Pashley returns to the Club

Pashley_Clubman_Prototype Pashley is re-introducing its Clubman range after 75 years. Based on the classical elements of its 1930s predecessor, today’s Pashley Clubman offers the same pure riding experience. Built in Pashley’s factory in Stratford-upon-Avon, Clubman frames, in 20", 22" and 24", are constructed traditionally with Reynolds 531 butted steel tubes brazed into lugs.  Frame geometries are unashamedly classic and comfortable, allowing them to be fully at ease with all riding styles, from the energetic to the leisurely. The ‘urban’ Clubman gives the street rider a simple, reliable bike for everyday use.  The specification offers a choice of minimal maintenance transmissions from Sturmey-Archer: the S3X-3 speed fixed gear, the SRC3-3 speed with coaster brake, or the latest S2C-2 speed kickshift with coaster brake (this hub having the advantages of needing no control cables for brake and gear, so no adjustment is required).  All versions use a maintenance-free Sturmey-Archer drum brake in the front wheel, for effective all-weather braking. A special-edition ‘urban’ Clubman (shown above) was displayed at the London Cycle Show at Earl’s Court.  This edition is equipped with the S3X-3 speed fixed gear, a classic, beautiful Miche Supertype crankset, and a Brooks Swift with titanium frame. The ‘country’ Clubman reflects on the era when one bike would be used for many purposes – club cyclists would put mudguards and saddlebags on their bikes to go touring, strip all accessories off for the weekly club time trial, and ride to work in between.  With generous clearances under its centrepull brakes, this Clubman is equipped with the new Sturmey-Archer five speed ‘wide ratio’ gear, giving a typical gear range of 35-90".  Mudguards will be fitted as standard, as will a Brooks leather saddle.  The frame is fitted with braze-ons for bottles, a pump and a rear carrier. The Clubman range of models and fittings will be available from Spring 2010.

October 15 2009