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Just like out classic Princess, the Sonnet hearkens back to the early days of cycling, when elegance and pleasure took precedent over speed or competition.  
Just like out classic Princess, the Sonnet hearkens back to the early days of cycling, when elegance and pleasure took precedent over speed or competition.  
Pashley

Pashley Sonnet Bliss Cream and Red

£675.00   
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Pre-Launch

With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates provided on product pages.

We estimate this will be ready for despatch to you or collection via Click & Collect on the Undetermined

We want to make it as easy as possible for you if you want to return an un-wanted item. You can return un-opened and un-used items within 30 days with a proof of purchase for an exchange or refund . Please note this does not include bikes and helmets. For more details please see our full returns policy.

Returns Policy

If you have received a product from us that is either faulty or unwanted please first contact us before returning the item. ALL unwanted goods must be returned with a copy of the original receipt, original packaging and in a resalable condition. If you are unhappy with your item then we will be happy to offer an exchange or refund within 30 days of the purchase date. PLEASE NOTE that this does not apply to bikes and helmets. If you decide that you are not happy with your new bike after you have picked it up or taken delivery then please contact us and we will do our best to resolve the issue. We advise customers to take as much time as they need to make sure that they buy the correct bike and we have many bikes available for test ride to help in reaching the right decision. We do NOT offer a fault-free refund option on bikes.

 

 If you have received discounted goods as part of a sales package we will only be able to offer a refund if ALL the goods are received in a re-saleable condition, we will be happy to replace a component of an order should that prove to be faulty.

 

 

Postage refunds, Warranty faults

All our products are from official suppliers and are covered by their respective manufacturers UK warranty. We will refund or replace any faulty goods, but only after we have had chance to examine them to verify that they are faulty. After first contacting us to obtain a returns code, please return the goods using a budget delivery service – Royal Mail, or Royal Mail signed-for on expensive items. Once we have established that the goods are faulty we will send you a replacement or repaired product free of charge and will refund the return postage.

Pashley Sonnet Bliss Cream and Red Information

Season : 2017

Brand : Pashley

Code : PashSBRd

With the Sonnet, we have taken this tradition to celebrate our roots in the 1920s and 30s - the beautiful two-tone colour schemes are a nod to the inimitable style of this period. Such a unique look combines with the beauty of our curved frame design to make the Sonnet the eye-catching pinnacle of cycling chic.

Only the very best will do for such a wonderful aesthetic, and this is reflected in the high end components fitted by our team of committed craftsmen. The Brooks leather saddle has springs to ease your journey and over time becomes shaped to your form, whilst the classic wicker basket is perfect for trips to the shops or even your daily commute.

There are two distinct versions of the Sonnet to meet your exacting needs: The Pure is the simpler and lighter model, with reliable 3 speed hub gears that are perfect for everyday riding, whereas the Sonnet Bliss comes fully-equipped with luxuries such as 5 seed hub gears for all terrains, a handy built-in lock and a front dynamo headlamp to keep you safe at night without the need for batteries. Whichever you choose, the Sonnet is the embodiment of the refinement and class of a bygone age, and will transport you to a world of uncomplicated riding pleasure that is so very rare in our hectic modern world.

Technical Information
Colours Ivory frame with Claret or Midnight Blue mudguards and chainguard
Gears Sturmey Archer 5 speed, low maintenance XRD-5(W) hub gear with thumb shifter control.
Frame Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Fork Tubular crown, hand brazed
Saddle Antique brown Brooks B66s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.
Handlebar Chrome plated raised bar, with authentic black rubber grips, on an alloy and stainless steel stem.
Brakes Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims).
Tyres 26x1 3/8" Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres (22" frame has 28 x 1/2" tyres) with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Mudguards Classic profile steel guards with-hand applied gold lining and rear reflector.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Crankset Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Other Features Protective chainguard, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, Pletscher alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame-fitting lock and pump.
Frame sizes 17.5", 20" or 22"

 

Sizing Information

Pashley’s cycles come in a variety of frame sizes. To select the correct frame size for you, first measure your inside leg length (from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh) in inches. Then, use the table below to find the frame size you will need. 

