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My first fixie...(7 posts)

My first fixie...38eighteen
Jan 11, 2004 5:15 PM
I also posted these pictures over at - number 606. I am really enjoying riding fixed and have plans to convert some more of my bikes! About the only future plan I have for this one is to replace the old rusty spokes.


pretty frame..Arnold Zefal
Jan 11, 2004 6:00 PM
an old art deco chrome chainring/crankset would look really cool on that bike.
Fanstatic. What frame is that? nmDave Hickey
Jan 12, 2004 7:30 AM
Malvern Star - Skidstar38eighteen
Jan 12, 2004 1:58 PM
I am not 100% certain as it has no identifying marks at all. Best as I can figure it is a Malvern Star Skidstar. They were made here in Australia in the '60s and into the '70s. It could also be a Speedwell GTS which is apparently the same frame but sold under a different name. Here is a picture of one (the image name suggests the Speedwell version) in near original condition, well original equipment anyway:

Note: this image was stolen from the Canberra Bicycle Museum. I would provide a link to them, but their domain name now points to a domain reseller...

You may notice that I have removed the chain guard braze-ons from my frame and that my frame has a rear light mount on the drive side seat stay that this frame does not. I was tempted to remove the light mount from mine as well but it is brazed around half the tube and I decided there was too much risk of me causing serious damage to the frame...


REALLY nice (nm)cmgauch
Jan 12, 2004 8:00 AM
Dude,KG 361
Jan 14, 2004 10:20 AM
That is about the sweetest fixie I've ever seen. Cool frame. Nice in white.
We have a winner!!Marketing Dept
Jan 14, 2004 12:45 PM
That has got to be the coolest looking fixie yet. You should post this on the general board and treat everyone to this.