Hetchins For Sale
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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: Magnum Bonum, 1968, 24" c-to-t seat tube 22 1/4" c-to-c top tube, curly, frame and fork only, campag headset fitted, cantilever brake posts. Color scheme: old English white, 3/4 chrome front and rear ends, gold lug lining, absolutely immaculate, refinished by Argos several years ago and little used since. Photos on request. Grade 1. Bike in UK. Make offer.
(ad placed Jan 2016)
Contact: Chris Harrington
email: Charrington531 at aol.com
For Sale: Magnum Bonum, 1957, track iron, straight, 22", short wheelbase model with 74.5 head and 72 seat angle. Original owner; made to order new in Seven Sisters Road; known from Hetchins Register. Pencils stays; drilled for both front and back brake (never used); 2BA tapped holes to accommodate mudguards. In regular use until the 1960s; resprayed in the 1980s by Don McKellow's shop in Hayes. Original ht badge. Current components: wheels 27" Rigida Superchromix on Normandy large flange hubs; chainset 48T Sugino Maxi with 6.5" cranks; Olympic 64 pedals, Christophe straps; original Brooks B17 saddle; Giro de Sicily bars on a 3.5" GB stem; Weinmann front brake; a pair of mudguards and also a 'Karrimore' saddle bag along with a few other odds and ends also extant. Grade 2. Bike in UK. Make offer. Fotos
(ad placed Jan 2016)
Contact: Mike Murray
email: mike.murray29 AT btopenworld.com
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 --q.com
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.
(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.
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(ad placed April 2014)
Contact: Andrew Letton
Tel. (USA): 408-313-6669
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