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 Post subject: Hetchins
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:08 am 
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I have been looking for a hand built '60s English bike,you know,dreamed of as a kid ets.A curly Hetchins came up on the bay,just had to have it :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Beautiful, wouldn't have thought blue and red would go well together but it certainly works here. Love the fancy chrome lugs, some close-ups would be great.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Claims to be a 1961,I just love the lugwork.Will post some pictures when I get it.


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I can imagine it set you back quite a lot of money through eBay, but quality will be remembered long after the price paid is forgotten. What a fine bike! +1 on the colour combination. Very nice.


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 Post subject: Lovely Hetchins
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:42 pm 
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As said above, those colours work on this Hetchins and the lugwork is indeed ' fancy ' especially in chrome.
Lucky man :D and look forward to some nice closeup of this one.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:36 pm 
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grumpyoldgit wrote:
Claims to be a 1961,I just love the lugwork.Will post some pictures when I get it.


I hope you're collecting? Not sure I'd want that floating around amongst the Christmas post! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:25 am 
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Got it yet? :wink:

If its your size, it will be one of the most comfortable bikes you could own......wether the vibrant rear stays are a gimmick or not, mine doesn't like being put away until I have clocked at least 75 miles!

I completed the 205 at L'eroica on mine too........

You must also contact Len Ingram at hetchins.org to place it on the hetchins register......they may be able to provide you with copies of the original sales invoice too!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:27 am 
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That is very nice indeed. We need more pictures please.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:29 pm 
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It is now with me.Few small jobs needed,couple more pics.


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