The Parabike, with its iconic duplex-tube frame, offers simplicity, style and practicality in a bicycle that is equally at home on the open road as it is on country tracks. With its 1940s origins, this classic cycle provides a refreshing alternative to the modern hybrid bicycle.
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.
The Parabike comes in one frame size shown below, followed by the corresponding inside leg length range.
|Frame Size||Inside Leg Length|
The frame size is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arms extend from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).
Leg length should be measured from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh (in inches) - please note that this is a different measurement to your trouser inside leg length.
Click & Collect (U.K)
If you are based in the U.K. you can order your Pashley from our website for collection at your nearest Pashley dealer, along with any other items you wish to add to your order.
Home Delivery (U.K & U.S.A)
You can order your Pashley cycle online and select to have it delivered unboxed and 'Ready to Ride' at home in the U.K. We also offer a boxed delivery service for bike orders to the U.S.A.
Visit a store (worldwide)
You can visit your local Pashley dealer who will advise you on the purchase or your Pashley. Many of our dealers have stock of our cycles in store (please call them to check availability before visiting) but they can also order one to be made for you at Pashley.
We have a number of Pashley dealers around the world. If you can not find a Pashley dealer in your country, please email us at email@example.com and we will assist you with your enquiry.
Sturmey Archer 5 speed, low maintenance hub gear (RXRD-5) with thumb shifter control.
Multi-tube hand-built frame with braze-ons for attachment of a rear carrier and bottle cage.
Fully brazed with lugged crown and CrMo blades.
Aged brown Brooks B67 natural leather saddle with tie detailing and twin coil springs.
Stainless bar on alloy stem.
Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
26" alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
26x1 3/4" Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Rounded profile steel guards with rear reflector.
Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Stronglight crankset (46T).
Optional lights available.
Optional propstand available.
Small Pashley 'ding-dong' bell.
Cork compound grips.
Optional rear carrier available
- Protective chainguard
- Quick-release micro-adjust seatpost