Hetchins Lightweight Cycle Specialists,
the company founded by Hyman Hetchin,
currently trades under the name Hetchins Lightweights.
It is managed by David Miller;
the frame builder is Paul Riley.
For new production or renovation

Click here for production web site.

Hetchins Lightweights are represented in USA by
Creekside Bikes, Parker CO:

The current model is the Magnum Opus Mk iii.

Other lug patterns,
conventional stays,
color, chroming, etc.
to customer specification.

Below: Magnum Opus Mk iii,
Reynolds 953
stainless steel tubing.

Below: Magnum Opus De Luxe.

Below: Magnum Opus Anniversary edition,
first offered as a limited edition in 1994
commemorating the patent on the curly stays (1934).

Below: Magnum Opus De Luxe track frame,
full chrome finish,
Six-Day transfers.

New frames can be made to meet old specs;
these are permitted at vintage cycling events (including L'Eroica).
Below: 2016 frame to fit NOS Campagnolo NR components.

For 90 years, Hetchins have built superior quality
lugged steel frames for the discerning enthusiast and racer.
Then as now, Hetchins is the standard by which others are judged.

Click here for an article on why anyone would want a steel bike these days.

See the link below for an article on lugged steel frames:

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