Ben Davies

Pashley 26mhz - full restoration.

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Hi guys, 

I thought I'd share this with you, I have a massive passion for these old Pashley 26mhz's, I don't ride much these days being the ripe age of 37 and a family man with 2 nippers but when the opportunity came up to sort this beast out it was a no-brainer! I do like a project.

It was originally blue, no dents or trials damage, some parts were ok, some a bit knackered, it was covered in cobwebs and dust when it arrived, I paid £200 for it initially via Retrobike.co.uk, big thanks to @Brettoll for the link up, cheers buddy! 

I've had it now for about 4 months and finally got it together now, I went for a full re-spray as the seat post was well and truly stuck and I had to go down the caustic soda method to melt the bugger out - it was emotional, took about 2 days! the original powder coat was removed by some potent chemical paint stripper I got off eBay for a tenner. proper job. 

It's a home rattle can job - I used spray.bike paint and its come out quite well, its not perfect but then I'm not a spray painter by trade, however, I am a graphic designer and made all the stickers myself, Ed Tongue very kindly sent me some he had which I traced and re-made! what a legend! I felt very privileged to have some chats with him via instagram, top bloke. My page is @trials_bikes_with_saddles if you want to scope out my other retro content. 

It arrived as a whole bike and the only things I have kept for the new build is, the headset (FSA pig), gear shifter (XT) the front wheel which is a 521 Ceramic on a shimano LX hub - This will be re-built onto a hope mono (I have this but haven't got round to it yet) I sold the back wheel on eBay for £60 (hope xc on 521) and swapped the HS33 yellow race line brakes with a pal for the Middleburn crank arms...yellow brakes don't go with an ivory frame.

Just scored a retro MTB on eBay which I'm collecting next weekend which has a mint set of HS33 quicksilvers so they are going on the Pashley.

It needs silver Azonic 2 inch PDW bars and I might change the saddle out but other than that I'm happy.

 

Current spec:

Frame and fork: Pashley 26mhz

Headset: FSA PIG

Stem: Azonic O.R.C

Bars: Azonic DW

Brakes: Avid - soon to be changed to Magura Quicksilver

Grips: ODI longneck

Shifter: XT

Cassette: SORA 9 speed

Mech: 105

Chain: KMC 9 speed

Cranks: Middleburn RS7 with pro trials guard

seatpost: not sure, a black one

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR

Back wheel: Hope hub on DX32

Back Tyre: Tioga FAT 66 Kevlar 2.3

Front wheel: D521 ceramic on Shimano LX - soon to be changed to hope mono

I think that's about it, 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Ben Davies said:

Hi guys, 

Just scored a retro MTB on eBay which I'm collecting next weekend which has a mint set of HS33 quicksilvers so they are going on the Pashley.

But, Vee's don't freeze!

Bike looks great. Like how clean the front wheel and tyre set up looks.

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Looks really good, been following your progress on the Instagram, plus of course all the other great pics on there

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wow, great restoration!

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