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  • I'm sorry if I'm raining on your parade, you must be excited to finally see the result, and the paint looks lovely. But I'd say it's worth having a look at the positioning of the downtube decal, just to make sure it's not too low.

    I see a lot of people respraying bikes and placing the decal bang in the middle of the downtube (top drawing), but to my eyes that looks badly out of place once the build is complete. I'd assume that an optically centred look should prob offset the radius of the crank, at least (bottom).

    I see that your original photoshop mockup had the decal at a higher position than where it ended up.

    Of course, the other way of looking at it is that the position is fine, it's just the angle of the pic, these guys are professionals, and I'm just some random person on the internet.

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  • I have to say that I totally disagree.
    There is no logic to what you are suggesting imo. @JesperXT and a lot of other OCD type forumgers will back you up, but...
    If you change chainring size your decals won't be center anymore and it will always look weird from the NDS.
    In my mind it should be center to center, although not as you show it. Instead center of bb to center of where down tube meets head tube.
    Seat tube should be center bb to center of toptube/seatube junction.
    The DUELL decal you are referring to is not centered at all, it is too low and therefore can't be used as evidence imo.
    On very small bikes the decals should just be smaller to fit tubes, which should also be smaller because lower rider weight etc..

    I guess I am perceiving the bicycle as a complete 3D object, where your idea of decal placement suggests that you only perceive bikes in a flat side view picture plane.


    FYI: this rant is targeted primarily at @JesperXT :)


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