Malvern Star Appreciation Society

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:59 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 5:01 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
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:24 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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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:24 am

Came across a seemingly period complete (but without trimmings) 2 star mens bike from the 50's in its obligatory coat of yellow house paint and somewhat locked up driveline just recently. And it would have fitted me. But I was put off by the $100 price tag...

Was I too hasty?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Tinker » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:01 pm

For that era and that price I don't think you were too hasty. I've seen them for $20 before so $100 seems a tad steep.

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jadecu » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:28 am

Hi guys,

I've got a Malvern Star Sprint which has a stem that has 4 bolts on it. Would that be the original stem for a malvern star sprint?
I'm also keen to know what year the bike was produced. It has a serial number starting with S5. I think it was made in the 80s but would like to find out for sure.

Thanks

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby commando » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:36 pm

On the first page of this thread I posted an MS I had picked up. It had lots of unoriginal bits on it, such as the deraillers and such. I couldn't use the outside rear cog as the chain wouldn't clear the seat stay.
I only recently had a chance to do anything with it, mostly because I had picked it up just a couple days after my daughter was born so I've been busy with that.

I haven't done much other than strip all the gears and associated bits off. I rebuilt the rear rim with a coaster brake (my first wheel build), threw on a modern crank I had laying around and changed a few other small bits. It's not done, but I'm riding it around as is to get a feel for it. I haven't wrapped the bars yet as I'll be changing the front brake and lever, and the silly seat post clamp is just what I had laying around that fit.
Will be doing a city pub/coffee ride all day Sunday, so should have a good idea of how it works by the end of the day.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:52 pm

Re Jadecu- no idea, perhaps post some photos if you can.

Re Commando - that is a really awesome rebuild.
just a few questions, where do you get coaster brakes from these days, and why did you elect to replace the front centre-pull brake ?
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