It started with the Pashley Princess Sovereign. I had been longingly watching and reading about these bikes for some time before I actually took the plunge to buy one for myself. After all, it's not an investment that should be taken lightly. At the time, I never, ever, ever saw myself riding a road bike, and I was discovering that I was dealing with some unnecessary issues on my Electra bicycles (these were entirely personal body malfunction issues and not anything to do with the quality of Electra by any means). After lots of test riding and looking, I decided to sell my three Electra bicycles to be able to afford the Pashley that seemed ideal for my needs. I was so happy to get this bicycle and found myself riding anywhere within a reasonable distance. Reasonable distance was the key phrase as it turned out.
|Pashley Princess Sovereign|
|Sam building up the Hillborne|
|Raleigh Sports in all her glory|
|Sample scratches on the Raleigh frame|
|Raleigh Sports very clean chain|
|Raleigh's quite shiny and clean hub|
|Raleigh emblem on handlebar stem|