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emma April 29th 05 01:31 PM

Pashley Provence? Opinions
 
Having come across the Pashley Provence I'm finding it hard to tear
myself away from the idea of this as a bombproof bike that will last
for ever. Anyone got any opinions? I do need to ride up the odd hill
but nothing too big...It has got the 5 speed hub and I'm only 20 miles
from the factory in Stratford...I know its a bit miss marple but its
soooo my idea of a proper bike...

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/cl...ification.html


Colin Blackburn April 29th 05 01:46 PM

emma wrote:
Having come across the Pashley Provence I'm finding it hard to tear
myself away from the idea of this as a bombproof bike that will last
for ever. Anyone got any opinions? I do need to ride up the odd hill
but nothing too big...It has got the 5 speed hub and I'm only 20 miles
from the factory in Stratford...I know its a bit miss marple but its
soooo my idea of a proper bike...

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/cl...ification.html


It does look nice :-) I have no opinions on it but you might also want
to consider classic Dutch Roadsters such as the ones at:

http://www.cycle-heaven.co.uk/gazelle.html

These offer very similar specifications, in 3 and 7 speed hub-geared
options.

Colin

Simon Mason April 29th 05 05:30 PM


"emma" wrote in message
oups.com...
Having come across the Pashley Provence I'm finding it hard to tear
myself away from the idea of this as a bombproof bike that will last
for ever. Anyone got any opinions? I do need to ride up the odd hill
but nothing too big...It has got the 5 speed hub and I'm only 20 miles
from the factory in Stratford...I know its a bit miss marple but its
soooo my idea of a proper bike...

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/cl...ification.html


Looks nice - my wife wants one of these to commute to work. Hubs brakes
seems a good idea too.

--
Simon Mason
http://www.simonmason.karoo.net



doki April 29th 05 06:12 PM



emma wrote:
Having come across the Pashley Provence I'm finding it hard to tear
myself away from the idea of this as a bombproof bike that will last
for ever. Anyone got any opinions? I do need to ride up the odd hill
but nothing too big...It has got the 5 speed hub and I'm only 20 miles
from the factory in Stratford...I know its a bit miss marple but its
soooo my idea of a proper bike...

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/cl...ification.html


I'd want 700c wheels, they seem to roll faster and comfier than 26" wheels
with slicks IME.



Not Responding April 29th 05 06:15 PM

doki wrote:
emma wrote:

Having come across the Pashley Provence I'm finding it hard to tear
myself away from the idea of this as a bombproof bike that will last
for ever. Anyone got any opinions? I do need to ride up the odd hill
but nothing too big...It has got the 5 speed hub and I'm only 20 miles
from the factory in Stratford...I know its a bit miss marple but its
soooo my idea of a proper bike...


I nearly bought my mother a Pashley Princess for her birthday earlier
this year. She thought it looked wonderful and she liked the bell
(mothers' logic, I suppose). Then she tried to pick it up and, after
only a short stint in the back hospital, decided to go for something
lighter.

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/cl...ification.html



I'd want 700c wheels, they seem to roll faster and comfier than 26" wheels
with slicks IME.



Less of that small wheel phobia, thankyou very much. My Dahon has 20"
wheels and out freewheels my brother's slick shod MTB.

Clive George April 29th 05 06:23 PM

"doki" wrote in message
...

I'd want 700c wheels, they seem to roll faster and comfier than 26" wheels
with slicks IME.


What you're feeling is the differences in the bike, not the wheel size
alone. You need to a) read up on what that nice Mr Moulton worked out, and
b) look at the range of decent 26" wheeled bikes (have a look at
SJSC/Thorn).

(did you know the mixed E2E tandem record is on a 26" wheeled bike?)

Certainly our 26" wheeled tandem is faster than our previous 700c one.

cheers,
clive



doki April 30th 05 09:31 AM



Clive George wrote:
"doki" wrote in message
...

I'd want 700c wheels, they seem to roll faster and comfier than 26"
wheels with slicks IME.


What you're feeling is the differences in the bike, not the wheel size
alone. You need to a) read up on what that nice Mr Moulton worked
out, and b) look at the range of decent 26" wheeled bikes (have a
look at SJSC/Thorn).

(did you know the mixed E2E tandem record is on a 26" wheeled bike?)

Certainly our 26" wheeled tandem is faster than our previous 700c one.


I'd be surprised if the bike frame could make that much difference. One was
a 26" wheeled mountain bike with suspension forks, and the other was a 700c
wheeled Ridgeback Nova. The ridgeback's heavier, and being as they're both
aluminium, they should both be pretty rigid.



Carol Hague May 3rd 05 09:49 AM

Not Responding wrote:

doki wrote:


I nearly bought my mother a Pashley Princess for her birthday earlier
this year. She thought it looked wonderful and she liked the bell
(mothers' logic, I suppose). Then she tried to pick it up and, after
only a short stint in the back hospital, decided to go for something
lighter.


Rob bought one of those for me several years ago. We were living in
Wells in Somerset at the time and it was fine for riding to work on as
the place was pretty flat. Beautiful machine, but weighs a ton.

A couple of years ago we gave it to Rob's Mum and she loves it. She
doesn't go very far on it, but it gets her flower-arranging supplies to
the local church, which is what she wants it to do.

--
Carol
"Mmmmooooowooooff!" - the Moobark, "The Treacle People"

Peter Clinch May 3rd 05 10:07 AM

Carol Hague wrote:

A couple of years ago we gave it to Rob's Mum and she loves it. She
doesn't go very far on it, but it gets her flower-arranging supplies to
the local church, which is what she wants it to do.


It seems like the sort of job this bike was just created for. Can see
it on a picture postcard!

Pete.
--
Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
net http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/



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