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Old 10-20-12, 12:03 PM
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Very helpful, thank you mr. Velognome. You are simply a fountain of knowledge!
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Very helpful, thank you mr. Velognome. You are simply a fountain of knowledge!
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Old 10-26-12, 09:20 AM
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I didn't really think about value when I bought my Pashley Guvnor. I really just wanted a new bike that was built the old fashioned way. I don't consider it a replica since it's coming from the original manufacturer. I bought it with the intention that it would grow old with me, November 2013 will mark it's 5th birthday. Looks a good as the day it landed in this country.
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Old 10-27-12, 02:05 PM
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Hello Saddle Up!

5 years eh? That is a wonderful story I would like to keep a bike as long as that too!
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Old 10-27-12, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
I didn't really think about value when I bought my Pashley Guvnor. I really just wanted a new bike that was built the old fashioned way. I don't consider it a replica since it's coming from the original manufacturer. I bought it with the intention that it would grow old with me, November 2013 will mark it's 5th birthday. Looks a good as the day it landed in this country.
I think your right on the money...Now, how about a picture of the ole Guvnor?
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Old 10-27-12, 02:35 PM
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Their just a fad, people like their quirky looks, which is alright by me, we need things to look different from other similar looking things, their just not my cup of tea.
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Old 10-29-12, 07:53 PM
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Ahh there we go, finally figured this out, thanks to the dummy proof instructions in the main picture thread.


Pashley Guv'nor (3 Speed) by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr


Pashley Guv'nor (3 Speed) by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr


Pashley Guv'nor (3 Speed) by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

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Old 10-30-12, 12:15 PM
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Such relaxed angles. Sweet looking bike.

thanks for posting the photo.


I need one of their uber-deep U-frames to entice my princess back onto a cycle. She cannot abide with a frame requiring a leg over, and a mixte is too high, to boot.
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Old 10-31-12, 10:35 AM
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Pashley Clubman Country

I've been riding a Clubman Country tourinfor over a year now and here are my experiences with it:

I had it shipped from a dealer in the UK (I won't say who) and it was not set up all that well. The seat tube needed reaming to accommodate the seatpost; the stiffening wires were working their way out of the Jagwire cable; the handlebars needed wrapping and everything needed properly setting up. This is not the fault of Pashley (who only supply the parts), but the dealer who only did half a job.

Anyway, I replaced the silver Jagwire with the silver Velo Orange braided cable; replaced the stock (and rather generic) pedals with MKS quilled versions, added a Tubus Airy pannier rack; and installed matching Lezynne front and rear lights. Then I spent the week setting the bike up properly.

With this done, I can say that it's a superb bike. The frame is really the draw on this: it's made from the original seamless Reynolds 531 -- mine is painted rich burgundy and coated with at least four layers of lacquer, with elegant lugs. By anyone's standards it's a beautifully built and well-proportioned frame.

The kit has also been well thought out: the saddle is the Brooks Swift with titanium rails, the brakes are Dia Compe drop-forged centerpulls (there is a properly brazed-on hanger for the rear centerpull). The cranks are unusual: they are from a resurrected 'GB' - Gerry Burgess and made somewhere in the UK. Derrailleurs are Shimano 105's. The wheels have sturdy Sputnik rims with large flange alloy hubs and Panaracer tires. My only objection was to the pedals, which look rather too modern for the bike.

In short, the kit is not spectacular, but if you had to make a bike with modern components which looks like a classic British '50s lightweight, you'd probably choose these or similar. It's a bike that's greater than the sum of it's parts: it's a lovely ride (as a classic steel frame should be) and is lovely to look at (so much so, that it draws a small crowd if you leave it outside a shop).

Pros:
- Beautiful classic frame
- Sensible kit; titanium railed Swift and GB cranks are a nice touch
- Sure footed, comfortable ride
- Overall very sturdy build -- not just a show-pony

Cons:
- A bit on the heavy side by modern standards
- Makes you a slave to the paintwork
- No braze-ons for a front pannier rack
- In my case, not set up properly by the dealer

Hope this mini review helps.
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After a while of searching for a decent Pashley thread I can ask my questions. I've bought a Pashley Princess today and it's third hand. Her last owner wasn't the kindest by the looks of it and it's a bit like taking in a rescue dog. I love her to bits but she needs some SERIOUS TLC. First of all, I'm not 100% sure of her age, she has rod brakes and so that makes me think she's slightly older but not sure how old. I also was wondering about Head Badges. She doesn't have one. She has 'Pashley stickers' (I'm suspicious of their authenticity) on her but no head badge. I'm sure Pashley never used stickers. . . Does anyone know where I could buy a head badge for her?

