Malvern Star Appreciation Society

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:59 pm

perhaps contact the member who had a similar bike
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and if he still has it, ask to get better quality photos
then make up some decals and have them printed off
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Gordonhooker » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Just purchased this frame and forks on ebay and was looking for some ideas on the best place to chase up bottom bracket and head stem for the beastie... I am actually going to make a fixie out of this beast.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star ... true&rt=nc
OI onya bike!!!
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:24 pm

I was just trawling through pics on the PC and realised I hadn't posted this here, the Torago I posted on page 1 eventually got rebuilt and as it was completely the wrong size for me I sold it at the start of the year. Came up pretty good :) .

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby michael_w » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:21 pm

Came across an old Malvern Star frame and fork set in the loft of our scout hall. It's been there for goodness knows how long and I plan to see how I can recycle it! Plans are to (hopefully) turn it into a single speed bike for myself. It will be a slow and steady affair, but I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm

Fellas , bought this at a garage sale today..
Any thoughts on what model Malvern it is or likely age ?
Ive trolled thru the forums but no luck. I havent had a chance to look for a serial number as its too cold outside !
Anyway, I couldnt pass on it.

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:02 am

I am interested in what the experts think, I would have picked it as being something else with MS decals because there are no Stars on the head tube or embossed into the forks.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby morini » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:32 am

That's a pretty groovy bike you've got there.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:39 am

There is a stamp on the frame under the BB that says.... 15 - Brampton England.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Markc_ » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Hi, I bought a Malvern Star frame and fork set from a local market today and was after some info on it.
It's has two star head tube and looks like a track bike. Also has a BSA crankset. Serial number on rear dropout is 95620.
Bike has original paint covered in surface rust with original decals still showing.
Any help would be good.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Smithy78 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:09 am

Can anyone shed any light on what tubing was used on the Malvern Star XL600?
I've got the opportunity to purchase one (full Shimano 600 arabesque) but would like to know some more details about the frame if possible.
All it has is a sticker which says "Fully Lugged Frame, Hand Brazed to High Speed Touring Specifications"
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:37 am

Markc_ wrote:Hi, I bought a Malvern Star frame and fork set from a local market today and was after some info on it.
It's has two star head tube and looks like a track bike. Also has a BSA crankset. Serial number on rear dropout is 95620.
Bike has original paint covered in surface rust with original decals still showing.
Any help would be good.


BSA cranks dates it to most likely pre 80s but from that info it's difficult to say any more, i'm not really familiar with MS serials. Get some photos up and it will be easy to get a lot more info.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Markc_ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:52 am

ldrcycles wrote:
BSA cranks dates it to most likely pre 80s but from that info it's difficult to say any more, i'm not really familiar with MS serials. Get some photos up and it will be easy to get a lot more info.


Sweet I'll try to get som photos up
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Markc_ » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:49 pm

Heres a few photos

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Well i was right, definitely pre 80s :lol: . Going off the English headset and the shape of the rear dropouts I'd say 40s or 50s, and looks a nice bit of gear. The dropouts are for a single speed or hub geared setup but it's not really a track bike per se, more what was known as a path racer, something that could be used both on the road and the track.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Markc_ » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:08 am

Thanks for the info, I will look into the Path racers. Sorry about the upside down and sideways photos.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jks » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:13 am

Hi Team,
It has been some time since I have posted anything but I wanted to share this 2 star step through - garage sale for $25. I would love to know if she has all the orig. parts. mud guards are in the shed.... too lazy to strip them back. she was painted green all over even the rims so i decided to take her back to metal and just clear coat her except i undercoated the frame. frame is in great condition - no pitting! SN number is 00125 so not sure of age - any help on identifying the age and what is original is appreciated. also on the Malvern Star page
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jks » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:03 am

hmmm - moved pics in error - sorry team...... here they are. - think she may be a late 50's early 60's thing. tempted to rip the hub out and make her shine. any thoughts?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby trackside » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:23 pm

How many actual malvern star hand made 5 stars (non production) frames are kicking around out there....
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby trackside » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:55 pm

1963 Malvern Star 5 Star
Hand made by Tom Dell'amato in Northcote, Melbourne. Reynolds 531

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Repainted by Rupert Bates (as shown) in 1980
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby akq » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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