February 2020

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: Brilliant No.3, first sold 4 April 1939, verified from sales legders, by first owner's son. Frame resprayed and modified by Jackson Cycles in 1997 to take modern components; Jackson's receipt extant. Letter from Jack Denny to original owner, dated 1982 also extant. Components: brakes Shimano RX100, stem Kalloy-uno UL system, gear levers Shimano 600, gears Shimano 105, saddle Specialized V Groove, front rim Mavic, rear rim unknown, belled head lugs w/modern headset fitted. Grade 3. Bike in UK. Make offer.
Fotos.
(ad placed Feb 2020)

Contact: Stuart Newall
email: sr_newall AT yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Magnum Bonum, 1964, straight stays, 24-inch. Verified from sales ledgers. Original paint, transfers, head badge, documentation. Components: Shimano Crane 10-speed mech; Dura Ace chain rings, cranks, headset, brakes and levers; Campagnolo pedals and quick release spindle bolts; Cinelli handlebar, Brooks saddle, Bluemels Popular mudguards; Mavic G40 wheels. Grade 2-3. Bike in UK. Make offer.
Fotos.
(ad placed May 2019)

Contact: Gerard Stokeld
email: stokeld-AT-btinternet.com


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