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 Briton 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 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 geometry with elegant upright riding position: Comfortable 'sit up and beg' style 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. With a long stable wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry. The frame is 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.
Soft touch cork grips: with ergonomic shaping these soft-touch cork-compound grips provide added comfort and secure handling whilst cycling.
Small 'ding-dong' bell: a dainty ding-dong bell which sounds an elegant little 'ding-dong' to politely let pedestrians know you are arriving.
5 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 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.
Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, and pedal reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.
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.
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.
Traditional Brooks B67 aged sprung leather saddle: Aged natural leather saddle with elegant tie detailing. Ideal for country rides, absorbing the bumps as you go. Classically sprung for supreme comfort, the softer aged leather makes this saddle comfortable from day one and allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time. With handy rear luggage loops.
‘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.
Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control.
Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Tubular crown, hand brazed.
Aged brown Brooks B67 natural leather saddle with tie detailing and twin coil springs.
Stainless raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem.
All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
28" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
28 x1 1/2" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (20" frame has 26x1 3/8" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied silver lining.
Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Protective chainguard, small ding-dong bell, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, propstand, cork grips, frame-fitted pump.
Small (20.5"), Medium (22.5") or Large (24.5" - double top-tube frame)