Head badge

A head badge is a manufacturer's or brand logo affixed to the head tube of a bicycle.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Head badges may be made of metal or plastic, and they may be held in place with adhesive, screws, or rivets. Some are simply stickers, decals, or painted logos.

Head badges for a single brand may change from year to year or from model to model, as demonstrated by the variety (5) of Trek head badges pictured in the gallery below.

Other usesEdit

The term head badge has also been used to describe other logos:

  • An emblem on the cowl of an aircraft.[7]
  • An emblem on a military uniform hat.[8]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Litespeed WebShop - Detail: Litespeed Head Badge-riveted". Archived from the original on 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  2. ^ Brown, Sheldon. "The Raleigh International". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  3. ^ Hill, Robert. "Just Another Holy Grail". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  4. ^ Kernan, Dean. "Falcon Bicycles". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  5. ^ Kone, Michael. "Wild Guesses of value for Selected Vintage Lightweights Geminiani to Motobécane". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  6. ^ Rother, Mike. "Whole 'Lotta Brazing Going On, The Story of Schwinn Fillet-Brazed Lightweight Bicycles 1938-1978". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  7. ^ "IPMSStockholm.org Camouflage & Markings Early Focke-Wulf Fw 190s". Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  8. ^ "Spartacus Educational Waffen-SS". Archived from the original on 2007-04-24. Retrieved 2007-05-05.

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