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Old 09-19-19, 10:52 PM
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(being of Scandinavian ancestry, I like the name too. Yes, I know it's British...)

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At fist I thought this was some crazy bird like a Raleigh logo, but it’s a stylized Viking ship complete with oars. Cool!
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Slovenian Coat Of Arms

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Nice Slovenian flag badge on the green bike. How come you used the flag of our country?.
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Zdravo, moja družina je prišla iz Kostanjevice na Krki. V ZDA so se priselili v letih 1880-1890. Moj priimek je Colarič.

Še vedno imam sorodnike tam in v Novo Mesto, Ljubljana in Domžale.



V ZDA je več Slovencev kot v Sloveniji

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Old 09-20-19, 12:32 AM
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Concorde metal headtube badge (often you see the sticker which is just the word CONCORDE).

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Old 09-20-19, 12:41 AM
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No sticker or decal, here: BITD, Schwinns had the real deal:
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Head Tube Badges Recently Acquired Bike & Frame

Early 80's Echelon. These frames were built in Japan by Cherubim, Hitoshi Konno's shop. He was Yoshi Konno's older brother (of 3Rensho fame). They were made for and imported by DIN Industries a California based bicycle parts importer.



I just picked up this new frame from SF Bay Area frame builder Ed Litton last Saturday. He built it on spec for someone several years ago and they ended up not taking it - their loss...




Ed and I had talked about him building me a custom frame for years. When I saw this one hanging on his wall a few months back, I liked the colors and thought about it for awhile. It's my exact size, so why build a new one. The frame is made of a blend of Columbus SL and Tange Prestige tubing.

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Old 09-20-19, 01:01 AM
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Back in the day Schwinns WERE the real deal.


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Old 09-20-19, 01:05 AM
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And since were having dueling headbadge threads, these need to be here too.

The PDX triad, nobody did what these guys did better than they did.



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Old 09-20-19, 01:34 AM
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Speaking Of Paramounts...

The 1959 and 1984 Paramounts were bikes that passed through Stone's Cyclery in Alameda, CA. I helped Dennis Stone sell them online.

1959 Paramount



1984 Paramount. Columbus SL tubing, DuraAce gruppo.



My 1992 Paramount OS. This was one of the last frames built before Schwinn went under.



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Old 09-20-19, 02:28 AM
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When I got my Stella its head badge was missing, so I asked @rhm to make one for me based on pictures we found online. A couple of months ago, the proper original Stella head badge came up on eBay so I bought it. Here is the original (left) next to revision 1 from rhm.



He wasn't happy with the rough edges due to material choice on that revision, so he made this one, which I think is the best of the three and will stay on the bike.



Of course, if we're going to talk about roosters on head badges, this one must be the gold standard (though not mine).




Roosters aside, this is my favorite among the head badges in my garage:



I know it's traditionally referred to as the anniversary head badge, but I prefer to think of it as the Heron of Guadalupe.
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Old 09-20-19, 03:18 AM
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Bertin Head Tube Badges

Originally Posted by bertinjim View Post
The 1950s - early 1960s Bertin badge before the switch to foil and decals.

Bertin used these thick aluminum foil head tube badges from the mid 60's until the mid 80's.



This was a thin foil badge from ~1990.



1982 Bertin C79-SSC decal head badge.



1986 C80-SSC decal head badge.



1990's Bertin head tube decal.



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Pre and post war Dunelts. I like the simple relief of the older badge.
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Some really cool head tube badges here ! I know I've posted pics of the Russian XB3 bicycle headbadge before, the art-deco / Orwellian look is pretty cool....I wish I had one.

found it - there are some members of BF who have a XB3 https://www.bikeforums.net/20965274-post8.html
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another anniversary badge 69 GP

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
And since were having dueling headbadge threads, these need to be here too.

The PDX triad, nobody did what these guys did better than they did.



I'll piggyback here to show DiNucci's current logo (neither a badge nor a decal: This is painted with a stencil.)




Here's the design from another former Portland builder of the same era, Bruce Gordon.




And finally; the headbadge is not dead. Jen Green makes headbadges including this one for Rock Lobster.



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Old 09-20-19, 11:15 AM
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My favorite of De Rosa's badges, definitely not biased, no sir.
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Old 09-20-19, 11:39 AM
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Partly because of my Scandinavian heritage and partly just because it's cool.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post

Of course, if we're going to talk about roosters on head badges, this one must be the gold standard (though not mine).



I believe that one is from the @Andy Antipas collection. It is pretty damn cool. I'd rate it up there with the classic Legnano:



Big, bold, lots of detail. I imagine you need a 56cm frame or larger just to fit it on the head tube.
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Galmozzi Head Badge

@gugie, yep, that is my chicken bike. I probably have a couple more head badges to add... Will work on that.
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Fiorelli and Peugeot



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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
I'll piggyback here to show DiNucci's current logo (neither a badge nor a decal: This is painted with a stencil.)




Here's the design from another former Portland builder of the same era, Bruce Gordon.




And finally; the headbadge is not dead. Jen Green makes headbadges including this one for Rock Lobster.



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Excellent!

I know Bruce hung out with these guys from the pics of them leaving for a ride from Jim's shop on Everett and they are likely the reason he defected from Cal for the 10 years but I read he was in Eugene, did he actually work in PDX too?

Either way he was a transplant, albeit a fine one.
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