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#1 2013-10-09 12:36pm

marsface
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Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Back in 1981 I received my first BMX for my birthday, a Team Murray track certified. Not the best or most expensive but it got me started in this hobby that I still enjoy today. This thread is for other memebers like me who have great stories and Murray's of their own. Let's also help to reunite others with their childhood bikes, projects and other hard to find parts for Murray builds.

big_smile

MD

Photo of my "X-Family" taken at my first hosted BMX event, from left to right Murray X20A, X20Z, X20R, X20C on the stairs X16R and my X20Z rider!!!

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/TeamMurrayX-family_zps78401bb4.jpg

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#2 2013-10-09 1:41pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Z was my first.
I cant believe how clean yours is.


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#3 2013-10-09 1:45pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Very cool collection

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#4 2013-10-09 2:30pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Nice collection....my 1st race bike was a Murray....think it was an 80? Chrome and Red....not,sure where it ended up...but her is me jumping the 1st jump on the 1st Straight at the "Deptford Dust Bowl" in NJ not,too far from where you are....

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o642/ScottGTBMX/photo10_zpsa5fe2d91.jpg


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#5 2013-10-09 2:45pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Thanks for the kind words guys!!!! Your replies and photos are GREATLY appreciated!!!!

big_smile

MD

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#6 2013-10-09 3:17pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Killer collection, love the Murray's


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#7 2013-10-09 7:25pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Question .. I have seen these frames for sale . I know they are X series because of the "X" on the rear brake bridge ... but how do you tell an X20R from and X20C ect. ect. I always wanted to know how to tell the frames apart


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#8 2013-10-10 6:42am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

NOPOSERS wrote:

Question .. I have seen these frames for sale . I know they are X series because of the "X" on the rear brake bridge ... but how do you tell an X20R from and X20C ect. ect. I always wanted to know how to tell the frames apart

The thing to remember is that anything MIG welded is carbon steel, and anything that looks the same except that its TIG welded is cro-mo.


Wanted: Inexpensive lot of cheap 7/8" bars for grandkid's bikes. I will paint as needed.

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#9 2013-10-10 8:43am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Crashman wrote:

NOPOSERS wrote:

Question .. I have seen these frames for sale . I know they are X series because of the "X" on the rear brake bridge ... but how do you tell an X20R from and X20C ect. ect. I always wanted to know how to tell the frames apart

The thing to remember is that anything MIG welded is carbon steel, and anything that looks the same except that its TIG welded is cro-mo.

Yep, best way to tell an X20R from the X20C is the welds!!!

big_smile

MD

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#10 2013-10-12 9:39am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Here's a small portion of my Murray padset hoard!!!!

lol

MD

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/dcp_5447_zps12093d74.jpg

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#11 2013-10-12 1:21pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

I got behind adding to "My Bikes", here's a new one. Getting the new X20C, X20R & X24 photos as soon as the rain stops!!!

tongue

MD

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/dcp_5454_zps94de67de.jpg

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#12 2013-10-12 6:35pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Great thread here are some of my murry's.The first pic is one of my first real bmx bikes taken in 84. cool

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t380/KMF122371/murray-2.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t380/KMF122371/x243.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t380/KMF122371/x20.jpg

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#13 2013-10-12 8:50pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Did anyone here get the Murray x20 still in the box on e-bay back in the spring or sometime around then ? Not sure which model exactly but still in the box. yikes

Great bikes by the way, digging the pics.


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#14 2013-10-13 11:37am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

BMX KYLE wrote:

Great thread here are some of my murry's.The first pic is one of my first real bmx bikes taken in 84. cool

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … rray-2.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 1/x243.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 71/x20.jpg

Thanks so much for sharing the photos!!!! What kind of Murray is in the first photo?

big_smile

MD

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#15 2013-10-16 9:16am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Here's one of the earliest magazines with Murray BMX in it. So long ago BMX had to share a issue with motorcycles.

cool

MD

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Magazines/M001_zps227dd6fe.jpg

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Magazines/M002_zps026d92e0.jpg

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Magazines/M004_zps7692d263.jpg

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Magazines/M003_zps145c5671.jpg
Murray sidehack is sick, can I be your monkey??? lol

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#16 2013-10-16 9:49am

ChristianHetheMurray
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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/murray/56073

1982 Murray X24

My first BMX bike was a yellow and red Huffy Thrasher back in the mid 70's. It had that cool red bananna seat with a yellow "swoosh" on the side, kinda like the Nike symbol. After that my grandma Murray decided to buy my brother and I twin Murray X24's. We were around 10 years old and I guess she thought we'd grow into them! Although the bikes were twice our size we got use to them and before long were riding wheelies the length of a football field. Greg zts spotted a comment I made about that bike in one of my museum posts. He said he had one available. I bought it, cleaned it up!

