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    Oppy T

    Swaz said
    Does a Malvern star like this carry much street cred?
    Look at this OPPY T | MALVERN STAR

    I've got a soft spot for Malvern Star. I also think the recent high-end Oppy Road bikes are a Pretty Good Thing. But I really don't know about this Malvern Star Pista.

    I've only seen one for sale at one place (BikeForce Essendon), where it is listed for $1,249. That seems pretty expensive for the specification. Hopefully the bike will come down in price after its been on sale for a while.

    What do you guys think of it? I don't think Malvern Star's current owners would make the mistake of putting Oppy's name on a total piece of crap. But I wonder whether they're trying to stretch the Oppy sub-brand too far.
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    Dont stress. They'll release a CX bike next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nexus View Post
    Dont stress. They'll release a CX bike next.
    We can only hope.

    Well either Malvern Star or Cell.
    Last edited by el Brado; 23-08-2010 at 08:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Swaz said

    listed for $1,249. That seems pretty expensive for the specification. Hopefully the bike will come down in price after its been on sale for a while.

    What do you guys think of it? I don't think Malvern Star's current owners would make the mistake of putting Oppy's name on a total piece of crap. But I wonder whether they're trying to stretch the Oppy sub-brand too far.
    cheaper than my fuji, nicer looking, better cranks, same wheels, I'd ride that bike in a heartbeat dude. Wouldn't say 'piece of crap'.
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    hey, remember that story (myth?) about oppy taking the boat over to france to ride le tour? and how he took his rollers and rode them on the ship every day? if someone put a picture of that - oppy on his rollers on a ship - on a T, i would wear it.

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    This in a dark colour (green, deep red, etc) with the white decals would rule.
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    FWIW, they also have 2 fixed/ss in their range.. the 1 Star and the 3 Star.
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    Mr_Dylan said
    cheaper than my fuji, nicer looking, better cranks, same wheels, I'd ride that bike in a heartbeat dude. Wouldn't say 'piece of crap'.
    I didn't think of comparing it with a Fuji or any of the established brand bikes --- but Mr_Dylan is right, that is a much fairer comparison. The availability of affordable, good spec bikes through the web has screwed with my concept of value. On reflection, I guess many people are likely to be willing to pay a bit extra for a bike from an established brand that they can buy from their LBS, where they'll have an opportunity to test ride it and when they'll have some back-up service.

    I didn't say that I thought the Oppy T was a piece of crap. I said that "I don't think Malvern Star's current owners would make the mistake of putting Oppy's name on a total piece of crap" --- and I don't think they have.

    I didn't see the Three Star (see THREE STAR | MALVERN STAR ) and the One Star (see ONE STAR (STAR) | MALVERN STAR ) when I first looked at the Malvern Star web site yesterday. I really like the retro look of both of those bikes.

    I also see that Malvern Star have re-released the Dragstar (see DRAGSTAR | MALVERN STAR ). It's a very silly bike, but I really really wanted one when I was a little kid.

    The Oppy TT9 looks pretty incredible too (see OPPY TT9 | MALVERN STAR ), if TT bikes are your bag.

    This post is not meant to be a Malvern Star plug --- apologies if it sounds like it has become one.

    Brendan, I'd probably buy that T-shirt too.
    Last edited by El Kabong; 24-08-2010 at 10:58 AM.
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    My granddad rode with Oppy once or twice back in the day...

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    malvern stars are a bit gay but for an entry level race bike it looks better than a hillbrick pista etc
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