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Pashley Britannia Women's Traditional Bike | 5 or 8-Speed | Red, Oxford Blue, Light Blue, White, or Pink | 17.5", 20", or 22" Frame
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Pashley Britannia Women's Traditional Bike | 5 or 8-Speed | Red, Oxford Blue, Light Blue, White, or Pink | 17.5", 20", or 22" Frame

£975.00

Cruise around town or explore the countryside on Pashley's flagship women's bike - The Britannia. This beauty boasts of it's proud British heritage, featuring a hand-built frame and a large front wicker basket. See below Bicycle Tube's short 1-minute showcase clip of the Pashley Britannia...     

 

Estimated delivery time: 4 weeks

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The Pashley Britannia Women’s Traditional Bike range is based on Pashley's popular Princess model. It was originally available in Red, White, and Oxford Blue - the colours of the Union Jack. These bold colours and model name are a nod to the company's pride in it's British manufacturing heritage and to the support from loyal Pashley customers. The Company started in 1926 and is today the longest established bicycle manufacturer in Britain, employing 50 people at it’s factory in Stratford-upon-Avon. Because of the popularity of the Britannia, Pashley have now introduced two new colours - duck egg blue and pink.

 

Specification

Frames Sizes: 17.5", 20" and 22"

Colours: Royal Red, Old English White, Oxford Blue, Duck Egg Blue or Pink

Gears: Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub gear (RXRD-5) with thumb shifter control, or Shimano Nexus Premium Geared 8 speed hub gear with Tap Fire shifter.

Frame: Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.

Fork: Tubular crown, hand brazed.

Saddle: Honey brown Brooks B67s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.

Handlebar: Chrome plated raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem.

Brakes: All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.

Wheels: 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims).

Tyres: 26x1 3/8" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (22" frame has 28 x1 1/2" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.

Mudguards: Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied silver lining.

Pedals: Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.

Crankset: Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.

Other Features: Protective chainguard, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, propstand, hand-made leather grips, frame-fitted pump.

Inside leg length:

17.5" frame: suits 27.5" - 31.5" inside leg

20" frame: suits 30" - 34" inside leg

22" frame: suits 32.5" - 36.5" inside leg

 

 



Features


 

1.Classic step-over frame design with elegant upright riding position: An easy to mount/dismount frame with comfortable upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. The frame has been hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.

2.Hand-crafted leather grips: Hand-stitched by English craftsmen, these grips are made from the finest  aniline bridle leather, that is durable yet supple, and finished with highly-polished stainless steel end caps. A little added luxury!

3.Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.

4.5 or 8 speed hub gears: With an easy-shift gear lever, they allow you to tackle hills and glide along gracefully on flatter terrain with ease. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.

5.Classic wicker basket: this iconic basket sits elegantly on the front of your bicycle and is just the right size for your daily food shop, picnics or even a small dog!

6.Classic front lamp and rear LED light: a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility rear LED light.

7.Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.

8.Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied silver-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.

9.Traditional Brooks B67s sprung leather saddle: Classically sprung for supreme comfort this saddle is ideal for daily city or touring use in an upright riding posture. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.

10.Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tyres need an extra top-up of air.

11.Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.

12.Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.

13.Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.

14.Classic cream tyres with puncture protection and reflective side-walls: With robust, densely-woven carcasses that offer great puncture resistance, but using a fabric that needs less rubber coating and thus has a reduced weight. An inner Kevlar Guard belt provides additional puncture protection and a reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.

 



 

About Pashley

Pashley Cycles are England's longest established bicycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, A dedicated team design and hand-build a unique range of specialist bicycles and tricycles. Pashley cycles make bikes for men and women. These gorgeous looking masterpieces are a true british classic. These days the Pashley bikes are very much on trend, they manage to mary vintage and modern, perfectly. The Pashley bikes come in various styles, colours, and different frame sizes. The Pashley Bicycle Company only use quality components on all their bikes.



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We promise all our customers the best deal available on Pashley Bikes. We have been selling Pashley Bikes for a long time and have many satisfied customers all over the world. Pashley Bikes are proving a popular choice for women when buying a tax free bike on the Cyclescheme and other tax saving cycle 2 work schemes.



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FAQ

 

Why choose a Pashley cycle?

Pashley bicycles and tricycles are manufactured by skilled craftsmen, who use traditional methods to create work of the highest standard. Our designs focus on comfort, strength and durability; it is not in our ethos to produce fragile frames or specify complex, delicate components unnecessarily. We also believe that cycles should be a pleasure to use, and practical enough to integrate smoothly with everyday life. A Pashley cycle allows its rider to sit up comfortably, enjoying the view while any bags or shopping are carried safely and easily. In addition, Pashley is committed to UK manufacture and all the benefits this brings to customers, suppliers and dealers, and to our own employees.



Why do Pashley make bicycle frames from steel?

Although steel is sometimes regarded as ‘old-fashioned’, it is actually an excellent material for building bicycle frames. High tensile steels have far greater ultimate strength and stiffness values than aluminium alloy or titanium alloy; in fact, some modern steels have higher strength-to-weight ratios than aluminium and titanium. Steel responds well in fatigue conditions, and is able to withstand the repeated stress typically placed on a bicycle frame much more effectively than aluminium. If scratched or subject to minor impacts, steel is also fairly ‘forgiving’, in contrast to highly notch-sensitive carbon-fibre materials, which are more likely to fail following minor damage. Used intelligently, steel can be used to build great frames for all cycling disciplines. Specifically, a steel cycle frame can impart a better ‘feel’ and ride comfort than its aluminium equivalent.



Why do Pashley use hub gears for many of their cycles?

Hub gears may seem unusual in a world dominated by derailleur gears, but it is actually a very efficient system with a number of unique benefits. Unlike derailleurs (where the gear sprockets are exposed), all the mechanisms of hub gears are enclosed in a weather-resistant alloy shell, ensuring consistent reliability in all conditions. This also means that the gearing is not affected by the mud and grime thrown up from the road, which in turn means less maintenance is required than with an external derailleur system that can get clogged up over time. In addition, one little-known benefit of hub gears is the ability to change gear without pedalling. For instance, you can change into a lower gear whilst sat at a red light, without worrying about damaging the gears or having your chain come off. Hub gears are therefore ideal for town and country riding, allowing you to tackle all manner of terrain.

More Information
SKU Britannia-CNFG
Edition Standard
Bike Type Traditional Bike
Brand Pashley
Gender Women's
Year 2022
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