March 2017

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: instead of 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 []
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: 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

For Sale: Magnum Opus Mk iii, 2007, curly, frame/fork only, 62 cm. Original owner. Frame made for touring and audax riding with fender and rack mounts, vertical dropouts, long chainstays and very comfortable ride. The bike has been used a lot, and it has a big dent on the top tube but rides fine. Grade 3-. Bike in Spain. Best offer. Fotos
(ad placed April 2016)

Contact: Ranieri Casalini

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

For Sale: Magnum Opus, 1987, 22", curly. Color scheme: white enamel with red panels, chrome front and rear ends, chrome fork crown and tangs, gold lug lining. Components: MAVIC groupset. Ex-Paul King bike (initials on st), one owner from new; for sale by his estate. Ridden less than 1000 miles, very good condition, Grade 2. Bike in Swansea, UK. Make offer. Fotos (more photos and details on request to seller).
(ad placed Feb. 2016)

Contact: Henry King
email: henry.c.king AT

For Sale: Experto Crede, 1960, curly, 23". Color scheme: yellow enamel (resprayed in year 2000), original ht badge. Components: mixed modern (Shimano gears, cranks, pedals) and period (brakes, headset bearing, stem) . Grade 3. Bike in London; pick up only (no shipping). Make offer. Fotos
(ad placed Dec 2015)

Contact: John Proudfoot

For Sale: Spyders, matched pair, 1970, sequential serial numbers, straight, fastback seat stays; his 58cm, hers 53 cm. Original owners. Color scheme: Porsche yellow with white panels, original paint, transfers, and ht badges. Components his: Campag (new stem and bar); hers: Zeus head set, seat post, triple crank set, frt. & rear derailuers, hubs. Two original jersies will also be supplied. Bikes in Washington state USA. Grade 2-3. To be sold as a pair only; make offer. Fotos
(ad placed May 2015)

Contact: Bill & Patricia
email: aerolitepedals -- at

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

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

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

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 1350. Fotos
(ad placed Oct 2014)

Contact: Malcolm Emsley
tel: (UK) 079 12359260

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: 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

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