AGE / VALUE:   Pashley Roadster posted by: Drew on 10/25/2007 at 5:17:10 AM
Anyone own or seen in person a new English made Pashley, looks like a nice bike with a rather hefty price.

Is any importer bringing them to the US ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pashley Roadster posted by Thom J. on 10/25/2007 at 9:07:10 AM
Drew- The U.S. importer/distributor/reseller is Northroad Bicycle. Take a look at their website: Pashley's aren't cheap what with the current exchange rate but they are beautiful bikes. If you buy one you'll probably never get rid of it. Pashley's like other hand-made or custom touring bikes are lifetime purchases. I saw one of the work bikes at a local clothing retailer which looked absolutely stunning in it's dark blue paint and gold trim. Kinda expensive display. If I hadn't bought an older Raleigh Sports from the Old Roads folks, I may have bought a Pashley. Thom.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Pashley Roadster posted by Mark Stonich on 10/26/2007 at 9:35:21 AM
I have a friend who bought the display model Pashley brought over for InterBike. He thought he had just paid for the bike. But when he unpacked it, the Brooks leather bags from the display were still attached. And in the rear bag was a
scale model of a white Moulton Mk III, which he gave to my wife as she rides one just like it.

Seems a bit overpriced for what you get, but there isn't much choice in that sort of bike, except Indian or Chinese Raleigh knock-offs. He needed the Pashley because he had about a foot of seatpost sticking above the frame of his 24" DL-1. He's quite happy with it but part of that may be that he finally has a roadster that fits him.

I just looked at the Pashley site and they don't list the big frame.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help identifying a Superbe? posted by: Warren on 10/24/2007 at 7:13:32 PM
I've posted some bikes in the Readers Rides and there's one that is unique in my experience. The pic is here...
Was there a club style Superbe in the 50's? Anyone else seen the likes of this Raleigh? As I mentioned, I found it with a 58 AW laced to EA1 wheels.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Vintage Triumph, help what is it?! posted by: Kellie on 10/22/2007 at 6:38:43 PM

I have an old Triumph bike, in like almost perfect condition. I have been searching everywhere online but can't find what it's called or what yr it is. It looks exactly like a 1954 Raleigh women's Colt, but mine is a mens style.
Here is the url the the womens bike mine looks just like:

Is there anywhere on the bike where there would be a yr or serial #?

Thanks and please help!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Vintage Triumph, help what is it?! posted by Date Code on 10/23/2007 at 8:00:05 AM
Look for a 2 digit date code on the rear hub

AGE / VALUE:   Dating a Brooks posted by: Tim on 10/22/2007 at 3:28:12 AM
Notice numbers stamped on the underside of rear seat frame and on the leather - Are these related to year of production ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by Mark on 10/22/2007 at 9:49:22 AM
Yes Tim that's right. Usually the last two digits. eg 77 for 1977. What year have you got?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by Warren on 10/22/2007 at 7:50:21 PM
I have letters only on the bottom of the leather on a couple of seats from the early 60's. No idea what they mean. I thought they might be a grade for the hide.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by Mark on 10/23/2007 at 8:00:17 AM
You've got me there.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dating a Brooks posted by Drew on 10/24/2007 at 3:58:47 PM
I myself would like to know what years the Brooks tag said "Brooks England" instead of just "Brooks". My seat frame has no numbers stamped on it.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by Warren on 10/24/2007 at 7:09:40 PM
In my experience, saddles from the 50's and 60's displayed "Brooks". In the 70's and 80's, many had "Brooks Made in England" and the change to "Brooks England" was recent. I think late 90's. I have two NOS Brooks that came out of a shop that closed in the late 60's; a Swallow with a patent number and a Pro without one. The Pro was a new model back then so that may have represented a change over. Both say plain old "Brooks"

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by Mike on 10/25/2007 at 5:35:14 AM
Okay. Here's how it works. Brooks dates a "run" of saddles, not individual saddles. Older saddles had numbers only (e.g. 471 = April 1971), Newer saddles have numbers and letters (e.g. 040 = April 2000).

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Dating a Brooks posted by warren on 10/25/2007 at 1:04:02 PM
I just looked at 8 different Brooks saddles, different vintages and none of them have numbers. Can someone post a pic of these for fun?

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal London Or Britannic posted by: Brett on 10/21/2007 at 7:53:05 PM
I just bought Two old english bikes one is a womans Royal London three speed Sturmey Archer AB HUB with rod brakes. and a Mens roadster says Britannic Made in England it has the low handel bars three speed Sturmey Archer AW neather has a number that Iv found on hub. the womens bike has a number at rear wheel by bolt 1037 another number stamped over like for serial#. Dose any one know anything about these bikes? I havent found anything yet. I need date, who made, and any thing else alll info is wanted. Thanks Brett I could send pictures if you would like.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal London Or Britannic posted by Brett on 10/21/2007 at 11:39:53 PM
Here are some Photos of the bikes Im asking about.


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Royal London Or Britannic posted by Warren on 10/22/2007 at 3:50:14 AM
Look closer at the rear hubs. Thye should have a two number date stamp, eg: 8 58 for August 58 of course.

If the cranset is a Williams, it will also have a small two letter date code somwhere on the back of the chainring. Have a look.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Royal London Or Britannic posted by Wayne on 10/22/2007 at 6:12:14 AM
These are certainly colourful bicycles; what a nice badge on the man's bike.

One more clue we can get too, is the saddles, they look like the original equipment; are they leather or vinyl; of which the latter can still be very good to ride on. They look a bit like one of those black "imitation" leather jobs. I find them comfortable but of course, some are adamant on a Brooks leather saddle.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal London Or Britannic posted by Brett on 10/22/2007 at 6:41:21 PM
Another quistion are these bikesmade by some one else like Raleigh? the mens bike looks like the Raleigh Sport. yes No?

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Royal London Or Britannic posted by Warren on 10/22/2007 at 7:48:51 PM
It doesn't look like a Raleigh. Tthe muguard braze ons are in the wrong position and the crankset is not generally what Raleigh specced on other marques.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal London Or Britannic posted by Brett on 10/24/2007 at 10:32:28 PM
Ok People I found the date on both HUBS it says 40 cool thanks guys. anymore you might know about these bikes or where to find Information Please Please let me know. Thanks Again