1940s WW2 Phillips Mk.V* Military Roadster
1940s Phillips Mk.V* Military Roadster
26 x 1 1/2 tyres
Phillips Cycle Co Ltd was one of the cycle manufacturers that made bicycles to the government military pattern MkV specification.
The MkV* designation means that the bicycle had conventional roller lever brakes, whereas the MkV had a roller lever front and coaster (back-pedal) rear brake.
I bought this bicycle from a museum four years ago.
The paintwork is weathered original. The headbadge and rear mudguard badge are intact. It’s fitted with heavy duty pedals.
The photo below shows it when I first bought it, with its museum sign fitted.