historic hetchins

1982 Keyhole Spade

Keyhole Spade
Southend, ca. 1982

This Keyhole features original purple flam paint (appears blue in JPEG) with gold trim; the head badge is typical of 1980s frames, but the st transfer bears the old address from Seven Sisters Road (Alf was apparently using up old stocks of transfers). The frame was acquired in 2011 in unbuilt condition and built up with modern Shimano Tiagra components.

The Keyhole Spade lug pattern differs from the Keyhole in having an extra swirl next to the long point.