Malvern Star Appreciation Society

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Mustang » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:07 am

RobertFrith wrote:
Johnbright wrote:I have just finished my 2 star project Image

That is pretty, which rims did you use?

Very nice
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby scratchman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:03 am

just bought his old clunker today at the local market
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Mustang » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:06 pm

scratchman wrote:just bought his old clunker today at the local market
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Two Star a great project, guards look salvagable , & lots of other restorable parts, keep us in the loop.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jks » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:20 pm

here be my beast - restored frame only

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... res/iPhoto Library/Previews/2012/11/27/20121127-092259/photo.jpg
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby jks » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:11 am

link attached re above but not broken this time

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... 202%20star
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rosscojj » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:23 pm

Malvern Star Sprint 12. Picked this up at the local tip shop for an good price. Some of the parts look barely used. :D
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby scratchman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:20 pm

nice find rosscojj, if you bought it at the tip shop that means someone was throwing it out :shock:
amazes me what people get rid of, I was at a metal recycling place a few months ago and it was
full of bikes, not allowed to go look tho', or take stuff back :cry:
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rosscojj » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:44 pm

Hey scratchman. I am in Bendigo. I see your over St Arnaud way. Sometimes the Bendigo tip/recycling shop at Eaglehawk has a decent road bike but they usually disappear quickly. If your over this way it might be worth a visit.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:53 pm

jks wrote:link attached re above but not broken this time

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... 202%20star

Nice colour & detail.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby albertgaleano » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi i just scored me a Malvern Star Excel, would it be worth getting it back to life??? Any idea of the age???
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:29 am

albertgaleano wrote:Hi i just scored me a Malvern Star Excel, would it be worth getting it back to life??? Any idea of the age???
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Quite a big frame, looks like about 1984-1986.
Definately worth resurrecting.
I would suspect that they are 27 inch wheels.
Good find.

P.S. find a saddle for it.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby dhd » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:57 pm

Hello Malvern Star officionados, can anyone date approximately an Esquire gents bike, 6 sp, originally with a positron shift system?

I want to ride in L'Eroica at Beechworth in April and the cut off is supposed to be 1980s or earlier.

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby retrobikeforager » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Found a Malvern Star 2 star in the shearing shed. Serial number is 4P326. I am from WA and assume the P means made in Perth. The sturmey archer hub has 53 on it. I'm assuming the frame was made around 1953. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:39 am

positron started in 1975 and retired around 1982, so you can check the two-letter 'shimano date code' on the web and determine if your positron is definitely pre-'80.
usually, original shimano parts are the same age as the bike, +/- 1 year.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:51 am

retrobikeforager wrote:Found a Malvern Star 2 star in the shearing shed. Serial number is 4P326. I am from WA and assume the P means made in Perth. The sturmey archer hub has 53 on it. I'm assuming the frame was made around 1953. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Serial number would indicate Perth 1944, with the likely addition of the SA hub at a later date. Pics?
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:51 am

I think its worth $50 - $150.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 am

Dan wrote:I think its worth $50 - $150.


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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rollin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:41 pm

1960 5 star all original and in excellent condition

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 pm

I hope these photos are just a teaser rollin - with more to come...
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rollin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:55 pm

It's in a box in my dads garage at the moment, pretty much where it's been since 1970, but will hopefully get better pics next visit...
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby cotterpin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:17 pm

G'Day Rollin,
That's one beautiful Five Star. I'm guessing 22 1/2 inch seat bar.
Any chance of some more history on it? Was it built in Melbourne, What club your Dad rode for, etc.
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rollin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Thanks, it was Sydney built.
He bought it in 1970 from a guy who had matching 5 stars, one road and one track.
He never road it once..
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby rollin » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:45 pm

My old roadster..

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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:01 pm

rollin wrote:My old roadster..

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That looks fantastic :D .
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Re: Malvern Star Appreciation Society

Postby Studio81 » Mon May 20, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi guys, thanks for this thread! I took my fathers Double XX into a bike store to get some advice on restoration and they said it wasn't worth restoring. Apparently it needs a new chain/cassette/chain rings, bearings, front axle, brake levers, pads and cable set and seat. I do want to give it a shot because my Dad is not well but this is new to me and don't know where to begin to source appropriate parts or second hand alternatives. Major learning curve.. Any advice heaps appreciated!
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