic zeus decal kit for now, and finish building the bike back up. I have good pics and measurements of the 'A' decal if I decide to have one made later.
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You can probably do the artwork yourself. You might be able to carefully scrape it off with a razor, and scan it to make a template, then tidy it up. It's a pretty simple decal.
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Originally Posted by sced
You can probably do the artwork yourself. You might be able to carefully scrape it off with a razor, and scan it to make a template, then tidy it up. It's a pretty simple decal.
I'll volunteer to make the artwork if you supply me with scans and measurements (I've done this sort of thing before, and this one is comparatively simple).
No charge if you shoot me a sample decal when it's done...I think it's a good thing just to get low-demand items like this back into circulation.
Make sure what file format the printer wants the artwork in (usually Adobe Illustrator but sometimes they want it saved as a very early version .ai file)
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I'll volunteer to make the artwork if you supply me with scans and measurements (I've done this sort of thing before, and this one is comparatively simple).
No charge if you shoot me a sample decal when it's done...I think it's a good thing just to get low-demand items like this back into circulation.
Make sure what file format the printer wants the artwork in (usually Adobe Illustrator but sometimes they want it saved as a very early version .ai file)
Whoaaa!. What an offer!!!

BTW, I'm expecting 4 Holdsworth bottles to show up any day!
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I have doubts that the decal will come off intact...
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Heat it up with a hair dryer and slowly scrape it with a window scraper. If you plan a repaint you can scrape down to the metal. Before starting take some measurements.
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Thanks, I will try that. As to the repaint, I have seen pics of zeus(es) in white, yellow, silver/grey (like mine), red, blue. I'm leaning towards blue.
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for my purposes you don't have to peel it and scan it...just take 3 straight-on pics: one dead center, one off-center to the left and one off-center to the right. And measure height and width. If you DO manage to get it off intact, then a scan is even better since there's no guesswork about making a curve flat.
PM me if/when you want to proceed.
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FWIW, I've had small stickers done at FastSigns, like Fiamme Red Labels, Columbus on foil and TA.

Cost was about 60 bucks for 100 of a single piece of my art. They charge by size and number of colors.

50 for creating the art seems fair to me.
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