Re: [CR] Dropouts on eBay Hetchins


Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:17:05 -0800
From: John Barry <usazorro@yahoo.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <4B869279.1040505@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Dropouts on eBay Hetchins


The dropouts on my 1954 look much different. I'm not certain I understand the difference between cast and forged. They are thinner than on what I'm accustomed to seeing on 70's bikes (which I know are forged), but definitely have an added thickness in the portion that might be contacted by the washers that underlay the axle nuts. Does this sound like cast dropouts?

I may have to break down and take pictures.

Cheers,

John Barry Mechanicsburg, PA, USA (where the birds are sick of winter too)


--- On Thu, 2/25/10, verktyg wrote:


> From: verktyg <verktyg@aol.com>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] Dropouts on eBay Hetchins

\r?\n> To: "John D Proch" <johnprochss@yahoo.com>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 10:08 AM

\r?\n> John,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Here's links to pictures of pre 1950 Hetchins' showing the

\r?\n> thin dropouts that I would expect on a 1947 British made

\r?\n> bike.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> The last one is a 1948 Massed Start model.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> >http://www.hetchins.org/504bril-05.htm

\r?\n>

\r?\n> >http://www.hetchins.org/504bril-01.htm

\r?\n>

\r?\n> >http://www.hetchins.org/504sixday1.htm

\r?\n>

\r?\n> >http://www.hetchins.org/504ms-01.htm

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Chas. Colerich

\r?\n> Oakland, CA USA

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> John D Proch wrote:

\r?\n> > Hi Charles,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > I understand that pre 1956 Hetchins used all cast

\r?\n> dropouts.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Regards,

\r?\n> > John Proch

\r?\n> > La Grange, Texas