Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

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Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby davlynski » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:29 am

Hello from a "forum novice"

After almost 40 years of ownership, we are about to sell our "Coronation" bike, and I wouldn't mind knowing a little more about it before we do.
From web research, its a 3 star Coronation Elizabeth, with what seems to be original paint... but with (worn) "Speedwell" stickers, and white pin lines.
We've only ridden it locally, its a great lady's bike, and it is still in riding condition.

Frame number, from top of frame, under seat post:
8M 13084 , with an "A" underneath

Another number from the bottom of the frame is:
0777

Can anyone shed further light on what we have ?
....And, maybe the best place to advertise it ?
(We are on Sydney's Northern Beaches)

Cheers, Davlynski

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby RobertFrith » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi davlynski,
welcome to the forum.
There are a few Coronation experts on here, (I'm not one of them though!), maybe the others are on holiday.
The M8 prefix in the frame number indicates a 1948 Melbourne build.
They are reasonably rare, especially so in unmolested condition. Hopefully you'll find a sympathetic new owner.
Have a squizz at this thread covering ClydesdaleScot's restoration of one.
It would be great to see some photos of yours too.
Advertise it here on the forum or on the Retro Cycling Marketplace on facebook.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby davlynski » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks Robert,
Really appreciate your response.
For 4 decades that bike been part of our family !

That renovation thread is great... makes me want to do it too, but living in a hilly area, we just aren't going to ride it much.
Tomorrow I'll try and learn how to post a photo or two (don't hold your breath!!)
All the best...

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:43 pm

I agree with Robert on the date. So in your photos can you give good clear shots of the head tube. I am curious to see if it is fillet brazed like mine or lugged as the later versions were.
You may find it easier to load up the photos on an online host and post the link to the album here.
Philip

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby davlynski » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:40 am

Hi Clydesdale Scott,

Ive taken a few shots, and have asked my son to help me load them later today.

I had a good look at your restoration job.... magnificent !

Fillet brazed ?
Mine looks the same as yours, smooth joins to the frame, but I'll await your comment after seeing the photos.
Appreciate your time...

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Yes, another genuine 1948 fillet brazed frame.

So a NEW LOOK. The original version.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:03 am

The pics are great. It's had a few "upgrades", lovely bike all the same.

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby davlynski » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:29 am

Hi Philip and Robert, thank you for your posts.
Now I have to consider whether I sell, or refurbish
I just don't think we are going to use it much, so it would make sense for it to find a new home.

If I'm selling, would you have any thoughts as to what would be a sensible ask ?
Regards, David

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm

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Re: Malvern Star Coronation "Elizabethan"

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:01 am

davlynski wrote:, but living in a hilly area, we just aren't going to ride it much.


build the rear wheel with a Sturmey Archer internally geared hub.
I have the same colour matched rim (matches the other rims) with a SA AW hub as an option for my New Look

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