[CR]Hetchins Mojo

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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:37:04 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Hetchins Mojo

In a message dated 3/8/03 12:27:31 PM, E-Ritchie writes:
>from reading the text, it appears as if <Hetchins'> cutting one lug at a
>time by hand was almost never done, 'ceptin for show frames or
>prototypes. i meeeean, where _is_ the mojo!!!??

Even if they're cut in a stack, don't they still have to be feathered one at a time? To me, the appeal of most hand-worked lugs comes not just from the contour, but from the delicate way some builders thin the edges to give them an organic feel. Many of Hetchins lugs just don't look stamped or mass-cut when they're on the bike... they look like they got some individual attention. The mojo, for me, is in the subtle roundness and fullness of those lug surfaces and the way they reflect light differently from the flatter surfaces of the tubes.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA