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Old 10-05-18, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat


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

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Originally Posted by DQRider
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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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Originally Posted by TimothyH
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.


Originally Posted by slorollin
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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Originally Posted by DQRider
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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Originally Posted by mackgoo
Just added this for the grocery getter.
It's cool. What is it?
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Originally Posted by big john
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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Originally Posted by DQRider
This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.
Life imitates art. The Sturmey Archers: Back to Mono


Hmph. My browser + computer + Bike Forums really really really doesn't want me to include a link to that song. Shrug. Interested parties could google it.

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Been riding the neighbourhood bike paths on my latest addition. My wife thinks the pace of this bike suits this 58yr old fart....
Felt Speedway 2spd/coaster brake

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I am still riding the bikes that caught my eye in the seventies! Some I could not afford so now I can and enjoy as if it were 1973! The only bike I could afford(still pretty expensive) was a Diamond Formula Kabuki which was one of the lightest bikes of its time and I still ride it. It is nothing too special , just sentimental so I upgraded it with Campy period correct NR or SR. The others I keep mostly original as part of the enjoyment is historical. Joe
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Originally Posted by Speedway2
Been riding the neighbourhood bike paths on my latest addition. My wife thinks the pace of this bike suits this 58yr old fart....
Felt Speedway 2spd/coaster brake
It may be here heresy here, but that frame looks so beefy it's just begging for motor of some sort.

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Originally Posted by MattTheHat
It may be here heresy here, but that frame looks so beefy it's just begging for motor of some sort.

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I may have to consider that one day ......
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'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George McDonald, restored last year by his now 67-year-old apprentice Gordon Hill, with assistance from other Melbourne legends Kevin Wigham (formerly maker of Paconi frames) and Kenn Dickie (who at 82 still applies lettering and pinstriping by hand). The bits are almost all Superbe Pro, gradually accumulated, and if there's anything better in the way of '70s-'80s running gear, I'd like to try it.
On Sunday I put it through 210 km and around 800 metres of climbing in our annual ride round Port Phillip Bay, and in greater comfort than any of the young Turks who've never ridden a steel frame, I'll be bound.
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Older road bike for an older guy . (steel framed Bianchi Veloce with modern components/groupset)

Trek FX 7.4 with butterfly handlebars for gravel grinding and touring



Older Bianchi MTB I don't use that much, a few times a year.

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'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George McDonald, restored last year by his now 67-year-old apprentice Gordon Hill, with assistance from other Melbourne legends Kevin Wigham (formerly maker of Paconi frames) and Kenn Dickie (who at 82 still applies lettering and pinstriping by hand). The bits are almost all Superbe Pro, gradually accumulated, and if there's anything better in the way of '70s-'80s running gear, I'd like to try it.
On Sunday I put it through 210 km and around 800 metres of climbing in our annual ride round Port Phillip Bay, and in greater comfort than any of the young Turks who've never ridden a steel frame, I'll be bound.
That's a beauty!
I'm sure there are some folks over at the Classics and Vintage forum who would like to see some pictures of this one. We don't get to see a lot of bikes from Oz save the occasional Malvern Star.
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Need to put some bar tape on. 2015 Supersix Evo HiMod Sram etap 11 speed 15.4 lbs all in
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Originally Posted by jim911
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
At 55, I don't feel that old but my collection has evolved over the years.




2011 Rivendell Hillborne for almost anything.




2016 Brompton M6R for work.




2017 Ritchey Timberwolf for fun.

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