I have had many bikes over the years, steel, aluminum, carbon, titanium, even a bamboo one. The one thing I have never had that I have always wanted, was that one special bike part that gets over looked a lot of the time, the custom head badge. The best craftsman I know that makes these is Jen Green. I have know about Jen for 6-7 years now, and have followed her online ever since. I have loved seeing some of her magical creations she comes up. She has decorated some of the most beautiful award winning bikes at NAHBS for years. So I decided this year was the year I would get my own piece of custom bling for my trusted steed.
The process was very simple. I contacted Jen via email and pitched her my idea. I drew up a logo of what I wanted, and emailed her a pdf. We agreed upon a price and a few days later she started sending me updates throughout the process. What I got back from her a week later absolutely blew my mind. The hardest part about this entire process was deciding what I wanted her to create. I dug deep into the old brain bag and knew it had to be Yeti related. After all, it has been a part of my identity for years.
I have been associated with tying my favorite carton character into my riding some how for decades. “Bumble” the yeti from the classic Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer movie. I have always strapped toy Bumbles on my bikes. They were my “Mojo” characters to keep me entertained when conditions got rough. I could always count on Bumble when the trails turned steep, or the peanut butter gravel set in on a bike-packing trip. Last year I even had a customized made Bumble head cover for my helmet. So what better way then to have Jen make me a Bumble head badge? She even took a few pictures along the way of her process so I could document it for the fine distinguished people that read this classy publication.
Jen is a true artist and craftsman. What else could you expect from a jeweler that rides a Blacksheep bike? I highly recommend her to make you your own customized masterpiece that you can enjoy forever. So if your ride is missing something get yourself a custom piece made just for you. Nothing is too crazy. Keep it rad!
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Ed. Note : I’ve got a couple Jen Green Head Badges. She’s really easy to work with and does some amazing work! ~g