[CR]Re: fake decals


Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 12:26:36 -0800 (PST)
From: "Dale B. Phelps" <losgatos_dale@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODc00goZolm0000568b@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: fake decals

What I have found interesting about the (for example) plethora of Reynolds 531 and Columbus tubing decals made from vinyl and sold on squee-bay is that on the occasions they have come up for discussion on CR, most folks seemed to feel that since the evolution of a new standard for refinishing includes "burying" of decals under clear coat that there was no real heartburn about those knockoffs. So little heartburn that I decided to keep my stash of original dry-fix 531 and columbus transfers to myself and quit hawking them on squee-bay - goodness knows there are enough bikes we (friendly CR-ers and myself) can find use for the originals on!

As to the "fake" world logo hoods, I am curious, what identifies them as "fake"?

Dale Phelps Longmont CO

Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 03:39:14 +0000 From: gpvb1@comcast.net To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Fake World Logo Hoods & fake decals - beware Message-ID: <110820050339.2078.43701DE00008EA4A0000081E2200750744CE0D909F09@comcast.net> Content-Type: text/plain MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 2

Have folks seen all of the fake Campag gum World Logo hoods and vintage decals that are out there lately? Always ask if products like these are genuine or reproduction before buying (especially on eBay - beware of vague wording etc. in listings, as always). There are an awful lot of reproduction decals (tubing, etc.) out there, as well as some repop Campy hoods. Apparently, both the hoods and decals are being made in the US and Asia. None of the reproduction items I've seen for sale was stated as such. Caveat emptor.

Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan

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