Monday, March 15, 2010

Built By MS

A Master Sport bulit by Motor Spares 547 Elizabeth Street. I chanced upon this frameset in the gutter in Kensington. There was rust, dust and mud all over but I was intrigued by the lug work and the dropouts. It's been sitting around for about a year now and I've decided how to build it up. Initially I was looking at full restoration including paint job but have decided to keep the beaten up paintwork because of its agaed charm. It will have nice new shiny bits, cranks, stem and bars are all being re-chromed. Not sure about the wheels or saddle yet except that it'll be 27" and run a coaster rear brake.
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  1. I'm sure it will be a spectacular build! I have a Sydney version in the garage, a Northern Star from Hurstville. Another resto project. What are you doing about the forks, Mick? The headset on mine is rubbish and apparently there are cups available for these old school races that enable you to run a regular modern headset.

    Looking forward to the updates!

  2. Hey Adam, the forks are in pretty good knick, just didn't post the photo. there's a slight bulge in the steerer from over teightened stem but it's minimal. I have the original bottom bracket and headset which I will use, They seem in pretty good condition. Just managed to source some new wooden rims too. Just got to make sure they come in 27" and find some hubs.