.....feel the width, as they say. Well the width of my wife's Pashley Picador Plus trike is certainly there. It wouldn't go through the gate, but the quality is shite. No messing now, call a spade a spade...shite!
A make considered lazily by us all as a "Best of British" had the kind of paint on the mudguards that you would have expected from a just post War Beetle. I couldn't understand why there were such rust bubbles on the mudguards, until I gave it a poke with a screwdriver and a four inch plate of thin cellulose just fell off. No primer!! Where the hell is the quality in that? For some odd reason, one mudguard has a white primer on the outer surface, but none where the rain gets splashed inside and the other two have no primer at all. I have a feeling the chain guard is a similar disgrace.
I find that appalling. The construction of the mudguards is nowt special either. Something with turned over edges, for strength, needs to be dipped to make sure the paint gets in there. Ha! No chance. If this thing just came off the slow boat from China I wouldn't be surprised. They are £745 new! I wouldn't pay a fraction of that. Ok, I didn't anyway and I want to sell it well, so I will file the crap off the mudguards, sand, spray with self-etch primer and then spray with black enamel.
I'll show bloody Pashley what quality is!