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UPDATE October 14th 2012: After taking a long while of deciding what to do with my Phillips I came up with this!
I love it, it rides really well, it's decent weight, it's smooth and solid.
- Original ( 21" frame ) 1958'ish Phillips Reynolds 531 cromolly Clubman frame by Raleigh
- Original Phillips D fork solid drop ends.
- Original Phillips/Raleigh head ( floating style )
- Original Phillips/Raleigh head light bracket
Upgraded to 21 speed STI
- Shimano 8/3 speed Flight Deck controls using 7/3 speed
- Dia-Comp alloy side pull caliper brake set
- Shimano Hubs Quick release with 8 speed cassette using 7
- Truvativ triple alloy crankset
- MKS alloy Quill pedals
- Shimano sealed 113 bottom bracket
- mid 2000s Shimano XT rear derailleur reverse shift
- Shimano old school Deore front derailleur
- New Z chain
- 700 c Alex alloy rims
- Panaracer 700 x 23 c tires
- Old school Kalloy alloy quill stem
- Axiom alloy touring drop bars
- 280 mm steel seat post
- Fenders and rack
My 57/61 Phillips Before I started - Pre take down...
Here I am holding this 20/21" 1957-61 Phillips up against my 20/21" 1954 Rudge Whitworth Pathfinder. The angles and measurements are the same. The tube set seems to be identical - Reynolds 531. Though as stated before, the lug detail is lacking on this Phillips. Also, the oilers on the b/b are on the reverse sides. The Rudge and other Raleigh's pre 55 use a brass fitting with a ball and spring. Whereas the Phillips, and other Raleigh's after 56/57 or so, use a plastic oiler on the right side.
As far as the ride, it rides comfortably well !
- 1957/61 PHILLIPS 531 Reynolds Tubing
- It's a classic Roadster with the fenders, chain guard and the cushion/spring saddle.
- This Roadster sports 531 Reynolds tube set, and the same geometry as other CLUBMAN bikes of its era like my 54 Rudge.
- This frame has the oiler on the right side, and a mount on the right chain stay for a full chain guard case.
- I laced in a NOS 1950 rear DYNO 3 hub
- Miller head lamp with a green NOS 1950s Sturmey Archer tail light
- 3 speed Sturmey Archer NOS shifter
- All original with some exceptions, and yet all to era
- Okay, the red chain? I have been lazy cleaning up the original. Red looks pretty cool huh?
I am still working on this guy a little more. Getting rid of these old reflective tapes are proving to be quite difficult, and believe me I have removed !@#^%&&**^%#@!@#$^%& off these oldies... Well at any rate it will get done soon.