Being old enough to be retro


Sorry my boys, Pappa might not have long now. Remember me well, take whatever wisdom I was able to impart, marry wisely and have sons to continue the name…
Here’s something to make us all feel as though we might not have long: Pashley’s latest offering, the Clubman. It’s indistinguishable from my own first racing bike. Same lugs, dropouts, fork crown, tubing, everything. Really, for the price of a paint job, Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub, flat rims, and some decals ordered from Pashley, any of us with a Reynolds 531 frame laying around could probably build something up, that no one even at Pashley could spot as a fake.  
Even when I break dance these days, I’m told that I’m "old school". How perfectly quaint.

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