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    Cool-blue Rhythm "HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.

    I've always been intrigued of the different head badge designs that bike companies come up with. Some are a work of art and others, not so much. And yet others just make you wonder. There has been so many bike companies over the years with so many designs. Post up a photo of your head badge with brand disclosure please.

    Some of you may be head badge delete, where in that case you may have this attitude towards them. >>>



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    Edit: I want all bikes vintage through today. Mountain bikes / road / cruiser and whatever, even custom. I'm interested in the different designs throughout the years.


    Mine is an Intense which in my opinion is one of the better designs I've seen.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    This is the only head badge pic I could find... my hubbies' Salsa. Pic was taken a couple months ago on a very wet/ icy ride. Kind of interesting juxaposition of a "hot pepper and ice"

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    OnOne. Plain. Little dull.

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    Always been a fan of the Coconino HB



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    My new bike doesn't have a badge, which I think is a mistake. I fact I thought about sticking something on there myself.

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    I would post my Intense, but it looks just like Dirt Junkies, only on a raw frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    My new bike doesn't have a badge, which I think is a mistake. I fact I thought about sticking something on there myself.
    Pig go back to the ordinal post. I think it puts you in this category.

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    Great contributions so far everyone. So far they're all pretty great designs.
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    I don't own one of these, but I wish I did:
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    "HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.

    Classify this as "why bother"

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    Gee... I wish I had some photos of some of my old vintage bikes that had some really cool badges. I'll have to head out to the stable and photograph some of the remaining bikes that I have left. Till then, all that I have it the mainstream stuff that we've all seen. But, these are my current rides.

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    Not as good as the old version but still iconic.

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    "HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.

    Yeti on matte black (SB66c)

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    Oops, wrong head badge.

    Lets try this again.

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    Low and slack.

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    Great contributions everyone. Optimus nice Mustang and you lacked in telling your bike brand.

    Banshee Prime!

    Plus I see bikes on both sides lonely without head badge approval.
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    Banshee, two of them, and a Salsa that I think is a Chinese counterfeit because it came without a head badge and even after several calls they would not send me one.
    Low and slack.

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    both from bikes i don't own any more. ibis alibi, santa cruz superlight. i didn't like the santa cruz sticker so i replaced it with my own. i'm not sure how the ibis head badge got dented...
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    Classify this as "why bother"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    both from bikes i don't own any more. ibis alibi, santa cruz superlight. i didn't like the santa cruz sticker so i replaced it with my own. i'm not sure how the ibis head badge got dented...
    From riding it the way it was meant to be ridden.
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    Another Yeti


    And a REEB. REEB has a really cool copper version they just premiered, too.



    Edit: phone post fail. Can't get the pics to rotate when attaching even though they are correct in original form.
    Nevermind, PEBKAC error.
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    here's the ugly...schwinn's big plastic star on their lame attempt at a 'cross bike. i cracked this thing at the top tube/seat tube junction...
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    I'm a big fan of this one. Cannondale did these for West Virginia University's cycling team.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    The passion is so thick in this thread that I am experiencing an elevated heart rate and my glasses are starting to fog up. Talk about rich content!!!
    Ha! Amen brutha!

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    I'm a big fan of this one. Cannondale did these for West Virginia University's cycling team.


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    My Lapierre Spicy. Not that exciting. I think Yeti has one of the nicer head badges.

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    I'm a sucker for a nice head badge.

    Oldest bike of the bunch:
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    Painted ones I put in the "why bother" category.

    Next one, wife's 2010 Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon
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    My commuter, a 2014 Salsa Vaya
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    I'm at work right now so I can't take a pic of my Vassago Bandersnatch but their badges look badass.
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    See what I mean? looks like someone melted Kermit the frog!

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    I reckon it's ended up looking like that because they've chosen to put the cables through it, having a badge in there would just make it a cluttered mess. Instead, it just looks weird.

    I also think routing the cables through the headtube is a stupid idea for practical reasons. It offers no advantage and a few significant down sides. The cables are in tighter curves and bend more sharply as the bars turn. They also bend around the steerer tube, rubbing against it, which surely will wear into the cable housings eventually. It also means that any water which gets through those holes, which it surely will, has nowhere to go but to run down the inside of the tube onto the top of the lower headset bearing race. Crazy. Headset manufacturers try to design seals that will keep water out of the bearings, then Commencal do this...

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    Too Bad SOMA doesn't put these on their Mountain Bikes, only their roadies.

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    Steve Potts & Niner IMBA MCR

    These are my 2 to add to the mix....

    Not much to the Niner expect the fact it's on the first IMBA edition
    MCR so it's special in that regard.
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    I don't like the ugly skull type ones. Is there no bike equivalent of something like this?

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    Make your own head badge thread >>>

    Great contributions so far everyone.

    Check out what a little birdie dropped on my lap. This thread starts out with an amazing way to make your own head badge. Thanks to Marpilli and his ingenuity it can be done quite easily. Just some fortitude and some patience, ideal for those not liking the head badge they have or are head badge delete. Go here >>> Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Check out what a little birdie dropped on my lap. This thread starts out with an amazing way to make your own head badge.
    That is brilliant, nice one.

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    Here's one from my SE Racing lil Ripper pit bike
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    "HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.

