Nov 2014

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 automated spam engines, sellers eddresses are camouflaged; sample: yourname_AT_domain--dot--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 @, and the DOT by a period. 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.


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: parts, NOS, 1950s and 1960s: GB, Mafac, Simplex, Universal, Chater Lea, Stronglight, Super Champion, Fiamme, Dunlop, Weinmann, etc. Some original Hetchins frame tubes, fittments, transfers, & catalogs.
(ad placed Jan 2014)

Contact: Ray Etherton tel: (UK) 01473 892048
email: cantiflex_AT_aol.com


For Sale: Magnum Bonum, Hellenic, 1967, 62cm c-to-t, 60cm top tube (c-to-c), 120mm dropout width. Campag dropouts and fork ends, lever bosses. Color scheme: silver metallic, gold lining, brass head badge. Recently refinished, grade 1. Stunning. Specialized headset dropout adjusters. Bike in UK. Offers.
(ad placed Nov 2014)

Contact: Ray Etherton tel: (UK) 01473 892 048
email: cantiflex_AT_aol.com


For Sale: Brilliant, 1939, curly, st 55cm c/c, tt 57cm c/c. Modern braze-ons for mech and dt shifters. Known from Hetchins Register: first sold 22 March 1939 to an agent (reseller) in Swindon. Color scheme: black enamel, gold lining, chromed ends and head lugs. Frame/fork + Campag bb, head clip, seat pin. Grade 2-3 (some dulling & blistering of chrome). Bike in Germany. Make offer. Fotos
(ad placed Nov 2014)

Contact: Stefan Herren
email: info--AT--biketyson.de


For Sale: Magnum Opus De Luxe, 2007, 23", curly, by original owner. Components: Shimano Ultegra brakes, hubs, shifters and mechs, Mavic rims, Deda bar and stem. Racing geometry SWB; no guard clearance or eyes. Not used since August 2012, only done 1000 mls, never ridden in wet. Selling due to lack of use. Immaculate, grade 1; one small chip on TT as shown in pic. Bike in UK. GBP 1500. Fotos
(ad placed Oct 2014)

Contact: Malcolm Emsley
tel: (UK) 079 12359260
email: malky1422=AT=gmail.com


For Sale: Expereto Crede, Sept. 1954, 22-1/2 in., cast lugs, straight stays, cast head badge. Original owner, purchased in 1962 from Savilles in York Road Battersea, for GBP 23. Respayed/chromed about 30 years ago by Hetchins at Southend. Current color scheme: ruby flam, chromed ends, gold lining. Some components as originally purchased: GB engraved alloy handle bar, Campagnolo gran sport derailleur, Mafac centre pull brakes. Later parts: GB alloy h/b stem, Campagnolo seat pillar, Shimano double chainset and pedals, Campagnolo front mech, Campagnolo quick release wheel hubs, Mavic alloy rims. Grade 2/3. Bike in West Sussex. Hetchins cycle bag included. Buyer collects; no overseas shipping. Make offer. Fotos
(ad placed Sept 2014)

Contact: Geoff Noon
email: Geoffanoon__AT__aol.com


For Sale: Hetchins, ca. 1962, curly stays. Model, size, and condition uncertain. Components mixed. Contact owner for further details. Frame in Glasgow. Make offer. Foto
(ad placed June 2014)

Contact: Mr. A.M. Robertson
tel (UK): 01360 311587


For Sale: Spyder, ca.1971-2, seat tube: 24 inch c-to-t, top tube: 23 inch c-to-c, curly. White enamel (original), chromed ends, blue trim. Components: Nitto Noodle 46cm bar, Nitto / Rivendell 10cm lugged stem; Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes and brake levers (generic gum hoods); Campagnolo bar end shifters; Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur with long cage from Rally derailleur; 5 speed 14-28T Regina freewheel; Phil Wood bottom bracket; Campagnolo 172.5mm Strada cranks, 50T Campy ring + 42T Willow triplizer middle ring, 28T Sugino (?) small ring; Campagnolo Nuovo Record front derailleur; Brooks Professional saddle with Viva saddlebag loops; Phil Wood hubs with Campy skewers, front and rear; 700c Super Champion rims 36h front 40h rear; Chrome Silca pump with Campy head included; Campy NR pedals, Cristophe toe clips, Alfredo Binda toe straps, all well worn (not shown); Original Hetchins rack and frame have matching serial numbers. (Avocet slick tires are from 1989 and should be replaced before any significant riding.) (Onza pedals and Nitto waterbottle cage shown are not included.) Grade 3. Bike in northern California; selling due to moving away to NZ. USB 1800. Fotos
Click here for more photos
(ad placed April 2014)

Contact: Andrew Letton
Tel. (USA): 408-313-6669
email: letton=AT=flash.net


For Sale (on behalf of first owner): slope-tube time trial bike, ca.1987 (Jackson build), seat tube: 60cm c-to-top, top tube: 56cm c-to-c, head tube: 165mm, wheelbase: 900mm. Tubing: Mannesmann Oria Cromo Molibdeno ML25. Rear wheel: Pete Mathews Pianni Aero designed & handbuilt clincher, oval spokes. Front wheel: ditto, tubular tyre, blade spokes. Spare front wheel to match rear. Hubs: Suntour Sprint; rear quick release: Shimano; front quick release: SunTour (some rust). Rear tyre: Michelin 700 x 23mm (almost new); front tyre: brand new tubular. Brakes & rear mech: Shimano 105. Gear lever: Simplex. Chainset: Campagnolo 175 Strada / Miche 52 chainring. Block: Sachs 14-21 / 7 Sp. Saddle: Rolls San Marco. Seat pin: Laprade 27.2mm. Stem: Acor. Aero Bars: Scott. Handlebar: Mavic. Headset: CD Levin Tange. No pedals. Weight: 9.7kg. Grade 3; worst damage is scratched top tube and on the underside of the downtube in two places where a pump was taped on. Bike in UK. Best offer. Fotos
(ad placed March 2014)

Contact: John
email: Lynneandjohn_AT_aol.com


For Sale: Experto Crede, curly, 25 inch, original owner, known from Hetchins Register, first sold 07/11/1952, 3 wheels, 5 tires, Brooks B17 saddle, Cinelli Gran Fondo handle bar, Weinmann brakes, Shimano gears, Harden rear WF hub, many extras. Bike in Ont. Canada. Grade 3. Best offer.
(ad placed June 2013)

Contact: J. Muir c/o
Tel (CND) 519 746 1651
email: stoory::AT::rogers.com


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