Pashley Bicycles Re-Introduces Parabikes, New Upscale Cycling Gear & Stainless Sprinter Road Bike
Pashley, a brand more known for proper British city bikes and gravel path racers, introduced a completely new model called Sprinter.
They also brought forth a fine collection of upscale cycling clothing, bags and accessories and are reintroducing the GB bicycle components line. Last but not least, the new Parabike is a reissue of the original paratrooper bicycles that were dropped from planes during the 1940′s. Don your best English accent and tweed jacket and click your merry way past the break for more…
Shown at top with a matching stainless steel fork and above with a carbon fork and full Campagnolo Super Record 11 group. The Sprinter will retail for £6,000 with the latter build kit. The frame is made from Columbus XCR tubing and features a solid silver headbadge. Lugs are milled from solid billet Reynolds stainless steel.
The Parabike is a throwback to the bikes used by their military in the ’40s. It has a 5-speed rear hub, full fenders and chainguard. It’s also available in a very army-looking Ash Green.
Behind it is the Penny, and new ladies’ step-through bike with most of the same features, including the fully enclosed hub brakes. Both retail for £540.
Pashley’s new men’s and women’s collection features cargo bags and baskets for your bikes, messenger style bags for you and proper looking tweed jackets for the discerning commuter.
Note the fold-around reflective strip on the arm cuff.
The GB (for Gerry Burgess) is a collaboratino with Burgess’ son Jeremy. The collection is starting with an alloy handlebar and a stem milled from solid billet, ultra hard stainless steel just like the Sprinter’s lugs. Word is that tubing is so hard that it’s very difficult to polish. Down the road, GB products will introduce track nuts, toe clips and a seatpost made the same as the stem.
Pashley will make the components available to other manufacturers only if they manufacture their bicycles in the UK.