Bobs Hetchins MB

Discussion in 'Vintage Lightweight Bicycles' started by dnc1, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 16, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Met Bob at the Wallingford festival of cycling.
    Riding his lovely patina Hetchins Magnum Bonum from 1956.
    Purchased new from the Tottenham factory. It was passed to his brother who used it on his ride to school before being passed on to Bob.
    Chater -Lea chainset and pedals, 5-speed Benelux gears, GB stems,bars and brakes, Normandy hubs. A much loved machine..... WP_20170716_14_22_26_Pro.jpg
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 16, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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  3. #3 Posted Jul 17, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  4. #4 Posted Sep 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Just found this!

    Beautiful. Rare to see an original paint example and I've always been a fan of the magnum bonum lug pattern.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Sep 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Love those curly stays.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Sep 21, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    My road bike want list is very short but one of these is on it. The other would be a pre war Bianchi in Celeste with a Cambio Corsa set-up. V/r Shawn
     
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  7. #7 Posted Sep 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Wow! that's a real beauty.
     
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