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What is your Holy Grail headbadge?

Old 06-06-19, 01:04 AM
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What is your Holy Grail headbadge?

The ONE you really want in your collection or better yet, ON your BIKE?
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Old 06-06-19, 03:07 AM
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And i have it on a bike
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Old 06-06-19, 07:10 AM
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Bianchi!
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Old 06-06-19, 07:26 AM
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My tastes are rather pedestrian. I'd like to find a 1989 Schwinn 974 in my size.
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Old 06-06-19, 07:43 AM
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I'd love to get one of these. Anyone recognize it?
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I'm pretty happy with this one, to be honest.

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Old 06-06-19, 09:03 AM
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Flat, smooth, and easy to clean is all I need.
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Old 06-06-19, 09:24 AM
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There's just something exotic and Orwellian & iron curtain-ish about this Russian XB3 headbadge. I'd love to have the lugs on the 1st photo from @meltron with the metallic green color of the 2nd photo from @Midnite


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Old 06-06-19, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for this thread, now I know what a head badge is.
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Old 06-06-19, 09:59 AM
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Since we are discussing things which are holy, someday I'm going to get a head badge made from a Miraculous Medal

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Old 06-06-19, 11:29 AM
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I am putting a custom one on my custom bike.
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Old 06-06-19, 11:30 AM
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Rabeneick, thanks to forum member Randyjawa for this image.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Since we are discussing things which are holy, someday I'm going to get a head badge made from a Miraculous Medal

I have one of those old Saint Christopher medallions on my seat tube.
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Old 06-06-19, 12:02 PM
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Old 06-06-19, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I have one of those old Saint Christopher medallions on my seat tube.
Nice. Everyone had one of those in their cars when I grew up.

Have you heard of Madonna del Ghisallo, Patroness of cycling?

La Madonna del Ghisallo ? the Patron Saint of Cycling | Cyclingnews.com

Apparently many pro's have placed their winning jersey or bike at the shrine in thanksgiving. I used to have a MdG prayer card I carried when riding.




-Tim-
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Old 06-06-19, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesbowers View Post
The ONE you really want in your collection or better yet, ON your BIKE?
I used to have a home made Big Cat medallion snipped from a malt liquor can mounted on the headtube of an old Schwinn Springer fork balloon tired bike I used to ride around in Philadelphia in the 70's. I drank that weaselly brew because I liked the name and its logo. Still have a Big Cat sticker that has been mounted inside the lid of my toolbox since the early 70's.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Nice. Everyone had one of those in their cars when I grew up.

Have you heard of Madonna del Ghisallo, Patroness of cycling?

La Madonna del Ghisallo ? the Patron Saint of Cycling | Cyclingnews.com

Apparently many pro's have placed their winning jersey or bike at the shrine in thanksgiving. I used to have a MdG prayer card I carried when riding.




-Tim-

Can't say I'd ever heard of her before. My badge is rather old.
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Old 06-06-19, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
There's just something exotic and Orwellian & iron curtain-ish about this Russian XB3 headbadge. I'd love to have the lugs on the 1st photo from @meltron with the metallic green color of the 2nd photo from @Midnite


Wow! That is terrific.
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Old 06-06-19, 09:19 PM
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Old 06-07-19, 04:27 AM
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"I put me work into the frame, not onto it"... WB Hurlow

head decal...




photo by Emanuel Lowi W B Hurlow classic bicycle

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Old 06-07-19, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BobG View Post
"I put me work into the frame, not onto it"... WB Hurlow

head decal...

Having his initials into ornate head tube lugs is effectively a badge. But if he rested well thinking he put his energy into the frame, then cool.
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My two favorites are my Legnano and my Raleigh badges.

This is my 1961 Legnano Gran Premio - the bike's best feature.

My 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
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Old 06-07-19, 10:32 AM
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Faberge' ?
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Originally Posted by BobG View Post
"I put me work into the frame, not onto it"... WB Hurlow
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Having his initials into ornate head tube lugs is effectively a badge. But if he rested well thinking he put his energy into the frame, then cool

Not sure if that quote was verbatim. It was provided to me by the late Bill Vetter of Washington DC and Greensboro Bend VT. He told me that was WBH's reply when asked "why don't you use a fancy head badge?"

Bill was a close friend of both me as a teenager and Mr Hurlow. He was Hurlow's informal "agent" in the US in the '60s. Bill also built touring frames during his retirement years in VT.

Agreed, Hurlow's statement was in his lugs. An intricate head badge would have been redundant and would have competed with the art work already there. Mine after a re-paint begging for its decal! ...

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