Re: [CR]Hetchins Herllenic on eBay


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From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
To: "Norris Lockley" <Norris.Lockley@btopenworld.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Hetchins Herllenic on eBay
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:58:13 -0700


Great story. My favorite was when I started working on a bike and saw what I thought was a big earth worm in the chain rings and it ended up being a blind snake. So cool I put it in my garden. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com


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From: "Norris Lockley"
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Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 2:36 AM
Subject: [CR]Hetchins Herllenic on eBay


This is a curiosity.. a fairly recent Hellenic, I think, Mike. The reference in the text to the seller's father having a clear-out makes me wonder if it is from Harry Butlers "stable"? I suppose it could be an older model that has been brought into the 1990s so to speak, but it would surely have a frame number on either the fork end or the column.. It would be interesting to know if "Hetchins" is cast into the underside of the bracket.

I know that Harry has had a number of sets of the Magnum Bonum lugs, whether they were recent copies or the originals I'm not certain.

I've had a few Hellenics over the years and as I recall, the seat-stay-to top tube joint looked neater than this one.

There were a stiff ride in any case.

Bye
Norris Lockley.. Settle UK