hetchins.org table of contents

Accessories, jerseys, bags, key fobs, booties, etc.--historic, not for sale

Annual April Fool photo (corkscrew stays, etc.)

Badges, head tube and seat tube ornaments

Bates/Hetchins hybrid, a Hetchins w/ Cantiflex tubes and Diadrant fork

Brake Mounts, how to get old (27") brakes to reach new (622) rims


Complete Bikes Gallery

     Pre-War, Latin Series, and Modern

Components (what kit to put on a Hetchins)

     see also Specialities TA (below)

Contacts & Links to other web sites

Copycats (known fakes and replicas)

Corkscrew Hetchins (annual April Fool photo)

Definition: what is a genuine Hetchins

Events, see Special Features

Fixed wheel bikes from the photo archive

For Sale Used/NOS

Frame Components (see also Lug Designs)

     Bottom Brackets

     Cable Guides, Routing

     Curly Stays


     Head Badges

     Stays (incl. curly, Hellenic, fastback, shot-in)


     Top Eyes

Fake Hetchins (see also Fraud, Internet)

Flying Gate (Trevor Jarvis)

Fraud, Internet

Gallery, Complete Bikes

     Pre-War, Latin Series, and Modern

Genuine Hetchins, definition of

Gramophone Covers before Harry met Jack

Harry, Jack, & Alf, the men, the shop

Hetchins Register, The list of extant Hetchins

Hetchins Weekend Annual Event, Retrospective

Historic Photographs (unsorted)

History & Production

     Early History by John Liffen

     Letter from Eddie Cook further to early history

     Middle History by Hugh O'Neill

     Subsequent History

     Paul Hetchin Remembers, Alf's son reveals a side of his father customers would not have seen

     History of Lug Production & Design Methods (pdf file)

     Interview With Ken Janes, former Hetchins employee & lug cutter

     Original Owner Documentation Sample

     Typical Frame Builder's Card

     Typical Weekly Timecards for Builders

     Yearly Production Figures

How to Photograph a Bicycle (do's and don'ts)

How to Save the Tour de France (editorial)

How to Save the World (editorial)

How to Ship Hetchins (practical advice)

Identifying a Frame

     General Remarks, What Information Is Available

     Frame (Serial) Numbers

     On Dating Very Early Hetchins how we do it (pdf file)

     Original Owner Documentation Sample

     Quick Model Identifier

Introduction, what this web site is all about

Jarvis, Trevor: please visit TJ Cycles

     Jarvis, Trevor: on lug cutting

     Jarvis, Trevor: his own Flying Gate

     Jarvis, Trevor: Flying Bat (Flying Gate/Bates hybrid)

     Jarvis, Trevor: Flying Gate w/e 2015

Jerseys, see Accessories

Ledgers: extant original shop documentation

Legal notices: copyright, disclaimer, and who is responsible

L'Eroica, Hetchins ridden at, a grand vintage cycling event

Letter From The Editor, periodic musings from a one-trick anorak

Links to other web sites

Lug cutting & design

     History of Lug Production & Design Methods (pdf file)

     Ken Janes on lug cutting

     Trevor Jarvis on lug cutting

Lug Designs: Early Period, Latin Series, Post Latin Series and Modern Period

     Early Period: 1934 - 1950



         Earl's Court Show Model, 1948

         Super Special

     Latin Series: 1950 - 1986

         Latin Series Overview


         Experto Crede

         Magnum Bonum

         Magnum Opus

         Nulli Secundus

         Vade Mecum

     Post Latin Series & Modern Period: 1960 - present



         Magnum Bonum ii, MB Spyder, 1984 - 1987

         Magnum Opus Anniversary, 1994

         Magnum Opus Ultralite, 2005

         Mountain King

         Novus Ductor

         Plus, The

         Scorpion Bonum



     History of Lug Production & Design Methods (pdf file)

New Production, link to

Other Marques: please visit Classic Lightweights

     Carlton Jewel

     Cinelli Golden Black

     Condor Superbe

     Condor WBH No.1

     Roy Cottingham

     Les Ephgrave


     Bob Jackson special order

     Bob Jackson Super Legend

     Bob Jackson trekking

     Trevor Jarvis Flying Gate See also Jarvis, Trevor (above)


     Hobbs of Barbican

     W.B. Hurlow

     Ken Janes

     Alex Singer tandem

Paint 1935-1959, typical color schemes (for period-correct restorations)

Paint 1960-1999, typical color schemes (for period-correct restorations)

Paint 2000 to present, currently available color schemes

Prices for used Hetchins, current market rates USA and UK

Racing Heritage

Rare Models

Restoring a Hetchins

     Appropriate Equipment for Restoring a Hetchins, 1950 to 1969

     Visit to Argos, classic cycle renovators in Bristol, UK

     When to, when not to

Saddles from the photo archive

Sleeping Beauties from the photo archive

Specialities TA (components)

     see also Components (what kit to put on a Hetchins) (above)

Special Features


     Book Review: The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

     Book Review: The Competition Bicycle, A Photographic History

     Book Review: It's All About The Bike, the pursuit of happiness on two wheels

     Book Review: Racing Bicycles, 100 Years of Steel

     Book Review: 1001 Bicycles to Ride Before You Die

     Fixed wheel bikes from the photo archive

     Hetchins Weekend Annual Event, Retrospective

     Hyman Hetchin's Hetchins

     The Editor's Hetchins

     David Miller's Hetchins

     Paul Riley's Hetchins (Paul is Hetchin's frame builder)

     Mrs. Riley's Hetchins (wife of Hetchin's frame builder)

     Donald Thomas's Hetchins (former owner/manager, Jackson Cycles)

     Original Patent

     Saddles from the photo archive

     Sleeping Beauties from the photo archive



     Coronation Down Tube

     Fairground Down Tube & Script Down Tube

     Head & Seat Tube Crests

     Pre-War transfers

     Six-Day transfers

Tribute frames

     Alistair Rickett tribute frame

     D.J. Vines tribute frame

Various Models, The

Wanted Used, this feature is no longer available

What's New, latest update

What is a genuine Hetchins? definition