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1970's phillips from england

Old 04-23-14, 12:17 PM
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1970's phillips from england

recently my boyfriend and i was givien a phillips bike we have been trying to find out how much it is worth or anything about it with no luck can anyone help or point us in the right direction thank you
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Old 04-23-14, 02:16 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

Well, there's this: Phillips, home

Beyond that I'm no help. It looks like a fairly low end bike to me, but perhaps it gets a little bump by virtue of being British.

Better pictures would help; most of those are pretty fuzzy.
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I think more 60's than 70's. A local bike shop carried Phillips, but they were gone before 1970. I do not know if the brand survived in England later than that. I believe Raleigh purchased the Phillips brand in the early 60's.
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Welcome to C&V! I've no experience with Phillips bikes, but that looks like it could be made into a nice vintage touring bike. Have a look at what fellow member Randyjawa did with a Phillips:

Removed the hanger?

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the shuresta propstand may be the machine's most valuable fitting.
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Late 1960's to early 1970's Phillips sports almost certainly made at Raleigh, Nottingham. Pretty basic model, nothing special - frame tubing looks to be the same plain gauge mild steel tubing used by Elswick Hopper at that time for their base models. However - this Phillips does have a certain charm and interest. I'd guess from the poor quality photographs that the semi chromed fork blades are in good condition - and these were unusual on a bike of this type in the UK market back then. Add in the (probably?) Sturmey Archer large flange wheel hubs with round holes and the anchor triangle for the band on shifter mount and it's slightly higher level than the similar basic models from Elswick-Hopper, Coventry Eagle, Olympic (Halfords shop brand back then) and Triumph that we used to ride to school and on our paper rounds. Looks to have chromed steel handlebars and stem as well?

You asked about value? I can only speak for the South East UK market, where since being made redundant in January I have been scratching a living buying (preferably being given!), restoring and selling used bicycles. I'm afraid the most I'd pay for this would be 12 to 15 (GBP) because after putting in one to two days' work on it,stripping, lubing and adjusting; truing the wheels, probably paying to replace brake blocks, cables and bearings, thoroughly cleaning and polishing everything, adding bar tape and plugs, maybe fitting replacement used tyres and tubes from stock and possibly replacing the plastic Simplex gears with used steel Shimano Tourney - all to make the bike as good as it can be and reliable for its new owner - after all that, I'd struggle to sell this for 35 to 45. A shame, because it's not a bad looking machine, with some interesting features. I love the 'True Temper Steel' sword transfer!
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About $25 US as it is, less 50% due to the poor photographs. Cleaned up, polished and cleaned and lubed you might get $100.
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Well I think the Headbadge alone would go for $25 on ebay. Yet unfortently it is likely the most valuable part of the bike which is worth about $75 as is and $150 cleaned up and ready to use.
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