Re: [CR]Hellenic stays

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From: "Mark Poore" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hellenic stays
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 10:40:05 -0400

If my memory serves me correct, and sometime it doesn’t, I read somewhere where the curvy stays were a way of identifying a Hetchins during the 6-day period when the manufacturer’s name wasn’t allowed on the bike. In the early sixties when I first saw one of these Hetchins and asked about the stays the owner said it softened the ride. Last year I saw a Litespeed with curvy stays, not near as radical as a Hetchins, and the owner of that bike said the same thing about softening the ride. Who to believe? Personally, I think they look pretty cool!