[CR] Personal update and 62 CM Hetchins Spyder FS


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From: Thomas Rawson <twrawson@comcast.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:30:59 -0800
Subject: [CR] Personal update and 62 CM Hetchins Spyder FS


Its been a couple years since I last posted to the list. Essentially after being a swimmer, runner and bicyclist for many many years I rode my bike into the garage and parked it. Those who know me know the story goes on a bit. But essentially thats what happened. No good explanation for this. I wont say I traded my Magnum Opus for a Mojito, but I do notice I have not given up the eating, drinking and the social parts.

The Magnum Opus will stay in the barn as will the Richard Moon, so to the Bob Jackson. I still like looking at them and I do hope the urge to ride returns at some point. I couldnt imagine being without exercise, up until a few years ago and would never have guessed at this turn of events, but here it is. I confess to a bit of guilt when thinking about those of us who have lost their ability to ride do to accident or illness. But thats not my story.

I really did enjoy the time I spent on the list, my trip to the Hetchins Rally with Hetchins Pete a few years back, and the several Pasadena events I attended. Chuck Schmidt thank you for those. I never made it to one of Dale's Rendezvous but did have the pleasure of meeting him a couple times when he came west. So this is just one of those things. I suspect many of you who are newer (than my last post) to the list are wondering who this whack job is - so think I'll move on to a bit of business.

I own this Hetchins Spyder, http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Hetchins/Hetch70s+.htm - the 1974 red one (62CM). It now has Campy barends but is otherwise unchanged from those pics. NR brakes, headset, F&R ders, seatpost, cranks, pedals, hubs. Bars and stem are modern Nitto. Saddle's a modern Brooks.

I think Id like to sell it. Of course being out of touch with the market and looking at the economy, confess I dont know whats possible. So before Craig's List or (ugh) Ebay, thought I'd offer it to the list. $1500. plus shipping. Email me back or phone.

Thanks and cheers

Tom Rawson
Oakland, CA
510 653 7982