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Hetchins Magnum Bonum - 1959

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

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FrameHetchins frame number H 27439 - Magnum Bonum 24" road frame. Sold 16-1-1959 as Model 4 - Road Racing - built by Stan Broom - Price £24.9s.6d;
Top tube 23", chainstays 17¼", fork rake 2½"; Campag ends with rear gear hanger; twin forged fork crown; brake cable eyes under top tube; twin lever bosses on down tube; on bottom bracket is pulley for front changer cable and a cable guide underneath for rear changer. Gear cable boss on chainstay; frame is black with violet seat tube panel and head tube. It has chrome front and rear ends, head lugs and fork crown. Lugs lined gold.
WheelsConloy Asp 27" HP rims on Harden large flange hubs G/F - 15/17 spokes. Continental Tyres and Regina 5-speed block 13-26
ChainsetChater-Lea fluted two-arm cranks with Chater double 44/38 x 3/32 using Chater converter. Chater-Lea bottom bracket
PedalsChater-Lea with Christophe clips and straps
GearsCampag Gran Sport 5-speed rear changer - Campag Gran Sport 1005 (2) front changer - Campag twin-levers on down tube frame bosses.
BrakesMafac 'Dural Forge' with Mafac hooded levers
Stem/BarsTitan steel 4" stem, Campag headset with bars - ‘S Maes’ – ‘M Kint’ – ‘A Schotte’ 14½”
SaddleBrooks B17 Swallow
Extra detailsWhen returned from the restorers, C & G at Liverpool, I realised I had made a mistake in asking for the chromed head lugs to be lined. It looked so wrong I painted out the lining where the frame was black and I was able to match the paint. The head lining didn't look quite so bad and I left it as it was as it would have been difficult to match the violet paint.
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Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

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