Bicycle Maintenance

Hearty congratulations and enormous thanks for purchasing a magnificent hand-built Pashley bicycle. You have joined a family of New Zealanders who are rediscovering the pure, uncomplicated joy of cycling for leisure on machines lovingly crafted for style, comfort and reliability.

Your Pashley will serve you a lifetime – and beyond. It is a treasured possession that can be passed from generation to generation without losing any of its aesthetic appeal or performance. Pashleys are truly timeless.

A bit of routine care and maintenance will ensure your Pashley is ready to facilitate your cycling lifestyle day after day, season after season, and year after year. Follow the simple guidelines in our Care and Maintenance booklet and videos below, and you can’t go wrong!

Download Care and Maintenance booklet (pdf)

A quick list of what to inspect and check before you go for your first Pashley adventure.

How to adjust brake tension on a Pashley bicycle.

How to adjust gears and gear cables on Pashley five speed and three speed Sturmey Archer systems.

How to adjust height and angle of a Brooks saddle on a Pashley bicycle.

How to adjust handlebar height and tilt on most of the Pashley bicycle range.

Some tips on cleaning your bicycle and lubricating the chain to keep it in perfect condition.