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#1 2011-11-01 12:21am

curlcon151
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1968 Murray Eliminator

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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.


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#2 2011-11-02 6:46pm

meankitty123
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

had the same bike. put a bannana seat and some bigger bars on that

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#3 2012-02-29 2:55pm

CanadianBMX
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

Awesome this one brings back memories too ... i had a CCM scrambler banana bike with same frame design i turned into BMX too ...
None of my friends or my family had cash to even buy us new dept store bikes so we would always have some ghetto azz old schools pieced toghether from different bikes we would race on homemade dirt tracks ..

Some of my best childhood memories and how i learned to fix bikes too


I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
Also do the same with old school chevys and classic cars/trucks

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#4 2012-03-01 1:27pm

Pvt_Buckethead
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

I think the design on this frame was ahead of its time.


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#5 2012-03-02 11:54am

curlcon151
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

I think so.
Looks like a mongoose / torker combo.... or something.
It rides very nice. Better than most other 70's "muscle" bikes (stingrays and the like).

Only thing bad about these frames is: no place for a rear brake to attach properly to the frame..so no freewheel or no brakes.
Unless I modify it somehow.

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#6 2013-01-17 1:31pm

spyndrome
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

Very interesting bike. Made to frame surf big_smile

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#7 2013-12-30 8:08pm

rude dude
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

way old school cool ! nice going keeping here around

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#8 2015-10-17 11:40am

bmxmom196
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

Dude  that so brings back the memories of what I use to do to the Huffys I had..cheers!!!big_smile

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#9 2015-11-19 2:44pm

gRiM199
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

ya reckon this was the prime bike in its day?


Ride It Like You Stole It

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#10 2016-09-03 9:11am

Shazambmx
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

Cool bike!

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#11 2016-10-01 9:09pm

deedeehetch
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Re: 1968 Murray Eliminator

Picked this up today, maybe a Murray eliminator also?

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