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Old 01-10-22, 07:51 AM
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Simplex seatpost badge re-attach...

The badge on my PX-10's Simplex seatpost has fallen off. It was quite bent up when I got it, but still hanging on by one of the rivets... 'Re-attach' it with super-glue? A little bit of JB Weld? Because it was bent up, it doesn't perfectly conform to the curve of the post anymore, and one of the rivet holes is deformed.. Leaning toward JB Weld as it's thicker and will take up any gap(s) behind the badge, but wonder how well it will do for metal-to-metal. Recs/suggestions?

(yes, I know it's a tiny, very minor thing and I could just leave it off, but I have the badge so why not just re-attach it....)



[EDIT] Doh, took a picture but forgot to upload with the initial post....

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Old 01-10-22, 08:14 AM
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I use silicon adhesive to re-attached headbadges, and I'd imagine it would work in this application. It works fine for metal-to-metal bonding, and it's not permanent if you ever decide to remove the badge.
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Clear, silicone type glue should also be adequate to adhere the badge back on to the post.
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
The badge on my PX-10's Simplex seatpost has fallen off. It was quite bent up when I got it, but still hanging on by one of the rivets... 'Re-attach' it with super-glue? A little bit of JB Weld? Because it was bent up, it doesn't perfectly conform to the curve of the post anymore, and one of the rivet holes is deformed.. Leaning toward JB Weld as it's thicker and will take up any gap(s) behind the badge, but wonder how well it will do for metal-to-metal. Recs/suggestions?

(yes, I know it's a tiny, very minor thing and I could just leave it off, but I have the badge so why not just re-attach it....)
While a small thing in reality, it's a very cool small thing, devil in the details, etc, one of my favorite details in all of cycling.

Depending on your patience for these type of things, I would find a socket or the like a bit smaller than the seatpost and carefully reshape the badge to fit best as you can.

Then find tiny screws, tacks or rivets, cut them down if necessary and glue it all in place with the silicone, JB or Super glue.
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"Seatpost badge"? No pics?
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...I use 3M automotive trim attachment tape for stuff like this. But they don't sell it in small quantities, and yoiu might not need very much.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
"Seatpost badge"? No pics?
Pretty common on 60s/70s Simplex 26.4mm posts (not my pic):
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
"Seatpost badge"? No pics?
Edited and added above..
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Is it metal? How about some JB Weld?
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Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was able to just peel the badge off far to easily. Maybe if I'd left it for a few days it would've cured stronger. I ended up prying the tiny brass rivets out (because of the way the badge was slightly deformed, the holes in it never quite lined up with the rivets, or fully went over them. Was going to try JB, but the tubes I had were ancient and crusted up, so.... went with super glue. Seems to have worked fine- the badge is ON there. Now to find some tiny, tiny brass screws or tacks to glue into the holes....
(WAAAAAAAYYYYY more time spent on this minutia than warranted..!)
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gel super glue is amazingly useful
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was able to just peel the badge off far to easily. Maybe if I'd left it for a few days it would've cured stronger. I ended up prying the tiny brass rivets out (because of the way the badge was slightly deformed, the holes in it never quite lined up with the rivets, or fully went over them. Was going to try JB, but the tubes I had were ancient and crusted up, so.... went with super glue. Seems to have worked fine- the badge is ON there. Now to find some tiny, tiny brass screws or tacks to glue into the holes....
(WAAAAAAAYYYYY more time spent on this minutia than warranted..!)
It should have worked. Silicone glue pretty sticks to almost anything (except maybe some soft plastics). That's why it's used to anchor things like bathroom/shower stall accessories that's exposed to harsh, wet conditions and on very smooth, non-porous surfaces.
Maybe the seatpost or the Simplex brand plate still has some grease residue on it that needs to be cleaned off throughly with isopropyl alcohol before you apply the glue?
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