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This is a project that's been in the works for at least two years now. I worked with the artist Karl Edwards to come up with the final design. We spent months going through hundreds of iterations before finally settling on the design you see here. Then, months more were spent for the actual badge production. I can't relate how pleased I am with the design.
The head tube badge you see here is the first prototype. It's very nearly the finished product. It hearkens back to head tube badges in the past. I've always wondered where the artistry went on badges for more modern bikes. It seems like such an important symbol, especially in the world of custom bicycles.
This is my way of marking time -- starting in 2012 all new Ahearne bikes will have this head tube badge.