Posts Tagged ‘hetchins’

Detail Feather.

November 10, 2010

See this bike in full effect right here at Feather. Peep the curvy tubes and high polished lugset… Hetchins eat your heart out!

Nice work Ricky.

Hetchins Appreciation.

October 26, 2009

Kris… this one is for you.





And there are plenty more where these came from so if you like your tubes steel, curly and British get your mouse over to here and click that button.

Paris hotness.

October 7, 2009

Condor Cycle’s remake of the original Paris Galibier bicycle.


The design for this unique bike came about in the 1940s, designed by Harry Rensch. Later, during the early 80’s, Michael Kemp and Monty Young set up Paris Lightweight Cycles, and with the help of a West London frame builder, Tom Board, built the Paris Galibier.

The reasoning behind the tube arrangement was to eliminate flex, but also allowing a degree of elasticity that helped to smooth bumpy roads.

So, Condor have relaunched it, such is the interest in retro bikes. It certainly stands out from the crowd, and if you want one Condor will build one to order. Frame and fork prices from £1,200.

Words from RCUK.
Paris Cycles on Classic Lightweights.
Paris Galibier at Condor.

Track Scan

April 15, 2009

Cycling, August 10, 1974.


Kris’s Hetchins

January 2, 2009

Kris was the first person I knew to be riding track bikes with “them funny fixed wheels” a long, long time ago, at the time I was fully involved in riding bikes with fatter tyres and at least 8 gears and I did not see the appeal…. at all. He clearly did and I guess it paid off as he managed to snag this fine Hetchins track bike for a good price off his pal way before the Ebay frenzy surrounding O.G steel track frames.


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