|Restored Malvern 3 Star "Oppy Racer"|
Here is more information on the Cyclo Oppy derailleur.
from the customer-
"I have finally finished the 1940 Malvern Star, 3 Star, Oppy Racer, using the Cyclo Oppy derailleur you sold me back on 16th May 2012. The bike was purchase on the 17th December 1940 for 15 pound 19 shillings and 6 pence by a Mr Arnold White in Adelaide, Australia. It sat for over 45 years in a disused chicken coup until Mr White died and I inherited it. The tyres even pumped up and I rode it after putting the wheels back on, as found on a 10 mile ride. The only part missing was the Oppy Derailleur that had been replaced with a Cyclo Benelux Mk 7 in the 50’s. It still has the original leather saddle. Since restoration I have ridden it once last Saturday for 25 miles without a problem. The gears work well and the geometry of the frame is similar to my Cannondale CAAD 9 (built in the USA) that I normally ride, other than the large caster angle on the front forks. On one of the downhill sections I hit 45 mph which is not bad for 72 year old spokes. Thank you for your assistance and that beautiful NOS derailleur."
|the state of the frame before restoration|
|Restored with the NOS Cyclo Oppy derailleur|