Skidstar Therapy

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:42 pm

Image
Is your Skidstar feeling banished and lonely at the back of the shed cause it’s different? :shock: Has it’s Altenberger’s turned to hamburger? Has it’s power brakes got the reliability of the Sydney grid? Fear not! We here at The 2nd Annual Canberra Vintage & Classic Bicycle Ride have planned a large group therapy session for all those Skidstars in need of their cousins. Come join us on the 20th Sept, and let those Skidstars receive the attention they deserve.
Image
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

User avatar
hartleymartin
Posts: 5153
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Fairfield, NSW
Contact:

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby hartleymartin » Sat May 16, 2009 5:50 pm

Got a Skidstar GT you don't want any more? Or have you only got some GT bits? PM me - I want them!
Martin Christopher Hartley

http://raleightwenty.webs.com - the top web resource for the Raleigh Twenty

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Sat May 16, 2009 6:14 pm

Iv'e got a dirty great big tree out the back. :D Skidstars grow on it at a alarming rate and i have a lot of trouble at harvest time keeping up with the supply !!!But really Martin,i don't have any i wan't to move on.They do come up often on ebay.
Stackyard59
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

User avatar
hartleymartin
Posts: 5153
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Fairfield, NSW
Contact:

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby hartleymartin » Sat May 16, 2009 7:09 pm

I don't deal with Ebay any more because of problems I have had with their customer service. I just got pissed off at them one too many times. The next idiotic Ebay customer service person I have to deal with shall regret the day he/she met me.
Martin Christopher Hartley

http://raleightwenty.webs.com - the top web resource for the Raleigh Twenty

brauluver
Posts: 3646
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Adelaide N/E

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby brauluver » Sat May 16, 2009 8:15 pm

hartleymartin wrote:Got a Skidstar GT you don't want any more? Or have you only got some GT bits? PM me - I want them!


And you will have to join the Q behind me :arrow:
I spied a couple of frames in a pic that stackyard posted awhile back and asked about em via PM.Got the same answer as you.

User avatar
hartleymartin
Posts: 5153
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Fairfield, NSW
Contact:

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby hartleymartin » Sat May 16, 2009 8:26 pm

brauluver wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:Got a Skidstar GT you don't want any more? Or have you only got some GT bits? PM me - I want them!


And you will have to join the Q behind me :arrow:
I spied a couple of frames in a pic that stackyard posted awhile back and asked about em via PM.Got the same answer as you.


If you ever find a couple - even just a frame I'll take it. In fact I am really only after the frame, as I want to make something of a beach cruiser out of it.
Martin Christopher Hartley

http://raleightwenty.webs.com - the top web resource for the Raleigh Twenty

brauluver
Posts: 3646
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Adelaide N/E

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby brauluver » Sat May 16, 2009 10:48 pm

hartleymartin wrote:
In fact I am really only after the frame, as I want to make something of a beach cruiser out of it.


You and me both buddy.... you and me both :wink:

User avatar
cycles gitane
Posts: 381
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:44 pm
Location: Near the Dandenong Creek cycle trail, Eastern Melbourne

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby cycles gitane » Sun May 17, 2009 6:43 pm

stackyard59 wrote: Is your Skidstar feeling banished and lonely at the back of the shed cause it’s different? :shock: Has it’s Altenberger’s turned to hamburger? Has it’s power brakes got the reliability of the Sydney grid? Fear not! We here at The 2nd Annual Canberra Vintage & Classic Bicycle Ride have planned a large group therapy session for all those Skidstars in need of their cousins. Come join us on the 20th Sept, and let those Skidstars receive the attention they deserve.


Thanks for the invitation stackyard59, my Skidstar needs more nourishment on it's bare frame......
The wish list:
1. chrome chain guard
2. checker seat
3. double light set with speedo......tell me I'm dreaming :)
4. reasonably priced decal set

Will I find these parts in Canberra if I make the trip from Melbourne??


Image

PS I rebuilt this bike from a bare frame and forks. The quest to complete the bike started "only" 8 years ago.
So there is hope for others who seek a similar result.
cheers
cycles gitane
There is NO room in the shed for the next bike! New shed rqd.

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Sun May 17, 2009 7:04 pm

The Gt i pictured began life the same !! The bare frame came from Hawks Nest,front forks from teddybear (brisbane),other parts came from anywhere and everywhere. A kings ransom now for double headlights and seats :evil: ,white chaingaurds can be found without to much hassle,(have one available if needed) and rechromed.Sticker kits cost about $85.00 .I just make do with whatever and get it on the road,and worry about the smaller things later.All Skidstars,Standard models and Cantilever are most welcome here in September no matter what condition.
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

User avatar
lemmiwinks
Posts: 1249
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:34 am
Location: Northern Tablelands NSW

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby lemmiwinks » Mon May 18, 2009 11:22 am

hartleymartin wrote:I don't deal with Ebay any more because of problems I have had with their customer service. I just got pissed off at them one too many times. The next idiotic Ebay customer service person I have to deal with shall regret the day he/she met me.


OT here, but you do realise that eBay customer service is no more responsible for disputes between you and a buyer/seller than the Editor of the local paper would be if you bought something out of the classifieds?
"...for many people your life is not worth the effort it takes to pay attention or the extra few seconds they may need to wait before they can safely get around you."-BikeSnobNYC

User avatar
hartleymartin
Posts: 5153
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Fairfield, NSW
Contact:

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby hartleymartin » Mon May 18, 2009 12:07 pm

lemmiwinks wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:I don't deal with Ebay any more because of problems I have had with their customer service. I just got pissed off at them one too many times. The next idiotic Ebay customer service person I have to deal with shall regret the day he/she met me.


