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#1 2012-11-19 4:07pm

From: Las Vegas, NV
Registered: 2011-04-23
Posts: 58
Bikes: 30

1981 Team Murray

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1981 Team Murray

Modern build on an old school frame! BREAKLESS!!

Why would I do this? Because I could! See, the Murray frames have a headtube with a 34mm inside dimension. The same dimension as an 1 1/8" threadless forked frame and standard cups. This is the same frame as my other posting. The parts are all leftover and reused items from the garage. The gearing needs a 9T - 3/8" hub, displayed with a 25-15T setup. Just thought it would be fun to build a newer Trail/Park bike out of an old school frame. I did use some other old school parts like the slammed quilted rail seat and Odyssey clamp, the 1-piece cranks and BB, and the Araya hoops. This "FrankenMurray" build includes:
1981 Team Murray "Track Certified" steel frame (flat white paint)
Odyssey CROMO 1 1/8" threadless fork with Hex top bolt (raw)
Aheadset SE-1 1 1/8" threadless (black)
Haro Fusion 1 1/8" threadless stem (black ano)
S&M Perfect 10 CROMO bars (painted Neon green)
Shadow Conspiracy flangeless grips (cyan blue)
DK bar ends
Troxel chrome rail quilted seat (torn)
13/16" chrome steel seatpost
Odyssey 1" drilled alloy seatpost clamp (80s blue)
Eastern 25T steel sprocket (from a Thunderbird)
Ashtabula style 165mm chrome 1-piece crank
DK PC 1/2" pedals (cyan blue)
KMC 410 1/2" x 1/8" chain (Neon green)
Araya rims 36H front - 48H rear (powdered white)
Diamondback loose bearing hubs (black ano)
AC 15T freewheel
Black ano nipples
Odyssey Aiken Path tires 20x2.125 front - 20x1.90 rear (blue skinwall)
You can't ride it safely at the skatepark where it was photographed!!!




#2 2012-11-19 6:05pm

Pro MemberGAry Jr.
From: Diving In Your Dumpster
Registered: 2009-09-07
Posts: 3317

Re: 1981 Team Murray


How to post pictures in the forms

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#3 2012-11-20 3:10am

The Smiley Dispenser
From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2012-11-13
Posts: 1590
Bikes: 5

Re: 1981 Team Murray

Swell cool

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#4 2012-11-20 8:13am

Centurion Member
From: Pearland, TX
Registered: 2007-06-20
Posts: 187
Bikes: 5

Re: 1981 Team Murray

Love it!!!  I had a Huffy Pro Thunder from the same era BITD.  So I totally get this!!!  I thrashed that bike, but would be hesitant to drop into a skate park with either one of those bad boys today.




#5 2013-11-28 1:01pm

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Registered: 2013-07-26
Posts: 1550
Bikes: 5

Re: 1981 Team Murray

Cool old school with a new school twist here and there. I like it. That's what it's all about brother. Building your bike your way with whatever parts you want. I love the concept. Great job.

"He is great who can do as he wishes, he is wise who wishes to do what he can." - August Iffland



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