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Old 12-17-22, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre;[url=tel:22740328
22740328[/url]]I just dropped some 5/32" ball bearings in the holes with a tiny drop of super glue. It's worked great.
thanks for that tip!
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Just noticed the keystone outline inside the headbadge. Perhaps that is what "Bridgestone" once referred to.

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Only a few made... Part of the frame, chromed.
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My ‘89 KLEIN Pinnacle didn’t come with a headbadge; so it’s now sporting my avatar.

maybe gauche for C&V, but period-appropriate for a “Rad-era” MTB


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I was gifted this yesterday from Jack Kane , long time bike shop owner of the Bicycle Shop.
He received it from a long time rider here in Jacksonville. He said when he got it he knew exactly who he was going to pass it on to.
hundreds of pages of Head Badges from cycles long ago.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
hundreds of pages of Head Badges from cycles long ago.
...and you're going to tease us with just the cover?
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Not a single Rotrax in this entire thread yet? I’ll do it.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
I was gifted this yesterday from Jack Kane , long time bike shop owner of the Bicycle Shop.
He received it from a long time rider here in Jacksonville. He said when he got it he knew exactly who he was going to pass it on to.
hundreds of pages of Head Badges from cycles long ago.
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Had the opportunity to buy one... very nicely built by an interesting builder.

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Origin of the Bridgestone name

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Kabuki ~1982
Just noticed the keystone outline inside the headbadge. Perhaps that is what "Bridgestone" once referred to.

Early Bridgestone logo and a link to the Bridgestone blog discussing the origin of the name:
https://www.bridgestone.com/blog/2019082801.html

"Getting back to the mark… the keystone wedges that play a crucial role when building stone bridges are also sometimes referred to as bridge stones. This was the reason why, at the time of its founding, Bridgestone adopted a logo that was a wedge-shaped keystone adorned with “BS,” a shortened version of “Bridgestone.” Ishibashi noted how “BS” could also be a contraction of “best service,” which is a hallmark of the mission the company still bears today: Serving Society with Superior Quality."
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Old 02-14-23, 07:11 PM
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1978 Eisentraut. It's kind of a zen thing.

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A Condor 3-speed from Switzerland. This was taken when I first spotted it at the co-op, so now that it's in my garage I can get a closer-up if needed.

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr

Is that a Jen Green badge..I put one of her Tree of Life head badges on my wife's townie..
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Originally Posted by mtbikerjohn
Is that a Jen Green badge..I put one of her Tree of Life head badges on my wife's townie..
It is not.
I bought it from some guy in Spain on Etsy. Really nice, great communication, submitted a drawing before starting work, etc. I based it off another headbadge he made and had pictured- Dont remember what was changed besides the name.
$60 was totally worth it to me.
https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/Mediter...aid=0e924d1caf
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
I just dropped some 5/32" ball bearings in the holes with a tiny drop of super glue. It's worked great.
I don't trust cyanoacrylate for something that might see lots of vibration. Maybe use E6000. (Rubbery urethane stuff much like the stuff that sticks on old Trek head badges.)

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Originally Posted by M1T
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfB82Bo6z2U

Had the opportunity to buy one... very nicely built by an interesting builder.
Fun interview. The dude sounds like a cross between Richard Sachs and Pino Morroni.
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From a newly acquired frame and after the removal of what seemed like several ounces of grease and dirt.
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