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Pashley Princess Sovereign

Pashley Princess Sovereign

  • A bicycle that fully deserves its classic status.
  • Still handbuilt in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Awesome spec for the money.
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Pashley Princess Sovereign

Not only does the Pashley Princess Sovereign look just right: with its lugged steel frame; Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub gears; dynohub-driven headlamp; Sturmey Archer hub brakes; integral 'Dutch' lock, Brooks B66 sprung leather saddle; gold-lined mudguards; wicker basket with carrier; and Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" tyres: this bike boasts one of the most complete specifications you'll find today at this sort of price.

  • Brazed, lugged steel frame - joining the tubes with lugs (cast steel sockets) then brazing them creates a strong reinforced frame that happens to look brilliant too.
  • Long-raked steel fork with tubular crown.
  • Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub gears for clean, dependable, low maintenance gear shifts.
  • Full chaincase prevents your trouser cuffs getting caught in the chain.
  • Skirt guard keeps skirt out of the rear spokes.
  • Dynohub-driven headlamp is always there, never requires batteries.
  • Sturmey Archer hub brakes are oblivious to the weather.
  • Integral 'Dutch' frame fit lock demobilises the bike while you nip into the shops.
  • Brooks B66 sprung leather saddle.
  • Gold-lined mudguards.
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" tyres - the most puncture resistant we've ever tested.
  • Rear LED light.
  • Alloy rack.
  • Kickstand.
  • Pashley's recommended sizing: 17.5 inch frame suits 27.5- 31.5 inch inside leg; 20 inch frame suits 30-34 inch inside leg; 22.5 inch frame suits 32.5-36.5 inch inside leg.

Pashley Bicycles

Pashley bicycles are handbuilt in Stratford-upon-Avon, as they have been since at least 1926. That's amazing when you consider that famous British brands such as Raleigh, Dawes and Claud Butler no longer manufacture a single bike in the UK. If you are uneasy about globalization and would prefer to buy local, consider a Pashley.

Sometimes you have to wait for the good things in life.

Pashley bicycles are not mass produced. Every one is built to order. This means that we do not hold stocks of Pashley bicycles, bar the display bikes in our shops, which you are very welcome to come and admire (and test ride even) but which are not for sale. This means that if you order a Pashley from us, you can expect delivery around a month later. As with any order, we will keep you informed of its progress.

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I live in a somewhat hilly area. What are the tech specs of the gears? I mean, the chainring & sprocket teeth
Hi, I'm 5'10", what size frame should I go for. Looking at a Pashley bicycle.
Could a bike like this one be fitted with one of the new eBike/iBike hub motors eg SunStar S03? Thanks
I am 165cm and cannot decide on the bike size 17.5 or 20". Could you please advise?
Can you explain or show how the integral lock works?

Technical Data

This weight is based upon one of these bicycles weighed in the 22.5" size. We weighed the complete bike as you would receive it, complete with pedals and EN / BS-approved reflectors and bell.
Pashley Roadster Sovereign
Frame Sizes20.5", 22.5" and 24.5"
ColourBuckingham Black
FrameTraditional lugged and brazed
ForkTubular crown hand brazed
GearsSturmey Archer 5 speed hub gears
Wheels28 inch with black rims
HandlebarChrome plated raised bar
BrakesSturmey Archer hub brakes
PedalsAlloy with non-slip
SaddleBlack Brooks B33
TyresSchwalbe puncture resistant Marathon Plus with reflective sidewall.
FeaturesThe Roadster Sovereign features a traditional lugged frame and five speed hub gears with full chaincase, gold-lined mudguards, steel rear carrier with fold down wheel stand, hub driven dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, frame fit lock, leather sprung saddle and coatguards
Inside leg20.5" frame suits 30" - 34.5". 22.5" frame suits 33.5" - 38" inside leg. 24.5" frame suits 35" - 39.5" inside leg.
OptionsLeather accessory range
Terms and ConditionsSpecifications and quoted prices may change without prior notice. Pashley Cycles terms of supply apply to all orders.


Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.