|A Pashley Princess Sovereign comes with a wicker basket. Courtesy: Pashley Cycles UK.|
The Pashley Princess Sovereign retails for about 545 British pounds, which is roughly $867. In the U.S., however, expect the cost of this import to be over $1,000. There are a growing number U.S. Pashley dealers, including Bicycle Space in Washington, D.C.
A reader named Mary recently contacted us to ask about this bike because she saw one in her size on ebay. In ebay parlance, that's a "find." The Princess Sovereign is a lugged steel 5-speed (the Princess Classic is a 3-speed) that is basically the Rolls Royce of bicycles. Among other luxuries, it comes with a wicker basket, Brooks B66 sprung saddle, dynamo headlamp, chaincase and fenders, a rear rack, and prop stand.
Although we've discussed Pashley on Bikes For The Rest of Us, we've never discussed the Princess. This bike, however, has been a hot topic on other blogs. Here are a few to check out:
Here are the specs per Pashley Cycles:
17.5", 20" or 22.5"
Buckingham Black or Regency Green
Traditionally lugged and brazed
Tubular crown hand brazed
Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub gears
26 inch with polished rims
Chrome plated raised bar
Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Antique brown Brooks B66s
Schwalbe puncture resistant Marathon Plus with reflective sidewall.
The Princess Sovereign features a traditional lugged frame and five speed hub gears with full chaincase, gold-lined mudguards, ding dong bell, hub driven dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, tubular alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame fit lock, skirt guards, leather sprung saddle and a wicker basket
17.5" frame suits 27.5" - 31.5" inside leg. 20" frame suits 30" - 34" inside leg. 22.5" frame suits 32.5" - 36.5" inside leg
Leather accessory range
Terms and Conditions
Specifications and quoted prices may change without prior notice. Pashley Cycles terms of supply apply to all orders.
|A Princess in Regency Green. Courtesy Pashley Cycles UK.|