    Some damn fine badges in this thread so far. And these are yawners- but the bikes themselves thankfully are not


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thanks to Marpilli and his ingenuity it can be done quite easily.
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    How bizarre that you brought this up! I was thinking about getting in touch with Marp and asking him about this. I had seen it a while back, but couldn't remember where I had seen it. Kudos DJ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    How bizarre that you brought this up! I was thinking about getting in touch with Marp and asking him about this. I had seen it a while back, but couldn't remember where I had seen it. Kudos DJ!
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    I'd rep ya, but you what it sez when I click the button. Should be pretty soon though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I'd rep ya, but you what it sez when I click the button. Should be pretty soon though.
    I hear ya I have that same issue all the time. Thanks though it's the thought that counts.
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    Vintage Road I've Had

    These are not my images, but they are just like head badges of my old road bikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I don't like the ugly skull type ones. Is there no bike equivalent of something like this?
    Some bikes are just so bad-ass, only a skull will do.



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    i always have liked the graphics on a lot of KHS bikes (especially mine). i'll bet this head badge design would be kind of cool cast in color...
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    A most appropriate head badge to honor our disposable income

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    Nice boobs....er ...I mean boots.

    No pics (3,000 miles away), one of my son's bikes has a wall-mount type bottle opener for a head badge. Good idea for an after ride beverage.
    Hold my beer and watch this!

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    I have a sentimental attachment to this one. This headbadge came from the 1955 Schwinn Racer 3 speed that my mom saved paper route money and lawn mowing money to buy brand new when she was in middle school. Her bike was purchased from my grandfather's hardware store, which was a Schwinn dealer in the 50's. This head badge is currently mounted on my 1964 Schwinn Typhoon. "HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.-headbadge.jpg"HEAD BADGE"/ The Good / The Bad / The Ugly....Photo thread.-blueskycruiser.jpg

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    I also like how the head tube design flows onto the main tubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Now see, that right there makes me want to go for a ride.
    I had one of those and I used to love riding it. Mine was a MK2 though, in the best colour, purple.

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    Not my bikes or head badges, just cool

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    i took this pic 2 years ago,not long before i sold this bike .titus was a great brand..i realy liked my moto lite.is titus still alive? havent seen a new titus for some time now..
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    i haz hedbadge

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    A few quick photos.
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    ^^ How about a head badge off that 56 or 57 you in the back there? ^^
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    I got a pile of headbadge photos from NAHBS today. I'll share 'em from my phone in a bit. some beautiful work. Including the aforementioned copper REEB one, a leather headbadge from a guy up in New Brunswick, and some other beautiful artwork.

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    Some beautiful work here from NAHBS









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    ^^ How about a head badge off that 56 or 57 you in the back there? ^^
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    I would like to see more pics of the bike with triple clamp fork, and "lightened" headtube!!!
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    I would like to see more pics of the bike with triple clamp fork, and "lightened" headtube!!!


    This is the only other one I got. A friend is doing outside magazine's social media for the event. I will see if he got more of that bike.

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    Can't believe I missed this one from Black Sheep.

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    Sweet!
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    Harold, that head badge frenzy pretty much just set the bar.
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    My Mt Vision's head badge -

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    This thread just went up another 1,000 percent, beautiful and creative work !
    (that triple clamp fork/bike is crazy!)

    Just a hark back to one of the earlier submissions: this is a beautiful piece o' art -Duchamp style. Thank you for posting a "badge" !!

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    The Cannondale "headbadges" are pretty boring. I don't think I ever payed much attention to them...

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    The Cannondale "headbadges" are pretty boring. I don't think I ever payed much attention to them...
    Did you notice it looks like the end of an open-end wrench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Did you notice it looks like the end of an open-end wrench?
    Not until you just mentioned it. But yes, exactly like one. Which would be pretty cool if they made it in metal.
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    Bead blasted......
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    Bead blasted......
    That's a different way to go about it. Pretty sweet concept and great design.

    There is an overwhelming response in contributions everyone. Which is fantastic, some amazing designs and craftsmanship.

    One thing I would like to remind everyone. Could you please disclose bike manufacturer with each badge posted. Mainly for us dummies. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That's a different way to go about it. Pretty sweet concept and great design.

    There is an overwhelming response in contributions everyone. Which is fantastic, some amazing designs and craftsmanship.

    One thing I would like to remind everyone. Could you please disclose bike manufacturer with each badge posted. Mainly for us dummies. Thanks!
    sorry bout that. Most of mine are self explanatory...but the few that aren't, I forgot who did them by the time I posted. I might be able to find them again from the NAHBS exhibitor list after work today.

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    I do like this one.


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    Love the first intense! I had a tracer with the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone View Post
    I would like to see more pics of the bike with triple clamp fork, and "lightened" headtube!!!


    Here's my friend's picture

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    1 (duplicate removed): Black Sheep
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    I put this on the AM frame I built:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post


    Here's my friend's picture
    Thats quite a bad ass ride.
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    I believe the intense badge is plastic. Have always liked Mr. Moots, the bike riding gator.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zirkel 1 View Post
    I believe the intense badge is plastic.


    Mine came off once and I recall it being metal. I stuck it back on with shoe goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike snob View Post
    i took this pic 2 years ago,not long before i sold this bike .titus was a great brand..i realy liked my moto lite.is titus still alive? havent seen a new titus for some time now..
    Titus is owned by the parent company of OnOne. I have tried to find out who Titus was, as anyone named Titus likely is a distant relative. They didn't seem to know! I think they were releasing bikes with that brand name still. My interest was more genealogical than bicycle!

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    If you want a custom head badge hand made from sterling silver, and don't mind paying a hundred bucks or 2, this is the place:

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