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Old 10-02-18, 07:47 PM
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Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"



This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.



That beautiful, slack frame soaks up all the bumps and potholes in our roads and paths.



Pashley is like the Rolls Royce of bicycles. Still hand-built in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. But I don't think he rode one....

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Here is a list of my bikes: '92 Colnago Master PIU, '85 Fuso, '92 Bridgestone RB-1, '87 Centurion Ironman, '83 Pinarello Record, '92 Tommaso, '92 Merckx MX Leader, '90 Serotta Colorado II, '99 Tommasini Sintesi, '90 Pinarello Montello, '89 Tommasini Super Prestige, '08 Look 585, '86 De Rosa Professional, '92 Giordana Spica, '87 Pinarello Record, '02 LeMond Maillot Jaune, unknown year Custom build. Here are some of them. The Cinelli 'The Next Machine' with the comfy saddle in the background is one of my wife's bikes.


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Oh what the hell - I know I've put this up on other threads, but may as well update the frame only pic on this one.
I'm barely in the 50+ club. 52 at time of posting, but love the look and feel of a nicely made steel frame. This one is a pro frame (not TVM issue, but some other European pro) from 1990 with a tasty mix of modern components. Rides like a dream. I get the panache of my nostalgic attachment to Italian steel (cue Breaking Away) with the functionality of modern components.

This hits my sweet spot

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Mostly my 2018 Diverge Comp. Got it just over a month ago and I've put almost 900 miles on it. I'm loving it!

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You have such beautiful bikes.
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You have such beautiful bikes.
Thanks.

Here's live action of the Niner today.

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About a year ago I bought this Seven used. It is an amazing bike, handling in the mountains is great, but the ride is pretty stiff.


I also ride off road sometimes.


Before I got the Seven I put about 30,000 miles on this Gunnar.
Hey big John, where was that photo with the Gunnar taken? The background scenery is beautiful.
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Thanks.

I rode it this evening with a 48x16 gear - 25 miles at 18.4 MPH.

That trail looks great. Where is it?
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Old 10-03-18, 10:33 PM
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Hey big John, where was that photo with the Gunnar taken? The background scenery is beautiful.
That's Angeles Crest Highway, hwy 2 northeast of L.A. The descent was very cold that day, especially after I walked in the snow and got my feet a little wet
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That trail looks great. Where is it?
It is the Silver Comet Trail which runs west from Atlanta to the Alabama border where it becomes the Chief Ladiga Trail.

Together they are 96 miles total length, the second longest paved trail in the US.

There is a Silver Comet Trail Photo thread in the Southeast forum.


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LOOK KG281 rebuild


I put my 2001 LOOK away over 5 years ago but recently decided to build it back up. I have 2 other road bikes that are lighter and offer a smoother ride but this is also a nice riding bike.
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Mostly my 2018 Diverge Comp. Got it just over a month ago and I've put almost 900 miles on it. I'm loving it!

-Matt
How did I miss this one? I'm seeing some brilliant photography from forum members, Matt, and this is a prime example. Great photograph! Thanks for sharing it.
And the rest of you guys... wow. TimothyH with the sketchy perspective from the side of the bridge... bravo!

The skies are grey here and the weather drizzly. Not the best environment to ride in, let alone take a nice camera. But as soon as the clouds lift and the Fall Colors start to show, I'll be out there with my classic lugged steel bikes and my Leica.

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Soul ride.
Romantic nostalgia and modern functionality.



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This bike should not go unacknowledged.

It is not only a gorgeous machine but is a piece of history. I know you will care for it and ride it well.

Congratulations.


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Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"

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Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"



This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.



That beautiful, slack frame soaks up all the bumps and potholes in our roads and paths.



Pashley is like the Rolls Royce of bicycles. Still hand-built in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. But I don't think he rode one....

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You win. Imho the coolest ride shown up to this point. I would be riding one of these if my fused vertabrae allowed. There are way too few Pashleys in the world.
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Just added this for the grocery getter.

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This bike should not go unacknowledged.

It is not only a gorgeous machine but is a piece of history. I know you will care for it and ride it well.

Congratulations.


