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Resurrection

April 11, 2013

It’s been all quiet on the Little Bike Blog front here in lovely autumnal Melbourne (our best season), but you can be assured that little bikes are not being neglected out there in the real world. Here’s proof:  Lisa of the tip-find Malvern Star has sent me this…

1. my bike

I have finally finished my bike project. yay! here are the images for you of before, through and after. The first image  is off your blog I think- its what my bike looked like when I found it. 

The bike had was in a pretty bad way, with only part of the Malvern Star sticker showing.

stripped

I had to google “vern sta” to try and find out what kind of bike it was and that’s how I found your blog and what brand bike it was- bless your little cotton socks!
 
It was an amazing project. I could not believe how well the chrome shined up from a little TLC and elbow grease.

My partner is a painter/decorator, and a gem, so he helped me out with the new sexy red paint job.

redThe only thing I have replaced on the bike are the handle grips and the MS stickers which I found on ebay.

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All in all I am so happy with the finished product. finished

I would love to keep it but I have 2 bikes already that I am “doing up”. It makes me sad but I have decided to sell it rather than have 3 bikes, and hopefully someone else will get as much joy out of it as I have.

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Lovely! I’m always so impressed by people who have the time and the patience to fix up bikes. It looks gorgeous, (though from here is also looks like the chain could do with a little loving, just to finish off the job, but that might be a trick of the sparkly Queensland light  – note Lisa’s lush garden with ferns and bromiliads giving away her location and her green thumb.) Thanks Lisa, I hope it finds a rider to love it as much as you have.

To finish off, here’s a little bike spotting observation for those of you so inclined – the rack on this has only a single reflector8. reflector

not the signature Malvern Star alien face. Family star alien face reflectors

For more on bike parts looking like cute aliens, click here

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One Comment
  1. Lisa Morris permalink

    Love it! Thanks so much Lu. Just sold it on eBay too, so now I can start doing up my other bike. Will share this on face book and on my website lisamorrisartist.weebly.com Thanks again, Lisa

    Sent from my iPad

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