OT here, but you do realise that eBay customer service is no more responsible for disputes between you and a buyer/seller than the Editor of the local paper would be if you bought something out of the classifieds?


I got unpaid item strikes from having had my account hacked into and someone putting on bids that were not from me, and then trying to sell other stuff in my account. Trying to get the mess sorted out just made me stressed and mad over and over again, so I refuse to have anything to do with ebay these days. The closest I'll come is getting someone else to buy something for me, and paying them cash in hand for it. I personally will not deal with ebay.

Still in the market for a Skidstar GT, even if it is only frame and forks!
Martin Christopher Hartley

http://raleightwenty.webs.com - the top web resource for the Raleigh Twenty

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:51 am

I have and proudly own a MALVERN STAR SKIDSTAR wondering if anyone out there can tell me a way of getting the complete set of decals of the bike cheers Manny.

User avatar
im_no_pro
Super Mod
Super Mod
Posts: 6015
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:29 pm
Location: Geelong

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:50 pm

hartleymartin wrote:
lemmiwinks wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:I don't deal with Ebay any more because of problems I have had with their customer service. I just got pissed off at them one too many times. The next idiotic Ebay customer service person I have to deal with shall regret the day he/she met me.


OT here, but you do realise that eBay customer service is no more responsible for disputes between you and a buyer/seller than the Editor of the local paper would be if you bought something out of the classifieds?


I got unpaid item strikes from having had my account hacked into and someone putting on bids that were not from me, and then trying to sell other stuff in my account. Trying to get the mess sorted out just made me stressed and mad over and over again, so I refuse to have anything to do with ebay these days. The closest I'll come is getting someone else to buy something for me, and paying them cash in hand for it. I personally will not deal with ebay.

Still in the market for a Skidstar GT, even if it is only frame and forks!


Was it someone you knew?? Struggling to see someone hacking into random ebay accounts. Security of your account details are your responsibility, not that of Ebay. Whilst your case may be genuine, plenty of others who have genuine unpaid strikes will most likely try to use the same 'excuse' every day. How are they supposed to tell who is and isnt genuine?? Ebay is one of the main reasons IMO collecting and restoring old bikes has become a lot more popular and accessible as it is an accessible marketplace.
master6 wrote: Moderators are like Club Handicappers; I often think they are wrong, but I dont want the job.

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:33 pm

There's an old skidstar bike on ebay at the moment I think its sitting on around $20.00

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:25 pm

Thanks armjon but Ive tried looks like the restoration might have to take a bit longer.

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:52 am

You can also try http://www.decals4motorcycles.com.au
He is based in Lidcombe.Costs for GTS/GT Skidstar kits are approx $75.00
Other skidstar parts sources include:
Universe cycles in Parramatta,They have complete NOS bikes as well as parts including Shimano 333 Power brakes,guards and such.They are closing up very shortly.(Nice guys and actually SJH relatives) but make sure you have a very large bank account !!
Teddybear66 on ebay has Skidstar parts that come up now and then.
The most success ive had is just plain advertising in local papers ,community billboards in shopping centres and such.Recently I picked up a GTS frame(No, not for sale),and a very nice cherry red Fireball Chopper this way !
Trevor
Image
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

User avatar
jaseyjase
Posts: 2764
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:52 am

^^^ i really like that chainring.

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:08 pm

Image

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:40 am

Hi Skidstarmm
Another Gt, bloody brilliant. The seat looks in great condition !! They are very hard things to find, so your doing well. The rear wheel is a Sturmey Archer Drum Brake/Dyno? Ist thing i would change if mine would be the chain guard. (As you may know)the original shape jobs come in white and can be found on the roadster models.Chromework costs are skyhigh,so for a temp fix i just chrome paint them !! We went down and cruised Melbourne cbd and local area bike shops (CV&CBR Poster Distribution) last week with three Skidstars.We had a ball (although a tad cold)and got the bikes out in the public eye causing good interest. Any others in your group/area got em?
Trevor
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:36 pm

Thanks for the comment Trevor im probably the only one in our club thats got one but Ill tell you what one of the members has is 3 in 1 yes speedo radio and light for the Skidstar yes very rare they cleaned out a lot of bike shops in the late 70's and early 80's cheers Manny.

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:40 pm

Hi Manny
The three in one sounds an interesting item indeed. Any chance of a photo or two? GTS Speedwells also had two double headlight options. One was the same body as the GT( same manufacturer i'd imagine!) but had no speedo fitted.It had orange indicators fitted on the sides.I have only ever seen one example ! I retro fitted it to a GT at the Museum here a few years back.Sure would like to find another.The other was the double bodied red lipped dragstar type.
The 69 GTS pictured below came in repainted and restickered. It's an original five speed thats also been retro fitted with Altenburger brakes.I just havn't got around to repainting it as yet,hopefully soon.I have the seat, 333 power brake setup,Five speed shifter(Dragstar wooden ball type) 27 x 1 1/4 white wall tyres ready for it when i finally get it together.
Trevor
Image
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:31 pm

Did u mean 27/1/4 white walls can u still get them let me know & the shifter meaning a Sturmey Archer sport shift wooden knob shifter ?

User avatar
stackyard59
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Location: Canberra,Cycle Path Heaven

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby stackyard59 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:15 pm

27 x 1 1/4 white walls are made in Europe and have to be privately imported,and yes S/A sports shift.
Ravenous Wantamuchamous

skidstarmm
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Location: Adelaide S.A

Re: Skidstar Therapy

Postby skidstarmm » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:24 pm

Sorry Trevor I saw your blue olympic 27'inch I didnt comment but hear it is very nice havent seen another skid star of a different colour but a while back i saw one on ebay a green colour but it was early 70's I think what year do u say ows are curious to know?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dazza22, Thoglette