This is a1958 Hetchins Experto Crede that was obtained from David Miller as a frame in need or a respray.

He still builds Hetchins today carrying on the hetchins tradition. I filed and sanded away on the frame to remove old paint and improve the lugs appearance. then I took it to Ed Litton in The Bay Area, CA for a respray in British racing Green. Then I mounted 1970's Campagnolo parts I had on hand including a triple crankset to get up the hills around here.

This is the history of the Experto Crede model by Hetchins.
"The Experto Crede -- expert's choice -- lug design was introduced in 1950 as part of the "Latin Series". The Phase II replaced the Phase I in 1951 and was produced until the 1970s. The Phase I is very rare and only 3 or 4 are extant. See Rare Models.

The XC used cast lugs at first, and throughout its production. Pressed lugs were introduced later; they were first mentioned in the 1956 catalog, slightly cheaper. In 1959 or 60, The Plus is first mentioned in the catalog. The Plus is distinguished by extra re-inforcing tangs on the fork crown, bottom bracket shell, and brake bridge. Only five Pluses are extant. Click here for Plus.

The XC Phase II was very popular and over 180 are known to have survived. Though not the most elaborate lug pattern, some collectors think it is one of the prettiest ever designed. "


Charles Nighbor


Hetchins Experto Credo - driveside view


Hetchins Experto Credo -  saddle


Hetchins Experto Credo -  rear brake
Hetchins Experto Credo -  headset lugwork
Hetchins Experto Credo -  seat cluster lugwork


Hetchins Experto Credo -  front quarter view
 Hetchins Experto Credo -  rear quarter view
Hetchins Experto Credo -  non drive side

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