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Pashley Guvnor

t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 947
edited November 2012 in Commuting general
Don't ask me why but I'm totally drawn to these bikes, does anyone commute on one? I have a practical commuter bike but now I'd like something steel and single speed (though I can live with sturmey archer) is this proposition entirely bonkers?

I'm aware some compromises in practicality would have to be made for aesthetics sake.
Whether you're a king or a little street sweeper, sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    why not go for the Dawes ambassador?

    Same sort of thing, but much more wallet friendly if it is just on looks!
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Sooooooooooooo heavy, get an electra ticino instead.
  • I recently heard mention of new-kids-on-the-block http://www.jaspacycles.com

    I've not ridden one or even seen one so can't vouch etc,.

    My regular commuter is a Pashley Paramount (same frame as their Parabike) which I've fitted with a 3-speed. The drum brakes especially are great for a commuter bike as they're almost zero maintenance and aren't any worse braking in the wet.

    The guv'nor is lovely looking. I would want mudguards myself though.
  • I really want drums on my commuter. Squeely v brake a front and annoying coaster at the back are doing my head in.

    OP, have you looked at anything by Creme? http://cremecycles.com/index.php
  • t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 947
    thanks for all the replies, really appreciate that, will check what the various options are, I had not considered the Dawes for example.
    Whether you're a king or a little street sweeper, sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

    Cube Curve 2009
    Giant Anthem X4

    FCN=6
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    I don't like these bikes if I'm honest. The most retro I'd get is an all city nature boy - know there's a bike which doesn't make any sense on paper but I just want one (so I do have some sympathy). See: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... y-11-42858
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • Pashley are "tottering around the park with hte partner" bikes... that said, last July I saw a guy on a Pashley completing the Retroronde in Belgium, so anything is possible, really
  • passout wrote:
    I don't like these bikes if I'm honest. The most retro I'd get is an all city nature boy - know there's a bike which doesn't make any sense on paper but I just want one (so I do have some sympathy). See: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... y-11-42858

    Who thinks a single speed cross bike doesn't make sense has never been on a bike... it makes a lot of sense and the Nature Boy looks fantastic
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    passout wrote:
    I don't like these bikes if I'm honest. The most retro I'd get is an all city nature boy - know there's a bike which doesn't make any sense on paper but I just want one (so I do have some sympathy). See: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... y-11-42858

    Who thinks a single speed cross bike doesn't make sense has never been on a bike... it makes a lot of sense and the Nature Boy looks fantastic

    Well I agree but there are plenty who don't. I had a Tricross single speed for years - great bike, shame they stopped making them.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
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