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#1 2011-06-20 1:18pm

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How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

I have a unstamped donut.  Are there any specific measurements that would indicate that its a Hutch?


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#2 2011-06-20 1:22pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

moshnmore wrote:

I have a unstamped donut.  Are there any specific measurements that would indicate that its a Hutch?

you can't tell!

this is another fine example of why reproduction garbage ruins this hobby! wink

i would not buy a hutch clamp that i did not know the provenance of.

you can rest assured there are more phony ones than real ones out there now. sad


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#3 2011-06-20 1:23pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

i prefer "survivor" (chrome peeling) ones as i know they are real! cool


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#4 2011-06-20 1:23pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

It's all in the frosting....wink

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#5 2011-06-20 1:24pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

Mine is old school, not sure how many repros were around bitd


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#6 2011-06-20 1:25pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

moshnmore wrote:

Mine is old school, not sure how many repros were around bitd

why are you unsure if it's real then? hmm

post a pic bro.


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#7 2011-06-20 1:31pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

vintage chromoly wrote:

moshnmore wrote:

I have a unstamped donut.  Are there any specific measurements that would indicate that its a Hutch?

you can't tell!

this is another fine example of why reproduction garbage ruins this hobby! wink

i would not buy a hutch clamp that i did not know the provenance of.

you can rest assured there are more phony ones than real ones out there now. sad

"Anything" can be made !  If somebody had the equipment , and wanted to dedicate themselves in popping some part of there choice , if they do it well enough , it could pass , maybee not to you , but to someone . Hutch seatclamps unfortunately are pretty simple in there shape , I dont know much , but Im guessing it would be one of the easier clamps to copy  ! 
I do know one thing though mines real , er ,a , I think it is , how do tell the difference ?


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#8 2011-06-20 1:33pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

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Mine is old school, not sure how many repros were around bitd

They made copy clamps back in the 80`s.
One way to be sure its real is if the chrome is peeling and it looks terrible. Hutch chrome was the worst and often started peeling within a week of being new. Crusty and peeling = real.


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#9 2011-06-20 1:35pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

phishfarm73 wrote:

vintage chromoly wrote:

moshnmore wrote:

I have a unstamped donut.  Are there any specific measurements that would indicate that its a Hutch?

you can't tell!

this is another fine example of why reproduction garbage ruins this hobby! wink

i would not buy a hutch clamp that i did not know the provenance of.

you can rest assured there are more phony ones than real ones out there now. sad

"Anything" can be made !  If somebody had the equipment , and wanted to dedicate themselves in popping some part of there choice , if they do it well enough , it could pass , maybee not to you , but to someone . Hutch seatclamps unfortunately are pretty simple in there shape , I dont know much , but Im guessing it would be one of the easier clamps to copy  ! 
I do know one thing though mines real , er ,a , I think it is , how do tell the difference ?

my point, exactly!

to some folks here this is great news as they can pretend to own something they do not. to others, it cheapens the experience and "ruins" the hobby. wink

same thing with the phony new hutch stems that can be made to pass as og with a simple rechrome. experts will know but newbies will bite and be ripped off! sad, really!


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#10 2011-06-20 1:38pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

Real wink

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#11 2011-06-20 1:39pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

Mine looks flatter in the middle, and chrome is allright.  So its probably fake.


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#12 2011-06-20 1:42pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

hey! that clamp looks familiar

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#13 2011-06-20 1:44pm

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hey! that clamp looks familiar

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#14 2011-06-20 1:44pm

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your sig is killin me, tears in my eyezzzz:lol:lollollol


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#15 2011-06-20 1:45pm

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your sig is killin me, tears in my eyezzzz:lol:lollollol

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#16 2011-06-20 1:47pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

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Mine looks flatter in the middle, and chrome is allright.  So its probably fake.

I got mine from Heath McCaffey , so I'm pretty sure he was telling me the truth ! I mean he gave me the whole story , about how it was Eddie Fiola's when he rode for Hutch , and how it was used on Mike Miranda's bike in the movie RAD ! He's a real nice guy , I even donated an extra $100 to his feed the hungry Koala bears in Australia fundraiser !


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#17 2011-06-20 1:50pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

moshnmore wrote:

Mine is old school, not sure how many repros were around bitd

I'm in the same boat. My black one has been sitting in a box of old bike parts that I've had for years. I finally am getting to use it and am curious if it is legit ot not. I don't really care if it is or isn't but I'm damn curious is all.

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#18 2011-06-20 2:29pm

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Re: How can you tell if a Hutch donut clamp is real?

you have to get one real and one fake and compare the threads in the aluminum,the real hutch has a more beefy looking thread,a little more aluminum there than the fake,and maybe a few more threads.I had one of each and that is the only way yo can tell on the 1st gen clamps.

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