May 2018

Hetchins For Sale
Used, NOS

"... such stuff as
dreams are made on."

Hetchins owners wishing to sell their bikes or frames may place ads (incl. fotos and/or links to other web sites) here free of charge. Private offers only. Please supply frame number with description.

Sellers, please be guided by the grading system below. The grading system is borrowed from the classic car scene and is designed merely as a guide to help sellers and prospective buyers agree on the objective condition of a bicycle/frame, as a preliminary to negotiations. No prices are implied by objective condition alone; it is entirely up to sellers and prospective buyers to weigh additional factors (such as rarity, location, sentimental value, illustrious pre-ownership, show bike, bike with race history, original-owner documentation, etc.) in the establishment of a price.

Buyers, be advised that the Editor cannot certify the accuracy of any information given. All deals are the sole responsibility of the buyers and sellers. The Editor can offer assistance in identifying model types and production years.

To place an advert, contact:

Click here for pricing guidelines. Be advised that prices at ebay tend to be inflated, sometimes wildly so, and do not bear comparison with prices here.

To thwart spam engines, sellers eddresses are camouflaged; sample: yourname_AT_domain.com instead of yourname@domain.com. Those wishing to contact the seller must copy-paste the camouflaged eddress to the email program TO: window and manually replace the _AT_ by @. See example below:


(For those flummoxed by this, contact the Editor)


Fraud warning. Buyers and sellers beware: fraudulent offers of payment are circulating for high-budget items on the Internet. A 'buyer' may tell you a story involving his own shipping company and a cashier's cheque which he proposes to send to you, the seller; the cheque is for more than the amount of the sale, you are instructed to cash the cheque, keep the amount of the sale, and send the balance to the 'buyer'. Before accepting any such offer, see the following links.
Fraudulent offers of bikes for sale are also circulating--either the bikes are not genuine Hetchins, or the bikes are genuine but not the sellers. See the links below.
1. Counterfeit cashier's cheque scam [scamvictimsunited.com]
2. Sample bogus offers [made to this web site]
3. Sample bogus offers [ebay & craigslist]
4. Sample bogus offers, 1947 Super Special ASC [craigslist]

To thwart fraudulent resellers, images of bikes and frames offered for sale here are watermarked.


grading scale

grade description
1 Concours condition in every respect. NOS, never built up, or built up but not ridden (e.g., dealer's display model), or professionally restored and not ridden since (unmarked rims). Documentation/history available. Mirror-like chrome, no scratches or nicks in paint, transfers correct and intact. Grade 1 bikes are very rare.
2 Very good original condition, or few miles since renovation. Frame shows only very light wear, few chips in paint or transfers. All original parts. Bright chrome, at most a few superficial marks ('polishing scratches').
3 Used but not abused. Frame shows wear and/or light rust, chipped transfers, but no serious damage. Original parts show wear. Rideable without work.
4 Badly worn. Frame shows heavy wear and/or rust and/or pitting. Original parts replaced or defective. Chrome shows blisters or dulling. Not presently rideable, but can be restored with some work.
5 Requires restoration. Frame shows heavy wear and/or serious rust and/or damage (dents, pitting). Chrome peeling. Parts missing. Cycle crashed, weathered, disassembled, and/or poorly restored. Major work (investment) required.


For Sale: Mag.Bonum special order, 1956, 20.5", curly. Contemporary parts. Respray in Bianchi blue-green. Interesting provenence. Bike in Somerset. Grade 1-2. 850 GBP.
Fotos.
(ad placed May 2018)

Contact: Keith Tudball
email: ktudball AT aol.com


For Sale: Competition, 1946, 22", curly. Contemporary parts, good chrome and paint. Bike in Lancs. 1200 GBP.
(ad placed Jan. 2018)

Contact: David Miller
email: hetchinscycles AT gmail.com


For Sale: Vade Mecum, 22.5 inch, curly, first sold 26 March 1954. Color scheme: red and white, gold trim, full-chrome fork. Head badge and some original kit (Campag mech and match-box changer, etc.) Bike in USA. Make offer. Fotos.
(ad placed Dec 2017)

Contact: Vin J
001 918 814 5092
email: vinjt316 AT gmail.com


For Sale: Vade Mecum, 24 inch, curly, first sold 6 August 1955. Grass-track/path racer: track ends w/eyelets, brake holes front and rear, pump pegs. Frame/fork only. Grade 1. Bike in UK. Make offer.
Fotos.
(ad placed August 2017)

Contact: Eric Jones
email: muzojones AT yahoo.com


For Sale: Magnum Bonun Spyder, special order, 1984, 24-inch, 62 cm c-to-c, straight stays, known from Hetchins Register. First owner, sale includes correspondence and order information. Components: complete Campag S/R group set w/ triple crankset, bar end shifters; sew-up tires; Brooks saddle; Phil hubs; Cinelli bar and stem. Grade 1 -2. Bike in USA. Make offer.
Fotos.
(ad placed July 2017)

Contact: Wm. McGehee
email: wmcgehee1 AT gmail.com


For Sale: Hetchins su, curly, 24.5 inch, frame/fork, head clip only. Model unknown, most likely set-up for first customer, first sold on 19 August 1941 to Littlewood, Oldham, price 22 pounds ten shillings and 3 pence (most likely a complete bike with components for that price). Grade 3. Bike in U.K. Best offer.
Fotos.
(ad placed August 2016)

Contact: Andrew Cook
email: andyandpatricia AT yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Spyder, ca.1971-2, curly, frame/fork only. NOS, bb threads painted as new. White enamel (original). Bike in northern California. Best offer.
Fotos
(ad placed March 2016)

Contact: Matthew Shaw
email: matthewjshaw=AT=me.com


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