Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hetchins dream bicycle with Dynohub

1947 Hetchins Super Special

Currently on auction. This is my dream bicycle configuration.  Essentially a Hetchins version of the Raleigh Lenton Sports (a kind of club bike), it combines the reliability and elegance of a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub (in this case the very rare ASC fixed gear version) and the utilitarianism of fenders with a lightweight and sporty racing frame.  With a GH6 Dynohub and light set, this represents a perfect union of style and function.  If only I was shorter and richer...

GH6 Dynohub
Full album is here.

Peter C. Kohler has written a great deal about the Lenton Sports, which is worth looking at if only for the great collection of vintage ads.

Raleigh Lenton Sports from Peter Kohler's article.

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