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Old 03-31-20, 07:52 PM
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Done't sell right now unless you have to. A curly stays heat treated Hitctins frame set with great paint and chrome should go for $500-600 local. Right now as things are $200-300 for the frame set maybe and $500 for the bike which is just sad. Wait 2 months tell after corna with Tax returns and stimulas checks in hand this one will likely sell for $1000=1200 local and as high as
$2000 ebay or $1500 here on the BF's.

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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Done't sell right now unless you have to. A curly stays heat treated Hitctins frame set with great paint and chrome should go for $500-600 local. Right now as things are $200-300 for the frame set maybe and $500 for the bike which is just sad. Wait 2 months tell after corna with Tax returns and stimulas checks in hand this one will likely sell for $1000=1200 local and as high as
$2000 ebay or $1500 here on the BF's.
Now, we live in tough times, but the market isn't THAAAAT bad... I would never list a curly Hetchins for $500 anywhere not expecting it to be gone by the evening... Hopefully we can see the bike soon!
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I don't think I've seen this bike before. It's beautiful. Plus your post reminds me that it's time to stock up on some more Guinness.
If this isn't someone's grail bike, I'll drink that beer! Oh, it's all gone, oh well!

edit: I meant to copy bianchigirll's beautiful Hetchins to this response, just for reference. She did an awesome job on the build.
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Old 04-01-20, 03:58 PM
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A Hetchins MO phase II would be the one model of frame/bicycle I would most want if I as a collector. There must be others that feel the same. My opinion comes with the understanding that my choice is based on an available model and not just a special one-off by some fabulous builder. The Hetchins dot org site also identifies your frame as the most desirable of all Hetchins models. Because of that particular model's desirability, I recommend being careful how and who you sell it too. In other words choose wisely among the candidates for someone that has a passion for that particular model and not just a flipper stripping the parts off to make more money.

I'm not crazy about the more modern Magnum Opus Phase 3 models. They apply the stamped decorative pieces more liberally everywhere which gets to be too much for my taste. Also they ran out of 3/4" rapid taper chain stays and started using the standard 7/8" round/oval/round stays. In addition the twin plate 7/8" round fork blades and crown became normal continental ovals. That change isn't terrible but it isn't part of what made Hetchins unique. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures - which is about as close to actually getting a MO II as I'll ever get. Well that is not exactly true, I have a set of Hetchins MO lugs I could turn into a frame if I really wanted but I really don't want to.
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Originally Posted by Noschwinns
...(and by the way, I believe it would have been around 60-61 cm; otherwise nothing to specifically identify it, just bright orange and full Campy Record) how does this new awareness affect your relationship with it and what, if anything, you may or will do about it?
Yes, a 60cm frame, with most parts sporting very faded black anodization.
I stripped the paint and re-chromed and re-painted in the original color and eventually sold it.
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Old 01-06-23, 07:42 PM
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Updating this thread: I just posted my Hetchins for sale on several Facebook sites. Finally I can offer you all a way to see photos of the bike.https://www.facebook.com/groups/63484018406
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/127913704424100/
Vintage steel bike market - velo - rennrad - racebike - classic Basically the same post on each.
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Maybe someone that has access to these Facebook groups can post pictures here.
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