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Ww2 phillips mk. V military infantry bicycle

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Email sent. Nice find with the rack. They're often dated if you look hard enough. Ron

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Email sent. Nice find with the rack. They're often dated if you look hard enough. Ron

 

Hi Ron PM sent to Les but nothing back yet, cant find a date on the rack.

 

I love 'the chase' its almost the best bit of restoration :undecided:

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Date should be on the back top of the cross bars. Were did you get the libaray photos?

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Ian , pictures of my rigid infantry bike, I always thought that it was a BSA. the rifle but clip and the muzzle clip are dated 1941 and 1942, I had pictures somewhere but cant find them , John.

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also Ian the muzzle clip part that bolts around the handlebar stem is brass, nothing a man of your calibre cant fabricate. John.

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Picked up the bike this morning & its in much better condition that the photos showed, nice big chunky pedals.

Anyone know what the stencilling means ? and date it from the frame number ?

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spelling mistake

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On the Mk V the front of the rifle wa sheld by a simple webbing strap fixed to the handlebars, not to tight though! :cool2:

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RSD if I remember correctly was Returned Stores Depot, which would have been a RAOC establishment.

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Is anyone making the WW2 pattern of Rifle Clips featured on this bicycle?

 

This guy on ebay is making repos & listing them as WW1 but when I sent him a message about the WW2 clips he said these are also WW2 as the pattern he used & still has is dated 1942.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361890005737?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Seeing these last few posts especially the one with the rifle reminds me that my father said his father was in the bicycle battalion in WW1, cant find any thread on here though

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This guy on ebay is making repos & listing them as WW1 but when I sent him a message about the WW2 clips he said these are also WW2 as the pattern he used & still has is dated 1942.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361890005737?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

There are a number of different patterns but the type I have observed the most are of the pattern fitted to the bike for sale on e-bay.

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There are a number of different patterns but the type I have observed the most are of the pattern fitted to the bike for sale on e-bay.

 

I'm in discussion by email with Ron's mate Lex & there's a chance that a batch of repos where the rifle sits on top of the handle bars may be made in the near future ? ;)

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I'm in discussion by email with Ron's mate Lex & there's a chance that a batch of repos where the rifle sits on top of the handle bars may be made in the near future ? ;)

 

They are a lot more complex than the pattern currently being copied hence why people probably don't make them.

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Ok, I seem to be able to post again!!

 

Here are my pictures of the gunclips, but looking at them, it will be very expensive to make them! need to make press fittings, so a batch of 20-30 or so would make it justifyable, but don't have the cash to start anything right now.

 

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Leatherwork is also elaborate.

 

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Rear one:

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So one might be better of buying the bike on Ebay!

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

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Rifle clips ?

 

What's wrong with string ?

 

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It would have been better to fasten it on the left side because of the bolt thinghy sticking out.

Yes, it looks like a Dutch bike.

Still a thing which winds us up because the germans stole a lot of them.

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Email sent. Nice find with the rack. They're often dated if you look hard enough. Ron

 

Hi Ron your right, just got the rack back from the blasters today & its stamped:

 

F.A & S Ltd MK 1VB 1944

 

Its very very faint & so I can't get a photo of it but I think that's what it reads ?

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