The head badge on my 1977 Team Champion Motobecane is really just a sticker, not a metal plate. I've had the bike since it was new but never thought about this much.
Recently, I've seen photos of other Motobecanes with actual head badges. I assume that mine isn't the only bike with the sticker/badge. Can anyone enlighten me about the use of stickers vs. badges by Motobecane?
Curiously, after many years and miles on my bike, the sticker is in very good shape.
In about 1/2 an hour, I'm riding this bike from my office in La Jolla to the train station in Oceanside. Although it was drizzling this am, the weather has cleared up and it should be a good (24 mile) ride.