[CR]Interesting statment on Hetchins Web site


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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:54:44 -0700
From: cnighbor <cnighbor@pacbell.net>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Interesting statment on Hetchins Web site

http://www.hetchins.org/502.htm
                                         " Buyer beware: not all Hetchins are created equal. In
                                          the 60s and 70s, an unknown number of framesets
                                          were apparently commisisoned from an Italian
                                          builder. They were finished by Hetchins, bore
                                          Hetchins badges and transfers, and were sold as
                                          Hetchins. But they were made in Italy. Many were
                                          exported to the USA. British-made Italias may or
                                          may not have a transfer identifying them as such.
                                          They can be identified by British threads on the
                                          bottom bracket shell and the characteristic tang on
                                          the seat lug. However, I know of at least one
                                          genuine British-made Italia which had no extra
                                          tangs. Tangs on the fork crown indicate a
                                          British-made fork, but not necessarily a British-made
                                          frame. Italian-made frames have Italian threads on
                                          the bottom bracket. The frames featured here are
                                          British-made." Charles Nighbor In cloudy Walnut Creek, CA but still very nice