Jerry, I had a quick look on the Historic Hetchins web site, what a wonderful piece of work it is but there does seem to be some alarming gaps. Those of us who are of a certain age who can remember seeing both on the road and in the Seven Sisters shop Hetchins with Nervex Pro lugs both in Vibrant and Conventional styles, he still fitted round bladed forks with the DP crown sometimes with embellishments sometimes without . Also he made frames with plain 531 tubed triangles very popular with schoolboys and juniors in the late 50's and early 60's. These were a sort of club entry machine but there is no mention of any of these on the site why? Agree with everything you say on this. Great machine which is probably a 531 Butted Italia. Joe King Ynys Mon Wales
On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 06:43:50 -0800 (PST), "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos"
> I would be surprised if there was ever a genuine Hetchins made of 501.
> The photos do not show any Reynolds decal, at least not that one could
> read. I've noted that eBay sellers unfamiliar with classic bikes often
> mistake the 3 for a 0 on faded or partial 531 decals. This actually
> seems a pretty nice bike, but he probably won't do as well as he would
> have done with proper photos and descriptions.
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, Republic of Texas
> Joe King <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If I am not mistaken that's an "Italia" model but I would very much
> doubt it was made from 501. I would check with the vendor if I were you.
> Surely its got to 531 Butted or Columbus for this model?
> Croeso Cymru Joe King Nr. Maenaddwyn Ynys Mon Wales