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Follis

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Presumably ca. 1960's era. This has been resprayed and replacement decals added. A lot of work for an entry level ride!

People who friended this bike cicadashell, campystamp, Cyclingforlife, mastronaut

Nice job!

Cyclingforlife
I love Follis bikes! I sold them back in the 70's. I still have a great 472. I just got a well used Mixte that need everything. Where did you find the decals?

Decals

I'm a graphic designer. The original seat tube decal was in tatters but I was able to remove the remaining chunks, scan them together for reference, piece the chunks back together again, and recreate the art in Adobe Illustrator. It was time consuming but nowhere near as tedious as the reproduction process combining a waterslide decal with a metallic substrate. The down tube decals were easier: I had the correct font already and had my printer generate the lettering using a metallic gold ink.

1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | 1972 Paramount P-13 | 1981 Holdsworth Professional | 1982 Gazelle AA Champion Mondial Special | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford PDG Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet

Decals

Cyclingforlife
Thanks! Once you created the image what or how was it put on The bike?

Decals

Both are self adhesive. The down tube decal is a silk screen based product on a release sheet. The seat tube graphic is a water slide decal on self adhesive metallic material. It is sealed with a clear coat for permanence.

1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | 1972 Paramount P-13 | 1981 Holdsworth Professional | 1982 Gazelle AA Champion Mondial Special | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford PDG Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet

entry level ride?

what a lovely way to enter the world of ten-speeds! very nice job.

the last photo confuses me, though. the shift levers have disappeared, and instead there are cable stops leading to...where? more details woud be appreciated.

Shifter movement

Simple explanation, really - these photos were taken at different times and represent different build configurations. As I recall, the bike originally came to me with stem shifters. Early on I changed to down tube shifters. I think I went through a pair of Simplex, a pair of Huret, and eventually something else probably. That bottom photo shows a later iteration using bar end shifters.

1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | 1972 Paramount P-13 | 1981 Holdsworth Professional | 1982 Gazelle AA Champion Mondial Special | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford PDG Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet



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