Decals

There have been many inquiries regarding the topic of decals. Specifically, Bertin owners of older, classic bikes want to know where and how to get period-correct decals to restore their framesets. In most cases, the bicycles they own are anywhere from 15 to 50 years old and usually in poor cosmetic condition. Paint is chipped, decals are missing, tubing decals are rubbed partially away but the bikes themselves remain as viable and desireable as when they were made. The need to mechanically and cosmetically renew the bike becomes obvious but it is the “how” of restoration which is the problem.

Below, visitors will find links to information on this topic arranged by decade.

Intro to decals & transfers (Link)

Decals & transfers 1950 – 1959 (Link)

Decals & transfers 1960 – 1969 (Link)

Decals & transfers 1970 – 1979 (Link)

Decals & transfers 1980 – 1989 (Link)

Decals & transfers 1990 – End of production (Link)

2 comments on “Decals

  1. Looking for Raleigh pro decals (’76 model) and for a 60’s model Schwinn varsity.
    Thank you.

  2. Hi, Robert-
    Look in the Restoration section of the right hand sidebar on the site. Several decal makers are listed there and H.Lloyd Cycles in Britain would probably be a good choice for the Raleigh. For the Schwinn, I would suggest Velocals. They have been very responsive in creating what they do not stock. Good luck with the search!

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