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I guess I’m going to try to finish a bike this year, I’ve set a very low goal, so I should be finished and riding soon.

I’m starting with a 1988 Murray Monterey cantilever frame with the bullet drop outs. I used an identical ‘76 frame in my first build-off many years ago.

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Ever since schools closed for COVID I’ve been pulling bikes from the weeds and fixing them up to ride or sell. This just happened to be the next in line.

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Today is June 10th and I just pulled it out today.

On the stand and ready to disassemble.

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Everything came off surprisingly easily so far. I need this fork for what’s about to happen to this bike.

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I test fitted this on a magenta Murray frame years ago so I know this will be easy.

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And then it started raining.

Maybe next thread I can explain the build concept and name.


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Info on that Banana Peel in the background!
 
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WELCOME BACK MR. WRATTER!! GREAT FRAME AND IDEA. THAT WAS MY FIRST BUILD OFF BIKE ALSO. ( RETRO RATTO) GOOD TO SEE YA BACK IN THE MIX. NOW....GTB!! STAY SAFE....PEACE

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Love the name!

Info on that Banana Peel in the background!

Customer bike, they have this one and the next size up, bought when their kids were young over 20 years ago, she brought me this one to get going for their grandson. Fun thing, my 10 year old daughter loves it, but at $800 I’m not running out to buy a new one.


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WELCOME BACK MR. WRATTER!! GREAT FRAME AND IDEA. THAT WAS MY FIRST BUILD OFF BIKE ALSO. ( RETRO RATTO) GOOD TO SEE YA BACK IN THE MIX. NOW....GTB!! STAY SAFE....PEACE

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I’m watching your foam tank build and scale cars.


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I guess I’m going to try to finish a bike this year, I’ve set a very low goal, so I should be finished and riding soon.

I’m starting with a 1988 Murray Monterey cantilever frame with the bullet drop outs. I used an identical ‘76 frame in my first build-off many years ago.

808a306f03a8584052a7b905de32d60b.jpg


Ever since schools closed for COVID I’ve been pulling bikes from the weeds and fixing them up to ride or sell. This just happened to be the next in line.

712a2670824ed647376ca629af54a7a3.jpg


Today is June 10th and I just pulled it out today.

On the stand and ready to disassemble.

041af74431c1b6c799a257bfa8f6b460.jpg


Everything came off surprisingly easily so far. I need this fork for what’s about to happen to this bike.

fb1e98317c6c7920fd8ed8f5718a9040.jpg


I test fitted this on a magenta Murray frame years ago so I know this will be easy.

41ba712e8209beb34981514d7a054253.jpg


And then it started raining.

Maybe next thread I can explain the build concept and name.


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That's the same bike frame and chain guard as the Rust Rocket Deluxe from some time back:
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A bike I remember. I think the curves on the bullet drop Murray frames are better than any other.


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Pointy Murray drops are awesome!

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Good to see you in the mix this year brother yoots. You, Jake, and I were in the same RRBBO freshman class of BO6 which was a whopping 10 build offs ago.

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The patina on this frame is interesting. Hard to imagine this bike had a multi-stage paint job but the emerald paint is fading away to show a silver.

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The usual, WD-40 and 00 steel wool to preserve the patina but knock off the crusty stuff.

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Front wheel has tight clearance.

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Waiting on some bolts to soak on an accessory so I gathered some bars to play with.

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And before I get out the cut-off wheel and welder for those I decided to get my chainwheel.

Time to see if this thing is for show or go...

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Like a Silverback Donkey Kong Gorilla
 

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I cut the dropouts off of the BMX frame because I needed to lengthen the ones on my frame.

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I had it cleaned and clamped and ready to weld but I thought I would just drill and bolt them on to stay a little more true to this build category. The dropouts are ugly, but they work.

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Wow 32" wheels. And not the only ones in BO15. I was wondering why the upper clearance was so tight on your fork.
 

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Okay, we have a rider, the bars are just place holders, more to be added, this is bare bones.

So, I put 32” Dubs on the bike and now it’s a Donk.

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