Pashley Cycles and Morgan Motor Company, Britain's longest standing bicycle and automobile manufacturers, respectively, are teaming up to create a line of handcrafted bikes. The bike range begins with two internally-geared urban bikes, the Pashley-Morgan 8 and Pashley-Morgan 3.
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Pashley-Morgan 8 and 3 highlights
- Hand-crafted, fillet-brazed 631 Reynolds chromoly frames
- Lugged and brazed chromoly fork
- 650b wheels with Panaracer Gravel King tires
- Laminated wood veneer short mudguards
- Brooks saddle
- Great Britain finishing kit
Two British traditions
Morgan Motor Company has made bespoke sports cars since 1909, and are the longest established, independently owned British motor manufacturer.
“People often refer to Pashley as “the Morgan of the bicycle world” and so I am delighted that there is now a close collaboration between our two companies, manifested in the new Pashley-Morgan range of bicycles," said Adrian Williams, managing director of Pashley.
"Pashley and Morgan share many similarities including our unrivaled heritage, design innovation and British craftsmanship and this is evidenced in the beautiful bicycles we have produced. These bicycles will appeal to Morgan car owners and discerning cyclists alike,” Williams added.
“The craftsmen and women at Morgan work passionately to duly reflect the brand qualities within every product we release," commented Jonathon Wells, head of design at Morgan. "When exploring new product avenues and markets, the greatest way to accomplish this, with brand integrity maintained, is to collaborate with like-minded craftspeople across industries. It made absolute sense to embark on a collaborative project with Pashley."
Painted in light pearl grey, the Reynolds 631 chromoly 8 harkens back to Morgan’s racing heritage. Providing a range of gears is an 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal geared rear hub paired with a Shimano Nexus dynamo front hub powering a classic domed style headlamp. Shimano roller brakes provide speed control.
A Brooks Black Cambium C15 vulcanized rubber saddle with organic cotton surface is on board.
Hand-stitched black leather grips are highlighted by Morgan aluminum bar ends which were based from a Morgan's dashboard controls. The matching mudguard and chainguard are hand-crafted from black ash woodat Morgan’s Malvern Link factory.
Expected retail in the UK is £1595 / US$ and AU$ TBD.
Rolling in classic British Racing Green paint, the Pashley-Morgan 3 features a Sturmey Archer 3-speed internal geared rear hub and a Sturmey Archer dynamo front hub providing current to a classic domed style headlamp.
Like the 8 model, the frame is a clean, fillet-brazed Reynolds 631 steel affair. The rear end features S-bend seatstays and the track ends have etched stainless steel faces.
The finishing kit features hand-stitched honey leather grips to compliment the honey leather Brooks B17 saddle. The fenders and chainguard are made from a walnut laminated wood veneer with both being hand made in the Morgan wood shop.
The Pashley-Morgan 3 is expected to retail at £1495 / US$ and AU$ TBD.
The bikes will go on sale after Eurobike, so expect delivery in late July or early August 2018. The Pashley-Morgan range can be purchased via the Morgan Motor Company directly, through Morgan’s dealerships or through selected Pashley Cycles shops.