-Tim-
Wow. Thanks Tim! I appreciate that, and you're right, this one is a Keeper.


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You win. Imho the coolest ride shown up to this point. I would be riding one of these if my fused vertabrae allowed. There are way too few Pashleys in the world.
Well, thank you, sir. I agree about the dearth of this venerable old brand. Today I attended a bicycle swap meet in Blaine, MN, and mentioned this bike. Folks there had never heard of Pashley, and I get the same reaction elsewhere.

I think this is because the company built work-bikes in England for most of its history, and only recently have they become a more upscale marque, exporting these beautiful hand-built Roadsters and All-Round Bikes to the world. I think of them as a sort-of Rolls Royce of bicycles. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

One of the things I brought home with me from the swap meet was a 1967 Sturmey-Archer TCW III 3-speed coaster brake hub. I was thinking that this would be perfect for "Pepper" (The name I've given her - stands for Pashley Path Racer). Just add a top-tube quadrant shifter, and I'd really have something special. But now that I have it home, and have done some research, I'm a bit worried. None other than the late, lamented Sheldon Brown has this to say about the TCW hub:

"The TCW series is particularly notorious for unreliability. They had so much trouble with the original TCW that the re-designed it, and came out with the TCW Mark II.This was still a problem, so they came out with the TCW Mark III and later the TCW Mark IV.All four of these hubs shared a fundamental design flaw:They ran the brake through the gear train. This means that when you're in high gear, when you would be most likely to be going fast...the brake is at its weakest!Even worse, if your shifter is mis-adjusted and you accidentally shift into the "neutral" position between 2nd and 3rd gear, the brake will not work at all!This flaw was so dangerous that Consumer Reports magazine rated the TCW "unacceptable."

Yikes! This one is a Mk III, so it's still one of the bad ones. I guess I'll stick with the single-speed drum brake drivetrain for now. I'm afraid the TCW hub may end up as a paperweight on my desk at work.

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Wow. Thanks Tim! I appreciate that, and you're right, this one is a Keeper.




Well, thank you, sir. I agree about the dearth of this venerable old brand. Today I attended a bicycle swap meet in Blaine, MN, and mentioned this bike. Folks there had never heard of Pashley, and I get the same reaction elsewhere.

I think this is because the company built work-bikes in England for most of its history, and only recently have they become a more upscale marque, exporting these beautiful hand-built Roadsters and All-Round Bikes to the world. I think of them as a sort-of Rolls Royce of bicycles. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

One of the things I brought home with me from the swap meet was a 1967 Sturmey-Archer TCW III 3-speed coaster brake hub. I was thinking that this would be perfect for "Pepper" (The name I've given her - stands for Pashley Path Racer). Just add a top-tube quadrant shifter, and I'd really have something special. But now that I have it home, and have done some research, I'm a bit worried. None other than the late, lamented Sheldon Brown has this to say about the TCW hub:

"The TCW series is particularly notorious for unreliability. They had so much trouble with the original TCW that the re-designed it, and came out with the TCW Mark II.This was still a problem, so they came out with the TCW Mark III and later the TCW Mark IV.All four of these hubs shared a fundamental design flaw:They ran the brake through the gear train. This means that when you're in high gear, when you would be most likely to be going fast...the brake is at its weakest!Even worse, if your shifter is mis-adjusted and you accidentally shift into the "neutral" position between 2nd and 3rd gear, the brake will not work at all!This flaw was so dangerous that Consumer Reports magazine rated the TCW "unacceptable."

Yikes! This one is a Mk III, so it's still one of the bad ones. I guess I'll stick with the single-speed drum brake drivetrain for now. I'm afraid the TCW hub may end up as a paperweight on my desk at work.

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I picture Prince Harry racing his Pashleys through the halls of Buckingham Palace. I think most of us would have done that had we the chance. Maybe even busted some stuff. Carrera marble can be slippery, you know.
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Just added this for the grocery getter.
It's cool. What is it?
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It's cool. What is it?
itís actually on the way. I need the serial number for true identity. As it is, a late 50ís very early 60ís Peugeot randonneur. Iíall change the bars for the new duty.
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