Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify please

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Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify please

Postby teeby » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:45 am

G'day all.

I recently inherited an old Malvern Star bike, in what appears to be original condition, although a bit rusty!
I am wanting to get some help in identifying it, the value of it, cleaning it up, and then what to do with it... ?

The paint seem original, with some funny colouring on the front forks, but the frame still looks like it has the decals on it.

I can't seem to read the serial number (3A327)? ,appears to be a 2-Star.. how would you recommend I clean it best? Soak in WD40 and scrub off?

Many thanks.

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Postby Mustang » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:51 pm

Looks like its worth preserving, any two star without damage would surly qualify. I like the Sturmey Archer 3 x speed, not sure if they were original, but they are cool.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:28 pm

Looks to be a few different bits and bobs from across a few different decades there; First glaring example to me are the front & rear brake calipers. Ostensibly, I don't think the frame is anything especially rare or valuable; But that said, as it is the bike has a tonne of character. It certainly looked as if it was well used & cared for by a previous owner.

+1 to just cleaning it up as much as possible, get it rideable and otherwise keeping "as found". Biggest question for me would be the state of the rims and how to get it safely rolling again.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby teeby » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Thanks for the responses. It's a 1956 2 Star.
Now on eBay. Cheers
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:29 pm

teeby wrote:Thanks for the responses. It's a 1956 2 Star.
Now on eBay. Cheers


and you might like read the Forum Rules.
If you had read them when you joined you may have avoided annoying forum regulars.
Cheers

Perhaps we need a new Sticky at the top of the Retro Forum to try to reduce this type of posts from newbies.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:Perhaps we need a new Sticky at the top of the Retro Forum to try to reduce this type of posts from newbies.
:? Hrmmrmrgmgm.... Whilst I agree, Scot... I do wonder about the sticky "how to post pics" and how many people it actually stops saying "I don't know how to post pics" even when they are beyond their first 10 posts?
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby teeby » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:48 pm

Read the rules. Whats your problem?
Delete the whole thread, see if I care. Question answered.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
Clydesdale Scot wrote:Perhaps we need a new Sticky at the top of the Retro Forum to try to reduce this type of posts from newbies.
:? Hrmmrmrgmgm.... Whilst I agree, Scot... I do wonder about the sticky "how to post pics" and how many people it actually stops saying "I don't know how to post pics" even when they are beyond their first 10 posts?

The one who had difficulty posting images this morning I helped out. They had been a member for 18 months, but only 15 posts. I mainly helped out so Bicyclepassion wouldn't have to try to find the images.
Teeby had already listed the bike for sale on ebay, but cancelled the listing at 8.59am on Wed 23 Jan, then joined BNA at 11.33am on Wed and was on here after info on the MS 12 minutes later.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:32 pm

Sorry Scot, Wasn't meant as a dig at you... wasn't even aware of the pic assisting occasion you refer to. Was generally just making a comment on what portion of people read the sticky instructions anyway.

Teeby, whilst the 2 Star is your bike to do whatever you want with, some regular contributors to the forums find it a little tiring when people pop up and ask about a bikes "worth" then probably disappear, contributing nothing more to the forum. Had you had some intention to keep and restore the bike yourself I think a lot more of us would be glad to help with questions. Passion vs. Profit I guess.

Just makes me think twice about responding to such queries, that's all.

And I wouldn't get too excited about the number of watchers who appear on an ebay item. I think you'll find a lot of them are either just merely curious (like yourself) what the item will go for as they have something similar to sell. I myself watch quite a few items just out of curiosity with no intention of bidding. "Watching" is more like a bookmark rather than an intent to bid.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby teeby » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:28 am

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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby Dow Jones Index » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:50 am

What's with age hate, dude?
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:08 am

Sheesh... I'm not even 40. Can't speak for Clydescale Scot :)

mental note to self : never bother responding to any post containing the word "worth" and a question mark nearby.
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Re: Malvern Star - Classic Original - Help to identify pleas

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:16 am

Ok this thread has run it's course, time to apply the padlock before it degenerates further.

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There is nothing stopping new members from asking about their bikes regardless of whether they want to restore it or put it on eBay. Linking ebay auctions is against the forum rules (particularly in the marketplace unless the item hasnt sold) but this hasnt occured (for those who dont know the site automatically inserts an inline link when you type eBay).

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