Classiest head badge

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  1. Eidetic

    Eidetic New Member

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    Why vote for classiest head badge goes to Eddy Merckx bikes. My reasons: 1) appealing design, merging his initials and a road bike; 2) the matching of color scheme and badge contours; and 3) metal construction ... a real badge.
     
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  2. rv

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    while I'm partial to my litespeed headbadge, one must consider the one from independent fabrication...one ounce of sterling silver!
     
  3. Cipher

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    If your talkin' precious metals, then consider LeMond bikes. theres an option on the TĂȘte de Course for a 24kt. gold (all-be-it-plated) head badge, and 24kt. gold leaf panels. (This one actually belongs to Greg). ;)
     
  4. fushman

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    the i.f. one is nice, and lots of others like seven bikes which comes to mind with mechanical fasteners holding it in place.

    i especially dislike the head badge on my lemond, i totalled an 03 zurich and they sent me back a new frame but with the new 04 badge, which is shinny cheap plastic without the world champion colors :-(
     
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    Carl Strong puts a really cool headbadge on his custom frames. He gets my vote.
     
  7. zerokoo0l

    zerokoo0l New Member

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    What a COOL page thank you!
     
  8. Eidetic

    Eidetic New Member

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    No love for Bianchi?
     
  10. mjw_byrne

    mjw_byrne New Member

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    Naaa, the headbadge on my '03 Bianchi SL3 frame is pretty plasticky and tacky.
     
  11. byron27

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    I have love for bianchi.....
     
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    Rivendell has some badges that match any of the older ones...

    www.rivebike.com
     
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    Why do I have a hard time believing that Greg is riding a TRIPLE-Chainring?

    :D :D
     
  14. nitrogenmustard

    nitrogenmustard New Member

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    giant badges look pretty hot
     
  15. patch70

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    I love the badge on my Bianchi XL Carbon - plastic-free zone.
     
  16. GAJ

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    IF sterling head badge gets my vote.
     
  17. meehs

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    I'm thinking you haven't seen Greg lately! They had all of the past champions racing at the 25th anniversary of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Wisconsin a couple of years ago. Greg was there because he had won the race a couple of times in the late eighties/early ninties (yes a mountain bike race!). Greg dropped out of the race! Word was that he found a convenient pub not too far off the trail somewhere! :D

    I'm thinking he doesn't train quite as hard as he used to! I'm not really surprised he runs a tripple now. Don't get me wrong, he'd still smoke my ass!
     
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    Carl does good badges, so does Pegoretti ........
     
  19. Tech72

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    Unfortunately, Eddy sold off his name-sake bike company a couple of years ago. The new owners did a complete change to the product range, including a re-design of the company logo. New EM frames now have a boring and generic looking "M" logo and headbadge.

    BTW, since when did EM frames have a metal badge? I have never seen that. I have two Merckx's, a steel Corsa and a carbon MXM, neither have a metal badge. What EM model did the metal badge come on?
     
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