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#51 2009-12-06 7:18am

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

yeah, definitely an 82.  I have 5 murrays and on the right of the headtube of all, the serial number gives the date (and there is usually a corresponding build-date decal on the lower seattube). M02...=82, M04...=84.  I don't know what the serial number on the left of headtube means.  nice survivor x24.  seems to be a lot of x24's around.

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#52 2010-01-02 7:54am

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Here is my x20C clone.  It is a mild steel x20r frame and fork with reproduction x20c decals.  Elina seat, WIN chromo bars, ACS stem and seat clamp, Sugino cranks.  Sumo/KT  wheels, lee chi mx1000's and tech 2 levers, aeromax pedals, Fuan grips.  The stock bike came with chromemoly frame/fork, elina seat, win bars, diacompe mx1000's with tech 2's, oakley 3's, arai pedals, sugino cranks, acs stem, seat clamp, hubs, ukai rims.

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#53 2010-01-23 5:09pm

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#54 2010-01-23 5:13pm

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#55 2010-01-23 5:26pm

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I remember being torn between the X20R and the Huffy Pro Lightning in the early 80's........I ended up getting the Huffy but that was short-lived because soon after I started my Hutch build.
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#56 2010-01-23 8:30pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

. marking my place so I can update the magazine ads.

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#57 2010-01-23 8:51pm

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I had one of the red ones...not sure what model designation though. I always remember it as X20R (thinking the R meant red) but not sure now- maybe an X20C.  I do know I broke the stem in half jumping over my friends who were stupid enough to lay down under the ramp. The ramp, mind you, was just a piece of wood and some cnderblocks-LOL The bars flopped down onto the front tire and I almost crashed hard.

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#58 2010-09-22 3:04pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

there have been a lot of murray bikes posted in the museum within the last year. seems like murray has been gaining in popularity.  also seems to me like the lower end department store models in general have been getting more interest.  huffy, free spirit, kent, etc.

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#59 2010-09-22 4:58pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

The thing that I remember the most about the Murray factory team  was a photo of Anthony Sewell and his "Factory" ride which was really a Mongoose with Murray frame decals.They also pointed out that John Piant's "Factory" Huffy was really a GT with Huffy frame decals.


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#60 2010-09-22 5:12pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

Found this article a while back.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2n183uq.jpg


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#61 2010-09-22 7:52pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

troy wrote:

Found this article a while back.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2n183uq.jpg

very cool


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#62 2010-09-23 9:55pm

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yeah, I remember seeing that S.E. -Murray deal. interesting and strange. I was surprised to see all the murray models that came with high end parts- maxy cross cranks, dia compe, sugino, etc.  a bike like a murray x20 with maxy cross cranks blows my mind...

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#63 2010-10-16 9:59pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

I own a X24C frame and forks and I just bought another one, but the second looks like some factory built version of the X24C.  The frame is identical to the one posted on the Murray section that has a Scott Clark sticker on it.  That one came from Germany.

Anyway, the interesting part of this frame is that the geometry is definitely different from the store X24C and it doesnt share the same stickers as the other frame like it on the website.  On the downtube is a "track Certified" sticker with "Murray" in very small letters on the top of that.  It also has the factory version sticker on the headtube that has a pic of a guy jumping a bike.  No s/ns on it.

Anyone have any ideas on its history?  I need to add it to the site, but I have three other murrays I am building and cant decide which one to put on yet.  I need to submit a side by side of the racing version X24C and the X24C

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#64 2011-04-08 5:28pm

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#65 2011-04-08 11:10pm

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#66 2011-04-08 11:15pm

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#67 2011-04-09 12:49am

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wow now this brings back some memories! my very first brand new bike was a team murray. it was an x-20 something or other and it was chrome with blue trim, it was the most beautiful thing i'd ever seen. unfortunately i had pneumonia that christmas so it was like 2 weeks before i got to go outside and ride. i never really got to find out how badass it was, on the maiden voyage i made it about 8 houses down the block when 2 teens on a beater rolled up next to me and punched me in the face and stole it. i cried for a week straight. i wasn't upset about the big kids beating me up, i just wanted my badass blue and chrome bike back.

it's been almost 30 years now and i still have a solid hate on for bike thieves. i've stopped 2 bike thieves over the years and i seriously doubt either of them will ever want to be anywhere near another bike much less try to steal one.

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#68 2011-06-07 10:12pm

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32 lbs? wow, it's no wonder I got a PK Ripper just a few short months later.

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/Paulr5/Murray/1982_murray_sm.jpg

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#69 2011-10-02 7:46pm

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Re: Team Murray X20R magazine adds

I know this is a dedicated Team Murray X thread, but my love for Murray won't let me hold back. First I'd like to say that I'm in the process of acquiring a X20r, and I know own a X24 that I am restoring.

Now with that said I would like to showcase a 83 Team Murray Track Certified(Speedy Gonzalez) that I recently restored, and one of my riders came in second place on at the Chicagoland Oldschool Shootout.

In The Beginning:
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/1983%20Team%20Murray/1983TeamMurrayX-20003.jpg
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Expert%20and%20Predator/DSCF5370.jpg

The Revelation:
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/1983%20Team%20Murray/S0189470.jpg

The Awakening:
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Oldschool%20Shootout/319169_2435727690577_1173252591_32985440_595247066_n.jpg
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Oldschool%20Shootout/297935_2435740490897_1173252591_32985488_1281709575_n.jpg
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Oldschool%20Shootout/296754_2435737930833_1173252591_32985478_663584334_n.jpg
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab353/teabeats/Oldschool%20Shootout/320996_2435740850906_1173252591_32985489_675849617_n.jpg

to find out more about Speedies restoration: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=274182

Thanks for letting me share....Earl smile

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#70 2013-11-20 6:39pm

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quinonesm wrote:

That was the ad that hooked me! The X20r was my first bike and it was dope! lol I loved the levers and mine came with an Elina lightning bolt seat too. We got it at Toys-R-Us and it cost about $100.

me too@Toys R Us about $130 (mid 80's)

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#71 2013-11-20 6:46pm

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FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:




haha crazy@motorcycle loading ramp

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#72 2013-11-20 6:49pm

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X20r was my first bmx.. It was all we could afford.. I loved the bike but it was heavy as hell!!!!!!
I Upgraded everthing when freestyle started.. Then it didn't last long the head tube snapped in half from hopping on the front wheel!!!!!!!!

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