A Heritage of Excellence 

Updated 11.21.2019

    Hetchins, the brand that has been known to bicycle aficionados worldwide for over 60 years.  From the beginning, Hyman "Harry" Hetchin* determined to be different and attract the elite of the cycle buying public.  Originally in London, later moving to Southend-on-Sea, Hetchins bicycles have become one of the most collectible marques. A formal owners' Register exists under the auspices of the Veteran Cycle Club and many of the original sales records are catalogued. 

(*Hyman and Alf Hetchin had no "s" in their name. As can be seen in older photos, a possessive apostrophe was once used in the trademark "Hetchin's" when painted on the shop and the bikes, but it was dropped at some point and the business name became, effectively, "Hetchins" without the apostrophe. Thanks to David Bean)

Harry Hetchin presenting a 6 Day Racing bike to Cocky O'Brien in 1937.

A Brief
Hetchins History:

Updated
2/12/2001


Serial numbers


Gallery I
Before WW 2

Updated
2.12.2001


Gallery II
1945-1970

Updated 1.17.2014


Gallery III
1970-Present

Updated 1.17.2014


1962 Catalog
Showing the
 lug patterns


The Current
HETCHINS

Company

Updated
5.4.2010


Link to
Historic
Hetchins Site

   1930's Tandem

 
 
 Joe Lee's "Magnum Bonam"

Brooks ad with vintage curly

Alfie Hetchin

Model "Magnum Opus" twin plate fork crown

Model "Scorpion Bonam"

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New production model "Magnum Opus"

Head badge varieties

 

Joe Lee's Hetchins posed in the village of Thwaite in the upper reaches of Swaledale in Yorkshire, England.  

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