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To purchase myself a Pashley?

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AtYourCervix Sat 05-Apr-14 18:07:39

But wjich one?

A Princess?

A Penny?

A Britannia?

A Tubey Something?

I Must Have One but can't decode!

AtYourCervix Sun 06-Apr-14 11:17:26

i'm 5 ft 7. no need for a baby seat. I would rather like a basket on the front though.

AtYourCervix Sun 06-Apr-14 11:23:17

I'm going to need a bike rack for my car too.

and this here

Stinkyminkymoo Sun 06-Apr-14 11:24:58

I came across this thread lat night & have been looking at those gorgeous Bobbin bikes. I've been thinking about getting a bike for ages and now I've found the perfect one! smile

This is why I love MN!

ch1a Sun 06-Apr-14 11:25:09

Basket is fine on the front of the parabike. Given what you have said I'd go for that one and enjoy!

AtYourCervix Sun 06-Apr-14 11:30:32

even better

I MUST have one!

Aeroflotgirl Sun 06-Apr-14 11:43:25

I have no doubt they are beautifully made, just not my taste.

WetAugust Sun 06-Apr-14 12:09:00

My picador trike is easier to ride with a bit of weight in the back basket, otherwise it can be quite skittish to steer. Still adore it though.

I have had many bikes over decades, mainly Raleigh's. My top favourite was a Raleigh Wayfarer from 1972', a real workhorse that took me everywhere in my teens. It had a steel frame, front basket, rear basket that hung off old fashioned steel sprung saddle. It had no gears until I had 3 speed fitted.

It rusted away in the she'd over the years. I thought the Pashley Princess would be a similar replacement for the wayfarer as it too was step-through etc.
I was very wrong.
I know the Pashley is slow and heavy because I use all my bikes on the same stretch of cycle track and time my journey (to the pub) . My 16 gear mountain bike is fastest and my replacement revamped Wayfarer is a close second (it whirs along nicely). The PAshley is the slowest for the same about of effort and it's not a smooth ride. It a fight to get the PAshley going.

Which is why you find so map any almost new machines on eBay and why I shall be selling mine.
Also, the front basket can stop you seeing ruts and stones. The sit and beg position is good for preventing back ache.

You can get a PIcador on its side in the average large hatchback, or take it on the train. A courier would cost you about £25. I wouldn't consider riding one 100 miles.

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