[CR]Building up a 1961 Hetchins

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From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 19:36:59 -0500
Subject: [CR]Building up a 1961 Hetchins

I purchased the 1961 Hetchins Brillant Curly that Griff King-Spooner had for sale. Now the question of how to build it up. I'm not a guy who gets anal about the year on a Campy NR derailleur or crank, but I would like the Hetchins to be approximately period correct. This is my first venture into the wonderful world of Hetchins. This is also my first frameset this old. I have one or two bikes as old, but they came complete, so choice of parts wasn't a big issue. Unfortunately, most of my parts stash is NR era or a little newer. 1961 is before Campy NR, Stronglight 93, Zeus Criterium, Simplex SLJ, etc. And I think the Mafac Racers in 1961 were marked Dural Forge. I guess TA Cyclotourist or Stronglight 49 would be OK, maybe Lyotard Berthet pedals, but what about wheels, derailleurs, shift levers, HS, seatpost, brakes, bars, stem? Any suggestions welcome.


Jerry Moos