Frame sizes are shown in bold followed by the corresponding inside-leg length range:  

Cycle Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5
Princess / Britannia / Sonnet / Poppy 17.5" = 27.5 - 31.5" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 32 - 36"    
Guv'nor 20" = 27 - 31" 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"  
Speed 5 / Speed 3 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"    
Roadster 20.5" = 30 - 34.5" 22.5" = 32 - 36.5" 24.5" = 34 - 38.5"    
Roadster 26 20" = 27 - 31"        
Roadfinder 48cm = 28 - 31" 50cm = 29 - 32" 53cm = 30.5 - 33" 56cm = 31.5 - 34" 59cm = 32.5 - 35"
Pathfinder 50cm = 29 - 32" 53cm = 30.5 - 33" 56cm = 31.5 - 34" 59cm = 32.5 - 35"  
Clubman / Countryman 20" = 27 - 32" 21.5" = 28.5 - 33.5" 23" = 30 - 35" 24.5" = 31.5 - 36.5"  
Aurora 18" = 27 - 31" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 33 - 37"    
Parabike / Penny / Tube Rider 19" = 28 - 34"        
Picador / Tri-1 15" = 25.5 - 32.5" 17" = 27.5 - 35.5"      
Pickle Child's = 17 - 20.5"        
Robin Child's = 16 - 22"        

 

Please note that your inside leg length may fall in-between two frame sizes. If so, you may wish to choose the larger frame size if you have relatively long legs for your height and the smaller frame size if you have relatively short legs for your height.

The frame size in inches is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arm extends from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).
 

Saddle and Handlebar Position

All models have easy seat height adjustment, with some fore and aft movement and angle adjustment for fine tuning your riding position. The saddle should ideally sit level or be slightly tilted downwards and the height should be set so that, with the pedal at its lowest position and the ball of your foot (in normal shoes) on the pedal, your leg is very slightly bent. If you then place your heel on the pedal, your leg should be straight. On step-over frame models (e.g. the Princess) you should be able to ‘put a foot down’ when you stop, whilst on leg-over frame models (e.g. the Roadster), as they are built to a traditional pattern with a high bottom bracket, you will need to slip off the saddle when you come to a halt.

Your cycle’s handlebar can be raised and lowered, and also canted to give the most comfortable riding position. If a shorter reach is required, the handlebar stem can be reversed bringing the handlebar much closer to the rider. 
 

Load Capacity

Due to variations in riding styles and cycle usage patterns, any stated bicycle weight limit is somewhat subjective. However, we are legally obliged to provide weight limits for our cycles; please find these in the table below:

Cycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Princess/Britannia/Sonnet/Poppy 110 kg 240 lbs
Roadster/Roadster 26 120 kg 265 lbs
Guv'nor/Speed 5/Speed 3 120 kg 265 lbs
Penny 110 kg 240 lbs
Parabike/Tube Rider 120 kg 265 lbs
Aurora/Countryman/Clubman 120 kg 265 lbs
Pathfinder/Roadfinder 120 kg 265 lbs

 

Tricycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Picador 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Tri 1 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Pickle (child's tricycle) 25 kg 55 lb
Robin (child's tricycle) 30 kg 66 lb

 

Pashley Cycles are built to very high standards and as well as being elegant in their design, they are also extremely robust, and are rigorously stress tested. It is important to be aware that heavy riders and those who frequently carry heavy loads will place more stress on their bicycle and on its components; these riders should ensure that their bicycle is serviced at frequent intervals. Cyclists who have a good riding style and ‘ride light’ tend to place less stress on their bicycle frames and components; all cyclists are encouraged to learn these skills, not only to enhance bicycle durability and reliability, but also to improve efficiency. Ultimately, all cycles – regardless of the load they carry – should be checked and serviced regularly.

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