[CR]colnago on ebay - cyclart decals

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From: "Sterling" <sterling@tns.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20021203205759.73991.qmail@web11908.mail.yahoo.com> <009301c29b1e$7296ba00$59f51b41@cinci.rr.com>
Subject: [CR]colnago on ebay - cyclart decals
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 08:25:17 -0800

It does seem a little strange to require an in person inspection of the bike. Wouldn't an emailed photo of the frame accomplish the same thing? Especialy since the decals are not the real deal anyway. Who knows, my bike could get damaged by UPS, a dented top tube perhaps, then require a new paint job. Very expensive decals.
   Sterling Peters
   San Diego
> Hello Fred,
>
> Good luck obtaining any decals from CyclArt... CyclArt has claimed in the
> past that they made "similar" decals that may or may not match the original.
> Prehaps the enlarged "C" is an extension of their modified decal policy.
> They require that you send them the frame by mail, UPS etc. so they can
> "verify" authenticity.
>
> Too bad this shipping requirement exposes many frames to shipping damage, as
> discussed recently in the CR.
>
> I wonder if CyclArt has legal license to repro those Colnago decals, why do
> they require buyers to send in frames to verify authenticity if the decals
> may not authorized for reprinting by the manufacturer in the first place?
>
> Regards, Steve Neago
> Cincinnati, OH
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 3:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]colnago on ebay - cyclart decals
>
>
> > > I have never seen an original Colnago decal that had the
> > > enlarged "C". There are definitely orig. decals with the
> > > club in the "C", just not the enlarged "C". I am not
> > > saying definitively that the enlarged "C" doesn't exist,
> > > but I haven't seen it. Seems like a Cyclart modification.
> > Could they have made this modification in order to provide a
> > means of distinguishing between a repainted bike and one with
> > the original finish? This was once a common practice - witness
> > the Columbus "Riverniciato" decals. Or is that the practice of
> > a bygone era?
> > Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia
> >
> >
> >
> >
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