Helen Riley's Hetchins





































Helen Riley's Hetchins
Preston, ca 2014

This Magnum Opus Mk iii debuted at Tibbereton in 2019 and was built probably in 2014. It is finished in red flam with creme panels and gold trim. It feature an elegant ornament on the seat tube, as there was too little space for the usual Hetchins-type panel with 2 or 3 bands above and below. This and the down tube ornament were silver soldered and later chromed. The main tubes are 531, the chain stays are 631. Components are mixed, including Stronglight crankset; Campag front changer; Shimano mech, brakes and hubs; Ritchey head set bearing. (PS Helen's husband, Paul, is Hetchin's frame builder.)

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