Well it seems I am starting to see the same little bikes over and over again here in the humble hamlet of Fitzroy. My most recent spotting turned out to be none other than the star of one of this blogs most popular posts: Bicycle Chic Fitzroy Style. But the good news is I got to snap a few more details of her excellent Malvern Star, charmingly named Bianca.
So if I am not seeing any new bikes at the moment, let me take this opportunity to present selected highlights from the media files. The subject of my second retrospective (my fist was the ode to the Girl on a red bike) will be some sweet detailing of the Mighty Malvern Star.
Gertude St Malvern Star
Gertrude St Malvern Star Chain Guard
Pink Family Star chain guard
- Russ’s original Malvern star bell
Napier St embossed saddle
Gertude St Malvern Star from one end
Richmond Family Star from the other end
Jimmy the Bike Man's folding Malvern Star from the side
Greeeves St yellow Malvern Star with pink stack hat
Brunswick St Family Star up close
Cardigan St Malvern Star lounging around
Shiny and good as new low rider Malvern Star on display
- Bianca with world heritage listed Exhibition Buildings
Pink family star shifter (blurry but comfortingly familiar)
and if you just got the bug and you live in South Australia, here is a gorgeous red Bianca I just found on ebay, $9.99 and counting at 11.30 pm Monday 28 March 2011, 5 hours to go.