|Image from official Pashley Cycles site found here.|
|Pashley Head Badge.|
|Fully enclosed chain case means less chain maintenance, more weather proofing.|
|Woah, hey! No derailleur! The rear hub.|
|The dynamo driven headlight has a wide arc of illumination.|
|The rear LED is steady (Not flashing), battery powered and very visible.|
|The Brooks takes some breaking in and was a shock even to my fat bottom, especially|
after the plushness of the Schwinn's comfort saddle but once it did, it was heavenly.
|Here it is reflecting a flash in daylight.|
At night, flash photography makes it resemble a UFO.
|The full stack of baskets. Handlebar mounted Bontrager and no-name brand|
secured with small black strap under rack.
In the absence of a cargo net, I bought a second, more colourful and wider strap to secure loads.
|And the fat-bottomed will continue to pose with them on front lawns.|
P.S. For the one major fault inherent to the Pashley Princess Sovereign, I refer you to my more recent feelings on the bloody kickstand.
P.P.S. A lot of traffic arrives at this post searching for the weight of the Pashley. Without knowing exactly I can confirm that my medium frame Pashley is pretty damn heavy by modern bicycle standards. Heavy enough that a very fit personal trainer friend remarked upon it when lifting the back and estimated it to be about 20kg. I am woeful at judging weight by lift so take this with a grain of salt. Just know you'll probably struggle to get it up more than a few stairs.