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Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle

The Pashley Princess Sovereign in Buckingham Black, an ageless traditional bike with wicker basket
Average Customer Rating:
4.714 out of 5
4.7
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6 of 7(86%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Review 1 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pashley Princess Sovereign - a Rolls-Royce product,
May 05, 2014
By MrsGisborne
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: quality quality quality
"This bike is truly fabulous.
From it's glossy black and gold paintwork, it's solid well engineered build to it's well thought out extras, it oozes class.
Have only had mine (bought a 20" frame - order in store) for a few days, but it's already racking up the miles.
The ride position is excellent.
Should have bought one years ago."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Family Time
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: 2
Which Store did you visit? WESTON SUPER MARE
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pashley Princess,
April 07, 2014
By Debedee
from Northampton
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: build quality its rock solid, traditional geometry no more aching back/neck, parts quality, it'll go on for ever, best bike for people who just want to get up + go, powder coated paintwork
Cons: nothing - its perfect
"I see so many of these bikes coming up for sale on various sites - mostly stating they are hardly used. When you look at the photo I can see why. Almost all of the bikes have the saddle right down low. How anyone rides a bike with the saddle too low I do not know. Please - before selling a great bike, raise your saddle - and see if you don't find it much easier and enjoyable to cycle.
I disagree that these bikes are rubbish in hilly country. I live in extremely hilly countryside and ride my Pashley comfortably on 50+ miles - up hill and down dale. There is no better bike for pootling about on - and if a hill is just too much for you, well walk it, its all exercise after all, and before you know it, you'll be cycling up those hills. You do have to get fit to it.
If you buy a Pashley and look after it, not only will you have a fantastic, comfortable bike to ride about on, but it will last ... and last - you'll be able to leave it to someone in your will."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
Other hobbies: Camping
How many bikes: 2
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
A beauty but some major drawbacks in you don't live in Norfolk,
March 15, 2014
By scrange
from Cardiff
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Pros: its looks, quality of build, class, comfort
Cons: its weight
"Nobody wanted one of these more than I did. Yet within months I had to sell it. Why?
It's beautiful, it's majestically comfortable on the flat and I felt like a queen riding it. But if you live in an area with hills, you're stuffed. I'm a strong cyclists but it slows to a grinding halt when things get even slightly steep.
Worse, if you ever need to transport it, as I did, you're double stuffed because it really needs a tow bar rack and even then it weighs so much I couldn't lift it up to go on to the rack.
If you live on the flat though.... what are you waiting for?"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Serious Cyclist
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: More than 3
Which Store did you visit? BARRY DOCK
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Timeless quality,
December 29, 2013
By PE621
from Scotland
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"A piece of timeless quality, clearly hand built to a high standard with a number of modern touches such as the rear wheel security lock and drum brakes. Only disappointment was lack of leather handle grips which would have finished it off nicely. Overall though, a beautiful classic bicycle."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Type of Cyclist: Just for fun
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: 2
Which Store did you visit? INVERNESS
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pashley Princess Sovereign,
June 25, 2013
By Fitchy
from Sutton Bridge
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: full mud/chain guards all round
Cons: bit pricey but everyone needs a treat
"Quite the ladies bicycle, love everything about this bicycle, coms with all mod cons, its beautiful. I wanted it because it was british made and its elligant. I am fed up with dodgy products from overseas. Best of British. Little bit pricey but so what, its pretty, I earnt it and I wanted it."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Family Time
How many bikes: 2
Which Store did you visit? WISBECH
+16points
16out of 16found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pretty good VFM with 10% deal and £20 voucher.,
November 15, 2010
By mark165
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Very good quality, but not as excellent as price would have suggested. Happy with the purchase though. These bikes are special order though so not easiliy available. Also when riding, it would've been handy to have been told that you have to backpedal to complete the gear change."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
+26points
33out of 40found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Pashley Princess Sovereign Buckingham Classic Bicycle
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
dream bike,
August 20, 2010
By pashleygirlinlondon
from London, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: very well made, high quality craftsmanship, very solid very smooth to ride, great on flat ground and small hills, built in rear wheel lock
Cons: heavy, not so great for lots of big hills due to weight
"I think I've wanted a bike like this for the past 20 years or so, since I was a kid!
Pashley is well known for their hand built, amazing quality bikes. Made in the UK, craftsmanship, attention to detail, features and looks are second to none.
The Princess Sovereign is an absolutely stunning bike. She's very solid, and very smooth to ride. I love her!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Female
+62points
62out of 62found this review helpful.