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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Hello,

I found this old bike in a relative's bark:

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I think that some parts are missing and others were changed along the time.

Can someone help me to identify this "model / construction year" so I can search for the original scheme?

I belive that this bike have something like 50 years ...

Tks :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:34 am 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I'm not sure but I guess rod operated brakes were phased out in the early 1960s or 1950s. I remember seeing plenty around at the time, but not sure when manufacture was stopped.

Nice example, might even be 1940s :D

GUNNER PT wrote:
Hello,

I found this old bike in a relative's bark:

Image

Image

Image

I think that some parts are missing and others were changed along the time.

Can someone help me to identify this "model / construction year" so I can search for the original scheme?

I belive that this bike have something like 50 years ...

Tks :D


Last edited by Mr Panda on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Not relevant, but interesting :D

http://urbanadventureleague.blogspot.co ... tique.html

http://oldbike.wordpress.com/1952-phill ... ster-32cc/

:D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:48 am 
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Tks. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:11 am 
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I was wondering ...

This bike it's in Portugal ... and his original owner was not a rich person, so I belive that this model wasn't too expensive at the time ...

Is there any chance of this bike has been built under the Raleigh label? I read on that blog (urban adventure league) that "Phillips became yet another badge in the Raleigh hierarchy, one pushed to the bottom of the pecking order", so it can be from the 6o's or later?

Tks :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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This is almost definitely not a Raleigh built one they would have had cable brakes by the 60's. I think this is an original Phillips circa 40's/50's :D Nice find 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Tks...

Now I "just" need to find some missing parts to recover it ... but where? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Some inspiration for you



Here's one I made earlier :)

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A 1956 Dunelt Gents Comfort Sports. Rod brakes went on well into the late 60s. Not sure why, they don't really do anything :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:07 pm 
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My 1974 Raleigh Superbe has rod brakes , and I'm sure they were still around upto the last days of Nottingham made roadster , at least for the export market.
Phillips , like BSA , sold there own branded parts to other bike manufacturers , so Phillips handlebars on a bike dosn't make it a Phillips bike .


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Some inspiration for you


WOW ... great job man, congrats.

But, in my bicycle there's more than one or two parts missing :oops:


chipper wrote:
My 1974 Raleigh Superbe has rod brakes , and I'm sure they were still around upto the last days of Nottingham made roadster , at least for the export market.
Phillips , like BSA , sold there own branded parts to other bike manufacturers , so Phillips handlebars on a bike dosn't make it a Phillips bike .


:(

So it might be from the 70's?

Guess I'll have to search for "Popular Special" and not for "Phillips", right?


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