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Murray Badlands MTB

Discussion in 'DIAMOND FRAME BUILD OFF' started by Xavier, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Xavier

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    I found this Murray at a garage sale today, for $30. I talked them down to $22 and bought it.

    I'm thinking black, I'd like to do a coaster brake, but I'll probably keep the deraileur, make it a five speed with ape hangers and a banana seat. I may have a rat trap springer fork somewhere........

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    I wet sanded the frame after I tore everything apart.

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    Once painted, it's looking better.
     
  2. Markm

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    cool so far!! ya got my attention! :D :D
     
  3. xddorox

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    Same here Xavier :D
     
  4. mastershake916

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    Good paint job.
     
  5. Xavier

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    I relaced the rear wheel tonight to install a coaster brake off a kid's bike. This was my first hub swap/relacing of a wheel, and I'm pretty stoked after doing it. I used Sheldon Brown's page as a guide. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html#lacing

    I also found the rat trap springer front fork, and put it on. I'm going to have to fabricate a spacer to make it work, but it fits OK.
     
  6. mastershake916

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    Looking good.
     
  7. Xavier

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    I'm starting to see this one as a dirt track rat.
     
  8. Markm

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    lookin cool!!!
     
  9. Clothespin n

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    What is the Teqnical name for that Style of Springer.
    and what Bike / Year where they used / on.

    Thanks,
    I am picking up a Bike Tomorrow that has a Springer like that,
    and I want some Edjemecation on The Name and Style and Year.

    The Bike is looking AWESOME,

    Peace,
    Kev.
     
  10. ricksterr1221

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    Kev, i seen a lot of these springers on sears' bikes. I seen one last weekend at the flea-market on a space liner.
     
  11. Xavier

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  12. mastershake916

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    Wow, that turned out NICE!
     
  13. xddorox

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    This bike came out really great. :D
     
  14. Xavier

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    I'm not really grooving on the seat........I might cover it in leopard skin or something.
     
  15. tartosuc

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    I like it a lot
    nice!
     
  16. Multipass

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    The rat-trap springer really makes the bike. That and the knobbies. Great choice of parts.

    Simple but stylish - Well done!

    -Mp
     
  17. Markm

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    if that seat had red flames......that would look nice!
     
  18. Chainsaw

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    Great Job on the bike! Knobs give it a cool redneck style! I agree with MarkM on the seat flames. Great "girthy" frame. Over all the bike reminds me of a two wheeled rat truck!
     
  19. Schwinnspastic

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    very cool...clean and simple desighn
     
  20. Doomonhue

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    Mind if I copy it?
     

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