***Taking a look to sell quickly so please submit all reasonable offers. This bike is advertised outside of ebay as well***
I am selling my early 6-day model Hetch, restored. All vintage parts still have beautiful original plating/finish (not re-chromed). So as to steer clear of the blingy wavy appearance of repolish and plating, I searched out well preserved vintage parts wherever conceivable. To my knowledge, this is one of three (3) six day bicycles built by Hetchins in 1943, featuring the relieved seat tube profile that contours to the rear wheel.
This frame also features Hetchins’ fancy lugwork and signature curved stays.
The enamel used to be baked on when it used to be painted in the United Kingdom. The fork appears re-plated and retains the matching serial number to the frame. Serial is H432652 and is recorded to the Hetchins registry. According to Herchins.org, there were only 57 bicycles produced by Hetchins in 1943, again three of that have been this six-day model, placing this war-period of time a few of the scarcest of Hetchins’ production history. The frame is 22″, measured from center of bottom bracket to center of top tube, along the seat tube length.
The bike rides beautifully; I ride it to and around Pasadena, California and receive compliments on the bike wherever I go.
Track type build includes some very collectable parts unique to that era of racing which come with Airlite hubs, chater lea cranks with an unusually large CL chainring, adjustable stem, block racing chain,and Chater Lea pedals.
Also features hand stitched leather grips, wooden rims laced with stainless butted spokes, vintage stop watch and repop clamp, and caliper brake w cork pads for those emergency stops when riding around town. Modern aluminum drop bars and seat post selected to my own preference.