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#1 2013-09-15 3:07pm

deftone_75
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1971 Murray Eliminator

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1971 Murray Eliminator

My first bike ever! Learned to ride on this in 1980. Restored as a TrickStar II replica for my youngest daughter. She picked the color scheme.

This is a 1971 Murray Eliminator. My first bike ever, learned to ride on in 1980. Cool Twin top tube, way before torker or haro. Restored this with my youngest daughter as a Hutch TrickStar II replica.
Murray Eliminator F/F, Cranks, Chainring, Seatpost, Seat Clamp
Fabricated handlebars from spares laying around.
Generic Mushroom grips
Trick Top Knockoff seat
Repo Decals from frogbmx.com
Basecoat/Clearcoat Metallic Red paint
I am super pleased how this came out. Havent ridden yet (waiting on seat post clamp to dry). Its worth nothing, but its special to me on multiple levels. I don't have much money in it at all, and it looks great up close. Don't see many Eliminators anymore.


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#2 2013-09-15 3:50pm

robk131313
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Awesome! big_smile

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#3 2013-09-16 7:47am

Brix
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Wow! Very creative build! Who knew freestyle actually came from the 70s? lol
I'm guessing the frame platform was a modification....did the bike look something like this originally?
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m606/murrayeliminator/Murray%20F%20series%20Eliminators/1203.jpg?t=1299176263

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#4 2013-09-16 6:34pm

deftone_75
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

My dad found this bike in a garage of a house we rented in 1976. He spray painted it blue for me in 1980 when I learned to ride a bike. It had a blue banana seat, but was missing the shifter and such. But yeah, it looked just like that originally! That is BadAss! The platform, I had my friend make and weld on for me, to look more like the TrickStar II platform. I am always looking for Eliminators, because you just don't see them anymore.

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#5 2013-11-03 7:30am

RonJeremyGT
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

how cool man!

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#6 2013-11-03 1:47pm

deftone_75
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

thanks bro! people either love this or hate it and cuss me for making a knockoff! Oh well. I need some outside pics of it, the metal flake shines pretty good. Its been ridden 1 time since I got done (my youngest) and she said it rode OK, but she prefers her 1990 Haro invert! She is 10 years old this week. Anyways thanks for the kind words! God bless!

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#7 2013-11-26 5:14am

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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Awesome build. So cool that you and your daughter doing build ups together and that she's riding an Haro Invert. That's really cool. My oldest daughter is 10. She's into the whole BMX thing with me and is interested in doing a build up for her. We ride together. I love it as much as she does. I grew up in my dads auto body/mechanic shop working on old cars with him. What a great childhood. Projecting with him and working on cars after school. Awesome stuff man. You're a great dad.

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#8 2013-11-26 5:45am

wrathchild65
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

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#9 2014-07-23 9:13pm

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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Nice bike ..!

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#10 2014-09-17 9:02pm

Retrorocket1958
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

That is cool! Great job! I would never have seen the bike you ended up with in the bike you started with. You have a good eye. That is super cool!

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#11 2015-06-25 2:20pm

maestro_93
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Awesome never seen before

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#12 2015-07-03 4:12pm

deftone_75
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Thanks Maestro. I've had this thing since 1980. I had NO idea what to do with it, then I noticed the similarities to the Trick Star II. Bike isn't worth anything, but man it turns heads. Worst part of the bike is not being able to use any hand brakes. Also, the headtube is very long, much longer than a normal bike, so the forks that are on it, are pretty much the only option. If anyone actually knew how LITTLE money I had in that thing, they would die LOL.

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#13 2016-04-05 12:31pm

jukeman
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

great idea..how can anyone knock this knock off..super creative

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#14 2016-07-31 11:35am

Shazambmx
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Looks awesome!

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#15 2017-01-06 6:14pm

radovr
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

Definitely different !   Looks great what you've done with it     cool

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#16 2017-04-04 12:44pm

bmxbonehead1
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Re: 1971 Murray Eliminator

cool man that thing is awesome!

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