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 Post subject: Phillips Phaser
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:52 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Pulled this out from the cellar today with a view to cleaning it up. Single front ring, five on the rear. Too small for me so it'll have to go.

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Probably late 60s or early 70s I'd guess. Anyone know about Phillips bikes? Linked to Raleigh?

Ahhhh - Just found a small TI Raleigh sticker on the downtube. :roll: Nice wee bike tho'. 5 gear simplicity :D I would've killed for something like this in 1971 :oops:


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looks like early 80's by those der, derra, mechs.

quite collectable because of its originallity, from what I observed on fleabay at least.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:24 pm 
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Badge engineering by Raleigh, Sun were another as well as Triumph, nothing to write home about, often more basic spec than a Raleigh badged bike.

Strangely though I like this kind of bike, more fool me :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:50 am 
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The bike's dynamite! What a looker! Looks a bit like modern cork handlebar wrap.

I'm told in it's day, Phillips was a real empire, they were Raleigh's big competitor. There were places in the world Raleigh was, but not Phillips, then, like in Iraq, there was Phillips but not Raleigh. 3 speed Phillips and 28" wheels, green olive colour, headlamp.

I can understand a lot of the history and most of those other companies, Robin Hood, etc. I accept getting merged with Raleigh. Somehow, I wish Phillips had not been because that must have been a great company. I wonder what it was like back in the day. http://forum.birminghamhistory.co.uk/sh ... php?t=9474 Last story in the discussion I like. I'm sure those are really great bikes, not easy to replace a 28" wheel though in India they still make bikes like that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:56 pm 
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although im a massive lover of what raleigh used to be (not this modern taiwan crap) phillips is another of the great companys it singlehandedly killed, not even a battle of the greatest either, they did the usual trick of buyin em out and running them down as a lesser bike untill it went off the shelf. like sunbeam realy... liked them too


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