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: Vade Mecum Ph ii, 1966, straight stays, type 6 (road racing geometry), 26-inch frame, sky blue and white enamel with lugs picked out in white. Frame and fork only. Asking 500 GBP. Buyer collects from York.
(ad placed 2 July 2021)
tel.: UK 01904 769326
For Sale: Experto Crede, 23-inch, curly, first sold 6 March 1951, sold to trade, 16 pounds 17 shillings 3 pence. Mixed components. Grade 3. Bike in in East Yorkshire. Best offer.
(ad placed 6 June 2021)
Contact: Geoff Gilby
email: geoff AT gilby1.karoo.co.uk
For Sale: mixed bag:
Vade Mecum Type 6, 23-inch straight stays, 58cms C-T Seat tube and top tube C-C 57cms. First sold 10 July 1958. Matching frame and fork numbers. Agrati dropouts. Some pitting and paint imperfections. Frame/fork only.
Nulli Secundus 6-Day 22.5 inch curly, first sold 26 January 1951. Matching frame and fork numbers. Small dent in top and down tube and some pitting. Twin plate crown. Frame/fork only.
Diverse other non-Hetchins: including two Hetchins replicas, 1938 Claud Butler Anglo Continental, 1948 Claud Butler bilaminate axehead lugs, Urago (French), and others. Frames/forks only. Please write for more details. Bikes located in Surrey, UK.
(ad placed 31 May 2021)
Contact: Stan Ayers
email: stanroadman1953 AT aol.com
For Sale: Vade Mecum, 24-inch, curly; Grade 2. Resprayed professionally to a high standard in metallic red a few years ago and used little since. Unfortunately the re-chroming of the rear forks has covered the frame number. The previous owner acquired it from the original purchaser who bought it in the 1960s. Parts are a mix but include Campag of various vintages, including hard to find non-shifting Record carbon brake levers. Currently set up as a single-speed, on very nice Mavic rims. SKS mudguards. Bike is located in Kent, UK. Seeking £995 or near offer.
(ad placed April 2021)
For Sale: Tandem, M.O., 49/48 cm, curly. Shipped on approx. 31st. August 1995. Brian Baylis special order and unique original paint, supplied to World Class Cycles, New York, who at that time acted as the US Hetchins dealer. Brian Baylis ordered the frame via WCC, to be supplied unpainted. The link below shows the bike in original condition with original kit, full Campagnolo and 2 rim brakes. Current configuration is Phil hubs and 4 brakes. The bike can be acquired in either configuration, or with both sets of wheels.
Optional packaging: tandem hard case which holds 1 complete bike, plus wheel hard case which holds up to 3 more wheels. (Cardboard box for free.)
Grade 3. Bike in WA (USA). Make offer.
Fotos, Campag wheels.
Fotos, Phil Wood wheels.
Optional additional tandems: Pogliaghi track tandem, Tom Ritchey road tandem, and Burley off-road trail tandem.
(ad placed April 2021)
Contact: Dave & Val