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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.
After sanding it back and using paint stripper
Ding in the top tube fixed with some bog
Primer filler coat
More primer filler
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
Decals arrived from cyclomondo on eBay
Black acrylic done
Decals and clearcoat
Seat tube decal (now forever off centre grrrr)
Awaiting the group set to arrive from velomine - loving the suede San Marco saddle !
More waiting on the group set (and wheels being built by velomine in the USA)
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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