[CR]Re: Hetchins on eBay = why not a Super Special?

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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:30:25 -0800 (PST)
From: "Peter Naiman" <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
To: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>, pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk, "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <20060223232109.6817.qmail@web31406.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Hetchins on eBay = why not a Super Special?

Kevin; Usually the Super Special had belled head tube lugs to accomodate the internal headset races and bearings, and the Nulli did not, but as I've gotten to know, and as Flash who does the Hetchins.org site wrote earlier;

"Nullis and SuperSpecials had extra cut outs, or not, at all periods. Not easy to distinguish Nullis from SuperSpecials in that period. A pretty good rule of thumb is: belled head lugs are SupSp, straight headlugs are Nulli, though even here I know of an exception".

David Cooper of the CR has a 1950/51 Super Special with a rare straight headlugs and not the typical belled lugs. Flash Identified the one on Ebay as a Nulli as well as I. I can call Len Ingram to see if it's in his record to get a more difinitive answer, and that is if Len has it in his records.

Peter Naiman Glendale, WI

Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com> wrote: Pete and Mick, Regarding the eBay Hetchins (item #7219469117), why couldn't this be a Super Special Model??? My understanding is that it is very difficult to positively distinguish the difference between a Super Special and Nulli Secundus, especially around 1951. I respect your knowledge and expertise of the Hetchins brand, and am simply curious as to how you arrived at the model designation. Thanks! Kevin Kruger - Grantville,PA

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