My initial impressions:
OK my new Pashley Guv’nor may belong to the shop, but it’s MINE, MINE, MINE!… Someone I believe it was Alan Barnard told me I shouldn’t weigh it. Well I did and to my surprise it only weighs 30.5 lbs and this is a 22.5″ frame size. I have just enough crotch clearance so a 24.5″ frame would be out of the question. My actual inseam is 35.5″. The effective top tube length is about 58cm which is just about right for my reach. The 125mm Cinelli stem is just a bit too long. I have a long quill 110 Nitto replacement on the way which will also let me raise the bar where I want it.
Just a little riding around near the bike shop on the milder hills convinced me that I may just leave the gearing alone, or maybe go to a slightly smaller chain ring. The ride is so sweet. Lastly this ain’t no beach cruiser as it can get up and go!
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