Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

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Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby cyc715t » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:14 am

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea which brand and possibly year this single speed back pedal road bike would be please?

All I can see on it is a sticker that has an Olympic Torch on it with some rings and says on it Olympic. The sticker on the front of the bike has come off. :(

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby Uncle Just » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:46 am

Pics would help. I'm old enough to remember those transfers made for the '56 Olympics which were readily available. Possibly a Healing or Malvern Star or another of the many Aussie made bikes of that era.

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby brentono » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:18 pm

I'm old enough to have forgotten many things about Cycling. :)
But I'm sure there was an Olympic Cycles (frame) around, back in the day.
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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby cyc715t » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:44 pm

Hi, sorry about that..
Here is a picture of the Olympic torch and rings stick below on the seat.

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Is there any other way on how to tell which brand it is please?

Thanks again.

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby Uncle Just » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:24 pm

Hard to tell from that pic. Posting this in the retro thread may help in your quest. Sometimes frame numbers, frame design and lug treatment can assist with identification.

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:31 pm

Uncle Just wrote:Hard to tell from that pic. Posting this in the retro thread may help in your quest. Sometimes frame numbers, frame design and lug treatment can assist with identification.

Agreed, over to the experts for consideration...
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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby cyc715t » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks.. so was this automatically moved to the retro thread? :P

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:54 pm

Nope, took all of 37 seconds out of my day. :wink:
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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby cyc715t » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:03 am

Thanks... any ideas yet please?

The strange thing is I can't find a serial number on it! Any other suggestions please?

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Re: Olympic Torch sticker on single speed road bike?

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:13 am

That Olympic torch decal came as part of a set of 'Olympic' decals that were readilly available back in the late 1960's and 1970's.
As far as I know, they were just available as a set of decals for putting on bikes after they were repainted. When I first started 'doing up' bikes as a kid, I would buy them from the local bike shop and put them on 'whatever' bike.
The bikes with these decals crop up on ebay etc from time to time, and the sellers are usually convinced that they have a bike that was either made for the Melbourne olympics, or used in an olympics.
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