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It would be helpful to have a collection of common head tube badges to aid in identifying bicycles.


  • Include a photo! (Credit photo where appropriate)
  • A brief summary of the logo: manufacture, area, date logo was used and on what bikes
  • It is okay to give specific information such as an exact year and model of bicycle. As more users lend their expertise this information can be generalized.
  • Edit previous answers: add different logos used by that manufacturer, improve summaries, etc.
  • Even badges with the manufacturer clearly identified can be helpful (ie. for dating purposes or if someone is trying to match a silhouette or damaged badge).
  • This Wikipedia page is a good resource to start with, but here we can add more information, such as when a badge was used and for what models.

Contents (as of 2/12/14):


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closed as too broad by Neil Fein, jimirings, freiheit Feb 11 '14 at 3:26

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I thought this would be helpful for identifying bikes / models, and tried to follow the format of the terminology index. Also similar to this question. Past questions which could have been helped: here and here. – superdesk Feb 12 '14 at 13:12

Public Head Tube Badge

Manufacturer: Public Bikes (San Francisco, 2013)

Bike(s): R16 (Road bike) and other models

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Manufacturer: Ralreigh (Heron Badge)

Bike(s): Found on late 70's, early 80's road bike

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