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    Badge of Courage/Team Collin

    In 2009, while young Collin was struggling with his illness and the treatments, I started a project to honor both him and those working to try to help his family through the ordeal. I called it the Badge of Courage project.

    Badge of Courage Project

    I carved and cast the first batch then decided that the casting was best left to those who do that exclusively. I may however, have been wrong. These badges are all cast in sterling silver and weigh approximately 2/3 of an ounce. As a fundraiser for the 24 Hour of Booty in Indianapolis this June, I decided to have 2 more pieces cast and auction them off to raise proceeds for team Collin.

    Unfortunately, the company I had make the mold and cast the second set damaged the mold and cast two pieces that were essentially scrap metal. I managed to salvage one and hand -carve the Lounge logo onto the face. This is number nine of nine. the last one ever.

    I considered making a head badge with it, but logistically, there are risks involved with bending it and head tubes vary in diameter and it would have to be custom fit to the bike it was to go on.

    Therefore, it will be auctioned off as a key chain, which was the choice of most of the original recipients anyhow. I carry mine all the time, as do several others I know of for sure. It is a reminder of who we as Lounger’s are and what we do and care about and a tribute to a young man and his loving family, who btw, was sent, number one of nine.

    So I present to you the final Badge of Courage to be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the reserve set at $100.

    Since this is a fundraiser for the team, the payment will be in the form of a direct donation to the team member of your choice, it does not have to be me.

    I request that the bidding be opened for 2 weeks. I have lost track of exactly how many people actually have these since there are a couple who have both a key chain and a head badge, but I also have a request that if you already have one, that you refrain from bidding to allow others the opportunity.

    The key chain is a satin finish since silver is soft and it will be carried in a pocket most likely. The back is engraved with Team Collin.

    I prefer to open the bidding after this weekend since it is a holiday and I will not be watching my computer very carefully.

    Thank you.
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    just send it to me now...
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    fwiw

    THIS is what they look like after being hauled around in a pocket for 2 years
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    TOG, you are the GREATEST.
    If you focus on the past, you will never see the future.

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    You spelled Lownge rong, moreon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlineflyer View Post
    TOG, you are the GREATEST.
    :blush: .....none of this is about me however
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooBig View Post
    just send it to me now...
    Sez you.
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    time to take out a second mortgage on the house for this....
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    Great Idea and I'm sure whoever wins will LOVE it.

    Mine's wrapped around the head tube of my fixie..
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    I need that!

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    My headbadge is on my main ride. It's an honor to have it with me every ride.

    Since I'm out, all ya moreons better bid it up!
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    Today's the day...

    Bidding will open at 8:00 PM, (central) Wednesday, April 11. It will run until 8:00 PM, (central), Wednesday, April 25.


    As stated in the initial announcement:

    Badge of Courage/Team Collin
    In 2009, while young Collin was struggling with his illness and the treatments, I started a project to honor both him and those working to try to help his family through the ordeal. I called it the Badge of Courage project.

    Badge of Courage Project

    I carved and cast the first batch then decided that the casting was best left to those who do that exclusively. I may however, have been wrong. These badges are all cast in sterling silver and weigh approximately 2/3 of an ounce. As a fundraiser for the 24 Hour of Booty in Indianapolis this June, I decided to have 2 more pieces cast and auction them off to raise proceeds for team Collin.

    Unfortunately, the company I had make the mold and cast the second set damaged the mold and cast two pieces that were essentially scrap metal. I managed to salvage one and hand -carve the Lounge logo onto the face. This is number nine of nine. the last one ever.

    I considered making a head badge with it, but logistically, there are risks involved with bending it and head tubes vary in diameter and it would have to be custom fit to the bike it was to go on.

    Therefore, it will be auctioned off as a key chain, which was the choice of most of the original recipients anyhow. I carry mine all the time, as do several others I know of for sure. It is a reminder of who we as Lounger’s are and what we do and care about and a tribute to a young man and his loving family, who btw, was sent, number one of nine.

    So I present to you the final Badge of Courage to be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the reserve set at $100.

    Since this is a fundraiser for the team, the payment will be in the form of a direct donation to the team member of your choice, it does not have to be me.

    I request that the bidding be opened for 2 weeks. I have lost track of exactly how many people actually have these since there are a couple who have both a key chain and a head badge, but I also have a request that if you already have one, that you refrain from bidding to allow others the opportunity.

    The key chain is a satin finish since silver is soft and it will be carried in a pocket most likely. The back is engraved with Team Collin.
    Now, complete with pretty blue velvety box!

    Thanks....

    Eric
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    bump.
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    I think they're asleep Tom.......they'll see it in the morning...LOL
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    I'll open it at $150
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    thank you sir..........
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    Come on folks, bid it up
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    I have Wed, April 25 marked on my calendar: "At 8:59pm (I live in the Eastern time zone), break the hearts of all the moreons who bid on the Team Collin key chain"

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    Are we just bidding on here? If so, $200.


    Edit:
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    I have Wed, April 25 marked on my calendar: "At 8:59pm (I live in the Eastern time zone), break the hearts of all the moreons who bid on the Team Collin key chain"

    resistance is futile....
    Note to self....start denial of service attack on JTB's IP address at 8:55 pm 4/25/12!

    I'll let JTB touch it after I win!
    Last edited by tconrady; 04-12-2012 at 04:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tconrady View Post
    Are we just bidding on here? If so, $200.


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    Note to self....start denial of service attack on JTB's IP address at 8:55 pm 4/25/12!

    I'll let JTB touch it after I win!
    thank you..... yes bidding is here....unless someone prefers NOT to go public, then I suppose you could PM me and i will post here as anonymous and the amount....
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    wait....."touch IT?" IT?.......um......uh......keep it clean kids, this is a family show!
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    $250 from me.

    Not only do I want it more than you moreons, I also need a key chain.
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    the team thanks you.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tconrady View Post

    I'll let JTB touch it after I win!

    That's great and all, but what are you going to do with the keychain?
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    why would a bunch of cyclists have car keys?
    I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

    I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of $hit, man.

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