Hetchins Experto Crede Singlespeed Bicycle 1950s

Hetchins Experto Crede Singlespeed Bicycle 1950s

Curly chainstays. Original paintjob.

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ID 23120
Marke Hetchins
Size 62 cm i
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Hetchins bikes are amongst the most wanted classic lightweights out there. Partly because of their distinctive frame designs often with opulent ornamental lugwork and curly rear stays, partly also due to their excellent riding characteristics.
In the 1920s Hyman Hetchin, a Russian jew who fled to England after the Revolution of 1917, founded a shop in London where he also sold bikes. When he met framebuilder Jack Denny who had experimented with an innovative design involving curved stays, he saw the potential of his work. Both teamed up and patented the design in 1934. The partnership soon brought rewards in the form of Olympic and World's Championship victories in 1936 and sales increased until WW2.
Apart from the patented curly (or "vibrant") stays, Hetchin's frames were (and still are) known for ornate, and often hand-cut, lugwork.
Our Hetchins Experto Crede Classic Singlespeed Bike seems to stem from the 1950s and it shows the ornate lugs specific for the Experto Crede models. In this case they are the nicer (and more expensive to produce) casted ones instead of the pressed ones featured on some later exemplars. 

The equipment fits the bike perfectly and is mostly provided by British companies such as GB brakes, the beautiful Chater Lea chainset, Brooks saddle of BOA chromed pedals. To ensure that you will be able to enjoy the comfy ride without any troubles, the bike is not just completely serviced in our workshop, but also fitted with brand new puncture protected Japanese Panaracer tyres.

A classy bike which is just as fun to ride as it is a pleasure to look at.


Condition Used
The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork is original with some scratches and other normal signs of usage. The decals are new. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! All parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in fantastic riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.

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Storage BMB 13
Marke Hetchins
Product Name Hetchins Experto Crede Singlespeed Bicycle 1950s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Hetchins Experto Crede - lugged steel frameset
Brakes GB Spirite
Brake Levers GB Spirite
Headset chromed steel
Crankset Chater Lea three arm; 165 mm; 43 chainring
Bottom Bracket Thun
Seat Post steel pin
Hubs Normandy
Rims Schürmann; 630C clinchers
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT Protite Belt; 630/25 clinchers NEW
Stem GB; 8 cm
Stem Bar 41 cm
Seat Brooks B17 Competition
Handlebar Tape cotton tape NEW
Pedals BOA

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Size 62 cm
Seat Tube 62 cm
Top Tube 58 cm
Head Tube 15 cm
Standover 87 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 91.5 cm - 94.5 cm