This is a nice idea, I quite like it. You could even go for the full effect by using gold or black ano cable ends.
As for the double stick tape. That was more of a temporary solution if you want to eventually use actual rivets. It's much easier to drill out the spoke heads and pull of the badge without damaging the frame (or the badge). I personally use a couple VERY small dabs of JB weld or similar when attaching head badges.
Sean Flores SF, CA USA
On Jul 25, 2009, at 8:45 AM, Peter Jourdain wrote:
> I forgot to say that in looking at Sean Flores' method of using
> double-sided tape, the way he does it undoubtedly can work because
> it doesn't rely exclusively on tape but also uses spoke heads as
> "rivets" to further anchor the badge into the head tube.
> In recounting my experience with double-sided tape, I didn't mean to
> discount his approach, but only to say you can't really rely on the
> tape alone for a bike you're actually going to ride and transport
> (as opposed to show).
> Peter Jourdain
> Whitewater, Wisconsin USA
> --- On Fri, 7/24/09, Sean Flores <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Sean Flores <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: [CR] Mounting headbadges!
>> To: email@example.com
>> Date: Friday, July 24, 2009, 10:21 PM
>> I'll probably catch some flak for
>> this, but here goes.
>> One quick and dirty technique I have used in the absence of
>> rivets is spoke heads and either double stick tape (high
>> tac) or an epoxy of your choice- depending on how permanent
>> you want the application to be. The least permanent, double
>> stick tape, is quite easy. Just apply it to the entire
>> surface of the back of the badge and cut the excess edges
>> off. Then take two spoke heads with a tiny bit of the elbow
>> still intact and insert it into the rivet holes with a bit
>> of epoxy.
>> IMHO it doesn't turn out too horrible.
>> Sean Flores
>> San Francisco, CA
>> On Jul 24, 2009, at 4:32 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Message: 12
>>> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:32:13 +0000
>>> From: <email@example.com>
>>> Subject: [CR] Mounting headbadges!
>>> To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain
>>> I've ordered some genuine Raleigh headbadge rivets
>> from England, but it'll probably take weeks for them to get
>> here, in the meantime, I found a source for brass pop-rivets
>> or "blind rivets" of the correct size. I was wondering if
>> you guys have had any experience remounting headbadges and
>> what techniques you used.
>>> Fred Durrette
>>> Summerville, SC