Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

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Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby squeakywheel » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:32 pm

Hi
My parents 'rescued 'a bike for me that their friends were going to take to the tip, as they thought I might enjoy fixing it up.

The ex owner sent me a letter shortly afterwards telling me all about their history with the bike and seemed to be quite sentimental about it (even though they were going to take it to the tip). So now I feel obligated to try and restore it.

The bike appears to be hi tensile steel, and I can't see any name brands on anything much. It's a three speed hub gear and I'm guessing its from the 80s.

The thing is, it was stored outside in coastal qld and the owner used it as a clothesline for her wet cossies. The bike is absolutely covered in rust. There isn't a part ( to my mind ) that is suitable to be retained. Most of the chroming is ruined, and someone in the past has tried to tart it up with silver paint. The frame needs stripping and repainting. I estimate it will cost $100s to fix. I started stripping the parts off it and found a rust spot that goes quite deep (1 or 2 mm) into the frame tube. I'm wondering if this affects the structural integrity.

Well to be really honest i'm kind of hoping that it is terminal and I can send it on its way to the tip with a clear conscience.
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:59 pm

Take it to the tip.
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby bychosis » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:47 pm

eBay, just use the words retro, fixie, cool etc in the title and youll be rolling in dish before you know it.
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby squeakywheel » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks guys LOL
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby peteGS » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Hold on... if it's a Malvern Star ladies bike does it have 28" wheels? If so, what condition are the forks in?
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby squeakywheel » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:52 am

peteGS wrote:Hold on... if it's a Malvern Star ladies bike does it have 28" wheels? If so, what condition are the forks in?

The tyres say 27 1/4 ". So I'm guessing the forks will be the wrong size?
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby peteGS » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:07 am

Yup, definitely the wrong size! Thanks for checking though :)
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby squeakywheel » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:09 am

peteGS wrote:Yup, definitely the wrong size! Thanks for checking though :)


No problem at all, sorry it took a while to get back to you.
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Re: Malvern star roadstar ladies bike

Postby peteGS » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:09 pm

No dramas, I'm in no rush :)
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