Re: [CR]Hetchins? What marvellous names?

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Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 19:48:11 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR]Hetchins? What marvellous names?
From: Hilary Stone <>
To: Bruce Robbins <>, <>
In-Reply-To: <003b01c6802a$6f063f60$0302a8c0@bruce>

J T Rodgers was a framebuilder but the Planet Puma was a product of a bike factory in Birmingham. Their other machines included a Planet Pintail... They were I think a medium size factory building some quite quality machines with Nervex lugs and 531 DB tubing... Not much is known about the company or factory - I think I can find an address. Their frames sported a lovely enamel badge.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

> From: "Bruce Robbins" <>
> Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 19:38:35 +0100
> To: <>
> 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