After some deliberation I decided to purchase two bikes, the first to arrive was my pashley, I love it!
I have had a few issues but nothing I cannot get over, quality of the frame is just amazing, great finish and fantastic ride. the gears are silky smooth with very little rolling resistance give a floaty feel to your journey..
Pedals are OK, but I will be changing them for better quality, I will be also changing the seat post. The seat binder bolt is an old style campagnola type that needs dismantling and lubricating prior to fitting the seat post, ideally you would have a thrust washer behind the head, mine was missing. be aware that one side has knurl that fixes stationary to the frame.. So identify the correct side to unscrew! do not use excessive force as it is stainless steel and very soft! Use a very well fitted wrench to tighten it.
The seat is a brooks saddle, I really love it..
Handle bars are curved backward for a very retro feel, again it makes for a great ride.
I would recommend the Pashley range 100%, once you realise that the price you pay is for the frame, design, and the Pashley culture you’re good to go! pashley website
Fancy getting one? I can’t speak highly enough of Moores cycles Teddington/Twickenham/Isleworth
Spare Parts List
Seat binder bolt, Pashley part no F3411 (I ruined mine Dohhh!) Or a hand made replacement (12mm Head, 8mm shaft, with 16mm between heads closed) http://www.racerrosabicycles.co.uk/
Custom parts to pimp up your Pashley! http://www.vintagevelo.co.uk/ thats mudguards, handlebars, Rinko headsets, I love this site AMAZING..