My friend Vicki from “Bicycles in Newcastle” has passed on this donated Malvern Star. The bike is a “popular” style, a single speed roadster with back-pedal (coaster) hub brake. It appears original except for the paint work, though I can find no traces of original paint. It needs a lot of work !
Here are some details, the serial number on this bike is on the top seat tube lug :
Serial No: 52M 32–.
Chainset : Williams 48T track style chainwheel letters ZB relate to 1961 manufacture.
Rear Hub : Perry 40 – 14 England with 2 stars on brake arm next to Perry name.
Rims : “Rigida Deco – A – made in France”, chromed steel 28″.
BB Axle : TDC No.2
Tyres as fitted : Dunlop Highway Type ” Made in Australia” ! 28 x 1 & 3/8″
Pedals : marked “Phillips England” rubber platform.
Grips : marked “Britannia England” Black rubber.
Saddle : blue and white sprung vinyl mattress “Oxford – Made in Japan”
The above are the only markings I have found so far.
As you can see, a great deal of TLC is required — stay tuned !