Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

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Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby devilishdesigner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:02 pm

I came across something a little bit special today, and was wondering if someone could tell me a litltle moreabout it. I have no particular need for a childs bike but could not leave this sitting when I saw it.

I assume it is a 1960's or earlier young childs bike. It is built like a quarter scale roadbike complete with stars on the top of the forks and in the head lugs, pressed rear dropouts and welded in front ones, westwood wheels really excited me too, araya 18x1 3/8 and quite salveagable. It appears to have never had brakes fitted aside from the backpedal rear. It is hard to tell but I would believe the seat and one pedal are the only non-original parts.

The frame is very poorly stamped but I believe it reads
441
11

I will post a photo soon, but I have not been able to spot anything on the web so far relating to early kids bikes, so would love to get an idea of it's ageand see what it may have looked like in it's day.
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Re: Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby devilishdesigner » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:53 pm

Some pics finally. What do people think?
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Re: Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby rollin » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:08 am

That's really cool, you don't see the old one like that come up to often, I had the same era but it was a girls bike..
Would Look great restored..
You don't see much love for kids bikes around here unfortunately
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Re: Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:52 am

Huggiebear has a nice bike in the kids bike thread
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Re: Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby devilishdesigner » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:52 pm

Thanks, can anyone confirm the period of it? I'm assuming 1950's/1960's? I'm familiar with the 1970's onwards kids bikes (dragsters, bmxs etc) but this is something a bit new to me. Would be nice to see it ridden again.
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Re: Anyone know about vintage Malvern Star kids bikes?

Postby rollin » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:17 pm

I'd day 40s or 50s....but I'm no MALVERN star expert, bicycle passion would be more help..
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