Re: [CR] Vintage tranfers (decals) source AND Varnish Fix Question

Example: Bike Shops

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:13:07 +0000 (GMT)
From: Hugh Thornton <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Vintage tranfers (decals) source AND Varnish Fix Question

He was the source for the reproduction decals on my 1978 Coppi, which are just like the originals:

My refinisher said that he had a bit of trouble with them wanting to lift when he peeled back the application film, but it can't have been too bad because they are all perfect and straight.  They are clearcoated and do not have much of an edge.  He also supplied the seat tube decal on my Wolsit, also shown on flickr.  He did not have exactly the right decals for my 1961 Coppi (photos same place) but I can photograph and modify what he did have to get something very close to the originals, except the "Campionissimo" decal just below the gear levers is going to have to be made from scratch (Has anybody already got graphics for a similar decal?)

He has a lot that is just not available anywhere else and is always very helpful.

I also bought some old original varnish fix decals that I have not used yet (all my projects are backed up!).  I am told that using old varnish fix decals can be very tricky and I should expect trouble.  Is that correct?  If it is, I was wondering about applying them to a flat sheet and then getting them copied and reproduced.  Is that likely to work better and is there anything I should watch for when applying them?

Hugh Thornton
Cheshire, Englnd

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From: <> Subject: Re: [CR] Vintage tranfers (decals) source To: Date: Wednesday, 14 July, 2010, 14:17

That is the website of our own Giorgio Panciroli, and regular poster of  transfer sales on this list.  I bought some of the Torpado decals from him  years ago.  Not really for the racing type bike, but I had to have them,  nonetheless.  They are very cool.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~

Date:  Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:06:16 -0400 From: Angel Garcia  <> Subject: [CR] Vintage tranfers (decals)  source

Came across this, quite an extensive  list:

Don't know anything else about  them...

Angel Garcia
Long Valley,  NJ