Sunday, November 9, 2008

Phillips 3-Speed

There was a Phillips 3-speed sitting in the lobby of a building I was at the other day. Apparently, one of the tenants is a collector of antique typewriters and bicycles. There were several odd looking typewriters on display, but only one bike is on display on any given day. This Phillips 3-Speed was in remarkably good condition for its age and appeared to be all original. There was a similar model that lived at my family's camp house in Plymouth, but it was a step-through frame and barely ride-able with maybe one of three gears working at any one time. Even so, my father rode that old bike for years before finally getting a modern but far less interesting bicycle. I stopped for a few minutes to inspect this nice antique.

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