I have a lot of work to do on her an it's going to take time (and money!) so it'll be a long drawn out process. She needs a full paint job as someone has painted half of the rear mud guard with white emulsion - heart breaking - and the rest is scratched and chipped. The gold lines on the mud guards have been almost entirely rubbed off. The chrome work needs taking a look at as it's pretty bad in places. I need to remove these ghastly stickers and try and find someone who will make me transfers of the proper Pashley logo to go on the sides of her.

There's a massive chunk out of the Brooks saddle which I can't do much about but I guess I can get some Brooks saddle polish and give it a good shine. Also the brakes don't seem to be engaging too well at the moment which needs a look at as I live in a hilly area and need to be able to rely on my brakes.

So really, if any one has restored a Pashley, knows where to get the transfers and the head badge, or can offer me some general help, it will be offered with open arms. And if any one happens to live in Leicester and knows what they're doing with her you'll be welcomed with tea and a freshly baked cake
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Old 07-27-15, 05:30 PM
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After a while of searching for a decent Pashley thread I can ask my questions. I've bought a Pashley Princess today and it's third hand. Her last owner wasn't the kindest by the looks of it and it's a bit like taking in a rescue dog. I love her to bits but she needs some SERIOUS TLC. First of all, I'm not 100% sure of her age, she has rod brakes and so that makes me think she's slightly older but not sure how old. I also was wondering about Head Badges. She doesn't have one. She has 'Pashley stickers' (I'm suspicious of their authenticity) on her but no head badge. I'm sure Pashley never used stickers. . . Does anyone know where I could buy a head badge for her?

I have a lot of work to do on her an it's going to take time (and money!) so it'll be a long drawn out process. She needs a full paint job as someone has painted half of the rear mud guard with white emulsion - heart breaking - and the rest is scratched and chipped. The gold lines on the mud guards have been almost entirely rubbed off. The chrome work needs taking a look at as it's pretty bad in places. I need to remove these ghastly stickers and try and find someone who will make me transfers of the proper Pashley logo to go on the sides of her.

There's a massive chunk out of the Brooks saddle which I can't do much about but I guess I can get some Brooks saddle polish and give it a good shine. Also the brakes don't seem to be engaging too well at the moment which needs a look at as I live in a hilly area and need to be able to rely on my brakes.

So really, if any one has restored a Pashley, knows where to get the transfers and the head badge, or can offer me some general help, it will be offered with open arms. And if any one happens to live in Leicester and knows what they're doing with her you'll be welcomed with tea and a freshly baked cake
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I can comment on the rod brakes.
For best brake function, which will always be inferior to a coaster brake or caliper brake, the wheel really needs to be true, side to side and round.
Only way to do it for me is to true the wheels with the tires off. Checking for any spokes protruding through the nipples before you reinstall the tires.
With true wheels you can set the pads closer to the rims, and help the mechanical advantage. Fresh pads is not a bad idea too.
Take some snapshots of the brakes before you take the wheels apart, the brake have to come apart quite a bit to remove the wheels.
Let the images tell you how it goes back together.
Brake adjustment is through the brake rod length. There will be a coupling with a bolt or set screw.
Three hands work best to adjust the brakes.
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Old 07-27-15, 05:36 PM
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Wonderful! Thanks ever so much, I hadn't really realised what I was about to get myself into when I bought the Pashley. I've always wanted one so when I saw it for sale I just snapped it up. Possibly paid a bit more than it deserved but still, it gives me something to do for the rest of the summer I suppose. Thanks again
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Sounds like a lovely undertaking. Do keep us posted. It should reward you in the end.
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Old 07-29-15, 10:27 AM
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Thanks, I've messaged Pashley with the hope of being able to buy a new head badge and decals. Doubt I'll be having much luck but thought was worth a try. Also have discovered that the cobbler in my village will make me custom basket straps so have had a couple of those made up in the right length.
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Thanks, I've messaged Pashley with the hope of being able to buy a new head badge and decals. Doubt I'll be having much luck but thought was worth a try. Also have discovered that the cobbler in my village will make me custom basket straps so have had a couple of those made up in the right length.
They might surprise you. I've always had good luck getting replacement decals and headbadges from original manufacturers. No experience with Pashley, but good luck!
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Old 07-29-15, 02:40 PM
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They might surprise you. I've always had good luck getting replacement decals and headbadges from original manufacturers. No experience with Pashley, but good luck!
They're taking a while to get back to me and if they do, there's no saying it won't cost an arm and a leg to get the replacements. Any idea what a head badge normally costs from the manufacturer?
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They're taking a while to get back to me and if they do, there's no saying it won't cost an arm and a leg to get the replacements. Any idea what a head badge normally costs from the manufacturer?
last one I bought cost me $14. Ymmv.
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