My 1970 Mercier "hack saw special" has painted graphics.
chris ioakimedes Fairfax California
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bingham, Wayne R. Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:45 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: [CR]No Decals NOW Hand Painted
I agree with Chuck's summary of Colnago ushering in a era of painted graphics instead of decals and others following, especially as the graphics got more elaborate. However, some others besides Herse and Legnano were hand painting the name prior to '83. I'm guessing this Colin Laing to be from the early 70's:
Not only is the name painted on the down tube (no stenciling used here either), but the apparent client's name and Colin's signature are also hand painted (see other pix).
Special thanks to Morgan Fletcher for allowing me to post these pix to his great site.