RESTORING A HETCHINS


Len Ingram offers the following information:

EQUIPMENT SUITABLE FOR HETCHINS CYCLES
1950-1965

The following list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all the bits and pieces that could be hung on a Hetchins frame. I have used magazine advertisements and dealer's catalogues to compile a short guide to help enthusiasts who wish to assemble a cycle to period condition. Old components can always be put on later frames and earlier frames can be assembled using more modern equipment. It is usually a choice between authenticity, availability, safety and, of course, ridability.


HUBS

British Hub.Co. Airlite Continental large and small flange. Solite, Racelite, Bayliss Wiley. Continental Fratelli Brivio (F.B.), large and small flange. Harden, large and small flange; undrilled large flange hubs are known as 'Bacon Slicers'. Blumfield, large and small flange. Campagnolo, large and small flange.

CRANKSETS

Williams. C34, C45, C1000, C1200, B100. Chater-Lea. Gnutti. T.A.

BRAKES

GB. Hindiminium. Courier Plus. Sport Mk. II. Mafac Racer/Competition.

PEDALS

Chater-Lea, Sprint and Standard. Allez. Lyotard N0.23, Faucheax Road, No. 15S, No.45 Piste. Campagnolo. Constrictor, Boa, Viper, Asp, Cobra. Webb. Phillips, Credalux, Apollo.

TOE CLIPS & STRAPS

G.B. Professional. Christophe. Constrictor. Catos.

HANDLEBARS & STEMS

Cinelli. G.B. Dawes. Allez. Il Primo. Titan Stems.

SADDLES

Brooks B17, B15, Swallow. Ideale (French). Mansfield. Leatheries, L.99, L.20, L.710.

SEATPINS

Campagnolo (1956 on).

RIMS

Fiamme. Weinmann Alesa. Constrictor Asp, Boalloy, Cobra, Supalitti.

GEARS

Campagnolo Gran Sport. Simplex, JUY543, TOUR-DE-FRANCE, 303 TOURISTE, JUY51. Huret, Bobet Model, TOUR-DE-FRANCE. Cyclo Benelux, Mark 12, Mark 7. Sturmey Archer Hub Gears (many variations).

CHAINS

Perry. Reynold. Brampton. Sedis.



See also the Gallery section which features many bikes with original equipment.

Please also visit Classic Lightweights for further information on parts appropriate to classic racing bicycles.



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