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1968 Murray Eliminator
 

1968 Murray Eliminator

Old school dirt bike.

Here is an example of exactly what we were doing to bikes in the late 70's and early 80's.

Making BMX / rat rods.

My family and friends had no cash, but we all wanted to ride mx bikes.

We would get second hand bikes like this one and turn them into trail / jump bikes.

These old muscle bikes were availible cheap so we would modify them to into "dirt" bikes all the time.

Me and my crew had lots of fun destroying bikes back in the good old days between 1977 and 1984 .

 

I took this old Murray Eliminator banana seat bike and ditched the banana seat, wheels, bars and stem.

I added some old Lesters and a set of early (1976) Schwinn box bars w/ an Ashtabula stem.

Put on the Persons seat, and hit the trails.

Well almost...

It is a good curb jumper for me now, but in 1979 this thing would have been going off the 5 foot dirt ramp we made in the woods.

It was great dangerous fun. Lots of minor injuries.

 

The og color was a metalic purple (Murray calls it rasberry).

Someone took pink paint and brushed it on the frame (very ugly).

I may re-paint it "spray bomb black", like we would have done BITD, later on.

 

Note the 1968 frame looks kind of like mongoose geometry or like a 2 bar freestyle bike.

These frames are very cool and unique looking considering the other bikes from the late 60's!

I think I have seen pictures of guys racing them like this in the old pioneer bmx days.

 

I picked up all this stuff on CL for about $100 total.

Submitted by curlcon151

  • All-Around
  • Company: Murray
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"