based Pashley Cycles released its limited edition Pashley Guv’nor Plus Four bicycle. UK
The Guv’nor Plus Four features a Reynolds '531’ frame with brass plated lugs, the lugs look absolutely beautiful and are truly stunning in the flesh. The bike also features a Sachs Duomatic rear hub and
Speed Drive front chain wheel that provides the four gears that the title alludes to.
Its heritage arose from the 1930’s path racer for which the Guv’nor series of bicycles have become notorious.
|The stunning brass lugs.|
The Plus Four edition was limited to 50 bicycles that were distributed randomly throughout the globe. Each bicycle bears a brass identification plate that sits at the base of the seat tube just above the bottom bracket. Each plate identifies the number of the particular bicycle in the series of 50.
|The brass identification plate on each bicycle.|
Due to limited numbers, the Plus Four was hastily snapped up by bicycle collectors and cycling enthusiasts around the world. As you can imagine, each proud Plus Four owner is interested to discover the fate of the other 49 bicycles in the series 50.
'The Guv’nors Assembly' is a website located at http://www.theguvnorsassembly.com/ and is the site where Guv’nor owners worldwide display their admiration for Pashley Guv’nor bicycles. The site provides a forum, events, and other applications for Guv’nor owners to enjoy – and well worth a visit.
At present one of the members of the site, Duchy Wheeler, is attempting to locate and identify the 50 owners of the 50 Guv’nor Plus Four machines throughout the world. Duchy has had reasonable success with his task, although he would like a bit of a hand to complete his list as below;
GUV’NOR PLUS FOUR REGISTER
as at 20/11/2012
JOHN ATKINS CYCLES
Duchy would dearly love to receive an email from Plus Four owners who have not yet been identified. Please email Duchy at email@example.com if you can provide any assistance.
Until next time...safe riding.