RE: [CR]Crescent Contest - NOT

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

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From: "Gary Dellarossa" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Crescent Contest - NOT
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 22:04:09 +0000

Hello Robert, This has nothing to do with Crescent decals. Just a thank you note for the Pino Morroni-compatible parts that arrived today. My skewers are now complete, as am I. If there's anything I can do for you - any small parts you need - let me know. I appreciate your generosity, and would like to acknowledge it here on the List.

All the best! Gary DellaRossa, Toronto, Canada.

>From: "R.S. Broderick" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [CR]Crescent Contest - Win A Free Set Of 1970's Replica
>Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 16:39:51 -0500
>Artwork for the replica decals apropos the rebuild on my 1975 Crescent
>Pepita Professional De Luxe 320 has finally been completed to my
>satisfaction. Which brings me to the point where it is now appropriate
>solicit input from other Crescent owners and enthusiasts here on the CR
>in order to bring this chapter of my latest project to a successful
>conclusion for all parties who might stand to benefit.
>As vintage cycling aficionados may already be aware, Crescent / MCB used
>same basic decal scheme for a considerable period of time on their 300
>series offerings. Specifically, all but the seat tube decals were
>essentially unchanged from at least 1967 or 1968 until the year 1979,
>even after that point in time, a few select models would appear to have
>continued use of these very same decals or a small subset thereof until
>1985. With respect to those 300 series bicycles produced from the late
>1960's through 1979, the ONLY difference in the decal scheme itself,
>excepting subtle changes in the primary seat tube decals, was the use of
>additional stylized "CRESCENT" decal in the center of each side of the
>tube through model year 1973. Inasmuch as my project bike happens to
>post-date that timeframe, it is absent this particular graphic. But I
>reason that as long as I have put this much time and effort into
>painstakingly replicating the decals requisite for my own needs, I might
>well go the ever so small extra mile so as to create that otherwise
>"missing" decal for the benefit of those who might have need for same.
>Since the actual artwork itself is common to the larger stylized
>decal which appears on the down tube, all I really need to find out from
>someone else having a pre 1974 Crescent 300 series bicycle ready at hand
>would be the proper size / dimensions of that smaller version to be
>found on
>the top tube of their bike.
>So here is the deal..
>The first person to post publicly to the CR List the exact dimensions in
>millimeters of that small stylized "CRESCENT" top tube decal in
>with the specific methodologies described below is entitled to receive
>OF CHARGE one brand new set of high quality, ultra-thin, color fast,
>die-cut, vinyl based Crescent reproduction decals once I have received
>entire batch from the print shop (...figure one to two weeks time -
>This offer covers provision of the decal transfers themselves as well as
>careful packaging and postage required for same to deliver the entire
>ensemble anywhere in the world having regular mail delivery. Please
>that the decal grouping being reproduced WILL NOT include any seat or
>tube decals - only those which would normally appear on the top and down
>tubes. For a pictorial representation of the various decals in
>please refer to the following photographs as posted to WoolJersey:
> . or .
>Referring to the third picture in sequence, you will find a
>of the stylized "CRESCENT" decal which normally appears on the down tube
>along with its measurements provided in millimeters. What I need are
>actual dimensions of the similar but smaller "CRESCENT" top tube decal
>determined by measuring it using the very same vertical and horizontal
>points detailed in that picture. The easiest and most accurate way to
>perform this task is to take a flexible fabric tape measure which has
>increments and stretch it taught along side the decal in question at the
>designated points being careful so as to follow the actual curvature of
>top tube.
>For anyone else who may be interested in procuring their very own set of
>reproduction Crescent decals as described in the photographs posted to
>aforementioned WoolJersey album, this is your chance. To plagiarize
>which I posted to the CR List back in January, this will be a ONE TIME
>printing, the size of which will be based upon those who contact me "OFF
>LIST" and express an interest in purchasing a set for themselves
>will be subject to some extent upon how many sets will need to be
>printed -
>but I will stipulate that amount in advance of requesting payment or
>those decals actually made on behalf of others). The objective will be
>have no "spare" sets left over after all interested parties have paid.
>there are a few such extras (...which means that someone who said they
>wanted one failed to "pay up"), they will quickly be offered on eBay for
>competitive bid starting at the quoted sales price (...i.e. I have no
>intention of holding any "stock" of these - so perish the thought that
>anyone might have about procrastination possibly serving them well in
>matter). And just so that everyone knows, I still intend send a spare
>off to Greg Softley in Coffs Harbor, Australia such that he might be
>able to
>get a jump start on replicating these very same decals should he chose
>to do
>so at some future point in time (.and it will be entirely up to Greg to
>determine when and if that will ever occur).
> Robert "decorative declaratives" Broderick
>..the "Frozen Flatlands" of South Dakota


>Sioux Falls, USA