|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...
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.|