Paul Riley's Hetchins

Paul Riley's Hetchins
Preston, 2019

This gorgeously simple bike debuted at Tibbereton in 2019. Tubes are Reynolds 953, ornaments, dropouts, and fitments are all stainless steel (Hetchin's first stainless steel frame). The frame features a carbon fork for the following reason: the main tubes are oversized, so a fork with conventional steel tubes would have looked too thin, disproportionate. The frame was set up for racing geometry.

Components are Ultegra (so new, the positioning sticker had not yet been removed from the front changer).

(PS Paul is Hetchin's frame builder.)