Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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Hi, I have a Malvern 3 star Elizabethan bike that has lost some of her parts. Can anyone tell me how to identify the size and where I might buy a chain ring, chain, mud guard and dress skirt.
The photo posted by Clydesdale Scot is the same.
welcome, somehow I missed this thread
chainring and mudguards: searching for other period bikes made at the time to salvage parts from might be the easiest option.
I bought some new mudguards (for the old style Indian made bikes) but then I bought an old set at a bike swap meeting.
Chain: any bike shop, it is a 1/8" chain
skirt net: they often appear on e bay, the most reliable source is this German store
any chance of photos in the other thread?
Hi there Clydesdale Scot, I was beginning to think no one was out there.
Thanks for the reply. I have been looking for old bikes that might fit the bill, but without success. There don't seem to be many places that have bikes 60 years old, funny enough.
If you still have your Elizabethan, could you please measure the chain ring, ( i think that is what it is called), diameter for me, at least I will know if i'm in the ball park.
My son bought a new one that fitted, but the pedal arm hit the frame, so I don't know how to identify the correct one.
I really appreciate your help, this bike is of sentimental value, I was really upset when I discovered that parts had been taken of while I had it in storage.
I have photos, but I'm not sure how to post them here.
Sandra is after a chainset like this
cottered, 46 teeth, preferably in Sydney.
Anyone have a spare in their parts bin?
we can now see why Sandra is after a chainset
more bad news- My son thinks that the back cog is too rusted to keep. I am seeking professional advice.
Also, can anyone tell me where to buy tools suitable for these old bikes, (our new ones don’t fit), imperial sizes I’m guessing. (That way we can fix bearings etc. ourselves). Do I need buy from UK online, or can you buy them here?
happy to illustrate
do you have a friendly local bike shop where they look kindly at old bikes?
They could help with the clean, and check of the moving parts and help with tyres and tubes.
Hi, Ghostpoet and Philip,
Thanks again for your imput.
yes, there are a couple of shops, but there are 2 considerations:
Cost- I would like to minimize as much as possible, so the more we can do ourselves the better.
The other consideration is the logistics of getting the bike to the shop-it won't fit in my car and waiting for someone else to be free, when the shop is open is taking too long.
So the correct tools would help.
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