A Heritage of Excellence 
Updated 11.4.2014

    Hetchins, the brand that has been known to bicycle aficionados worldwide for over 60 years.  From the beginning, Hyman "Harry" Hetchins 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. 

Harry Hetchins 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 Hetchins
       

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         Left   Model "Magnum Opus" twin plate fork crown.
  C
enter    Model "Scorpion Bonam"                         
Right   New production model "Magnum Opus"



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Joe Lee's Hetchins posed in the village of Thwaite in
the upper reaches of Swaledale in Yorkshire, England.
This idyllic scene resembles a Frank Patterson sketch...

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