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    Sofa King We Todd Did
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    Headtube badge/logo ideas

    I'm in the middle of restoring an older lugged steel frame. I've repainted the frame and the fork a sweet British Racing Green color (but it's metallic not flat like true BRG). And so I thought I'd hit you folks up for some ideas on what I can do for a headtube badge/logo. I could easily leave it off entirely and the bike would look rather smart without any branding or decals. But I also thought it might be fun to put something unique up front.

    Doesn't have to be singlespeed specific. Can be, but doesn't have to be. Don't wanna seem like I'm trying too hard or what not. 'Interesting' and 'cool' are the order of the day.

    Any thoughts/opinions? Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    I'm in the middle of restoring an older lugged steel frame. I've repainted the frame and the fork a sweet British Racing Green color (but it's metallic not flat like true BRG). And so I thought I'd hit you folks up for some ideas on what I can do for a headtube badge/logo. I could easily leave it off entirely and the bike would look rather smart without any branding or decals. But I also thought it might be fun to put something unique up front.

    Doesn't have to be singlespeed specific. Can be, but doesn't have to be. Don't wanna seem like I'm trying too hard or what not. 'Interesting' and 'cool' are the order of the day.

    Any thoughts/opinions? Cheers!

    What kind of frame is it? A shiny stainless steel repro of the original would look smart.

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    Sofa King We Todd Did
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    It's nothing classic. A rather ordinary Trek 950 from 1991. It was painted purple with some gaudy 'Trek' and 'Singletrack' branding on it, which I sanded right off - the nude steel beneath was gorgeous! - and repainted a metallic British Racing Green.

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    Bottle cap...

    One of our locals took his favorite beer (Newcastle FWIW), flattened out a cap, and curved it around a fence post. A little epoxy, and it's a pretty cool head tube badge cheap enough to justify for a Trek!

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    try here -->

    if you want something custom. Jen Green has done a number of badges for people here and they are all great.
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    "Mr. Britannica"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    It's nothing classic. A rather ordinary Trek 950 from 1991. It was painted purple with some gaudy 'Trek' and 'Singletrack' branding on it, which I sanded right off - the nude steel beneath was gorgeous! - and repainted a metallic British Racing Green.
    I think one of the older old Trek HBs- or even the more modern one (not the present-day version)- done by the gal mentioned below would look nice even if you are not going to restore.
    <img src="http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/TrekBadge.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/88Trekbadge.jpg">

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    Karmic balance...

    go steal a badge of one of those disgusting Hummer H2's that are rolling around every street in America.
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    I had some brass badges engraved by a local engraving company that usually makes name plates for doors.
    I had some 40 x 50 mm plates engraved with my own (homemade) brandname. I then bend them in a homemade mandrel. Quite easy!
    I mount them with epoxy and two M3 bolt for looks.

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    Sofa King We Todd Did
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    It's a lugged steel bike, and I've lusted after lugged steel for the longest time. I think the paint job came out pretty sweet. And because it's my first steel bike, I wish I was a Steelers fan. The Steelers logo would look so sweet on that headtube (not against a green frame, of course - it's have to be black... with yellow sidewalled Panaracer Fire XC tires!)

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    steelers logo would be cool.

    I'd put something representing the bike's era on there for sure.

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    one of these

    http://www.homebrewers.com/category/...stshirtsstuff/

    or something from ANT Bike Mike. Not sure if he sells them separately though.
    http://www.antbikemike.com/index.html
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