ACS Stem
ACS 24" Rims
Dia-Compe Lever & Rear Brakes
KMX Seat
Murray X24 Series 2 Pad Set
Rat Trap Pedals


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1982%20Murray%20X24/1982MurrayX24082_zpsec13c554.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1982%20Murray%20X24/1982MurrayX24081_zps7f09e9c6.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1982%20Murray%20X24/1982MurrayX24086_zps0c891cb9.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1982%20Murray%20X24/1982MurrayX24075_zpsc8c223c1.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1982%20Murray%20X24/1982MurrayX24052_zps341a1b63.jpg

This is currently hanging over my bed! big_smile

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/BMX%20Museum%20Miscellaneous/MurrayBanner_zps245e4527.jpg

Last edited by ChristianHetheMurray (2013-10-16 11:11am)


My flatland is ... always smooth!!!!

[img]http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/khe-bikes-11159567381c2_lg.jpg[/img]

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#17 2013-10-16 11:02am

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

I like the X24 and the Murray banner is a GREAT find!!! The banner would be over my bed too if it was mine!!!

lol

MD

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#18 2013-10-16 1:41pm

BMX KYLE
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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

marsface wrote:

BMX KYLE wrote:

Great thread here are some of my murry's.The first pic is one of my first real bmx bikes taken in 84. cool

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … rray-2.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 1/x243.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 71/x20.jpg

Thanks so much for sharing the photos!!!! What kind of Murray is in the first photo?

big_smile

MD

It is the x20r.cool

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#19 2013-10-16 1:43pm

marsface
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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

BMX KYLE wrote:

marsface wrote:

BMX KYLE wrote:

Great thread here are some of my murry's.The first pic is one of my first real bmx bikes taken in 84. cool

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … rray-2.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 1/x243.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t38 … 71/x20.jpg

Thanks so much for sharing the photos!!!! What kind of Murray is in the first photo?

big_smile

MD

It is the x20r.cool

Very nice!!! I see the rest of the the sticker pack on your number plate!

big_smile

MD

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#20 2013-10-16 1:44pm

BMX KYLE
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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

ChristianHetheMurray wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/murray/56073

1982 Murray X24

My first BMX bike was a yellow and red Huffy Thrasher back in the mid 70's. It had that cool red bananna seat with a yellow "swoosh" on the side, kinda like the Nike symbol. After that my grandma Murray decided to buy my brother and I twin Murray X24's. We were around 10 years old and I guess she thought we'd grow into them! Although the bikes were twice our size we got use to them and before long were riding wheelies the length of a football field. Greg zts spotted a comment I made about that bike in one of my museum posts. He said he had one available. I bought it, cleaned it up!

ACS Stem
ACS 24" Rims
Dia-Compe Lever & Rear Brakes
KMX Seat
Murray X24 Series 2 Pad Set
Rat Trap Pedals


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 13c554.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 09e9c6.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 891cb9.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … c223c1.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 1a1b63.jpg

This is currently hanging over my bed! big_smile

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 5e4527.jpg

The murray banner is sweet.Where did you find that?

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#21 2013-10-17 12:06pm

ChristianHetheMurray
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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

BMX KYLE wrote:

ChristianHetheMurray wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/murray/56073

1982 Murray X24

My first BMX bike was a yellow and red Huffy Thrasher back in the mid 70's. It had that cool red bananna seat with a yellow "swoosh" on the side, kinda like the Nike symbol. After that my grandma Murray decided to buy my brother and I twin Murray X24's. We were around 10 years old and I guess she thought we'd grow into them! Although the bikes were twice our size we got use to them and before long were riding wheelies the length of a football field. Greg zts spotted a comment I made about that bike in one of my museum posts. He said he had one available. I bought it, cleaned it up!

ACS Stem
ACS 24" Rims
Dia-Compe Lever & Rear Brakes
KMX Seat
Murray X24 Series 2 Pad Set
Rat Trap Pedals


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 13c554.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 09e9c6.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 891cb9.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … c223c1.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 1a1b63.jpg

This is currently hanging over my bed! big_smile

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … 5e4527.jpg

The murray banner is sweet.Where did you find that?

Of course on eBay! smile


My flatland is ... always smooth!!!!

[img]http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/khe-bikes-11159567381c2_lg.jpg[/img]

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#22 2013-10-17 2:59pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Just hooked up with 3 Murray X20R bikes recently! Had to find some projects for the winter! If you have some parts for these PM me!

big_smile

MD

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/IMG_0850_zps7eb2f4d7.jpg

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/IMG_0851_zps56a5a09b.jpg

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r500/mars-face/BMX%20Stuff/photo_zpsf48d72de.jpg

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#23 2013-10-17 3:50pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=547340

I also have F/F Bars/Wheels/Tire outback in my scrap pile been out there for about 6 months. I have a 16" I have been holding for you as well. I will try and make it next week to EHT to give it to you. wink


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#24 2013-10-17 4:01pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

If you want the X20R as well LMK I will pull it out of the pile.


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#25 2013-10-17 4:05pm

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Re: Murray, Team Murray, M.O. MFG. CO., Murray collector's unite!!!

Every time I get a bike I turn into this kid...Me at Ft.Meade MD around 83 I think.

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/editset5_lg.jpg

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