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    Malvern Star Double X - Vintage?

    Hi everyone, I would like to get some input on this bike I just purchased. I have no clue when it comes to bikes so I'll let the pictures do the talking.







    Any input/comment/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    seems to be a mix of 70/80,s components,shimano 600 was a reasonably top of the line group set,bike seem,s mid range tourer to me,will make a good everyday rider,with a touch of classic style,grease oil enjoy !

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    let your local bike shop check the front forks,upon closer inspection they look slightly bend to me, if so, replace them !

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    Seems to be a reasonable quality commuter. I'll second ozneddy's comments.

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    Wooooo nice, - I recognise those handlebars my own old Malvern Star 'Super Star' has the same ones. I'm working on giving my bike a good service and cleanup in readiness for Summer and I'm reasonably impressed with what a good solid job of work the 70s-80s Malvern Stars are.
    OMNIPOTENS aeterne Deus, qui nos secundum imaginem Tuam plasmasti, et omnia bona, vera, pulchra, praesertim in divina persona Unigeniti Filii Tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quaerere iussisti, praesta quaesumus ut, per intercessionem Sancti Isidori, Episcopi et Doctoris, in peregrinationibus per interrete factis et manus oculosque ad quae Tibi sunt placita intendamus et omnes quos convenimus cum caritate ac patientia accipiamus. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

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    It look like a mid range model late 70's early 80's Malvern Star. I have a Malvern Star Sportstar and a Superstar XL of the same era well a bit later probably 198o or 84 with similar shimano gear but mine are Shimano Tourney not 600. The superstar XL is back in weekend riding and although no lightweight is a nice ride.

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    My 'Superstar' has old Shimano 'Eagle' components and Weinmann sidepull brakes. Compared with some of my other 10 speed touring bikes it is fairly heavy, but I just happen to like its solid no nonsense qualities and I'm pleased to own it. I was surprised to discover that this particular bike of mine was sold new in Toronto Canada and then brought to New Zealand later on. So far I haven't seen another Malvern Star anywhere in NZ, but I suppose there must be a few here.
    OMNIPOTENS aeterne Deus, qui nos secundum imaginem Tuam plasmasti, et omnia bona, vera, pulchra, praesertim in divina persona Unigeniti Filii Tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quaerere iussisti, praesta quaesumus ut, per intercessionem Sancti Isidori, Episcopi et Doctoris, in peregrinationibus per interrete factis et manus oculosque ad quae Tibi sunt placita intendamus et omnes quos convenimus cum caritate ac patientia accipiamus. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

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    Malvern star....Superstar xl

    Could you please repost your "pics" of this bike as I'm unable to see them and would like to compare it to the one I have just bought.
    Many Thanks

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