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
How do you a fix this piece of art securely to the bicycle frame? I’d so hate to lose it.
Automotive Trim Tape or they can be affixed with screws, but you’ll need to drill and tap threads into the drilled holes.