Our customers love their Pashleys with a fervour normally reserved for their nearest and dearest. But many have commented that this blustery, hilly little country of ours sometimes makes full enjoyment of their two-wheeled work of art a little challenging.
“What about an electric-assisted Pashley?” they’ve enquired, politely. “That way we’d have quality, elegance, style AND less wheezing.”
So, we did a bit of research and found Lekkie, New Zealand’s foremost specialists in electric conversion. We explained our desire for performance and reliability without compromising Pashley’s legendary aesthetics, and Lekkie set to work. And wow did they deliver!
Behold, the Pashley Britannia with electric assist!
Lekkie’s powerful 300w mid-drive motor drives through your bike’s gears, giving you amazing climbing and great speed. The waterproof system is super reliable and Lekkie’s service teams are available to help you come time for a check-up.
Lekkie’s Summit system is perfect for your commuting and get-around-town needs. The 12.5ah battery, encased neatly in a pouch and mounted on the seat stem, offers around 40km to 60km range on a single charge, with an approximate cost of only 20c to charge up.
The Summit system has shift-sensing, which detects gear changes and reduces the motor output for smoother changes that protect your gears and chain.
There’s a plug ready for you to upgrade to lights that run off the bike’s battery.
Classic step-over frame design with elegant upright riding position: An easy to mount/dismount frame with comfortable upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. The frame has been hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.
Hand-crafted leather grips: Hand-stitched by English craftsmen, these grips are made from the finest aniline bridle leather, that is durable yet supple, and finished with highly-polished stainless steel end caps. A little added luxury!
Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.
5 or 8 speed hub gears: With an easy-shift gear lever, they allow you to tackle hills and glide along gracefully on flatter terrain with ease. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
Classic wicker basket: this iconic basket sits elegantly on the front of your bicycle and is just the right size for your daily food shop, picnics or even a small dog!
Classic front lamp and rear LED light: a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility rear LED light.
Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied silver-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
Traditional Brooks B67s sprung leather saddle: Classically sprung for supreme comfort this saddle is ideal for daily city or touring use in an upright riding posture. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.
Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tyres need an extra top-up of air.
Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.
Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
Classic cream tyres with puncture protection and reflective side-walls: With robust, densely-woven carcasses that offer great puncture resistance, but using a fabric that needs less rubber coating and thus has a reduced weight. An inner Kevlar Guard belt provides additional puncture protection and a reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.
‘SUMMIT’ ELECTRIC ASSIST SYSTEM - High-torque 300w mid-drive motor - Compact LCD display with battery and trip data - 36v /12.5ah 450 watt hour “clip in, clip out” secure battery with lithium ion cells and charger - USB port to charge phone etc, battery protection system - Integrated controller with pedal and throttle start - IP 67 waterproof connectors - Range around 50km in pedal-assist mode - Assisted speed up to 40km/h (adjustable) - Gear shift sensor - Lighting plug - Handlebar throttle for a power burst whenever you need it.
GEARS Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control. FRAME Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame. FORK Tubular crown, hand brazed. SADDLE Honey brown Brooks B66s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs. HANDLEBAR Chrome plated raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem. BRAKES All-weather, low-maintenance front and rear hub brakes. WHEELS 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims). TYRES 26x1 3/8" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (22" frame has 28 x 1/2" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls. MUDGUARDS Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied silver lining. PEDALS Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts. CRANKSET Traditional slender chromed steel cranks. OTHER FEATURES Protective chainguard, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, propstand, hand-made leather grips, frame-fitted pump. FRAME SIZES Small (17.5"), Medium (20") or Large (22")