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Old 07-01-06, 01:00 PM
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Schwinn headbadge, reaffixing

Anyone have any advice or creative ideas to reaffix a 1986 oval headbadge that was riveted on to the headtube. I had to remove mine for a restorative paintjob and the rivets were not salvagable. I'd rather not glue it so that it might keep its original look, but any ideas? Thanks!
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Tap some threads in the rivet holes and use screws?
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Old 07-01-06, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by roughrider504
Tap some threads in the rivet holes and use screws?
I agree, or even shop for some VERY SMALL sheet metal screws at the hardware store. If you can find some with a head that will sit flush on the badge, and are small enough to look right, that would be ideal, and they should "self tap" as you screw them in.
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Shouldn't the oval badges have screws? What type of Schwinn is it?

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Shouldn't the oval badges have screws? What type of Schwinn is it?

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I don't know about the oval ones (I actually thought those would be from earlier than '86?), but I've got an '89 Schwinn High Sierra mtb (Giant-built) with a riveted-on headbadge.
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There are special little round-headed rivets with a shallow spiral thread that that I've seen used to attach nameplates to machinery. You just tap them in with a hammer or use a punch. This is what they look like, https://www.hansonrivet.com/w58.htm but I don't know the best place to buy them.
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It does seem like most Schwinn badges use screws. Probably find some of them and if there aren't threads in the holes, chase them.
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Yeah, I've done the same thing. Get some small pop-rivets. I had to slightly open up the holes - do it carefully. The rivet sticks too far into the head tube. You'll have to do some filing with a rat-tail file, but, it works. I've seen some answers with copper rivets used for leather-work. This is very easy - about 20 minutes. attached is an image of the finished head badge. (Note the lugs!)
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can I ask how did you get the old rivets off without breaking the badge?
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Originally Posted by tolfan
can I ask how did you get the old rivets off without breaking the badge?
Needle nose pliers, and a little patience. There was enough extra length in the rivet to pull it out a few mm and squeeze the top off. I then used a small nail and the end of a screw driver to punch the remaining bit of rivet through the headtube.

Anywho, sounds like screws are the ticket. I dont know alot about tapping or chasing, can you do self-tapping screws or how do you go about doing this?
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Originally Posted by Juilin
Needle nose pliers, and a little patience. There was enough extra length in the rivet to pull it out a few mm and squeeze the top off. I then used a small nail and the end of a screw driver to punch the remaining bit of rivet through the headtube.

Anywho, sounds like screws are the ticket. I dont know alot about tapping or chasing, can you do self-tapping screws or how do you go about doing this?
Best way to remove the rivets is to push them out from the backside when the fork is out.
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