Your bicycle isn’t some toy and it’s not a Walmart Special. Your bicycle is incredible – it’s your partner-in-crime, your personal jet-pack, an integral part of your life. Let’s celebrate with a handcrafted headbadge.
What’s a headbadge? It’s a hood ornament for your bike!
“When contemplating Christmas gifts for my girlfriend, it took me about three seconds to settle on a custom headbadge for her bike. I will never forget the look on her face when she opened the box…. She was speechless for literally ten minutes and stares dreamily at it on her bike every time we pass it on the way out the door.” – Rachel Wiederhoeft
A headbadge is a metal ornament that adheres to the head tube of your bicycle. While not as common these days, bike makers have traditionally used elaborate headbadges to brand their craft. I believe headbadges should make a comeback – and they should reflect your unique connection with your bicycle.
We’ll work together to design an image that represents you and your bike. Then, I’ll use my trusty jeweler’s saw to cut it out of your choice of metal. I’ll file smooth all the edges, add some texture and patina, and form it to fit your bike.
All it takes is a simple silhouette-style image.
How will you personalize your bicycle?
Step 1: Choose Your Image.
If you’re not yet sure what design you want to memorialize on your bicycle, take a look through these resources:
Step 2: Send Me Your Design Ideas.
Use the form below to tell me about your design ideas. Include as many links as you want to any external images which illustrate the sort of design you’d like. Even if you’re not entirely settled on a design, feel free to contact me and we can brainstorm possibilities.