Hetchins For Sale
"... 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.
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|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: Super Special Six-Day, mid-1940s, 22-23-inch, curly. Color: post office red enamel. Components: mixed. Fork not original; frame has been modified (modern dropouts, modern cable guides and stops). Grade 3. Bike in Bedford (UK). Make offer. |
(ad placed Nov 2018)
Contact: Tony Thorogood
email: tony.thorogood AT aol.co.uk
For Sale: MO iii Anniversary, January 2005, 52cm st, 52cm tt, curly. Color: post office red, extreme chrome, Cornoation transfers. Frame/fork only w/headset bearing. NOS, grade 1. Bike in Ilinois (USA). Make offer. |
(ad placed Oct 2018)
Contact: Woode Hinz
email: woode1775 AT gmail.com
For Sale: Super Chater Lea, 1946, 24", straight. First sold 8 January 1947, price 19 pounds 19 shillings and 6 pence, model and authenticity verified in Hetchin's sales ledgers. Rear dropouts replaced; repairs and respray carried out by Jackson cycles. Extant receipts. Mixed modern components (Shimano 105). Bike in UK. Grade 3. 1000 GBP (or best offer).
(ad placed July 2018)
Contact: K Jobber
email: kjobber AT ymail.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.
(ad placed August 2017)
Contact: Eric Jones
email: muzojones AT yahoo.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.
(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.
(ad placed March 2016)
Contact: Matthew Shaw