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Parabike

The Parabike is the epitome of practical, reliable and stylish cycling, being as it is an evolution of the Airborne bicycles of the Second World War. These were carried by British paratroopers dropping into occupied France, who would use these cycles to get around both city and countryside on their important missions. It is this unique heritage that makes the Parabike the perfect companion in all aspects of your life, wherever you may wander.

For city rides, the Brooks B67 saddle, weather resistant mudguards and an upright yet dynamic riding position all make for an efficient and relaxed ride. The further addition of robust Schwalbe tyres with extra puncture protection, reliable Sturmey Archer hub brakes and wide-ratio 5 speed hub gears means you and your Parabike can head out of town on all sorts of adventures, safe in the knowledge that your bicycle can stand up to the rigours of even the most rural of rides.

The Parabike is therefore a wholly refreshing alternative to the modern hybrid bicycle and carries with it reassurance of a long-standing history of excellence, both in its military roots and the stamp of Pashley hand-built quality.

Gears: 5 Speed | SRP: £575

  1. Sweeping multi-tube frame with relaxed riding position: Unique duplex-tube frame, giving a comfortable ride and unmistakable style. Features rear carrier and bottle cage mounts for additional retro-fit storage. Hand-built with an attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.
  2. Soft touch cork grips: with ergonomic shaping these soft-touch cork-compound grips provide added comfort and secure handling whilst cycling.
  3. Small 'ding-dong' bell: a dainty ding-dong bell which sounds an elegant little 'ding-dong' to politely let pedestrians know you are arriving.
  4. Classic 5 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. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
  6. 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.
  7. Corrosion resistant painted steel mudguards: withstanding the rough and bumps of everyday use, they protect you from mud and water splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
  8. Traditional Brooks B67 aged sprung leather saddle: Aged natural leather saddle with elegant tie detailing. Ideal for country rides, absorbing the bumps as you go. Classically sprung for supreme comfort, the softer aged leather makes this saddle comfortable from day one and allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time. With handy rear luggage loops.
  9. Quick-release seatpost with saddle micro-adjustment: Allows saddle height to be adjusted and secured with ease and without the need for tools. Fine-tuning of the saddle position and angle can also be achieved for improved/individual comfort.
  10. Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
  11. Robust tyres with extra puncture protection and reflective side-walls: Hard-wearing tyres with secure tread design and an inner SmartGuard layer made from a flexible, special rubber that offers extra resistance to shards of glass and pins. A reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.
Colours Dusk Blue or Ash Green
Gears Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub gear XRD-5(W) with thumb shifter.
Frame Multi-tube hand-built frame with braze-ons for attachment of a rear carrier and bottle cage.
Fork Fully brazed with lugged crown and CrMo blades.
Saddle Aged brown Brooks B67 natural leather saddle with tie detailing and twin coil springs.
Handlebar Stainless bar on alloy stem.
Brakes Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 26" alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
Tyres 26x1 3/4" Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Mudguards Rounded profile steel guards with rear reflector.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Crankset Stronglight crankset (46T).
Other Features Protective chainguard, mini ding-dong bell, cork compound grips, quick-release micro-adjust seatpost.
Frame Sizes 19" (suitable for an inside leg between 28-34")

Shop Accessories A range of Pashley accessories, attire & spares are available to view and purchase online at www.pashleycollection.co.uk

Rath Despatch Bag
Rath Despatch Bag
Lunchbox Saddle Bag
Lunchbox Saddle Bag
Rear-axle propstand
Rear-axle propstand
Traditional Leather Grips
Traditional Leather Grips
Classic Merino Henley
Classic Merino Henley
Superfine Merino Singlet
Superfine Merino Singlet
Signature T-shirt
Signature T-shirt
Stratford Shorts
Stratford Shorts
Hand-crafted Leather Grips

Hand-crafted Leather Grips

Hand-stitched by English craftsmen using a traditional herringbone saddlery stitch, 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!

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Rear-axle Propstand

Rear-axle Propstand

Made from steel, this durable black propstand is designed to fit securely to the rear axle of your bicycle. With an adjustable length of 5cm, the propstand can be altered without tools and will fit a chainstay diameter of up to 2.5cm.

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Versatile Rear Carrier

Versatile Rear Carrier

A strong and durable alloy rack with an 'easy-fix' system that allows for quick-release/attachment of Pletscher branded luggage or child seats.

If you would like to purchase a Pashley Bicycle or Tricycle you can do so through your local Pashley dealer who will advise you on your purchase. Many of our dealers have stock in store, but they can also order one to be made for you at Pashley; please note that this can take from 2 to 8 weeks for UK orders, and longer for overseas.

To find your nearest Pashley dealer, please follow the link below:

UK Dealers         International Dealers

For information on what size cycle frame you require please see our sizing guide. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on +44(0)1789 292 263 between 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday). Alternatively, you can email us at or you may find an answer to your queries on our FAQs page.

Where to buy Parabike

If you have any questions about our Carrier Cycles or would like to place an order please call Pashley direct on +44(0)1789 292 263 and our sales team will be happy to advise you.

We can also give you advice about maintaining your Carrier Cycle(s) including the assistance we can provide with mechanic training for fleet cycles or helping to organise a local cycle dealer to undertake maintenance for you.

We can also arrange a test ride for you at our factory in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Alternatively, you may find an answer to your queries on our FAQs page or you can drop us an email at .

Please note: demand for our Classic No.33 is always high during the summer months so plan ahead when ordering your custom machine.

Where to buy Parabike
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