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The firm Harry Hetchin founded, Hetchins Lightweight Cycle Specialists, has been in continuous production since 1934; it currently trades under the name Hetchins Lightweights. It is managed by David Miller. New production or renovation:

Hetchins Lightweights are represented in Australia by:

The Hetchins Register is maintained by Len Ingram, Tel (UK) 01249 650 234 or

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Vintage & Restoration, General Interest Sites
<> Bike Lane
<> Sheldon Brown's enormous site(s)
<> Le Cirque de Cyclisme (vintage cycling event, Leesburg Virginia)
<> Classic & Antique Bicycle Exchange (CABE) (vintage American)
<> Classic Lightweights (Cambridge VCC, UK and Italian makers)
<> Classical Bicycles (NL, Dutch racing machines, Campag & other spare parts)
<> Cycle Disciple (news and analysis for professional cycling fans)
<> cyclesdeoro.com/Classic Rendezvous.com (USA, huge range of vintage cycle features, forum)
<> Cycling Sideways (Wales)
<> CTC (Cyclists' Touring Club) (UK)
<> Directory Cycling (link list)
<> dmoz.org, antique and collectible bicycles
<> First Flight (USA, vintage parts & bikes, historical section, museum)
<> Jim Langly
<> Metz Cycle Museum (USA, HPVs from 1851)
<> Nationaal Fietsmuseum (NL)
<> Nostalgic Net (USA, vintage/antique parts & info)
<> Old Roads (classic American)
<> Old School Cycles (1930s-70s British and French)
<> Olean Cycling Club
<> The Racing Bicycle, history of the sport, the machines, the people
<> Two Spoke community bicycle forum + reviews for all types of bikes, road, mountain, BMX, recumbent and more
<> Veteran Cycle Club (UK)
<> Vintage Bicycle, Vintage bicycle information with particular interest in French touring bicycles, bespoke bicycle saddles and leatherwork.

Restoration Components, Spare Parts, Catalogs, Special Interest Sites
<> 1bike.com (USA, looks like BMX at first sight, but many useful links)
<> A&J's Bike Locks (USA, Kryptonite, OnGuard, Abus, etc., professional quality locks by mail order)
<> Atomic Zombie (USA, weird and wonderful human-powered vehicles)
<> American Bamboo Bicycle Society (DK, promoting this little-appreciated building material)
<> Bicycle Classics (USA, Campa & other vintage parts)
<> Bike Forums (includes Classic & Vintage section)
<> Bike Rod Kustom (USA, choppers, recumbants, "born to be wild")
<> British Human Power(ed Vehicle) Club (mostly recumbants)
<> Brooks (UK, the source)
<> Campagnolo (I, the source)
<> Campy Only (monothematic enthusiast site)
<> CRUD (San Francisco, Chopper-Riding Urban Dwellers; militant anti-motorists--let's hope they never grow up)
<> Cicli su Carta (I, Cycles on Paper, charcoal drawings, English/Italian)
<> CyclArt (California, on-line vintage lightweight parts)
<> Fixed Gear Gallery (real men don't eat quiche or brake)
<> Harris Cyclery (USA, hard-to-find parts)
<> International Human Powered Vehicle Association (not just on the ground)
<> League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (UK, vintage cyclists)
<> Lloyds (transfers, all marques)
<> Old Skool Track (strictly trackies)
<> Pacenti Cycle Design (USA, custom designed lugs)
<> Radsport Stiller (D, parts, Campa, etc.)
<> Reynolds (UK, the source; ever wonder how they butt tubes?)
<> Walter Ruett (D, documentation of the career of this track star, born 1883, German/English)
<> SCUL (Boston, Subversive Chopper Urban Legion; militant anti-motorists--let's hope they never grow up)
<> Sideways Bicycle (ever wonder why snowboarding is not like cycling? It's in your ear!)
<> Solocc.com (NZ, race-bred cycle wear, new 50s- & 60s-style cycle clothing)
<> speedbicycles.com (CH, classic racing bikes, classy grafix)
<> TA Specialites (F, the source)
<> TA (historical)
<> TA (Classic Rendezvous, historical)
<> Velomech (CH, 1990s Suntour, Shimano, and other parts)
<> Velo Orange (USA, sensible new parts, including e.g. TA compatible chainrings)
<> Velo-Retro (catalogs, invaluable source of Campa info)
<> Vintage Velos (USA, parts, Campa, etc.)
<> Weight Weenies (what do those hi-tech components really weigh?)
<> The Wheelmen (American highwheelers to 1918)
<> Phil Wood (USA, the source)
<> World Naked Bicycle Ride (yup, two-wheel nudity--militant cyclists you could take a shine to)

Renovation & Respraying
<> Argos (Bristol, UK)
<> CyclArt (California)
<> Hetchins (UK)
<> Bob Jackson (Leeds, UK)
<> Yellow Jersey (USA, dropout repairs, repositioning dropouts for indexing)

Miscellaneous Hetchins found on the web (there are hundreds more)
<> Click here for an amusing film featuring Evelyn Hamilton, women's professional cycling champion, 1936, giving some cycling tips - and note the bike she's riding.
<> Serk's beautiful restoration (full C-Record groupset)
<> Brockley Bikes (so...what do you think of our fixie?)
<> bikeville.com (1960s Brilliant; note Campag rod shifter)
<> Hetchins Heaven (Jimmy Thomson's huge collection, USA)
<> Keyhole (Steve Maas, neatly renovated)
<> Mag. Opus (neatly renovated)
<> 1939 tandem (Bristol CC)
<> 1980s MO (Sheldon Brown)
<> pre-War Brilliant (you won't believe what they do to Hetchins in Minneapolis)
<> 1948 SuperSpecial, (curly track iron)
<> 1954 Mag. Bonum, (an old beauty with a new lease on life as a fixie)
<> Nulli Secundus, (note the crank set)

Specific Marques, current & vintage
<> Aurumania (DK, new production; and you thought Hetchins were expensive!)
<> Caminade/Caminargent (historical)
<> Carlton (UK, historical)
<> Cinelli (I, the source, dazzling grafix)
<> Columbine (US, the source, new production)
<> Flying Gate (UK, historical + new production)
<> Flying Scot (UK, historical)
<> Rene Herse (F, historical)
<> Rene Herse (USA, new production)
<> Hill Special (UK, historical)
<> Hobbs of Barbican (UK, historical)
<> Holdsworth (UK, historical)
<> Bob Jackson (UK, the source, new production)
<> Masi (I, the source, incl. history section)
<> Mercian Register (historical)
<> Robin Mather (UK, the source, new production and special parts)
<> Peter Mooney (Boston, the source, new production)
<> Moulton (UK, the source)
<> Rivendell (USA, the source, new production)
<> Richard Sachs (USA, the source, new production)
<> Jack Taylor (UK, historical, incl. serial nr. registry)
<> Trek (USA, historical, incl. serial nr.s; very tasteful web design)

Intelligent Cycling Magazines
<> Bicycle Quarterly (USA)



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