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Old 02-25-16, 03:35 PM
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Let's see your favorite head-tube badges

So, let's see them!

I have a very limited "collection" of bikes and only one has a head-tube badge, and it isn't built up yet. Here it is.



What have you got?
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Old 02-25-16, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
So, let's see them!

I have a very limited "collection" of bikes and only one has a head-tube badge, and it isn't built up yet. Here it is.



What have you got?
I always liked that badge. No other bike depicts a fur-clad dude about to hulk-smash something!

Not quite as C&V (this is from a '97)

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When I see another....it'll stop being a favorite
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Old 02-25-16, 04:24 PM
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I've always liked this one. It's a little "busy", but captures the thirties deco spirit nicely.

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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
I've always liked this one. It's a little "busy", but captures the thirties deco spirit nicely.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Someone had to say it. Nice.
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Old 02-25-16, 06:31 PM
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[h=2][/h]Below are searches for other threads on the forum..Regards, Ben
[h=2]Head Badges - calling all Head Badges! Awesome Head badges[/h]
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
So, let's see them!
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Old 02-25-16, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
They call me Wildwood Harding.
how do you feel about "put a 'cork' in it" harding?

B^)
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Old 02-26-16, 06:28 AM
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Thanks for sharing that. Somehow I missed it.
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(being of Scandinavian ancestry, I like the name too. Yes, I know it's British...)

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My Holdsworth came to me without its original headbadge, which was presumably the one with a prancing horse. I'm not really fond of that design, and the badge was missing anyway, so I made a decal based on their earier style headbadge (1930's-40's).


It's duplicated on the seat tube, of course:
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This always reminds me of Landshark's.

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Swiss made 1965 Tigra...



Mid 1970's Alpine



Head badge I used on frames that I built for myself.



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They may be pedestrian- but I love 'em.



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How about 79/80 Motobecane?


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Oh well -- I'll post it here, too. Bonus -- Vienna Rathausmann statue badge on Capo Sieger seat tube.
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Hobbs, Hetchins, Holdsworth, Rotrax, Carpenter, Higgins

Here are some in my collection from the 1950's:

My favorites are the Blue Riband and the Carpenter (which is nicely Art Deco). They used to take a lot of care in designing and making these early badges.

There is also an unfinished Hetchins head badge (obtained from the Hetchins' household), which I'll enamel at some point. On the left is an alloy Hetchins badge which is quite rough and may have been a prototype.
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
Swiss made 1965 Tigra...



Mid 1970's Alpine



Head badge I used on frames that I built for myself.



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Nice Slovenian flag badge on the green bike. How come you used the flag of our country?.

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The 1950s - early 1960s Bertin badge before the switch to foil and decals.

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