[CR]Hetchins, Baines and others for sale


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From: brucerobbins@supanet.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:06:23 +0100
Subject: [CR]Hetchins, Baines and others for sale

I can't remember seeing anything about this on the list before but there is a chap in England who is selling his late father's bike collection either as a single lot or individually. There are a few 1930s Hetchins, a Baines International TT, Viking Ian Steele, Hill Special track, Ellis Briggs, Humber, Bates, Penine, Holdsworth, Carlton and quite a few Sturmey hubs including some alloy ones.

Not being a bike collector, the seller is looking for offers and has already had some good ones. Unfortunately, the prices are out of my range but some well-heeled CR members might be interested and, indeed, some have already contacted him.

The seller, Tim Lawrence, said everyone who had been in touch with him had been very open and honest about their valuations of the bikes except for one UK CR member, who shall remain nameless, who tried to tell him that the bikes weren't worth much at all. Shame on you!

I can't vouch for Tim personally but I had a blether with him on the phone and he seems a genuine guy.

There are pictures of the bikes and more contact info at: http://members.aol.com/TJL71160/hetchins.html

Bruce Dundee Scotland

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