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Pashley Roadster Sovereign 8-speed
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Known as the ‘King of the Road’, the Roadster Sovereign has a well-deserved reputation as a classic thoroughbred. Originally designed to handle the cobblestones that were once common across Britain and the roughest of country tracks, the traditional 28 inch wheels are paired with a double-sprung Brooks B33 leather saddle that lets you glide effortlessly over all terrains in the utmost comfort.
The regal riding position afforded by the classic swept-back handlebars and the relaxed frame geometry makes the Roadster the perfect bicycle for all manner of journeys, whether you commute across town every day or fancy weekend jaunts into the beautiful British countryside. Hop-up onto the Roadster and it becomes clear that the refined elegance of this machine is far more than skin deep. A fully-enclosed chaincase and matching mudguards keep you dry and clean as you glide along, whilst the addition of a coat guard on the rear wheel prevents any mishaps that could otherwise spoil the experience of riding the ‘King’.
TheRoadsterSovereign, with a full complement of 8 wide-ratio hub gears, a handy frame-fitted lock and a front dynamo headlamp that never needs batteries. You can be assured that your Roadster will give you years of reliable and, most importantly, pleasurable riding wherever you go.
Made in England
Classic geometry with 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 long stable wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry. 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.
8-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.
Low maintenance hub brakes and gears:enclosed and sealed from all weather, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
Classic front lamp and rear LED light:a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility battery-powered rear LED light.
Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
Rear carrier with easy flip-down stand:a rear carrier with an integrated stand that can be folded down to provide a sturdy parking base for your Roadster.
Protective coatguard: helps to prevent your gentlemanly attire from catching in the rear wheel.
Traditional Brooks B33 leather sprung saddle: Classically sprung, it's the only Brooks model to still feature front loop springs; its strength and durability make it ideal for heavy-duty cycling. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. The Rolls-Royce of saddles.
Convenient frame-fitted lock: secure the bicycle, through the rear wheel, with the simple push of a lever and key-turn, giving security and peace of mind without the need to carry a separate bike lock.
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 tires need an extra top-up of air.
Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.
Robust tires with extra puncture protection and reflective side-walls:Hard-wearing tires 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 tire walls provide extra visibility after darkness.
Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame
Fork: Tubular crown, hand brazed
Shimano Nexus 8-speed wide-range hub gear with tap Fire shifter
Shimano Nexus front hub dynamo powers the front light
All-weather, low maintenance front and rear roller brakes with hand operation
28" black anodized alloy rims and stainless steel spokes
28x1-1/2" Schwalbe Marathon Plus with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls
Classic profile steel mudguards with hand applied gold lining and rear reflector
Battery-powered LED rear light
Black Brooks B33 natural leather saddle with stranded rear coil and front loop spring
Rear wheel lock
Large ding-dong bell
Steel rear carrier with fold down stand
Frame Size Guide:
To select the correct frame size for you, first measure your inside leg length (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. Then, use the table below to find the frame size you will need.