1950s (?) Pashley Pick-up Delivery Trike

Pashley Pick-up Delivery Trike

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As I have another Pashley delivery trike, I’ve now sold this one, and have subsequently delivered it to its new owners, in Hackney, London.

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I’m not sure of the age of this Pashley Pick-up Delivery Trike. It was restored years ago at some expense, and is either a recent model that has had some early parts added to it, or an early model with modern retro parts.

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…Because that’s the advantage of a Pashley – the company still manufactures the parts so it’s easy to keep your machine on the road.

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And their Pashley Workbikes are still hand-built in the UK – they take around 6 weeks to build.

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It looks very similar to the Pashley ‘Classic 33’ which retails for just under £1000, and is used for ice-cream sales. I’ve reproduced an advert for the Classic 33 so you can compare it.

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Here’s some advertising blurb too…


22.5″ FRAME RED, 22.5″ FRAME BLACK, 22.5″ FRAME BLUE, 22.5″ FRAME GREEN, 22.5″ FRAME YELLOW, 22.5″ FRAME ORANGE

Remember that demand for our Classic 33 is always high during the summer months and to plan ahead when ordering your custom machine.

Features – Heavy duty 22.5″ lugged frame.

- Heavy duty front wheels with annular bearings.

- Rear hub brake with parking brake.

- Load capacity of up to 200kg.

- Platform size up to 710mm wide, 1060mm long.

- Holder for display umbrella.

- Rear frame mounted carrier.

- Traditional leather saddle.

Freezers sold separately, 12v rechargable or 240v mains.

£979.99 – THIS PRICE IS FOR THE CYCLE ONLY, SEE FREEZER SECTION FOR DIFFERENT PRICES FOR DIFFERENT MODELS.

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Mine does not have the rear carrier mentioned in the above blurb. Instead it has a 1940’s rear mudguard. The restorer has built and fitted a wooden front pick-up bed which gives it much more of a period appearance.

And it also has this superb pre-1938 Sturmey Archer top-mounted gear-change..

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“The Sturmey Archer quadrant shifter (model GC1) was a precursor to the trigger shifter used from 1938 onwards. It was typically used for the Sturmey Archer K series hubs. It has 3 positions, Low, Normal and High.”

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Front tyre size is 200 x 19.

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It rides very well and would be ideal for any application, but seems particularly well-suited to business advertising use. If you like vintage vehicles and run a business, this is an ideal opportunity to combine both – and deduct the expenses from your tax bill.

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On summer weekends, you could fit the kids or grandkids in the front and ride them around the parade ring at steam rallies or vintage shows.

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Published on August 14, 2008 at 10:08 am  Leave a Comment  

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