Re: [CR]Hetchins or Hobbs? (Was Flash Hetchins History, etc)

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 17:46:02 -0800 (PST)
From: "joe starck" <joestarck2003@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hetchins or Hobbs? (Was Flash Hetchins History, etc)
To: brucerobbins <brucerobbins@supanet.com>
In-Reply-To: <002701c2e762$d4b8fe60$d44428d5@bruce>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Bruce- That '36 Hobbs "skinned my eyes." I never thought I'd pine for a vintage bike until now. It's the head lugs--they are fine! Joe Starck, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin brucerobbins <brucerobbins@supanet.com> wrote:"...Hobbs were using handcut-that's genuine handcut :-) lugs from early on in their production. Here's a 1936 Hobbs Continental with lugs that can only be described as ornate: http://freespace.virgin.net/hobbs_of.barbican/hobbs_fr_2.html

OK, so they're not over-the-top fancy like some of the later Hetchins excesses. I prefer to think of them as Halle Berry to Hetchins Dolly Parton..." Bruce Dundee Scotland

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