Malvern Star Appreciation Society

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby morini » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:58 pm

peteGS wrote:
morini wrote:Is that engine a Ducati Cucciolo?

Cheers


Hey mate, yep it sure is, a 1949 T2.

It's the reason for the whole Malvern Star restoration... I'm trying to restore both and keep them authentic to the era.

I'm very keen to get this done and this is my first attempt at a true vintage restoration.


Where did you find one of them? Got anymore?

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby peteGS » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:41 am

morini wrote:Where did you find one of them? Got anymore?

Chris


My dad gave it to me, no idea why he had one floating around but I'm not complaining :)

No more I'm afraid, just the one...

It's gonna be fun restoring it!
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Saro28 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:30 am

MS TriComp XST Tange 1000 frame/ cromo forks with fullysic paint 8)

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I've had it for a few yrs, gets lent out for cycle events like Syd to Gong. I've just put another set of bars on (flipped ladies, path racer style) for potential sale.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby benny_123 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Recently just got my first Malvern Star from a certain auction site, i am going to attempt my first restoration of a bike. Will post some pics as soon as i get them sorted out
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:20 am

Here is the most recent state of adaptation of the late 70's Double X.
Shifting now with downtube shifters - i could not cope with the original bar end shifters.
7 speed cassete with 6 speed index shifters, adjusted to be unable to access the smallest cog.
currently running a 9-speed chain.
Original cranks, handlebars, derailleurs and frontbrake.
Next stage will be to put a more modern front brake on for better stopping power.
(And perhaps a larger outer ring for more downhill speed)
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby koen » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:57 am

Wow..handlebar tape! The money you spend on that bike :)
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:08 pm

elantra wrote:7 speed cassete with 6 speed index shifters, adjusted to be unable to access the smallest cog.

It doesn't have to be that way. Shimano levers go into friction mode once you go past the last click, so you can set it up to 'index' low gear against the derailleur limit screw. I ran an 8 speed cassette with a 7 speed shifter this way for a while.
koen wrote:The money you spend on that bike

There are worse ways to spend money... "I spent half of my money on women and booze. The other half I wasted." WC Fields. :lol:
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:25 pm

rkelsen wrote:
elantra wrote:7 speed cassete with 6 speed index shifters, adjusted to be unable to access the smallest cog.

It doesn't have to be that way. Shimano levers go into friction mode once you go past the last click, so you can set it up to 'index' low gear against the derailleur limit screw. I ran an 8 speed cassette with a 7 speed shifter this way for a while.

Thanks for that - i will see if i can get it working as you describe.
koen wrote:The money you spend on that bike

I think someone gave me that handlebar tape because they did not like the colour..... :wink:
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby koen » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:00 pm

elantra wrote:
koen wrote:The money you spend on that bike

I think someone gave me that handlebar tape because they did not like the colour..... :wink:


The dogs seemed quite unimpressed with the colour too.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Johnbright » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:38 pm

I have just finished my 2 star project. I saved it from op shop a few of months ago, they were going to take to the tip. I had to push to get them to take just $2 for it, they wanted nothing. Bike was not going and had non original bars, grips, wheels multiple bad paint jobs etc. The frame and forks wernt perfect but underneath all the paint the frame was not rusty. The serial no is 5.7125 at top of seat post join and it has welded risers. I honestly don't know how old it is, but it is thought to be fairly old bike. Thanks to my father in law Dave for paint job, Warren for information, and in particular Deb for cranks etc. I am looking forward to getting out on it with the misses who has also just finished her 2 star ladies resto. Image
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Johnbright » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:04 pm

And this is the misses 2 star. Not bad. Picked up from Queenscliff for $36 in orig condition with light rust all over. Has new wheels, guards and seat but the rest in original but re chromed, repainted.Image
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:03 pm

They are both very nice jobs Johnbright. Great work.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Johnbright » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:29 pm

Thanks LG
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:33 pm

I concur, nice bikes. Curious what's going on with the fork tips and the bands next to the logos? Looks sort of metallic but not chrome?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Johnbright » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks Cray,
Nothing special re fork ends, originlal part chromed ends, not rechromed, discovered once paint stripped off. Just left it and painted down and trimmed.
I'd appreciate any other guess as to age of it.
Cheers,

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:58 am

Very nice, especially the men's bike, i REALLY like the look of that.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:45 am

Johnbright wrote:I'd appreciate any other guess as to age of it.
Cheers,

John

Is the Warren you refer to in an earlier post bicyclepassion? If it is, go with whatever he has told you.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Johnbright » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:44 pm

LG yes he has advised the upside down serial number 5.7215 is unusual and may be a non conforming serial no and based on other details estimates 29-34.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby harcs » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:26 pm

This is my current collection of Star Racers
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1939 One Star 1955 Two Star 1940 Three Star

Only two more Stars to go
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Wal42 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:25 pm

My daily commuter bike

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Malvern Star Kenetic Touring with Suntour Edge 6 speed groupo.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby RobertFrith » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:04 pm

Johnbright wrote:I have just finished my 2 star project Image

That is pretty, which rims did you use?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:47 pm

Finished my train station bike, spent more on new parts than I had originally planned (always the way). It's a Malvern Star Special 10, which copped a metallic blue respray straight over the original slightly less metalic blue by its previous owner, I rubbed back the main tubes with some steel wool but got bored and never finished the tricky bits around the lugs. It rides like a dog, the 52/16 is a bit too much to push even on my relatively flat, 3km ride to the train station. Absolutely bone jarring ride compared to my Repco/Nishiki. Can I put that down to the heavy gauge hi-ten steel forks and bars as opposed to Cro-Mo?

Old Parts: A pair of well used Mavic Open 4CD's (not the lovely wear patterns) on Shimano 600 hubs, Vittoria tyres, Sugino RT cranks with 52t drillium chainring and a few washers, Selle Italia TransAm saddle, cable housing, Custom branded stem & misc steel drops.

New parts: Generic 16t SS conversion kit, KMC Chain, brake cables, bar tape, alloy seat post, Dia-Compe long reach callipers and aero levers, Wellgo M-111 pedals (not pictured).

Photo shows SR Suntour platform pedals, horrible things to ride on without toe clips as gravity keeps them spindle side up, OUCH!

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:05 pm

Can anyone help decode a serial number? I recently picked up a Malvern Star AL12 Mixte. It has Shimano Golden Arrow shifters, FD and RD so I'm assuming it is a mid-80's model? The number stamped on the underside of the BB is M3J74577. Thanks!
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby RB25VP » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:29 pm

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malvern star corsa been in storage for years has surface rust on frame was goin too fixie it but have too many bikes
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Mustang » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 am

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