Hetchins Curly red and cream frame drive side
Hetchins Curly red frame head tube with hand cut lugs
Hetchins Curly red frame seat tube and top tube
Hetchins Curly red frame seat tube with "Hetchins" decal
Hetchins Curly red frame seat clamp
Hetchins Curly red frame drop outs
Hetchins Curly red frame side profile
Hetchins Curly red frame non-drive side
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Hetchins Nulli Secundus Reynolds 531 Frame, Red/Cream 57cm

Regular price £2,500.00

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SIZING & SPEC


Seat Tube (centre to centre) 57cm
Weight 3.00kg
Tubing Reynolds 531
Rear Spacing 120mm
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm
Brake Fixings Nutted
Dropouts Campagnolo
Bottom Bracket Thread English
Headset Thread English
Era
Centre to top
58cm
Top Tube Length 56cm

 

Hyman Hetchin, a Russian Jew fleeing the Bolshevik revolution, found safety in Britain in 1917. By 1922 he had a shop on Seven Sisters Road in Tottenham, North London selling all manner of household appliances, including gramophones. He later sold bicycles as seasonal stock out of his home. This turned a good profit and Hetchin gave over shop space to Raleigh, BSA, and Hercules bicycles - alongside the gramophones.

Jack Denny, a local frame builder with a nearby shop, designed a frame with curly stays to help absorb road shocks. He brought it to Hetchins who partnered with him and patented the design in 1934. Hetchins then stopped selling other bike brands and in 1936 their partnership (Denny building frames and Hetchins taking care of sales) saw Olympic and World's Championship victories. Racers weren't allowed to exhibit any branding and the unusual 'curly' seat stays provided excellent marketing. The ornate lugs were all cut out by hand and help to differentiate the various models.

Hetchins died in 1961 but his son, Alf, took over the business. Due to new zoning laws in 1974, he was forced to relocate the shop and chose Southend-on-Sea where he managed the business until retiring in 1986. The Hetchins name lives on; frame builder David Miller holds the license to recreate these works of art on commission.

 


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