Malvern Star SuperMax, Maxi and Speedwell Sting

While researching information for my '81 SuperMax, '83 Speedwell Sting and up-coming '79 5-Hole gusset builds, I got so sick of finding information then losing it again that I started copying images of bikes, parts and advertising material into a single place. To assist others, I have reproduced this information over the following pages .. most of the information can be found on OzBMX and BMXMuseum and I am not pretending that this informtion will replace either of these valuable resources.

Please browse through all of the material I have collected:

If you have any Malvern Star or Speedwell information or photos, please forward them to me and I will add them to the site. I am especially interested in brochures and advertisements as these are most valuable when restoring bikes back to their original glory.

Back in the Day

Most of us enjoy this hobby of ours because we remember the fun we had on our bikes as kids. In the days before digital photography allowed every single aspect of your childhood to be recorded, parents would be lucky to snap one or two photos of their children on their bikes making them so much rarer and, in turn, valuable. This section pays tribute to those memories ..

TruBluOz has built a replica of his childhood bike - a '78 or '79 SuperMax 5 Hole. As the photos show, this bike was raced under the number 465 in numerous meets.



Aussie Russ
The photo showing Aussie Russ racing a sidehack is a classic image that makes me wish I was his swinger - it looks intense! The second photo in the family driveway just looks fun..


Bear Trap
As a member of the VBMXA and the NBA in the early 80s, Bear Trap punished his 5-Hole gusset. The first three actions shots sho Bear Trap in action at his first trick competition. The fourth photo shows him racing at McLeod in the early '80s. The last three photos show heats from the Epping bmx track at the John Bull Nationals also in the early 80s.. Bear Trap is number 120.



I came across these photos in a thread Joffa had created about an Off to the Strippers - of course this title piqued my curiosity but to my dismay the thread was about restoring his sister's Mongoose as shown in the photos below. In the left hand photo, his sister proudly holds up a new 1979 5 Hole gusset which appears to have blue spokes! I am not sure if this was done at the factory or the bike shop but looks great!


Rob Milne
Rob submitted these photos after his cousin Zuno555 showed him the site and the restoration photos that I had recently published of his. Rob's photos show exactly what a 1981 SuperMax looked like back in the day .. the third photo shows Rob scoping out a new sheep run on their farm in Hamilton, VIC and dreaming about how he could turn it into a BMX track! He still owns the bike and is planning to restore it as a survivor.



Phil Kaye
Phil Kaye submitted these photos of his black and gold 5Hole SuperMax from BITD. These are great action shots and Phil has promised me scans of the rest of the action as soon as he can find the rest of the photos.


Hencebmx (Scotty)
Scotty submitted these photos of three generations of his family enjoying his BMXBandits Series II SuperMax. Look at his father go!


Trojan (Troy)
Troy submitted pics of him and his brother carving it up at Cleveland BMX track in QLD. The club later became the Redlands BMC club and moved their track to Capalaba. That's Troy in the left hand picture and his brother out in front in the right pic.


Bits and Pieces

Exactly as you would expect from a section called Bits and Pieces, these photos simply did not fit anywhere else.

DVBMXNut has nice collection of frames that covers the entire range. Hang on .. that frame looks identical to that of Jasbins (above)!


TroyBoy has submitted a nice photo of a sidehack. I cannot gauge the age of the bike or even the photo ..

120why has a nice collection of SuperMax frames here - including 5 Hole gussets, lugged steel and CrMo versions - and a few other nice frames including a Mongoose, CrossRider and a Bennet.


And what good would these frames be to 120why unless he had an MX2 stem or five to go with! With prices of these stems going up, that's a nice little investment there.

I picked up this decal of eBay - it appears to be a sticker for a Malvern Star dealer to put on their window or display cabinets to advertise the (then) new SuperMax CrMo. Like the bike decals, it is printed on silver foil and is approximately 9.5cm in diameter.


You'd be better of on a Malvern Star screams this shop window sticker. Dating from the early '80s, it also reminds purchasers that Malvern Star was the official Suppliers to the Olympic Cycling Team in the ill-fated Moscow Olympics.

Drop Bear (Pete)
What do you do with a bunch of 16" Malvern Star frames? Pete has turned them into beautiful replicas of Profiles in both white and red.



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