In 1982 I had a straight framed Hetchins built. When I went to the shop to make the order Alf Hetchins offered the choice of 700c or 27" wheels. I took the 27" option. I remember 700c wheels were just coming in but no one really knew that they'd take over like they have and there was a general feeling among my friends at the time that 27" would continue to be the standard for touring machines. . . .How little we knew!
Southend on Sea