RE: [CR]British Utility Crnaks

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Subject: RE: [CR]British Utility Crnaks
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:29:01 +1100
Thread-Topic: [CR]British Utility Crnaks
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Edward Albert wrote:
> I am trying to get some information about a crankset that came on a
> 1940's Australian Malvern 5 Star. They are steel cottered track,
> stamped Utility British Made, and have a 5 bolt pattern like BSA's and
> take BSA chainrings.

I also have a Malvern Star five star, from 1947, with these cranks. I had assumed that BSA were de rigueur for five stars for this period, and that my Utility cranks were later additions, but your mention of a similar vintage five star with the same cranks makes me wonder if they were standard fitment... Perhaps there were problems with supply of BSA parts immediately after the war?

Is anyone in the know?


Suzy Jackson
Sydney Australia