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Hetchins BRICK

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This gem isn't actually called Brick.  I just made that up because of the color and because it was built with tandem tubes for some serious sprinting duty.  “It rides like a brick” (or maybe he said rock).  Whatever it was it sure does feel like it was made to support a very arduous load.  Apparently there were only two of these ever produced. 
 
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Whoever the Neanderthal was that commissioned the build of this frame had a very evolved sense of aesthetics.  The lugs are not the typical long and intricate type that Hetchins’ bikes are usually known for but they are very elegant and subtle.  Check out the little handlebar guard on the top tube.  
 
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Double butted Reynolds 531,  the main ingredient for all high end British bikes .  The sweeping seat stay is also a common attribute of an English racer.
 
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One can never go wrong with a lugged brake bridge.
 
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The seat lug is just gorgeous! 
 
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Nothing to say about the bb, it’s just simple and clean.
 
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Beefy Campy track dropouts round out this simple and to-the-point build.