Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby Endo » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:23 pm

That is well tasteful. Well done! That be some serious brownie points right there! ;)
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby jonbays » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:27 pm

Really well finished off project and I love the Mixte looks. I saw one as a display in the window of a Chatswood Westfield clothes shop and wanted one then.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby randyandy4 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Endo wrote:That is well tasteful. Well done! That be some serious brownie points right there! ;)


I dont believe in the points system haha.

jonbays wrote:Really well finished off project and I love the Mixte looks. I saw one as a display in the window of a Chatswood Westfield clothes shop and wanted one then.


get one! i want one now too. which store was the mixte in?
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby Scammer » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:57 pm

Very Nice! I've got a Raleigh Medale mixte eyeing me up in the front yard... Bought it to haul my daughter round on the back of (she just didn't suit the Colnago) but theres a long weekend ahead... Maybe I need to buy a REALLY crap bike for daughter transport then I wouldn't be so tempted to fix it up all the time!
Nice Ride! (hope you've got a pre-nup!)
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby munga » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:09 am

Scammer wrote:Maybe I need to buy a REALLY crap bike for daughter transport then I wouldn't be so tempted to fix it up all the time!


just buy a new giant ;p
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby elStado » Sun May 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Endo wrote:That is well tasteful. Well done! That be some serious brownie points right there! ;)


+1

Really nice bike. I've been wanting to build up a bike for my GF for a while. Just waiting for a decent candidate/donor and some free time.

Spoted a nice looking bike a few weeks back on the verge, didn't pick it up as I was on the way to Uni. Looked for it on the way back a couple hours later and it was gone. :(
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby aaron » Mon May 23, 2011 8:43 am

The stem looks a long way out!

Beautiful bike though.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby metalrideroz » Mon May 23, 2011 11:29 am

What brand are those silver reverse levers, I can only find black.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon May 23, 2011 5:43 pm

metalrideroz wrote:What brand are those silver reverse levers, I can only find black.

have a look at these Tektro RX4.1 Inverse Brake Levers, Silver and take the stickers off
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby randyandy4 » Mon May 23, 2011 6:48 pm

aaron wrote:The stem looks a long way out! Beautiful bike though.


Yep Im glad I didnt buy the longer Technomic stem, but its quite comfortable with the high handlebars.

Clydesdale Scot wrote:What brand are those silver reverse levers, I can only find black.

have a look at these Tektro RX4.1 Inverse Brake Levers, Silver and take the stickers off


Spot on but the label isnt really a sticker, I had lightly scrub it with some fine steel wool to remove the label.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon May 23, 2011 8:09 pm

randyandy4 wrote:Spot on but the label isnt really a sticker, I had lightly scrub it with some fine steel wool to remove the label.

a set of these brake levers are on my Google spreadseet shopping list for another build.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby randyandy4 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:37 pm

may i also suggest these from http://www.somafab.com/pursuitlevers.html
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i think these look a little bit nicer than the tektros, not that the tektros are not good looking. i would have bought these had I known they existed at the time.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby brasstinman » Mon May 23, 2011 8:58 pm

I like the look of the Soma brake levers better as well.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby munga » Mon May 23, 2011 10:37 pm

the brown dia compe levers on velo orange are awful imho. cheap and flimsy feeling. avoid, unless you need the look
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby randyandy4 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:13 am

munga wrote:the brown dia compe levers on velo orange are awful imho. cheap and flimsy feeling. avoid, unless you need the look


oh dear. i just bought some. u need them if u want inverse levers on 22.2mm bars.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby amrjon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:36 pm

I picked up one of these recently too - a decent quality bike , tange 900 double butted Cr-Mo, I can see why you would go to the effort to build one of these up as you have.

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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby frog » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:42 pm

Just caught up on the rest of this build. Looks fantastic! Any more recent photos? They're great looking bikes!
I never got around to building my Vogue frame up, it's now on eBay, though the paint isn't as nice as yours.

Also noted another thread where one of these got built up: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=49608&p=792606&hilit=malvern+star+vogue#p792606

Thats 3 very nice looking vogues! Glad they're not all ending up at the metal recyclers.
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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby DJIntegr8 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:47 pm

Ooh, reminded me to update my thread with some new pics!

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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby randyandy4 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:11 pm

heres some new pics but nothing has really changed. except for a couple more scratches :( it was definitely worth doing up though. actually rode past some pedestrians and overheard them saying "i wanna get a bike like that". that's always nice :)

but i do get a bit of chain skip in some gears. i think the teeth are pretty worn. anyone got a newish 5-6 speed 13-24ish suntour freewheel lying around? pm me.

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Re: Malvern Star Ladies Mixte Finished!

Postby jet-ski » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:01 am

I would look on ebay for a new freewheel :)

I have had a mixte in the shed for at least 2 years that I have been meaning to resto, but riding has won out over working on bikes lately. I don't seem to be able to fit both in! :evil:

great new pics tho :)
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