I’m new to the Uni scene so I decided to ask the pros.
Do you guys think its worth it to buy this old Pashely (for a low price obviously). Its 20" and probably has a few year but it seems to be in excellent condition.
I think that we will just have to wait for John Foss to show up in this thread and tell us the year, specs, history, and the ins and outs of that ride.
All I know is what I can see, and the first thing that stood out to me was the saddle. I have never seen anything like it before and it does not look like a normal seatpost to me. Possibly a pyramid style bike post?
The hub/cranks are square tapered which is better than the old style cottered interface but not as strong as the modern ISIS hubs and cranks used for trials and Muni.
The frame has lollypop bearings which have a tendency to crack the frame at the bolts after some abuse. It is just something to watch. The frame does not have clearance for the massive 3" tires we like to use now.
The rim looks like it is chromed steel. It moderately wide which is a good thing but it will be heavier than modern aluminum rims.
Not the greatest uni but not tragically flawed. The only thing I would really be worried about for a new rider is that saddle, doesn’t look super comfy to me.