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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-13-05, 01:52 PM   #1
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so, ghetto headbadge

so i'd love to make my own headbadge for my fix but i was wondering how to go about it. i was thinking of cutting out a beer can and painting that to what i want... but how do i get it to stick on the frame? i mean, i could be real ghetto and use gum or ducttape, but whats an actual decent way to do it without it damaging the frame?
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Old 01-13-05, 02:03 PM   #2
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JB Weld?
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Double sided tape. It has worked for over 4 years now on one of those HUGE oval Schwinn headbadges.
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Epoxy, perhaps?
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I made one to look like the independet fabrications head badge except it said G.F. for ghetto fabrications. It sat around at work for months and i haven't seen it since. Just find a piece of aluminum and bust out your dremel tool. All the above methods will attach it fine, but if you made a nice one and your frame is steel, you could rivet it on there.
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Super glue or some adhesive caulk works great...
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I school glued a label from a bottle on my headtube. It fell off.
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heh, reminds me of the colt 45 seat shim I made a few nights back, not only does it shim the seat post, but it proudly promotes colt 45, I'll get a pic of it up later...
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Before you put on epoxy or JB Weld, scuff up the tube a little with sandpaper or steel wool or something, and if the badge you make is metal, scuff that up too (the back of it, naturally). This helps the adhesive to get a grip.
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double-sided foam tape rocks.

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3M plastic and emblem adhesive in the tube that comes in the red box. it's what car paint and body shops use to put the emblems back on after painting a car. it works

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The head badge on my Litespeed mtb. FELL OFF.......@#ER%^& I put it back with two part epoxy about three years ago and have been riding a lot.

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I'm thinking of making one out of an old (large) coin, anyone tried this? I gotta figure out a good way to curve it around a pipe without banging it up in the process. I'm thinking maybe section of pipe in the same diameter as my head tube, and one peice of wider diameter pipe cut lenthwise. then sandwiching the coin between both with some leather to buffer it against scratches.
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3M plastic and emblem adhesive in the tube that comes in the red box. it's what car paint and body shops use to put the emblems back on after painting a car. it works
+1 I've seen entire body kits put on cars with the thin 3m double sided tape. That stuff rocks.
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