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Old 10-12-13, 11:43 PM
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Best way to attach a badge to a bike frame?

I bought a metal badge (with matching nails) from a Lake Tahoe souvenir shop, somehow missing the fine print that they were "for walking sticks" and therefore curved. I figured I'd hammer it flat and then figure out how to display it, but on a whim I held it up to my bike, and the curvature will just about match. Obviously I'm not going to be nailing it onto my bike. Glue seems like the obvious option, but if you have an opinion of what kind of glue or alternative attachment methods please share them.
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Old 10-13-13, 01:22 AM
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Head badges, which are curved, tend to be just glued (weakly) on to the headtube. Failing that, double sided sticky stuff for wall hooks might do the trick.

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Old 10-13-13, 02:00 AM
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A web search for 3m double sided adhesive tape will yeild usefull results.
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Old 10-13-13, 06:24 AM
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if you want to be able to remove it 2 sided tape will work. 3M emblem adhesive will also work.
if you want to make it almost impossible to remove use some JB weld 2 part epoxy.
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Old 10-13-13, 07:34 AM
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Automotive molding and trim tape. https://www.google.com/search?q=auto...ding+trim+tape
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Old 10-13-13, 10:05 AM
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any thing more than the above tape/glue ideas would need you to take out the fork, first ,
to drill for little screws , and threading the holes, .. or putting in little rivets..
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The automotive molding tape will solve two problems in this household, so thank you for the suggestion! Disassembling and drilling the bike is something I'll leave to the professionals, and even then, it's an aluminum frame so some of you will run screaming from the idea. But thank you for the reminder that I might want a front luggage rack some day and there's not much area to mount it on and to move the badge higher.
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Old 10-13-13, 09:18 PM
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Double-sided duct tape, or the glue for re-attaching car mirrors to the inside of the windshield.....
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I glued the head badge back on an old Redline with 3M "plastic and emblem adhesive." I don't think it's going anywhere.
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Epoxy?
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The answer is: "D" ----"Any of the above"
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