[CR]Hetchins? What marvellous names?


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From: "Bruce Robbins" <bruce.robbins@homecall.co.uk>
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Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 19:38:35 +0100
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Subject: [CR]Hetchins? What marvellous names?

I'm probably alone in the whole world here but I think Hetchins names are too pretentious for a bike. Just like their lugs, in fact. Reminds me of that scene in Fawlty Towers where the guy says, "Pretentious? Moi?"

I've been speaking to a lad who was telling me about a 1950s J. T. Rodgers (Leeds bike shop and possibly framebuilder) machine called the Planet Puma. Now that's a name for a bike! If anyone can shed some light on the Planet Puma, please give me a shout.

Bruce Robbins
Carnoustie
Scotland