Nick March (France), I agree with you. I have a friend who looked
at my Italian bike and then at the badge and said: "That badge is worth
$80". He had little regard for the rest of the bike.
But right now I have two bikes that I am getting ready for repainting, on one (Italvega) I have removed the badge but I will re-rivet the badge when painted, on the other (Holdsworth) I have not removed the headbadge (yet) but will before repainting. Any thoughts out there regarding badge removal before painting? Skip Magnuson Spokane, WA