Fellow UK suppliers
We employ a workforce who take great pride in creating cycles here in England, and when sourcing components, our policy is to work with other British companies where we can indirectly support the employment and skill retention of other UK workforces. If we are unable to make a component in-house, we will always try first to source locally in the Midlands, and then nationally in the UK, after which we will look to Europe and the Far East.
Currently we are supported by almost 100 British component suppliers and over 85 British service and utility companies. In addition to using British-made mudguards, chain and seat stays, cables and wheels on our cycles, some other notable suppliers we have a long established relationship with are:
With a heritage spanning back to 1882, the Brooks saddle continues to be the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of saddles. Made from the finest materials, their designs form to your shape over time becoming uniquely yours, and with many featuring additional 'bump' absorbing springs, they offer a supremely comfortable ride. Brooks remains one of Pashley's closest UK manufacturing allies; with a saddle that is hand-made up the road from us in Birmingham and built to last for many years of loyal service, they are a perfect fit for a Pashley.
Reynolds 531 Steel:
The original British ‘standard of excellence’ in frame building, Reynolds tubing is used for many of our cycle frames for its high-strength yet lightweight qualities. Although steel is sometimes regarded as ‘old-fashioned’, it is actually an excellent material for building bicycle frames. High tensile steel has a far greater ultimate strength and stiffness value than aluminium or titanium alloy. Steel responds well in fatigue conditions, and is able to withstand the repeated stress typically placed on a bicycle frame. Specifically, a steel cycle frame can impart a better ‘feel’ and ride comfort than its aluminium or titanium alloy equivalent.
Sturmey Archer Hub Gears:
Although manufacture has now moved overseas from Nottingham, Sturmey remains the original British-designed hub gearing system, first patented in 1902 by Henry Sturmey. The majority of Pashley Cycles continue to be fitted with the latest versions of these enclosed hub gears, which have proven record for reliability and low-maintenance in all-weathers (particularly British weather!).