Sunday, December 17, 2006

This is the summer of bikelove. Over the next three months I’m planning to restore this vintage Malvern Star back to its original condition (or near original condition with some more modern parts). Looking at the Canberra Bicycle Museum webpage I’m guessing this bike was built in around the time of the “Star Range” between 1939 and 1960 although it could be from the late 60s or even early 70s. The rims are an old style 27 inch diameter and 1 & 1/4 inch width. The bike is solid steel and weights a tonne. It has a single gear and a BMX style break. I think with a little TLC this bike will look forward to many more years on the road.

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