Per usual, Pashley’s collection of upright gentlemen’s city bikes were drool inducing, but the highlight of their booth was the new Britannia step through ladies bike. Originally a special edition for the UK, it’s now in the full range of bikes. It’s available in red, white or blue, comes standard with leather grips, Brooks saddle, basket, bell, chrome frame pump, fenders, lights, full fenders and cream tires. MSRP is $1,395.
Supposing you’re not a lady, we’ve got the range of men’s bikes after the break…
The Clubman Urban, shown last year as a prototype, is ready for production. It has a Sturmey Archer three speed fixed hub on a lugged Reynolds 531 frame and fork. Niceties include a Brooks saddle and leather bar tape, wing nut front hub closure, MKS sylvan Stream chrome pedals. MSRP is $1,995 and available in the U.S. come January.
The Clubman Country is the more well appointed model, complete with spare spoke holders on the drive side chain stay. 8speed rear with Shimano 105 handled by down tube shifters, Broojs saddle and Grand Sport 52/39 crank set. It even has leather trimmed toe clips. MSRP IS $2,695.
Lastly, the Guv’nor 2-speed fills in the gap between their single- and 3-speed models. Called the Plus 2 it’ll retail for $1,695 and comes with slightly more dropped bars, the Sturmey Archer 2-speed kick shift hub and Brooks leather saddle and bar tape. Frame and fork are Reynolds 531 steel.