Evans celebrate 90th anniversary with Pashley-built tourer

Numbers limited initially to 26

To celebrate their 90th anniversary, UK bike shop chain Evans Cycles are releasing a limited-edition Pashley-built touring bike. Based on the iconic British company's Clubman Country model, they hope this hand-built, steel-framed bike will evoke memories of the FW Evans machines of the 1950s and 60s.

Designed for high-mileage rides on non-race days, the bike is finished with a Brooks leather saddle and bar tape, Stronglight Impact triple chainset, Sturmey Archer bar-end shifters and Dia-Compe DC750 centre-pull brakes.

Only 26 will be made initially, although this could rise to 90 depending on demand. Each bike will be individually numbered and finished in British racing green. They're available to pre-order now, with Evans expecting the bikes to arrive in around four weeks, priced £1,645. Visit Evans Cycles for more details.  

Full spec:

  • Frame: Reynolds 531 with investment-cast cut-away lugs; classic geometry; cast dropouts with mudguard eyes; bottle cage mounts and pump peg
  • Fork: Reynolds taper gauge oval blades; investment-cast crown; classic small radius bend; cast dropouts with mudguard eyes
  • Headset: Tange Levin chromoly, 1in threaded
  • Stem: Nitto Technomic
  • Handlebar: Classic drop
  • Tape: Brooks leather
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Shifters: Sturmey Archer bar-end shifters
  • Chainset: Stronglight Impact, 52/42/30T
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950, nine-speed
  • Pedals: VP 337TR, with toe clips and leather straps
  • Front Brake: Dia-Compe DC750 centre pull
  • Rear Brake: Dia-Compe DC750 centre pull
  • Brake Levers: Dia-Compe Gran Compe GC202 w/ gum rubber hoods
  • Rims: Rigida Sputnik
  • Spokes: Double-butted stainless steel, 36 front and rear
  • Hubs: Alloy, quick-release, sealed bearings
  • Front Tyre: Panaracer Pasela 700x32c
  • Rear Tyre: Panaracer Pasela 700x32c
  • Saddle: Brooks Swift, black leather, titanium rails
  • Accessories: Stainless steel mudguards; bottle cages; limited edition frame number plate

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