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Old 04-21-21, 06:18 PM
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Best vintage English bike badges

I've been checking out a lot of the vintage English bikes and just really love the badge on the front of some of them like Triumph, Raleigh, and Hercules. Any others out there with similar badges?
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Old 04-21-21, 06:39 PM
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How about Humber?
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@markk900, your Humber badge is cooler than mine:


How about Phillips with the man-faced lion:
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Old 04-21-21, 07:04 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Those are real cool. I just thought of another one I like, Royal Scot. Somebody has one of those for sale around here.
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I really like the Raleigh anniversary headbadge.



I think of it as the Heron of Guadalupe. No one but me seems to see that though.
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Old 04-21-21, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
I really like the Raleigh anniversary headbadge.



I think of it as the Heron of Guadalupe. No one but me seems to see that though.
...I see it more as the Sacred Heart of Raleigh.
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Always liked those Dawes badges.
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Very hard to read due to fade so I included a picture of a decal to fill in the details..... Standard Model K from Birmingham

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I don't have one to show, but the Rudge "Red Hand of Ulster" badge was nice.
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Were silver badged Dawes frames lesser than gold badged? Mine is.

Interesting badge sidelight is that after the Dawes factory burnt down at the end of the bike boom, the new owners did away with the torch.
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I couldn’t resist showing the lugs surrounding this one.
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I couldn’t resist showing the lugs surrounding this one.
Gorgeous.....
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I couldn’t resist showing the lugs surrounding this one.
Who could?

That is screamin azzz cool.
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I don't have one to show, but the Rudge "Red Hand of Ulster" badge was nice.
Agreed, creepy cool to me.
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Agreed, creepy cool to me.
Creepy cool for sure, but I think it may have been an icon during the troubles. Maybe a Brit or an Irishman could school me on this.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
Creepy cool for sure, but I think it may have been an icon during the troubles. Maybe a Brit or an Irishman could school me on this.
You're probably right, if so it may be more creepy than we think.
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@clubman: what is the significance of the "40"? I originally thought it had to do with the town but same number different locations.....
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