[CR] clearcoat on chrome & 1955 Hetchins Magnum Opus w/ 80s Campag dropouts.

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Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 08:28:46 -0800 (PST)
From: "Peter Naiman" <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
To: MARK <mhoffman0@snet.net>
In-Reply-To: <20050205160239.61469.qmail@web81404.mail.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] clearcoat on chrome & 1955 Hetchins Magnum Opus w/ 80s Campag dropouts.

Mark; I might try it, but I'm going to Michigan to meet with Doug Fattic and Tom Sanders in a few weeks. I'll bring the frame with me and see if Doug has a solution.

Just curious too see what others might do in this situation. My 1955 Hetchins Magnum OPus Phase II was purchased from the UK several years ago, and at the time I didn't care about this, but now I'm thinking of possibly changing the dropouts.

At some point in its life, the original dropouts were changed to later Campags from the early 80s which makes the frame not period correct, but otherwise the chrome and paint on the frame are in lovely condition, less the problem with the clear coat on the steering tube lug. As bikes are used as daily transportation, they may go through a metamorphosis to accommodate newer equipment, as in changing dropouts, adding braze-ons for shifters etc. From a pure point of view, to restore the frame to make it period correct, these changes should be reversed, but as this is a natural progression to keep the frame usable for daily use, would leaving the later changes be acceptable. Another words, build the bike with later period parts as it probably appeared in its later life. In this case, very late Nuevo Record.

Take in mind the 1938 Chrome Anglo Continental I have with 1950/51 parts. The owner bought it from Hetchins and in the early 50s changed most parts over to early 50s components, as I'm sure the original group either was worn from use or the 50 group just worked better. The bike sat in storage for about 40 years until Hilary found it and it came up on Ebay. I'm leaving the bike as is because from my point of view, this bike has a history to it with its period components and to strip those parts to make the bike period correct with later 30s parts would be destroying the "Moho" of that bike.

I like some thoughts on this one.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI


--- MARK wrote:


> I'm not sure if it would work on Peter's Hetchins,
> but I have physically removed clear coat on fork
> ends with OOOO steel wool. Just a thought.
>
> Under the weather in CT
> Mark Hoffman
>
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===== Peter Naiman 4420 North Ardmore Avenue Shorewood, WI 53211

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