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Old 03-19-12, 07:14 PM
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Art Deco bike?

While digging for other bikes in my pile I came across This Murray Bio Tech. This thing was so odd that I had to bring it home. I haven't got around to getting it fixed yet. What is this thing anyways? That was the first time I saw a bike like that.







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Old 03-19-12, 07:18 PM
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First to say it. FORKS BENT!
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Old 03-19-12, 07:19 PM
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Definitely an 80's "style" bike. If I had to guess I would say '88 or so.
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Old 03-19-12, 07:29 PM
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Aside from some use of lines in the design, there's not much about that bike that says art deco. Perhaps I'm just a stickler for such things.
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Old 03-19-12, 07:32 PM
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I said art deco just because I didn't know what else to say about this bike.
Slushlover, I don't know how you can tell its bent because I can't.

Anyone one know more about those bikes?
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Old 03-19-12, 07:33 PM
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Not art deco, but decorated. With copious amounts of plastic. I have to edit that, broken plastic.
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Old 03-19-12, 07:48 PM
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Old 03-19-12, 08:00 PM
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I have seen bikes like that around the Twin Cities on occasion. With all the bike riders in the TC you are bound to see just about every bike that came down the pike.
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Definitely not representative of the 1950's in any way, shape, or form.

It is a bad relic of the 1980's though. Think Miami Vice on the cheap. Probably the Noogman's bike.

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I think Art Deco is actualy from the 1930s. In the 1980s there was a reinterpretation of Art Deco and Art Modern, this is a clear example of that. When I was a kid I thought these were the coolest bikes at Walmart.
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I actually owned that exact bike as a teenager. Early '90s if I remember correctly. Those pedals are worse than useless- they're dangerous. Replace them if you plan on using the bike. I nearly spilled into heavy traffic as a kid because my foot slipped in dry conditions. I vividly remember the racking I got, too. Once the pedals were taken care of, I enjoyed the bike for the most part. It's a box mart bike, but it was what I was used to.
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Old 03-19-12, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
I have seen bikes like that around the Twin Cities on occasion. With all the bike riders in the TC you are bound to see just about every bike that came down the pike.
i can second that.

i took a different take on 80s paint and plastic with my last build
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Old 03-19-12, 10:34 PM
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that cable routing is awesome.
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Originally Posted by acoffin View Post
I think Art Deco is actualy from the 1930s. In the 1980s there was a reinterpretation of Art Deco and Art Modern, this is a clear example of that. When I was a kid I thought these were the coolest bikes at Walmart.
Yep, Art Deco was a design movement from 1920's - 1940's. Don't see much "Art Deco" about this bike either, but it is different...
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The fork looks fine to me.
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LOL The fork is fine, but it is so sloping that it creates the impression that a very heavy rider sat on the bike and the fork bent further under the load.
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Originally Posted by zenith View Post
I said art deco just because I didn't know what else to say about this bike.
Slushlover, I don't know how you can tell its bent because I can't.

Anyone one know more about those bikes?
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The fork looks fine to me.
Dont look too hard
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Old 03-20-12, 04:49 AM
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I like it, it just needs a white saddle and white tires to be a ghost bike.
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Fork looks bent right behind the brake caliper.
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Old 03-20-12, 07:21 AM
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The bike looks like something out of a fitness facility but with wheels added.

Interesting for sure.
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Thanks for all the comments! I guess this bike will end up not being used too much.
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I never realized where campagnolo got the color scheme for Euclid group must have been this bike
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That, my friend, is why those of us who grew up in the '80s will never be able to just walk into a barbershop and ask for a decent-looking haircut.
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The best thing to come out of the 80's was me....


I kid, I kid.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
The bike looks like something out of a fitness facility but with wheels added.
A 1980's fitness facility. Someone forgot to hang a pair of leg warmers over the handlebars.

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