We like Pashley's approach to business, so focussed on getting their two prototype bikes built for Eurobike - they finished them the night before they left - that they forgot to give either a name!
Pashley are passionate about what they do and enjoy building bikes, by hand in Stratford upon avon, the marketing comes somewhere further down the line. In fact, they have yet to come up with a name for the new prototypes. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. We can imagine that Pashley have very good biscuits in their business meetings and maybe reclining chairs.
These new offerings are hand crafted using Reynolds 531 tubing and then lovingly fillet brazed and lugged which finishes the bikes off nicely. The frames show what these British fabricators are capable off, producing hansome bikes that last a life time.
The purists may shun this but Pashley have made a departure from Sturmey Archer for these early models and opted instead for Shimano Alfine 8-spd hub gears but Pashley are willing to make any changes that you might want so if it is a 3 speed Sturmey Archer you are craving, they will happily sort that out for you.
The frames are relaxed in their geometry and sport all the necessary eylets for mudguards and racks to be installed. The Reynolds 531 is a robust tubeset and helps keep the weight to a manageable level without requiring a hoist to mount the curb.
Everything is the usual Pashley quality with a nice attention to detail and built to be hard wearing. Pashley would very much like your feedback on these bikes so please comment and maybe offer a suggestion to what they could be called too, it could save them on biscuits.