Here we have a 100% authentic Hetchins Magnum Opus Millenium. Commissioned to commemorate the new millenium in 2000, only fifteen of these very special frames were made.
The intricate, highly ornate lugwork and paintwork of these frames makes them truly beautiful works of art fit for a gallery. Each one was unique, made-to-order, and individually numbered. This one is number 2005, the fifth in the series.
The 56cm frame was spec’d with Columbus TSX tubing for the main frame and Reynolds 531 for the Hetchins-signature “curly” rear stays. The original owner equipped the bike with a very high-end build kit:
-Campagnolo Record 10spd drivetrain
-Campagnolo Nucleon Tubular wheels with RARE Made In Italy Vittoria Tubulars
-Campagnolo Record headset
-RARE Campagnolo Record Titanium Seatpost
-RARE Cinelli Grammo Titanium Stem
-Selle Italia Flite saddle w/ Titanium rails
56cm Seat Tube (C-T)
56cm Top Tube (C-C)
15cm Head Tube
The original owner has retained all the original documentation, including the original invoice/build sheet, original manuals for the wheels and a replacement numbered frame decal with a hand-written letter of authenticity from the builder. All documentation will be included with the bike.
The bike was briefly ridden one time, so most everything is in like-new condition. There are a few small cosmetic blemishes on the bike, two small paint chips on the top tube, a tiny scratch on the top of the seat collar, and some paint flaking off on the seatstays near dropouts (see photos).
Postscript: this auction closed at $5,250. Wow!