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I first began tracing and drawing up vector artwork for bike decals when I was restoring a 1985 Team Hotfoot back in 2011. From that point on the collection of decal sets I’ve traced and catalogued for posterity, has been steadily growing. The majority of the vintage artwork I try to record is often the more obscure stuff, local Australian and NZ stuff, stuff that is in danger of being lost for good.

As someone with a love of art, design and vintage bikes, the artwork from 70s, 80s and 90s frames just has something about appeals to me and sparks that warmth of nostalgia – from the aesthetically brilliant to the budget and visually unbalanced, it all just makes me smile. On this page you’ll find some examples of the old school artwork I’ve traced and catalogued to keep safe for future generations of restorators. I always love to hear from other folk out there who are restoring any of these bikes so, if that’s you, and you’d like more info about any of the artwork I’ve catalogued here feel free to get in touch.

A huge thank you to all from the old school community who have offered me their framesets, scans, photos and NOS decalsets – without such an amazing collective effort this little database wouldn’t have been possible. It always feels like a triumph to help save even just one more old school memory from becoming landfill!

If you’re keen have a go at tracing the survivor decals on your frame before you blast them away for restoration check out my Tips for Tracing Survivor Decals

’86 Healing Freestyler

Decal set artwork based on photos of original survivor frameset decals from Healing’s Merida made full chromoly freestyle frame. The set is an close an approximation as I could get from photos and memory of my original bike. The 4130 sticker is my own doing – not original. (The custom set I designed specifically for my Freestyler build is based on this set, with a few one of a kind extras.)

1986 Healing Freestyler decalset

Healing HMX-500 Mk1 (5-band)

Decal artwork passed to me by a friend in New Zealand.

HMX-500 mk1 decal set

 

 

Healing HMX-500 Mk2 (3-band)

Decal artwork passed to me by a friend in New Zealand.

HMX-500 mk2 decal set

 

 

Healing HMX-600

Decal artwork passed to me by a friend in New Zealand.

Healing HMX-600 decalset

1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Decal set artwork traced from a rare original survivor frame and forks.

Hotfoot Freestyler decalset

1984/85 Repco Team Hotfoot

Decals set traced from an original survivor frame and forks.

84-85 Hotfoot Team decalset

1984/85 Repco Hotfoot (Hi-Ten)

Decal set artwork traced from an original survivor frame and forks.

84-85 Hotfoot Hi-Ten decalset

1986 Repco Hotfoot (Hi-Ten)

Decal set artwork based on an original survivor frame and forks.

86 Hotfoot decalset

1981-83 Hotfoot X-Gusset (striped variant)

Decal artwork traced from a NOS decalset.

82 Hotfoot X-gusset striped decalset

1981-83 Hotfoot X-Gusset

Decal artwork traced from a NOS decalset.

81-83 Hotfoot X-Gusset Decalset

1981-83 Hotfoot X-Gusset (prism)

Decal artwork traced from a NOS decalset.

81-83 Hotfoot X-Gusset prism decalset

1981-83 Team Hotfoot

Decal set artwork traced from NOS and survivor decals.

81-83 Team Hotfoot decalset

Early 80s Giant GMX-250

Decal set artwork drawn from photos and frame decals.

Giant GMX-250 BMX Decals

1980-82 Crossrider Pro

Decal set artwork traced from NOS decals.

1980-82 Crossrider Pro decals

Apollo Mk1

Decal set artwork traced from a survivor frame and forks.

Apollo Mk1 decalset

Apollo Mk2

Decal set artwork traced from a survivor frame and forks.

Apollo Mk2 decals

Apollo Mk3

Decal artwork traced from survivor decals.

Apollo Mk3 Decal set

Apollo (Tange)

Decal set artwork traced from survivor decals.

Apollo Tange decalset

Apollo Team

Decal set artwork traced from survivor decals.

Apollo Team decalset

1996 Apollo Freestyle

Decal set artwork traced from survivor decals.

1996 Apollo Freestyle Decals

 

 

Malvern Star SuperMax (‘5 Hole’ Gusset 1978-80)

Decal artwork traced from an original NOS 5-hole SuperMax waterslide decal set.

Supermax 5-hole decals

Malvern Star SuperMax (Gen 2 1981-85)

Decal artwork based on an original Gen 2 SuperMax decal set.

Supermax Gen 2 striped decalset

Malvern Star Maxi (Gen 2)

Decal set artwork based on survivor Maxi Gen 2 decals.

Malvern Star Maxi Gen 2 BMX decal artwork

Malvern Star Maxi (5-Hole Gusset)

Decal set artwork based on survivor Maxi 5-Hole decals.

Malvern Star Maxi 5-Hole BMX decal artwork

Malvern Star Maxi Freestyle

Decal set artwork based on photos and measurements from a survivor 1985 Maxi FS.

Malvern Star Maxi Freestyle BMX decals

Malvern Star Maxi 500C

Decal set artwork based on photos and comparative measurements from a survivor 1985 Maxi FS.

Malvern Star Maxi 500c decals

Malvern Star Double XX (Road Bike)

Decal set artwork based on survivor decals.

Malvern Star DoubleXX decalset

Miscellaneous small decals…

Akisu HX-800 Fork Decals (from early Apollo framesets)

Decal artwork traced from survivor forks.

Akisu HX-800 fork decals

General Bicycles Sticker

Decal artwork traced from a survivor sticker

General Bicycles BMX sticker

Odyssey Pitbull Gen 1 (Brake Caliper)

Decal Artwork Traced from a survivor gen 1 Pitbull brake caliper

Odyssey Pitbull decals

 

Snafu Disco Bars (Circa 2000)

Decal Artwork Traced from survivor bars.

 

Snafu Disco Bars sticker (circa 2000)

 

Ambrosio (wheel rim decal)

Decal artwork traced from a survivor rim.

Ambrosio wheel rim decal

Odyssey Black Widow crank decals (Fits gen 1 & 2, not the ‘Euro’ edition)

Decal artwork traced from on survivor 2nd gen Black Widow cranks.

Black Widow Crank Decals

Healing Cycles (mid 80s head tube decal)

Decal artwork based on survivor head tube badge.

Healing cycles head tube decal

Koizumi

Decal artwork based on a survivor decal.

Koizumi decal

Nitto MX-1 (stem decal)

Decal artwork based on a survivor decal from a Healing HMX-600 stem.

Nitto MX-1 decalset

Nitto MX-2 (stem decal)

Decal artwork based on a survivor decal.

Nitto_MX-2_decal_2013proof

Tange Champion (seat tube decal)

Decal artwork traced from a survivor decal.

Tange Champion decal

Turramurra Cycle Centre

Retail sticker traced from an early ’80s Apollo MkI survivor frame.

Turramurra Cycle Centre 1980s decal

Viscount Aero seat decal

Decal artwork traced from a survivor Viscount aero seat.

Viscount Aero seat decal