I've had my Pashley for a little over one year now. I thought I would share with you how she's held up living as an outside bicycle.
I was doing a little maintenance yesterday, and took some pictures of the wear and tear. Surprisingly there isn't much!
Some water gets to the stem and it's gotten a little rusty.
There's a little bit of grease oozing out at the fork bearing cups.
And some grease and grime at the headset.
I've scuffed up the rear fender from my U-lock.
The inticator chain has gotten rusty.
There are scuffs from the heel of my shoe on the seat post tube.
I've nicked the rear fender.
And there's something making a home around the rear hub.
This is the worst of the dings. I locked it up too close to the sign I lock up to at work. We had a big storm and the wind made the wheel whip around and the fork and fender scraped against the sign.
Overall, not bad for a daily commuter that lives outside!