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Free to good home: 1 x 10-speed, step-through frame red Malvern Star bike circa early 1980s, better known as Big Red.

My Sydney bike is cluttering up my poor ex-housemate’s patio, and since I don’t know when I’ll be back in Sydney, it feels wrong to deny Big Red her love of the open road… er, bike path. It’s a girls’ frame but I reckon a dude could totally get away with it; and it’s rather large and would suit a taller rider. SO if you’re a tallish lass or girly-man who’s been thinking about getting into bike riding, Big Red could be a great start. She came to me free, like a serendipitous gift from the gods of roadside collection, so that seems like the right way to send her back out into the world. Lord knows I’ll miss her, but it’s time for her to have adventures with some new friends.


Email me or comment if you’d like to have a test ride (she’s currently cooling her heels in Randwick), and I’ll hook you up.

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