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    worth of 2 star Malvern Star track frame

    hey u guys seem to know alot about malvern stars and i was just wondering how much a 2 star malvern star i picked up toady would be worth

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    Hi Daniel, by 2 star I guess you are talking about a frame with the stars cut into the head tube lugs. It could be a roadster that was ridden every day to work of school or it could have been a more up-market frame used for racing. I think they came in a variety of specifications. A photo(s) is important in this case.

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    I split this out of a thread in C&V.

    need pics

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    362.jpg359.jpg361.jpg364.jpg367.jpg368.jpg369.jpg365.jpg369.jpg366.jpg360.jpg363.jpgyeah here a few photos and sorry but i cold not really be stuffed taking all my parts off

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    Hi Daniel, I'm no Malvern Star expert but I would be guessing that your frame is a Roadster frame from the 1930's or, perhaps, the 1940's. I say a roadster frame but I probably would suggest that it is a bike that was used as a commuter to work or school. The rear stays are bolted to the main frame and the rear forks are quite long suggesting a frame that is lower down the "pecking order". Also, the overall geometry with the long top tube in relation to the shorter seat tube and the relaxed frame angles suggest a 'daily rider'.

    I would guess that it originally had a footbrake and mudguards fitted as well as a steel bar and stem.

    Have you tried googling "Malvern Star, Vintage, 1930's, old, etc"? There used to be a Malvern Star register online too. There used to be a Canberra bicycle museum that had a website that featured various Aust. bicycle brands and did have a fair bit of info on Malvern Stars - perhaps the website is still on line? There is a fellow that lives in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia that knows 'everything' about Malvern Stars - he had a bikeshop called 'Bicyclepassion" - perhaps you could look him up.

    Also have a look at: http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/vi...575d8c39e29314

    I would expect to pay $50 to $150 for the frame depending on how much I really wanted it.

    Best of luck,

    Gary.
    Last edited by Gary Fountain; 02-19-12 at 07:21 PM.

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    I am no expert but this does not look like a track bike either. Super long wheelbase, very slack headtube and seattube angles. Compare to this 1939 Schwinn Paramount: http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...0/1939_04.html
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    um just a few things about what u guys said the headtube and the forks are not origanal so that probaly decreases its vaule and does it decrese its value if i paint it

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    A track bike with brazed on pump pegs? Not a track bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel ryan View Post
    um just a few things about what u guys said the headtube and the forks are not origanal so that probaly decreases its vaule and does it decrese its value if i paint it
    Certainly the headtube is original. That's the part of the frame that the fork goes into. Picture #1.

    I don't see any decals or badges so the current paint may not be original. At this point I don't think a repaint would hurt the value. Even a spray job would probably freshen it up nicely.
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    ok cool thanks for your help

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