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Hetchins Experto Crede - 1959

Owned by: Ron Staffe

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Frame Experto Crede, 1959, curly stays, frame no. H27537, seat tube 24'', top tube 22.5''  built by Stan Broom. I bought the frame just as a frame, later acquiring the forks from Keith Hellon. Keith told me that they had come from a 60s Vade Mecum. I had the frame and forks resprayed at Bob Jacksons at Leeds, with the steerer tube modified to fit.I personally painted the headbadge which took hours, using 00 brushes and a magnifier.
Wheels Mavic Champione de Monde sprint rims on Campagnolo Q/R hubs
Chainset Stronglight 93 triple
Pedals Lyotard with Christophe clips and toestraps
Gears Campagnolo Nuovo Record front and rear
Brakes Mafac centre-pull Dural Forge
Stem/Bars GB bars and stem GB
Saddle Brooks B17
Extra details I bought the wheels well before I acquired the frame from a chap  who asked me if I had heard of a certain Mr Jack Denny. I replied that he was the master framebuilder at Hetchins, partner of Harry and Alf. He told me that Jack was a family friend and that he had built these wheels in 1975. There is no way of authenticating this, however if it is true, it is fitting for them to end up back on a Hetchins.

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Detail of Experto Crede lugwork and fork crown