[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.

Regards,

Jerry Moos