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    Senior Member Mikeymk1's Avatar
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    Shrinky Dinky Head Tube Badge

    Hey has anyone ever made a head tube bagde out of Shrinky Dinky?

    If so, please post some photos!
    I am thinking about doing this for my new frame.

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    No, but I know Cartridge World sells the 'paper' so you can print your own.

    This bears investigating.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    its a good idea right?!!! I am totally going to put my own face on my frame. That way, the thieves know who they stole the bike from.

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    Any idea is worth trying, I'm just not sure how it'd hold up to sunlight and weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymk1 View Post
    its a good idea right?!!! I am totally going to put my own face on my frame. That way, the thieves know who they stole the bike from.
    seems creepy to ride a frame with your face on it.
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    Senior Member Marrock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    seems creepy to ride a frame with your face on it.
    Be even creepier if it were the saddle.
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    Very interesting, I had never heard of the stuff.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbiQ8YMMdsw


    They have a set where you can print using an inkjet printer

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    What you're looking for is:
    Inkjet water-slide decal paper.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8XuJ0Z3bbQ

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    No ^ stuff is more like stickers. The Shrinky Dinky is actually thick like a metal badge would be.
    Last edited by Mikeymk1; 03-12-09 at 09:29 PM.

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    ^
    so use some common sense and apply the decal to a badge/spacer and be done.
    Good luck trying to bake some shrinkydink to the right curvative and epoxy it on, lol.

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    Not that hard, just use a piece of pipe the same OD when you cook it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by areacode312 View Post
    ^
    so use some common sense and apply the decal to a badge/spacer and be done.
    Good luck trying to bake some shrinkydink to the right curvative and epoxy it on, lol.

    While it is still hot, place on a piece of 1" or 1'1/8" pipe and that should take care of the curvature of the head tube. Then a little sanding and a little glue then you are good to go.

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    post pictures when you do this, your face as a head badge is awesome!

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