Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

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Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Johnj » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:14 am

Just seen this one on eBay. It is a ladies Malvern Star Coronation Elizabethan, identical to the one in this ad:

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I haven't decided whether it is a thing of beauty or a hideous abomination. The styling seems to derive from the suspended hard-tyre safeties of the 1880s, so I guess it was "retro" (in the modern sense of the word) even when new. Even the name is a pun.

Does anyone know if production continued after 1953?
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Torana68 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:23 am

:shock: pretty popular those ladies ones.....
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby elk » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:49 am

I was told that they made them for some time after 53 and that they were designed to resemble the crown .
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:59 pm

The give away is what's on the trumpeter's flag...
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby scratchman » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:12 pm

ValleyForge wrote:The give away is what's on the trumpeter's flag...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Johnj » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:56 pm

ValleyForge wrote:The give away is what's on the trumpeter's flag...


Yeah, saw that...

At first I thought it stood for Bruce Small.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby bridgethegap71 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:07 pm

I have four of those now and still collecting so if anyone has one that they want to sell, drop me a pm
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:06 pm

bridgethegap71 wrote:I have four of those now and still collecting so if anyone has one that they want to sell, drop me a pm
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Four Queens?

Not much beats that...
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Torana68 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:18 pm

Four Queens?

Not much beats that...[/quote]


I reckon I could find five in darlinghurst.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:51 pm

Torana68 wrote:Four Queens?

Not much beats that...


I reckon I could find five in darlinghurst.


Ooooh but the upkeep on them daaahling - send you broke. And all that lubricant too.

Or are we back to the "bent-curious" topic. :wink:
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby stackyard59 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:09 am

Err ,on the MS Coronation here, ist seen in approx 53 ,production ran to approx 55.Gents models were a bland/boring design compaired. Paintjobs varied in the later ones. Some models came out with inverted curved top bar,and are now rare. My 55 was a deep purple (nice) once, now badly painted over and faded.The frames could be damaged at the seat tube /top bar connection if big mumma tranny did the canal jump effort !!! :shock: Nearly all fitted with single speed, "Favourite" hubs and Araya curve side rims.Much more usable in hilly Sydney if fitted with a S/A TCW.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Pedalhead » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:42 am

Ah haaa, I was wondering if this would bring you back out of the "shed". You have quite an assortment Trevor.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby sixx » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:38 pm

i reckon they look pretty cool.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby cludence » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:43 pm

Trevor,

Do you have the mens version or pics of one? I have a three star here which I suspect may be one because underneath the spray can paint is blue and gold colouring. I just cannot find any pics of one to reference from.

I also have a ladies one, just cant remember which way the tubes are. (Currently hiding in friends shed)

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:53 pm

Guaranteed forever! (according to the picture).

How is THAT for quality build. I wonder if Malvern Star will still honour it.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby stackyard59 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:54 pm

Karen,i don't, but cuz Andrew has a three star model,(maybe/maybe not Coronation) with paintwork very ornate in original form ,although was weathered.He is now in the process of replication.I did see a gent's model pics at the now defunct museum,have none myself i'm afraid.I see andrew in a couple of days ,so i'll ask him for some pics. Andy have you any pics of your cranks for me,so i can match your missing one for your SS?
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby silverlight » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:56 pm

hi Stackyard
I have one of those with the inverted top tube, I have never seen another and any advertising i have seen shows the bar as per ads.
I was told by the previous owner that it was acquired in the 50's but they cannot remember the year, it had since been hanging in the shed in outback SA, I haven't cleaned it up but looks to be gold and blue under the dirt, dust etc. The lugs arent anything special but has the 3 stars.
From Memory i think it has a renak rear hub, saddle is italian (though may have been replaced), original wire basket and tyres.
Ill see if i can get a picture up
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby stackyard59 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:57 am

If you can post a pic up for those who havn't spotted one as yet, to see the difference would be good. I hope to have mine ready for the next Sydney Tweed Ride held in June, on the Queens birthday longweekend for Linda to ride. Would be very appropriate i would think. 8)
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby silverlight » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:13 pm

This is the one i have..

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:11 pm

and this is to be 'refurbished'.
I am seeking high quality images of the decals and any lining work on "Coronation" frame
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby bicyclepassion » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:06 am

Does the inverted bar version pictured have a serial number anywhere?
Has anyone actually seen a gents version in the flesh? I would love to see a pic of one.
The brochure shot of a gents version referred to would be handy for my Malvern Star archive.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby silverlight » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:38 pm

Hi Warren
My inverted Coronation has a serial of 3P 1468 which is located on the seat collar on the seat tube.
I too have never seen mens version of the Coronation however but I do know of a friend who has a chainring which i have seen with crowns cut into them much like BSA had shaped into theirs. I cant remember the make/model it came off but I would think that this chainring shaped with crowns would've been off these models??
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby cycles gitane » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:11 pm

I found the following link by doing a quick search on the NLA site... an ad from 1953.

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/27169812?searchTerm=malvern%20star%20coronation

As others have said it seems the colour and decals were the only changes for the gents bike.
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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby cludence » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:55 pm

I found a postcard I had advertising the Coronation but unfortunately it is a repro and the bike is blue. :(

Silverlight, I was told that several chainrings with the crown were made and given to various countries as a gift. Each country was given one only. A long time bike store owner in Sydney had one but I recently heard that it was sold to a private collector. This information was provided by a reputable source it is just the number of chainrings that were given I am unsure of.

Warren, I have a very decrepid men's 3 star that has purple and gold paint underneath peeling spray can paint. I have yet had a chance to remove any more of the paint to see if it is actually a coronation. I will try and get to it shortly.

I'll also look through some of my old papers to see if there are any adverts.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:56 am

Thanks for that ad
" majestic Royal Purple and Gold finish, sparkling all-chrome fittings, distinctively regal transfers and other magnificent exclusive Malvern Star features..."
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