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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    I believe that the stamping on the carrier relates to the carrier manufacturer only.

    Frank Ashby & Sons of Bournville Stamping Works, Charlotte Road, Stirchley, Birmingham 30.

    They are listed in the MoS ledgers as supplying Carrier Kits for Mk IV and Mk V Bicycles.

    A 'Google' shows a number of pre-war patent applications for carrier-type bicycle accessories.
    "Always avoid the flashy use of the throttle so dear to the young, sporty boy". (with apologies to the Army Kinematograph Service).

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Quote Originally Posted by MHillyard View Post
    Mk4B on the rack but can't find much reference.
    Looking at the pictures on this site http://bsamuseum.wordpress.com/the-military-roadster/
    it seems the "carrier, kit, rear" had it's own mark system, separate from the mark of bicycle it was fitted to?

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Hanno, I have those drawings too, but they are for the MK IV Bicycle, and WW1.

    But you could be right, will look it up in my VOAS tonight.

    Cheers,

    Lex
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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Had a quick look, not looked inside it for a long time!! Carrier is mentioned as the MKIV model, with clamping plates MKII

    And now I see why it stuck in my mind, that wartime bikes all should have 28"wheels, both MK5 and MK5* are listed as having 28" wheels. (period!)

    The 26"tyres, as seen above in the page from the VAOS, are for the BICYCLES, Ladies, withous accesories Cat. No. 10031,
    3 pounds 19 shillings and sixpence each! (I'll have a dozen please!)

    The MK5 came complete with all accesories, too much to type, will see if I can make a scan, but cost 8 pounds 9 shillings!!

    If enough interest, I can do a reprint???

    Cheers,

    Lex
    1910 P&M R.F.C. mtrcycle
    1940 Matchless G3
    1940 Norton Big 4
    1941 FordGP #16601
    1942 Indian 640
    1943 G.E. 75mm Pack How.
    1943 Welbike Parascooter
    1943 Clark CA-1 Airdozer
    1944 Cushman Parascooter
    1944 Cooper Parascooter prototype
    1944 DKW RT 125 N.a.

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Lex,

    I would like to have a scan / copy / reprint please.
    Other information re. wartime bikes is welcome, too.

    Thanks,
    Hanno

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Hanno, will see what I can do, but is not on my list of priorities!!

    Cheers,

    Lex
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    1940 Matchless G3
    1940 Norton Big 4
    1941 FordGP #16601
    1942 Indian 640
    1943 G.E. 75mm Pack How.
    1943 Welbike Parascooter
    1943 Clark CA-1 Airdozer
    1944 Cushman Parascooter
    1944 Cooper Parascooter prototype
    1944 DKW RT 125 N.a.

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    I would also be interested in scan/re-print if you did happen to do it.
    Martyn Hillyard

    RDMG, EAFVG & MVT Member

    Owner of: Morris C9/B, Austin Gipsy, 3rd contract Welbike, 1940 BSA M20,
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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Hi Chaps,

    No time for full scans yet, but while looking for something else came across this misplaced or never filed bicycle parts list from 1957.

    Scans should speak for themselves, 26"wheel and tyres, that distinctive sprocket and other details, what make a postwar bike postwar.







    Cheers,

    Lex
    1910 P&M R.F.C. mtrcycle
    1940 Matchless G3
    1940 Norton Big 4
    1941 FordGP #16601
    1942 Indian 640
    1943 G.E. 75mm Pack How.
    1943 Welbike Parascooter
    1943 Clark CA-1 Airdozer
    1944 Cushman Parascooter
    1944 Cooper Parascooter prototype
    1944 DKW RT 125 N.a.

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    Quote Originally Posted by welbike View Post
    If enough interest, I can do a reprint???
    I'd have a copy of a reprint.
    WOA2 is the name for Robert Davey from Reading.

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    Default Re: Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

    I have a RAF ww2 phillips on 28,1/2 wheels and the colour is black and never been green i questioned an ex RAF serviceman who told me when he joined up during the war as part of your training you spent two months in the bicycle workshop and all RAF bicyles were black

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