Roadster 26

As the name might suggest, the Roadster 26 shares its heritage with our classic Roadster but has been specifically adapted for the shorter gentleman, or indeed anyone who would benefit from an increased ease of mounting. It employs smaller 26 inch wheels and has a lower bottom bracket, but the Roadster 26 retains all the refinement and elegance of the traditional British town bicycle.

The handmade Brooks B72 leather saddle lets you ride in the utmost comfort, and the combination of a fully enclosed chaincase and enamelled mudguards keeps you clean and looking good as you enjoy the smooth experience. Its elegance is matched by the quality of components, such as the reliable hub brakes and Schwalbe puncture resistant tyres, all of which bring the very best of modern technology to this most iconic of cycles.

For further customisation there are two versions of this model: the Roadster 26 Classic, with 3 speed hub gears for lightweight reliability and simplicity, and the Sovereign, which features 5 speed hub gears for all terrains, a handy frame-fitted lock and a front dynamo headlamp that never needs batteries. The Roadster 26 can therefore be seen as the best of old fashioned gentlemanly cycling but with the benefits of a smaller frame and high end modern componentry, giving you a lifetime of riding pleasure.

Gears: 3 Speed | SRP: £585

  1. Smaller Roadster frame with classic geometry and elegant upright riding position: Comfortable 'sit up and beg' style upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. With a lower bottom bracket and correspondingly lower stand-over height for ease of mounting and dismounting. The frame is hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.
  2. Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.
  3. Classic 3 speed hub gears: With a traditional easy-to-use thumb gear lever, they allow you to glide along flatter terrain with ease and climb inclines at a gentle pace. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
  4. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, tyre and pedal reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
  5. 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.
  6. Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
  7. Traditional Brooks B72 leather sprung saddle: Classically sprung for supreme comfort. First released in 1935, it's a lightweight touring saddle with unique loop springs incorporated within the saddle. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.
  8. Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tyres need an extra top-up of air.
  9. Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
  10. Classic tyres with puncture protection: a reliable tyre with a puncture protection insert, and a tread design that allows for secure contact with the road surface but with a low rolling resistance.
Colours Buckingham Black or Regency Green.
Gears Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub gear (XRD-3) with trigger shifter.
Frame Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Fork Tubular crown, hand-brazed
Saddle Brown Brooks B72 natural leather saddle with loop spring frame.
Handlebar Chrome plated raised bar on an alloy stem, with authentic black rubber grips.
Brakes Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
Tyres 26x1 3/8" Continental City Ride tyres with puncture protection.
Mudguards Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied gold lining and rear reflector.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Crankset Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Other Features Fully-enclosed chaincase, large ding-dong bell, frame-fitted pump.
Frames Sizes 20" (suitable for an inside leg of 27-31").

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

Bottle Bar Bag
Bottle Bar Bag
Frame Guard
Frame Guard
Rath Despatch Bag
Rath Despatch Bag
Lunchbox Saddle Bag
Lunchbox Saddle Bag
Roadster Blazer
Roadster Blazer
Stratford Shirt
Stratford Shirt
Signature T-shirt
Signature T-shirt
Gentleman's Silk Scarf
Gentleman's Silk Scarf
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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Easy-to-park Classic Propstand

Easy-to-park Classic Propstand

Robust and sturdy, this alloy kick-down propstand is fitted with a chunky rubber foot for maximum stability, allowing you to leave your bike propped safely upright when not in use.

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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.

Rear Shopping Basket

Rear Shopping Basket

A Swiss-made wire mesh basket that has been zinc plated and plastic coated for extra wear resistance. It can be quickly attached or detached from the Pletscher 'Athlete' rear rack (shown above). It features a sturdy, fold-away carry handle, perfect for carrying with you on shopping trips or even for picnics! Internal volume is approximately 400 x 310 x 210mm.

Child Seat

Child Seat

Offering safety-focused, Swiss-made quality designs, Pletscher is a leading producer of bicycle carrier systems. We are pleased to recommend the Pletscher child seat, which can be attached to any Pashley cycle that is fitted with a Pletscher rear 'Athlete' carrier rack. It is simple to attach yet secure, whilst having an adjustable backrest and foot supports, and conforming to European Safety Standards.

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 Roadster 26

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.

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