Mock Orange Bikes

Mock Orange Bikes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hetchins Magnum Bonum

1960 Hetchins Magnum Bonum on display at Mock Orange Bikes.

Hyman Hetchin opened a music shop in Tottenham, North London in 1922. At some point he started selling bicycles. He later partnered with frame builder Jack Denny and Hetchins Bicycles began in 1935. Hetchins bicycles are some of the best and most ornate bicycles ever produced.

The Hetchins Magnum Bonum model was produced from 1951 till 1969. 
First generation Campagnolo Record rear derailleur.

Mafac Jural Forge Brakes and beautiful fenders.

Unbelievable detail of this seat cluster.

Hand carved lugs and tanges on the fork crown. Both are outlined by a painted gold pinstripe.

Campagnolo Record Highflange hubs with the cutouts painted red.

The quality of the materials and workmanship are amazing on this bike. The headtube section is the most ornate place on this bike.

Hetchins Headtube Badge.

Brooks Swallow Saddle and Brooks Saddle Bag.

1960 Hetchins Magnum Bonum on display at Mock Orange Bikes.

Hetchins display at the 1936 Lightweight Cycle Show
Horticulture Hall, London

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gunnar Crosshairs

David with his new Gunnar Crosshairs

David built his bike as a do all. It will ride well on road or off. His choice of paint color was excellent, Roadhouse blue. Have fun riding your new Gunnar Bicycle David! 

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Colnago Master!

Colnago Master 
SIR Club Member, Charles, put together the ulitmate Italian steel bicycle. He used a Campagnolo Chorus group to build his bike. 

A rider is painted on the top tube of the Colnago Master

How A Colnago Steel Frame Is Made

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gunnar Crosshairs going together at Mock Orange Bikes!

Gunnar Crosshairs
 A SIR Club Member is putting together a new Gunnar Crosshairs. This bike is going to be built for all types of riding. The frameset has canti-lever brakes, room for 23mm to 42mm width tires, and has mounts for both racks and fenders.  
Gunnar on the seat tube!

The bottom bracket threads being chased.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pinarello Rokh

Steve with his new Pinarello Rohk

Steve enjoys riding lots of miles and hills. He will enjoy many great cycling adventures on this fine machine. The wonderful power transfer and superb handling of his Rokh will be motivation for the cycling season ahead. Have fun riding your new Pinarello bicycle!

Click here to learn more about the Pinarello Bicycles.