Pashley shifts up a gear for 90th anniversary
You probably know Pashley for their incredibly laidback bicycles, all beautiful curves and wicker baskets in a very British shade of green and beloved of people who like the Tweed Run.
There is another model, the Guv'nor, which is a hark back to the pre-war bicycle racing days but other than that, speed or serious road riding, the type that requires a cycling kit, is not something Pashley has particularly bothered about. Until now.
After 90 years of producing bikes Pashley has decided to push out a road bike. The Roadfinder is a bike capable of some proper miles. It comprises a steel Reynolds 725 lugged frame, full Shimano Ultegra groupset and wheelset and is topped off with GB finishing kit and a Brooks C13 saddle.
Pashley's other release sits well with the Guvnor and is more redolent of the Stratford-upon-Avon bike builder's quirky nature. The Speed 3 SE was inspired by the path racers that the young cads were riding at the time of the company's inception in 1926. It has a gear set to match, being equipped with a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub. More for the poseur or city cruiser but beautiful all the same.
All made in England, of course.