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1983 Speedwell Sting CrMo

Another Australian classic .. the Speedwell Sting CrMo was identical to the Malvern Star SuperMax CrMo. I have been told that the Speedwell variant was more common in New South Wales and Queensland whereas the SuperMax was more common in Victoria.


Although this frame is identical to the popular Malvern Star SuperMax CrMo, I have found very little information or photos to work from. The Malvern Star equivalent bike would have had a fluted seat post which would have been anodised blue along with the rims, handlebars and stem. I considered this for this bike but wanted some chrome on the bike to tie in with the beautiful rims and forks.

  • Speedwell Sting CrMo Frame
  • Tange TX-1200 Champion Forks
  • Win CrMo Handlebars
  • Nitto MX-2 Stem
  • Takagi Cranks / Spider
  • Shimano Tourney Brakes
  • Shimano DX Tourney Levers
  • Tioga Beartrap 2 Headset
  • MKS BM-7 Pedals
  • Suzue Low Flange Hubs
  • Ukai Steel Rims
  • Original Foam Grips
  • Kashimax MX Seat
  • Speedwell Sting Pads

Compare this frame to that on the Redline PL-20. Apart from 1" tubing on the top bar it is very similar in detail and includes the triangle gusset on the headstem. Due to the smaller tubing, it is lighter than the Redline but equally as strong.

I have another of these frames and are collecting parts to max a SuperMax equivalent. Like this bike, it will have blue accessories but will have a white frame. Stay tuned!


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