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    Litespeed head badge drawing request

    Hi,

    I've been searching for a metal Litespeed head tube badge, but have been unable to find one.

    Even Litespeed don't make or supply them anymore!!!!

    I have finally found someone who will make me one up, but I need to supply the head tube badge as artwork

    The problem is.......................

    Can I find any drawings of a Litespeed badge

    I know that there have been a few different designs, but to be honest anyone will be perfect

    Maybe a bit of a long shot, but can anyone help me out?

    Thanks Andy

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    Try http://www.headbadges.com/ Jen Green does a bunch of reproductions that are nicer that 99% of the stock (excluding my silver IF headbadge) one out there. I'm planning on ordering one for my Lynskey and Niota when I get around to it.

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    I sent Jen an e-mail about producing a Litespeed badge, but she'd have to get permission to re-produce one.

    It seems that Litespeed are missing an opportunity by no longer producing these badges.

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    Not *quite* what you're looking for, but...

    From the archived catalogs.

    Also, check out http://www.sssink.com.htm... that's who makes the replacement decals for Litespeed (see Gallery 11).

    JMJ
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    That's perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBrn
    I sent Jen an e-mail about producing a Litespeed badge, but she'd have to get permission to re-produce one.

    It seems that Litespeed are missing an opportunity by no longer producing these badges.
    Yea I had emailed her as well and it seems she's stuck when it comes to producing head badges for certain companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000
    Yea I had emailed her as well and it seems she's stuck when it comes to producing head badges for certain companies.

    PM sent

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    Bit of an update on this one.

    I e-mailed Litespeed and they have confirmed that they have NO issues with somone else producing a head tube badge

    I've e-mailed Jen to let her know and fingers crossed I'll be able to get something sorted

    Jen mentioned that she had a few enquries from a few others, so this should hopefully be good news

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    That's cool. I used to paint bicycle bells for people. Most bike companies are cool with using their logo for one-off custom stuff, especially if the customer cares enough about their brand to want the logo on it. I'd typically shoot an email to each company in order to get the okay.

    Some examples of my work...

    Post a pic once you get your headbadge done.

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    The bells look really cool

    I'll put up a pic once I've got the head badge sorted

    I must admit, I thought it was going to be a road to nowhere asking permission from Litespeed. The yes came a pleasant suprise

    Can't wait to give my Obed the head badge it deserves

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    Litespeed badge

    hey guys- I have no problems producing badges for bike companies- as long as I have permission! I'm still looking for a good copy of the badge to get this done right- anybody have a badge to get a couple photos of the front and sides? I have a drawing.....but if I have the actual thing it will come out really well.

    thanks!
    -Jen

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    Well here it is...........the finished Litespeed badge hand made by Jen :-)

    It looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






    http://www.headbadges.com/id74.html

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    Looks great!

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    I'm really made up with it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000
    Looks great!
    +1 very nice!

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    I have a headtube badge on my busted '07 Niota frame that I'd be willing to sell, if anyone here is still lookin'.
    My bike video YT channel: biiiiiiiiiiiikiiiiiiiinnnnnnng

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBrn View Post
    Well here it is...........the finished Litespeed badge hand made by Jen :-)

    It looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






    Custom Head badge Portfolio
    Hi Andy

    Any chance of posting those pics of the head tube back up? They seem to have gone missing over time, and its not showing on the website that you linked the page to.

    Also - how bad was the damage to have this lovely head badge done?

    I'm just about to restore my '93 Ocoee and this sounds like it's going to finish off the job perfectly!

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    Hi,

    I unfortunately lost the pictures on my computer so now longer have any to show.

    I can't recall how much it was now, but give Jen a shout as she's really helpful.

    Her website is Revolution Cycle Jewelry

    Thanks,

    Andy

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    Hi Andy

    No worries - have already been onto Jen, and this is why I posted....

    She sent me over a pic of a Litespeed headtube badge that wasn't like the ones in Post #4 above. It was a much more recent one. When I showed her the pics from Post #4, I was quoted in region of $400 (!) for the cast to be made, and then a further $100 or so for the badge itself - surely you didn't pay out this sort of mula for one on your own????

    I'd asked on the basis of trying to get four or five guys together to club together and order 5 as a group - on this basis, it brought the price down, but only to about $150 a piece which was still pretty pricey. I'd simply figured that although I am sure you love your Litespeed, you didn't drop this sort of cash for a hand-made headbadge surely?

    Lol

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