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Hetchins

My version of a Pashley Guv'nor. But with improvments. Track frame for better handling; no external brake cables, and 7+ lbs lighter.

Frame:
Mercier Lugged Track Frame (Black) (Reynolds 520)

Fork/Headset:
Mercier Flat crown lugged fork (Reynolds 520)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
IRD Racing w/Campagnolo Nuovo Record 49T Chainring

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Track Lite w/MKS half toeclips (leather)

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
KMC Devil (Silver)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
internal

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Bellevue/Velo Orange Gran Cru

Saddle/Seatpost:
TTT Fluted/ Brooks Swallow

Brakes:
Internal rear coaster

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Custom built Velocity/Velo Orange Hub w Wingnuts/Panaracer Pasela White

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Custom Built Velocity/Sturmey-Archer s2c 2-speed kickback hub/Panaracer Pasela White

Accessories:
Velo Orange Bell/Brooks leather bar wrap/cork ends/Union Jack Pedal Lacquer badge

More Info:
Perfect for Tweed Runs. Weighing in at 23.5 lbs; mostly due to the 4lb rear hub.

Added by Gryphon_QC. Last updated almost 10 years ago.

5 Comments

DandyCycle

DandyCycle says:

I'm conflicted. I like the look of your neo-path-racer, but why call it a Hetchins when it's a Mercier that you describe as a "version of a Pashley"? It has some nice details (my Hetchins Vade Mecum II is set up similarly, albeit with an AWC hub), but from the perspective of people who own Hetchinses, labeling your bike as a Hetchins is kind of a bad idea.

Posted about 4 years ago

TODDRCASPELL

TODDRCASPELL says:

NICE
I bean thinking of doing something like that with a Panasonic NJS frame.
Hows the 2 speed SA on hills ?

Posted almost 9 years ago

Gryphon_QC

Gryphon_QC says:

The Pashley Guv'nor, the bike I modeled this after, is over 31 lbs.

Posted almost 10 years ago

jr22

jr22 says:

4lb hub?! Lol nice build

Posted almost 10 years ago

Gryphon_QC

Gryphon_QC says:

the Sturmey Archer S2C is not light, nor are any of the S/A hubs. They are however, unique designs and very rugged. As far as I know, they are still the only ones making a 2 speed kickback hub with integral Coaster brake. Although the hub is heavy, the weight savings of not having brake calipers, levers, shifters, derailleurs, etc, balances out. Plus I love the look of no external cables at all.

Posted almost 10 years ago