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Apollo Decals

Postby whacky_racer » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Hi,

Am looking to restore my Apollo IV road bike and was wondering if anyone knows where I could source original decals, copies or get copies made up?

Thx.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby scratchman » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:09 pm

try this fella , I think he's away at the moment tho'
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Cyclomondo
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby rkelsen » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 pm

I've asked Cyclomondo about Apollo decals before... must be too downmarket for him, 'cos he doesn't sell 'em.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:18 pm

Cyclomondo is the man for classic European stuff and he has a helluva international reputation.

However he is not the man to go to for local stuff like Apollo, Repco, etc. Google for Hicks Sign Company, they're somewhere in QLD. Glyn Hicks is a BMX and dragster nut and does a lot of repro decals for them. Give him a chase up.

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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby whacky_racer » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:15 pm

Thx Grumps will do.

Thanks guys :D
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby robbie d » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:20 pm

Let me know how you get on, my apollo concorde will need new ones too :)
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby rustychisel » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:44 pm

Hi Robbie,

where you been? Things all good?
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby sli123 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:35 pm

robbie d wrote:Let me know how you get on, my apollo concorde will need new ones too :)


+1
I'm interested too - Apollo V
Good luck Wacky!
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby dr0id » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:41 pm

Have you tried contacting Apollo directly?

I recently made contact with Repco for some stickers, but they didn't have the retro ones I needed. They sent me a bunch of the more current ones instead...
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby robbie d » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:27 am

@Rustychisel, I been around. Have found a somewhat 'local' site similar to this one I believe you also joined.
@Droid, perhaps I will do, looks like the strip and repaint is going to happen sooner rather than later.
The frame may be the only original components left (and the biopace rings), I may convert the rest to dura ace, including the 10 speed downtube shifters.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby Alistair » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:31 pm

I'm keen for some Apollo decals for my IV too. If you have any luck could you please send me a quick PM as i will never remember to look in here.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby robbie d » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:39 pm

I've sent an email off to Apollo, asking them for assistance, so far for Concorde, IV and V decals. I'll let all know what I come up with.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby Alistair » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:23 pm

I'm happy just with some Apollo ones - don't particularly want a full set. I'll be interested to see how you go as it looks a bit naked with nothing
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby sli123 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:32 pm

Any luck robbie d?
Cheers.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby robbie d » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:20 pm

I was only thinking about that this week, no reply, but it was just before xmas, so I will send them another email and see if I get anywhere. :)
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:24 am

I'm after decals for 2 concordes, a vitesse and a toledo. I'll send an email to Apollo themselves as well, but i'll definitely be chasing up that hicks guy, i need a fair few decals which i doubt will be available (Southern Cross, Tom Wallace or Europa anyone?)
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby brettels » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 pm

I have a few decals in my collection...

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Contact me if interested.......
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby GT_WPN » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:56 am

Is there any updates on Apollo decals being reproduced?
I'm looking for some in the same style (different colour) like the photo above & know of four other guys looking aswell.
Any help appreciated.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:50 pm

I just saw this thread. I've recommended Ryan from E-signs before on the forums. Great work....
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:32 pm

Just got a reply from Apollo, specifically John Egan of 'Internal Sales'.

Hi there,
Sorry but we have no decals for our old bikes.
Cheers, John Egan.

:( So when i get a chance i'll have a crack at scanning pics of the decals into some kind of program and touching them up (it would cost a heck of a lot to get the signwriters to do that job).
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby koen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:18 pm

ldrcycles wrote: :( So when i get a chance i'll have a crack at scanning pics of the decals into some kind of program and touching them up (it would cost a heck of a lot to get the signwriters to do that job).


Would it? It used to be that you could get a heck of a lot from a painter in an hour but I 'spose its getting harder to find signwriters that wet a brush.
Look forward to the pics anyway, when you are finished. Have fun!
EDIT...I see now you were talking about getting them to clean up scanned files??
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby robbie d » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:22 am

I was going to redraw them in vector format to make it easier and cleaner to have reproduced. I will start this soon as I have my bike in the 'oven' curing.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:49 am

koen wrote:
ldrcycles wrote: :( So when i get a chance i'll have a crack at scanning pics of the decals into some kind of program and touching them up (it would cost a heck of a lot to get the signwriters to do that job).


Would it? It used to be that you could get a heck of a lot from a painter in an hour but I 'spose its getting harder to find signwriters that wet a brush.
Look forward to the pics anyway, when you are finished. Have fun!
EDIT...I see now you were talking about getting them to clean up scanned files??


When i first started talking to a local signwriter about reproducing Tom Wallace decals from a low res photo i had, it was going to cost $60 a set with the redrawing they would have to do. After a bloke put up scans of an unused set on another forum though, they were able to print straight from those scans for less than half that price. I'm guessing it would be a similar story if i present them with a high res picture of damaged decals.
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:45 am

I think i've found what i need, pixlr.com. Some of the decals on my III are damaged, if i take a good res photo of it and upload it, that website has a bunch of features like MS Paint, so it should be pretty easy to fill in any gaps from scratches. Saves getting the signwriter to do it at $88/hr. And i'm not sure but it may be able to flatten out stickers so that it looks flat instead of curved around the tube (if that makes sense).
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Re: Apollo Decals

Postby rkelsen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:36 pm

Why not GIMP?

http://www.gimp.org/

It is very powerful piece of software for the price.

Link to Windows download: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-win/gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1.exe
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