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.