Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pashley Roadster Classic

Pashley Roadster Classic. Available at Velorution in London for £495.00 (that's about $989).

Pashley has been making quality bikes for 80 years. For more on Pashley's 80th anniversary, check out:

Jim Langley

2008 Specs

Frame: Lugged and brazed (sizes: 20.5", 22.5" & 24.5)
Color: Buckingham Black
Gears: Sturmey Archer 3-spd hub gears
Wheels: 28" w/ black rims
Brakes: Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Pedals: Alloy non-slip
Saddle: Black Brooks B-33
Steel rear carrier w/ fold-down wheel stand
Ding dong bell
Coat guards

If you have any feedback on the Pashley Roadster Classic, please leave a comment.


Aidan said...

Don't forget the Redline 925.

Freewheel said...

Aidan - thanks for your suggestions. I will check them out.

Alan said...

I have a Pashley Roadster Sovereign, the upgraded version of the Classic. It truly is a classic British roadster, with 28" (700B) wheels, drum brakes, 5-speed SA hub, welded steel rack, "skirt" guard, chain case, etc. It's heavy and slow, but a total joy to ride as long as you don't try to rush it. I liken it to a mule that will get you there in comfort and style, but don't try to rush it. Fantastic bike.


Matt said...

They make a taller version, too, 24.5" "for the taller gent" with double top tubes. These are lovely machines in a stately, unhurried sort of way, and you can get them from North Road Cycles in North Carolina, but they'll run you about $1,500 domestically (24.5 inch Roadster Sovereign).

Jason Nabors said...

I would love to have a Pashley, but that's kind of pricey. The Trek Allant is similar and less than half the price. Any other black commuters with a similar "Pashley" look?

Anonymous said...

I have one of these bikes. I love how it rides and looks and handles. But I just got done changing the rear tire tube for the 4th time and this bike has very few miles on it. Let me say that for all its beauty this bike is an absolute nightmare to work on. After these tires changes the chain guard is gone; permanently. The back brake cannot be adjusted any longer so we are down to only a front brake ( the cable attachment mechanism is so bad that the cable length cannot any longer be adjusted), and the right lug bolt that holds the rear wheel on is stripped and not because I am not careful but because it is a cheap steel and the threads go easily. This bike is a rube goldberg of engineering. I would not recommend buying one unless you have the time and money to have someone else repair it or you just like fighting with poorly engineered bicylces as a hobby.