Wing Your Heel wrote:Hello fellow vintage bike nutters
Am a newbie to your forum, but an oldie beyond all redemption when it comes to early bicycles.
Been looking for an original paint Malvern Star to add to my collection for some years now, so I bought the 5 Star on American ebay the other day.
Seller told me he had emails from some very angry potential bidders from your neck of the woods because he would not ship abroad. Some sellers in every country might be paranoid about foreign shipping. In case you need to get around that stupidity in future, you have to have an optional American address for postage; I use a mate there, who forwards stuff to me.
So, apologies to various Australian fellow bidders who understandably wanted to repatriate it.
But rest assured it will be ridden, and displayed at some shows here so brits can see what a great Australian bike looks like.
And of course it will also be parked on http://www.oldbike.eu/museum
1. Seller says frame no is M27517. I suppose he might have misread it as lack of prefix number seems to be out of sequence?
Can you offer any clues to the age from the style of the transfers (decals) on the ebay photos?
2. I'd love some copies of brochure/ ads for this particular model to add to its page. Payment as req'd.
3. BSA or CL chainwheel in your opinion?
(You can view it by putting its item number 181014591925 into ebay search)
(Brighton, jolly olde englande)
Just re-reading this thread, followed the link mentioned above & found the Malvern Star details here http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/1940s/1940 ... rack-bike/ Nice photos!