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importance of correct decals?

#1 2010-05-09 11:29am

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importance of correct decals?

my '86 had some pretty messed up bars when I got it.
I got some decals but they aren't "exactly" the same, but they are close. 
How important is that "exact" decals around here?  Just wondering.

messed up bars

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/baggedbirds/Freestyle%20tour/102_4639.jpg


the decals

the "PRO" is a different font and the size is off.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/baggedbirds/Freestyle%20tour/102_4650.jpg


I think they turned out great, would the picky BMX people ever notice?

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/baggedbirds/Freestyle%20tour/Picture002.jpg

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#2 2010-05-09 11:38am

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Re: importance of correct decals?

I'm sure that there's a GT dork out there who would bitch at you about it, but F**K 'em.  Who are you building the bike for?  Its your bike.   Do what you want to with it.


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#3 2010-05-09 11:53am

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Re: importance of correct decals?

Just an old man's take...but it seems to me that 'unless you're
  showing' the bike-where absolute 'correctness' would be worth more
  points-you're the only person 'who's opinion matters!'

      It's your bike...and you've built it for your enjoyment...so do what
  makes YOU happy! Sometimes 'original or correct decals' are very
  hard to find-even unobtainable,maybe-so 'repops' are your only
  choice! To me,if the colors are accurate,it 'doesn't matter' IF the size
  is 'a bit' off! The bike is identified by the decals...you've got 'em...
  to my way of looking at it...that's enough! YOU know 'what it is'...
  that should be 'all that matters!'


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#4 2010-05-09 1:37pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

im restoreing an 85 pro performer that im trying to make era correct but i still have fitted repro decals even though ive got o.g. to put on. as im going to send the frame for chrome and didnt want to use the o.g. decals till i got it back. my take is do what you feel,theres plenty legitimate reasons why you might want to use repro.


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#5 2010-05-09 6:01pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

The purists will make comments, but who cares.  If you are happy, that is all that matters.

Here is my personal take:

In 1984, when I re-decaled my 1982 DB Large/Senior Pro, I didn't sweat that the decals weren't "correct" for a 1982.  They were DB, they were prismatic, and that is all I cared about.

In 1991, when I needed a sprocket and grips for my pre serial Hutch, I didn't scour the country looking for bubble font AME and an appropriate year sprocket.  I used what was available at the LBS so I could ride the damn thing.

I follow the same logic today.  I make effort to get "correct" parts/decals, but at the end of the day I want to ride the bike and have it look good, so I do make some deviations from stock


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#6 2010-05-09 6:44pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

Some people will comment, they are ghey. If you find the right ones replace it, until then 99.93% of the people will never know...even hardcore BMX guys would overlook that. There is always an "Expert" out there that will make negative comments. Once I had a guy tell me my watch was not real...because the second hand did not sweep like a "real" one...I asked to see how his ran,of course he never owned one, but still knew all about them he said...I laughed and went on about my day. The only one that matters is you and how you feel about it.


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#7 2010-05-09 7:09pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

I like the new bigger sticker better anyway , who cares !  cool


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#8 2010-05-09 7:13pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

i think we all have our differences on how little or how much we accept incorrectness.

it really depends on you & your standards.

When you build it for others...always disappointment, if it's built for YOU...happiness!


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#9 2010-05-09 7:14pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

Go with what you have until you find the correct decal. I have the wrong color decal on the seatpost of my 87. It was supposed to be a magenta backround, I got a free pink backround one from a member here. No one noticed, I pointed it out for fun.  cool

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#10 2010-05-11 10:56am

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Re: importance of correct decals?

its your bike do what you want and speaking of decals i am lookin for a graffitti set for a 1987 dyno detour original or replicas dont matter!!  someone help me find them please! big_smile

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#11 2010-05-11 2:12pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

The sticker looks good, however, it's 1.5mm too high on the left.

Just kidding, no it's not. lol

some day, just for fun, I'm going to sticker out a Hoffman with all GT decals then build it up with Haro parts.  I'm going to call it the Baddest-Ass Mongoose you've ever seen!

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#12 2010-05-11 2:33pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

wired wrote:

The sticker looks good, however, it's 1.5mm too high on the left.

Just kidding, no it's not. lol

some day, just for fun, I'm going to sticker out a Hoffman with all GT decals then build it up with Haro parts.  I'm going to call it the Baddest-Ass Mongoose you've ever seen!

lollollollol


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#13 2010-05-21 7:57pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

wired wrote:

The sticker looks good, however, it's 1.5mm too high on the left.

Just kidding, no it's not. lol

some day, just for fun, I'm going to sticker out a Hoffman with all GT decals then build it up with Haro parts.  I'm going to call it the Baddest-Ass Mongoose you've ever seen!

He'll do it to, he's a loose cannon....tongue


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#14 2010-05-21 10:24pm

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Re: importance of correct decals?

Those look awesome!! Well done bro!!


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