This little adventure started in 2007 when this ragged little Phillip's 20 came home with me and I really started looking at and reading about Sheldon Brown's love affair he had with these quirky little English bicycles.
For quite some time the little spent his life as a fixed gear...
Then I decided to set him on fire and beat him with a hammer... and add some gears.
It has been quite the journey and if there is a heaven and Sheldon is looking down I hope he knows this is his fault and that he would approve.
I have a few little details to address like fenders, need to build a low rider rack and a lighting bar and more than anything... I am looking forward to the next 5 years and the 5 after that as I know we have more adventures ahead of us.
I have "nicer" bikes but few have ever put such a smile on my face as this one... I have lost track of how many happy miles we have shared.
Forrest - 1973 Phillip's 20 Custom Touring Bicycle