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Old March 26th, 2006, 2:26 AM   #1
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Default FAT CHANCE headbadge!

ok i know a lot of you are purists, however, i stumbled apon this website and this cool chick makes custom headbadges. I'm having her make me a crossbones fat chance face headbadge...but this is just a simple badge shes already done... i think its FAT! Her website is www.jen-green.com Just check her stuff out....
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Old March 26th, 2006, 2:15 PM   #2
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I'm having my Wicked Fat Chance repainted and "renovated" to new condition by Vicious Cycles and since this is already "out of the bag", I figured I'd let everyone know that it's MINE, so at least I can say I was the first one to go all out on a custom Sterling Silver FAT CITY CYCLES head badge instead of waiting for a boring decal!

I came up the idea and contacted Jen Green, who designed and created it. I gave her an idea of what I wanted, but she did ALL of the work, quite Quickly I might add! She is an incredible artist and she duplicated the head tube decal art of a Fat Chance in Sterling Silver and it's really pretty awesome!

As much as I doubt anyone else will be willing to pay for "Bike Jewelry" like this please check out: www.jen-green.com she does really top notch work and has the patience to deal with crazy bike folks like us!

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Old March 26th, 2006, 3:36 PM   #3
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Wow! That head badge is fantastic.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 3:02 PM   #4
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Jen does fantastic work, but you definately pay...


I had all my headbadges custom laser cut from emachineshop in stainless...a little polishing and you have a killer badge for about 5 bucks a piece.

I'd be interested in doing the CAD design and work if there was enough interest.

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Old March 30th, 2006, 4:08 PM   #5
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I had all my headbadges custom laser cut from emachineshop in stainless...a little polishing and you have a killer badge for about 5 bucks a piece.

I'd be interested in doing the CAD design and work if there was enough interest.

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Sign me up Rody - I'll take two! Do (would?) you do bolt-on or glue-on?

If you're really bored, I'd love one of the Chris Chance headbadges (like my avitar). A good picture is at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA...nce_cycles.htm .

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Old March 31st, 2006, 5:30 PM   #6
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If they are stainless you can just braze them on.... of course this would only be applicable on full refinishes.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 6:46 PM   #7
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If they are stainless you can just braze them on.... of course this would only be applicable on full refinishes.
I originally wanted to have mine brazed on but wasn't sure who was going to do the re-paint, so having it screwed on would be just fine...

I actually got the idea from the early Chris Chance Road Frames that had stars brazed all over them, like mainlyfats avitar!

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Old April 1st, 2006, 1:27 PM   #8
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I'd love a headbadge too!
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 11:31 PM   #9
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hey Mikey i'm sorry to have let the cat out of the bag....It'll be a killer job though!
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hey Mikey i'm sorry to have let the cat out of the bag....It'll be a killer job though!
No sweat, I'm flattered that you thought it was a cool idea! As much of a rag-tag bunch of misfits we all may be on here, we're all part of a common "brotherhood" (possibly "sisterhood too?) who all dig Fat City bikes!

Are there many if any female FAT COGS who are members here?

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Old April 4th, 2006, 7:11 AM   #11
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I've got a big ole lump of sheet titanium. If I can figure out how to bend it to the right angle, I might dremel out a FAT logo for my FAT ti... nice in silver MikeNYC
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Old April 4th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #12
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Well to let my Cat out of the baf...i stumbled apon Mikey's headbadge after i commissioned jen to do this for me.....what do yall think?
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Old April 4th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #13
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do ya think i should have her Add color in the face? if so what colors?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #14
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do ya think i should have her Add color in the face? if so what colors?
Wow That is NICE! What color is the frame that it's going on?

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Old April 5th, 2006, 7:44 AM   #15
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #16
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The frame is Doo-doo brown...I might just leave in inside black...
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #17
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The frame is Doo-doo brown...I might just leave in inside black...
Allhailbeefrod,

Uhm, was "Doo-Doo Brown" a stock color for a Yo Eddy? Or is this a recent repaint?

I know this is a touchy subject, but do you have decals on the frame?

Can you please try to post some photos of the frame, so we can see how the badge would look? I would probably say don't have color added but you never know unless you see all options...

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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:13 AM   #18
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Hi guys, if you want a custom head badge made by someone who has more of a connection to fat City than the others mentioned try Hoss Rogers (http://hossrogers.com/) he was one of the original painters for FC and now dose custom jewlery and stuff. He said he was going to send me a picture of one he made. When I get the picture i'll post it

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Old April 30th, 2006, 6:44 PM   #19
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I am rebuilding my Yo finally and just dropped you a line via email AllHail on the YE head badge. Thanks for posting. /josh
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Old June 6th, 2006, 6:48 PM   #20
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I talked to jennifer, I am going to buy one of the Yo headbadges, and she is going to try to make me the word "team." that is present on the headtube also.

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Old June 7th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #21
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sounds sweeeeet!

would you please post some pics here when you get it done?

i would love to see how that turns out.

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Old June 15th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #22
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Jen just emailed me a photo of the "team." badge she has made to accompany the "Yo Eddy."






isnt that something!
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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #24
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I finally ordered one of the Fat City Cycles headbadges from Jen today. It's going on the old workhorse daily ride.

That should cheer her up a bit!
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Old June 19th, 2006, 2:20 AM   #25
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that TEAM is gnarly man!!!!!!!
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #26
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that TEAM is gnarly man!!!!!!!
I know!!!
Jen did a really great job.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 4:06 PM   #27
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final product of the two together...
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Old June 20th, 2006, 4:35 PM   #28
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That is seriously very good!

No really.... wow
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While I await the arrival of my '85 Fat SS, I contact Jen about having my own headbadge created for this bike. Eventually, my plan is to have the frame and fork refinished in a deep rootbeer brown metallic with custom cream or light blue decals. To go with that, I had her cast the FAT headtube badge in bronze, which turned out brilliant.


Now, if the damn bike would just get here...
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