All posts tagged Hetchins

  • Ah Joo – Vintage Steel Bicycle Collector from Singapore

    The Collector from RAPHA on Vimeo.

    his is pretty amazing. Ah Joo is a collector fron Singapore who has an incredible stable of steel racing bicycles, including everything from Colnago and Cinelli’s to Hetchins and vintage Richarc Sachs bicycles. Now I know what you’re thinking, “this guy probably never rides any of those”. Well you’re wrong, Ah Joo tries to ride as many of his bicycles as possible and is working up to regularly riding distances of 200-300k. “You should not avoid conditions and rain; hot sun, night or cold. You should still continue to ride, it makes you tougher. Why are you worried that your bike will get wet and dirty? you come back, clean your bike and it’s ready to ride again. To me worry doesn’t exist and the bike is actually meant for riding. That’s it.

    Amen.

    via Rapha.

    -Brian

  • Blotto: Feature Bike 30

    Blotto Hetchins Touring Bike

    p: Blotto

    “”This bike was custom built for John Freiden in October 1984. John was the founder of Vermont Bicycle Touring Company (VBT) in the early 1970’s. Freiden gathered a group of friends for a bike ride and an overnight at an inn. “I had this flash,” says the retired Middlebury College history professor. “People love Vermont. I could add a nice place to stay and provide mechanical support to take away people’s worries (while touring their bicycles).” Biking in cut-off dungarees and sneakers and without helmets, Freiden and his friends were the first Vermont Bicycle Tour. “That first year 75 people joined us,” Freiden says.

    Here’s another bike that’s been featured  before but I just had to share again. Blotto came by Old Spokes to shoot Glenn’s 1984 Hetchins touring bike and grab a quick interview. These shots sure came out great!

    Read the interview and see all the photos here.

    If you didn’t know, Blotto’s a legend in documenting snowboarding and has quite the collection of bicycles as well. Have a look at what he’s doing and see a bunch of bikes he’s photographed here.

    -B

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  • Beauties: 1984 Hetchins Magnum Baunum

    photos: Christopher McCown

    Here’s a real gem currently hanging in the showroom at Old Spokes, a 1984 Hetchins Magnum Baunum touring bike with some incredible lug work. Have a look at some more photos below and if you’ve got a lot of time to burn, check out the rest of the museum here.

    -B

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