I’m refitting my Rhygin Metax road bike ( I had the frame made in 1998 ) and have been tweeking not only the functional components but the esthetics as well. I never liked the decal on the Rhygin’s head tube – it was to big and the typography looked squashed to fit. Plus I don’t like decal head badges. I love those old metal badges, so I steel wooled off the old decal and created a slightly ‘improved’ design based on the logo type and sun graphic of the old head tube decal.
Jen Green took my drawing (right) and made up a beautiful copper head badge. Looks great against the Metax stainless steel.