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Old 02-05-22, 02:15 PM
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My 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc (France) and others of the Marque.


My 65 Dilecta

Likely an older style.



De Dion-Bouton, the parent company of Dilecta
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My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good looking headbadge you don't see everyday.

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Originally Posted by browngw
My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good looking headbadge you don't see everyday.

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thanks very much for posting!

note how fastener pattern just happens to match exactly that of the wading bird...


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Here are two from bikes that died under me:

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Originally Posted by juvela
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how about a Danish marque named for a Brit footie side?

Unknown frame, any clues to what it is?


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Heh, that is definitely strange. Not as strange as the color though: maybe it's the lighting, but on my screen it looks a lot closer to Anfield Red than Toffee Blue.
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A few of mine…


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1958 Paramount

I know they are all the same and the pic is a bit crappy but here it is.

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A couple of my bikes....

first, a modest and graceful fillet brazed frame from Gordon Borthwick. Gordon built this for me in 1989. He was a retired mechanical engineer, located in central Iowa and building mostly tandems. His headbadge is a gothic letter B, cut out of copper tubing. Nothing exotic, but it does look nice.




The second is a 1987 Hetchins Magnum Opus, built by Bob Jackson. Beautiful bike, ornate lugs, curly seat and chain stays, and rides very nicely! Might be due to the 531C tubes?? All I know is that it is one of my favorite bikes.

a shot that shows the lugs...


and detail of the headbadge...



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This brass head badge of the Western Auto logo is on a Western Flyer I picked up today. Information from a question I posted on the bike over at thecabe led me to think this is a rebadged Hercules. Picking the bike up today and looking at the chainring I believe the guys at thecabe are right.


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Looking for an early 1960's Galmozzi badge

... If anyone has a few laying around ;-), I'd be interested. Real vs. replica - have one of those!
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Billy Henley "Henley" . The small shop in Picton Ontario Canada constructed a number of klunker style early ATB type bikes as well as selling CCM bikes, skates and of course shoe repair?


Billy Henley head badge

My 1972 CCM Turismo sold at Billy Henley Jr. Bicycle Sales and Shoe Repair Store on Main St. Picton Ontario.

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Shop sticker on my CCM
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Tradition!



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1961 Ken Ryall


(The rivets are 55 mm apart.)


A bonus: the seat tube "headbadge" of the same frame
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The only head badge I have.
Wonderful thread! Great art!
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Originally Posted by nlerner

Did you own this, more pics plz?

My first "nice" road bike was a "Super", more than a bit heavy but pretty nice at the time.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Did you own this, more pics plz?

My first "nice" road bike was a "Super", more than a bit heavy but pretty nice at the time.
It belongs to a local friend who used it as his winter bike for several years. He moved and had to downsize a couple of years back, and I’m not sure it made the cut.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
It belongs to a local friend who used it as his winter bike for several years. He moved and had to downsize a couple of years back, and I’m not sure it made the cut.
Ah I see, yeah they were all heavy, only 3 models, Seraph, Spree and Super. Actually had a Seraph too, let it get stolen and then the Super got the RD hanger snapped off when the rear wheel grabbed the chain.

Easily one of the coolest HB's in the business IMO.
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Originally Posted by embankmentlb

The only head badge I have.
Wonderful thread! Great art!
Also one of the very best in the business.

The white one is a later FRX, just says FUSO with a decal, cool enough but no pic and no comparison to the smelting version.




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