This report from a the UK documents Pashley’s history and hand-built attention to detail and quality.
We’ve been planning to stock Pashley bicycles in our shop for months and months. After traveling to Interbike 2009 in Las Vegas, seeing the finish on these handmade bikes and meeting the guys who design them, our minds were fixed on bringing these very durable and comfortable bikes to our shop.
We’ve finally got our first three bikes from this English bike house:
- one Roadster Classic in Buckingham Black (20.5″ frame) MSRP $1,095;
- one Princess Classic in Buckingham Black (17.5″ frame) MSRP $995;
- and, one Sonnet Pure in Ivory and Claret (20.5″ frame) $995.
These bikes are all three-speed versions, with drum brakes. The frame sizes I’ve listed above will fit shorter folks (i.e. 5’5″ and under). If you’re looking for a larger frame size, the bikes we carry from Batavus and Gazelle will fit the bill nicely. You can find more technical specifications for these bicycles on Pashley’s website.
If you are hoping to blow the socks off someone for Christmas with an incredibly nice gift that is built to last a lifetime, and will serve them well as we work our way through this economic crisis, these bikes from Pashley will get the job done.
One last video posted by online Pashley retailer, BritishBicycle.com: