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Old 03-11-09, 04:20 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-11-09, 05:39 PM   #2
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No, but I know Cartridge World sells the 'paper' so you can print your own.

This bears investigating.
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Old 03-11-09, 06:18 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-11-09, 06:20 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-11-09, 06:48 PM   #5
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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.
seems creepy to ride a frame with your face on it.
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Old 03-11-09, 06:51 PM   #6
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seems creepy to ride a frame with your face on it.
Be even creepier if it were the saddle.
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Old 03-11-09, 07:32 PM   #7
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Very interesting, I had never heard of the stuff.
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Old 03-11-09, 09:30 PM   #8
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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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Old 03-11-09, 11:33 PM   #9
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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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Old 03-12-09, 02:17 PM   #10
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No ^ stuff is more like stickers. The Shrinky Dinky is actually thick like a metal badge would be.

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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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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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Old 03-12-09, 08:47 PM   #14
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post pictures when you do this, your face as a head badge is awesome!
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