1930's Malvern Star Frame - how easy to complete ?

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1930's Malvern Star Frame - how easy to complete ?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:19 am

Hi all retro fans.

I am going through the process of looking at making a fixie in Steel, and have been looking at some of this retro stuff, and found this frame for sale on ebay

1930 Malvern Star frame

Given the age, and some of the stuff missing - BB, crank/chainring, wheels, seat & post - how easy/expensive would it be to get some parts to make it age appropriate (not exact) ?

Alos, some feedback on the ad blurb would be great

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by BNA » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:34 pm

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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:34 pm

In a word, shitloads! :cry:
I expect that the frame will sell for a fair bit - the 'Major Taylor' headstem alone will pretty well guarantee that. By the time you add contemporaneous :wink: wheels, running gear, seat / seat post, you'll be up for a fair bit in parts and still have to decide whether to restore or repair the frame.
That's not meant to be negative - I don't mean that it isn't worth doing!
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Postby cludence » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:27 am

Yes I agree, it could potentially cost a fair amount. Worth doing but only if you are not in a rush to complete it and are happy to sit it out and wait for passable prices on ebay for the components you will need. Otherwise you'll join the bidding war and pay top price for the parts. -That's if they show up on ebay. I am hunting specific parts from the same era at present and it is not easy. But nevertheless it is fun slowly getting a bike back together to restore.

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Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:38 am

OK cool then. I didn't realise quite how much it might be worth.

I'll keep an eye on it to see what it ends up as

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Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:02 pm

Ended up going for just over $300

Bugger all really, but too much for my budget :D
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