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Old 07-14-16, 02:05 PM
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Bike Identification

Hello! Im new to vintage bikes and I was wondering if someone could help me identify my bike. I got it from an estate sale so its in rough condition but I was going to fix it up if it was worth it. It has reverse pedal brakes (not sure the name?) and thats all I know about it.

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get parts for this thing as well. I plan on sandblasting, painting and buying new fenders.
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Old 07-14-16, 02:11 PM
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All I can tell you is that Phillips were built in England (back then), and the company was absorbed by Raleigh.


The brake is called a coaster brake.


According to Sheldon Brown, Raleigh purchased Phillips in 1960, so you may have the Raleigh standard headset and bottom bracket. Now I've exhausted any knowledge I have.

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Old 07-14-16, 02:57 PM
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Hello! Im new to vintage bikes and I was wondering if someone could help me identify my bike. I got it from an estate sale so its in rough condition but I was going to fix it up if it was worth it. It has reverse pedal brakes (not sure the name?) and thats all I know about it.

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get parts for this thing as well. I plan on sandblasting, painting and buying new fenders.
That bike doesn't look to be in rough condition. Bikes are only original once. You've got decent paint, only little bits of rust here and there, the decals are still there, but peeling...

I would not repaint that bike.

Once you repaint it becomes another nameless old bike. If you were planning on selling, as an "antique" or "collectible" you'll get more for it the more original it is.
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Old 07-14-16, 03:02 PM
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I could see de-rusting and possibly touching up the frame. Sandblasting and repainting the fenders would be an option if you can't find otherwise suitable replacements. Aside from that, fresh grease, new chain, tubes and tires, and it might be good to go.
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This one looks to be a late 50's early 60's likely built by Raliegh. As it is with mismatched wheels and none original replacement fork likely Japanese not worth spending a lot on. I would say put some cheap new tires on it, some clean up and service so it rides.
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