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.
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!
Lekkie’s powerful 300w mid-drive motor, tucked inconspicuously beneath the pedals and chain guard, drives through your bike’s gears, giving you amazing climbing and great speed. The waterproof Summit system is super reliable and perfect for your commuting and get-around-town needs. It features shift-sensing, which detects gear changes and reduces the motor output for smoother changes that protect your gears and chain.
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 a cost of approximately 20c to charge up.
RANGE: 40 - 60km in pedal-assist mode
MAX SPEED: Up to 40km/h (adjustable)
|Electric assist||Lekkie 'Summit' electric assist system, featuring:
|Colours||Buckingham Black or Regency Green|
|Gears||Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub gear (RXRD-5) with thumb shifter control.|
|Frame||Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.|
|Fork||Tubular crown, hand brazed.|
|Saddle||Antique brown Brooks B66s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.|
|Handlebar||Chrome plated raised bar, with authentic black rubber grips, on an 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" Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres (22" frame has 28 x1 1/2" tyres) with extra SmartGuard puncture protection and reflective side walls.|
|Mudguards||Classic profile steel guards with hand applied gold lining and rear reflector.|
|Pedals||Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.|
|Crankset||Traditional, slender chromed steel cranks.|
|Other Features||Fully-enclosed chaincase, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, protective skirtguard, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, Pletscher alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame-fitting lock and pump.|
|Frames Sizes||17.5", 20" and 22"|