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1969 roadstar conversion

Postby ashleydburgess » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:38 pm

Hey

I have finished building/converting a rusty old frame I found on the side of the road that someone wanted $45 for. I think that I have narrowed it down to being a malvern star 1969/70 roadstar 1 star. Thought I might share some pictures of the rebuild and final product for people to comment on.

I have converted it to fixed gear and pretty much changed everything but the frame but am really happy with how it rides.
Opinions and criticism welcome.

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Original purchase

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After sanding it back and using paint stripper

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Ding in the top tube fixed with some bog

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Primer filler coat

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More primer filler

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Now in need of top coat, decals, clear coat and some new forks (the old ones were bent beyond repair and the thread was burred

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Decals arrived from cyclomondo on eBay

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Black acrylic done

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Decals and clearcoat

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Decals

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Seat tube decal (now forever off centre grrrr)

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Awaiting the group set to arrive from velomine - loving the suede San Marco saddle !

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More waiting on the group set (and wheels being built by velomine in the USA)

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Finally built up!!! (minus rear tyre and chain!


I have been riding it heaps now and am really getting used to riding fixed. Am thinking that I should put some riser bars on it because the track drops I have on it aren't really comfortable or practical for commuting on. But I really wanted to build the vision I had had in my head for ages now.

Love some feedback on what I should change. The group set and seatpost are miche primato track, miche primato high flange hubs built onto velocity b43 hubs thanks to velomine.
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Re: 1969 roadstar conversion

Postby RichoVonBlack77 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:52 pm

The black and gold theme works for me!( but more "conservative " folks might disagree), ride her with pride mon,
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Re: 1969 roadstar conversion

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:23 pm

That tab under the down-tube is for a chainguard. I would have gone for more of a vintage look, but hey it's your ride and if you like then that's what counts.
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Re: 1969 roadstar conversion

Postby maccayak » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:43 pm

Maybe an old Skidstar? Anyway another saved old bike so thats gotta be good. A lot of work went into that by the looks of it.

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Re: 1969 roadstar conversion

Postby ghostpoet » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 am

Black and Gold looks great. Sweet build
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Re: 1969 roadstar conversion

Postby devilishdesigner » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:53 am

wonderfully sinister looking colour combo :D
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