Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Zynster » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:05 pm

That is stunning!
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:18 pm

Mustang wrote:Here it is :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Cloudy this morning so the true colour is washed out,
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I was worried that the colour may have been too modern, but I love it, he painted the whole bike in ivory, then the Candy Apple over. He (Joe) had poetic licence to finish the frame as he saw fit.
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Detail is sensational,
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Started building today, although I'll be slow, have lots of commitments over the next two weeks, so hopefully my leg will be rideable by then.
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Joe is a legend, took 3 hrs to pick it up :wink:

I have nothing to add beyond serious respect for Joes work. Oh, and quoting the post to bring the pics into the current page :mrgreen:
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby grantw » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:22 pm

I've been looking forward to seeing this and it's beautiful, that work around the lugs and windows is superb and the colours are terrific.

Plus your lawn is looking a treat :P
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby GaryF » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:08 pm

grantw wrote:I've been looking forward to seeing this and it's beautiful, that work around the lugs and windows is superb and the colours are terrific.

Plus your lawn is looking a treat :P


Amen to that - lawn too.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby dubrat » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:16 am

Joe is a genius with the masking tape....
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby amrjon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:00 am

Very impressive. Stunning actually.

So you going to start the lug lining now?
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:18 am

Lovely Mustang. Joe is a legend. I really love those twin plate fork steerer's they look awesome.

Bugger that the whole thing is a cracker.

I cant wait for the complete build. Go easy though you don't want to scratch that paint until you ride it.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:10 pm

Mustang wrote:Joe is a legend, took 3 hrs to pick it up :wink:


Haha, i can just imagine how much fun that must have been. I can see how it would take 5 hrs to do all that masking too, absolutely spectacular job.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Zynster » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:43 pm

What are the little loops at the bottom of the head tube? They look out of place.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby munga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:27 pm

(ugly) cable guides, i suspect, to protect the paintwork from being abraded. surely mustnag can get something a bit classier fabbed up. looks like bits raided from the watering system.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Mustang » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:44 pm

munga wrote:(ugly) cable guides, i suspect, to protect the paintwork from being abraded. surely mustnag can get something a bit classier fabbed up. looks like bits raided from the watering system.

Thought I would get a caning with these??? They came on my Pinnarello & I thought they would keep the cables off the headset, now that so much work has gone into the project.
I have rubber cable protectors on my Viner but they still wear. Hhhhmmm what to do? If I cut down the size of the loop & re-brased them They might look OK,
For the time being there going.............gone :lol:
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Mustang » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:53 pm

amrjon wrote:Very impressive. Stunning actually.

So you going to start the lug lining now?

Not sure, its such a small frame it could get crowded. While I was at Joes he has a 5 Star for painting. The pin striping is so fine & a work of art it seems to be a shame to repaint. Apparently there is a guy in Canberra thats going to copy the original design.
I would like some fine work but nothing too obtrusive,maybe double box.

For the complete build, I'm mostly away for the next two weeks, so will be posting on my return.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby munga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:06 pm

maybe some little chrome rings would look nicer. given all that fancy lugwork, those just look too modern.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby dayne » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 pm

Very nice, I agree on removing the head tube cable guides.
What wheels are you planing on running? The open pro's in the mock build?

It would look great with some polished H+son tb14 laced to some white industries.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby silverlight » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:26 pm

WOW that is super nice.
Compliments on a fine looking frame. Cant wait to see it built up.

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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 pm

dayne wrote:Very nice, I agree on removing the head tube cable guides.
What wheels are you planing on running? The open pro's in the mock build?

It would look great with some polished H+son tb14 laced to some white industries.

I'd stick with Mavic and scrounge some silver Campagnolo Records up off eBay. More appropriate IMHO.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby dayne » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:10 am

I just thought black wheels may look a little funny with all silver parts,
Re looking over this frame and wow it is amazing .
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:20 pm

dayne wrote:I just thought black wheels may look a little funny with all silver parts,
Re looking over this frame and wow it is amazing .

Definitely.
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Mustang » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:33 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
dayne wrote:I just thought black wheels may look a little funny with all silver parts,
Re looking over this frame and wow it is amazing .

Definitely.

The frame has pedigree (it was built by Hetchins) ( with mostly NOS parts), but no history, so I figure I can play with retro/modern.
The groupset wll be Athena alloy, the wheels for the moment are alloy Centaur hubs, s/s spokes & black Mavic rims, if my wallet recovers I'll consider alloy rims,
but the mavics looked OK in mock up.
If its not perfect, yet, it will keep the books open for criticism :D :D
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:16 am

Mustang wrote:... the wheels for the moment are alloy Centaur hubs, s/s spokes & black Mavic rims, if my wallet recovers I'll consider alloy rims,
but the mavics looked OK in mock up...

You know I'm a sucker for dark anodised rims. I say keep the mavics.


Mustang wrote:...If its not perfect, yet, it will keep the books open for criticism...

Not sure there's any criticism of any of your builds, Brent. Healthy critique, however... :)

Looking fine as always!
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby dayne » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:24 pm

Yeah no hate just a suggestion, i really like the frame and the build.
What a swan song bike
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Re: Hetchins Project Magnum Opus Phase 2

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:39 pm

dayne wrote:Yeah no hate just a suggestion, i really like the frame and the build.
What a swan song bike


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