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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pashley Phantom Limited Edition

The Phantom, this study in chrome is a limited edition version of Pashley's enduring successful Roadster in gleaming chrome and featuring a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub gears incorporating drum brakes front and rear and hub dynamo and lights. Contact points are taken care of by a super-sprung Brooks saddle and Pashley's own leather grip on swept back bars.

There are only eighty Phantoms available and they have been built to mark the company's 80th anniversary, although as Dan Farrell, Pashley's design manager admits no-one is entirely sure how old the company is, but the earliest head tube badge they can find dates from 1926 - so the anniversary edition is already a tad late. That said, at £995 they are shifting fast. The bike is UK made and built (including the chroming) and is available in one size only - 22.5in.

I took pictures at the same bike shop that had the Guvnor, but the Phantom was chained to the ceiling.


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