Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby narcotics » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:23 pm

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#01840 mens , rear facing dropouts, there is blue paint under the silver. Someone resprayed shimmed the handle bars on there & also put a nail in with seat pole.
Rear hub is immaculate, rims look like they were shiny when parked until the chain rusted itself together.

I have more photos I'll upload soon.
https://ibb.co/nJymKF

Favorit coaster hub.
magistroni cranks (italy)
Kaga 28" 1 3/8 rims (japan)
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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:08 pm

^^^ narcotics pic
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What's this of 6.1MB pic? Use the full image BBCode to copy and paste.
ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby starnut » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks tedsbikes and Clydesdale Scot. Much appreciated.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby FJ45 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am

Hello,
I have an old Malvern Star 2 star Ladies bicycle. The serial number is 5M 16180 located on the top of the frame where the seat post slides into the frame. Any idea on how old this bike is?
Cheers

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 pm

1945, Melbourne build

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby elfoam » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:31 am

maccayak wrote:Try again. Hopefully you can see photos.

Not pre 30, Im guessing about 65ish. Bought it on ebay over the weekend to add to my growing stable of Malvern Stars of a similar vintage. I know its a base model cheaper frame. Most of the frame looks the quality of basic skidstars I have. Just the rear drop out is different.

What can members tell me about this frame? Presume it was a budget model track bike that brakes could be fitted to. Looks like its had brakes fitted in a previous life.

Cheers Geoff

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Indeed that one is a Semi racer. they were called a Semi racer in fact. But it would have had mudgaurds and lights when new.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby MHJonesRegister » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:13 am

Hi, new to the forum and just found this old thread. Quite interested to know age of my 2star track bike frame numbered 4P 1586. The BB has stamped in it BB GR23 and "Made in England". The fork is not original and the groupset is a bit of a mismatch that I wouldn't rely on. That said, the quill stem is an old alloy Phillips (with open "rear end") I think Williams crank set. Much appreciated!

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:25 am

the numbering convention would indicate 1944 Perth build.
Whether it is a track frame or a road frame having rear facing dropouts would need photos.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby RazzOnTheRoad » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:24 pm

Hi, I've got my great grandfather's bike that I thought was a Malvern Star. It's got the right 2 star forks, but no stars on the frame. The frame serial number is D6806 which is stamped on the down tube near where the seat post goes in.
Any help with this would be great. I think it's early 30s or late 20s.
The bottom bracket is a Bayliss Wiley and the coaster hub is a Favorit (not sure it was original).
This is my first post, so if photos are needed I'll work that out later.
Thanks in advance, Ryan

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Jojet » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:59 am

I recently bought a second hand Malvern Star bike with M4J51960 imprinted below the crankshaft. Does this indicate it is a 1960 model? If not, please advise what year it would have been made. Thank you.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:19 pm

It's not a 1960 model. It sounds like a much later model, but will require photos if you want an accurate opinion.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Torana68 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:29 pm

RazzOnTheRoad wrote:...................... It's got the right 2 star forks, but no stars on the frame. .............................n

photos would be needed but generally no stars = no malvern star , sounds like something else with MS forks
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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby RazzOnTheRoad » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:35 pm

Torana68 wrote:photos would be needed but generally no stars = no malvern star , sounds like something else with MS forks

Thanks for the response; here she is in all her glory...
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Bike before any tear down

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'D6808' stamped on seat post tube

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front of frame

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top of forks and down tube

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...and a pile of parts

any help in working out the exact age or make of this bike would be great. Cheers, Ryan

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Ryan
any details on wheel size and are there any engravings on the chainset (look on the back of the ring and crank arms)?
Philip

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Torana68 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:12 pm

what do the do the seat stays look like where they bolt to the chain stays? (pic please)
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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby bicyclepassion » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:38 pm

Good old genetic roadster frame with pressed ends, with Malvern Star forks.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby RazzOnTheRoad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:46 pm

Torana68 wrote:what do the do the seat stays look like where they bolt to the chain stays? (pic please)

Wheels are 28", not matching rims, front is a 40 hole hub, rear is 36 hole.

Seat post bolt section
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Bolt section near rear drop out
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bottom bracket
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and sorry, I'm still trying to clean 80 odd years of grime from the crankset and crank arms, haven't seen any writing on those thus far, but there is a load of crust on them...

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Torana68 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:49 pm

ok , it may be a Speedwell frame but there are some differences that leave me at "may be" not "is"
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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Redbull04 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi everyone, I have an old Malvern Star frame with a 4 digit serial number "3M 7062"
I was just wondering if anyone could help in identifying a year of production?
Or any other information about this particular frame.

Thanks

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:18 pm

1943 Melbourne

Photos are needed to help identify the original style of the bike.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby DavidW » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:22 pm

I have recently been given a Malvern Star 5 Star track frame serial no. P8911, 27" wheels, BSA crank. Can you help with year? Thanks.

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby feelthewheel » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:04 am

Hi DavidW. You might find reading this helpful:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=76629

Given we've spent years (and our own money) accumulating knowledge, as vintage bicycle enthusiasts we're a bit reticent in replying to new posts that are other people's lazy preparation for a listing on fleabay or the like.

That said, what are your plans? If it's just to sell then please offer it first to forum members who know how to preserve and respect it. You can only ruin an old bike once ...

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Amh » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:25 pm

I have a double star its 16788 thats it on rear wheel drop out part. Pre 30s?

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Amh » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:37 am

Anyone?

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Re: Pre 1930 Malvern Star serial numbers

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:22 pm

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