Jun 13 2008, 05:44 PM
Got this off of Craigslist for $10. I know its not top end! but I had to have it. Lot of flyingO's around Oklahoma....I didn't know they had a 24" cruiser though.
Jun 13 2008, 05:53 PM
It's a farmed out Murray X-24R, mild steel. They came with ACS stems and Dia-comp brakes. Pretty cool for 10 bux and it's a brand I haven't heard of till now.
Jun 13 2008, 06:17 PM
I bought a lot of bike parts from Otasco when I was a kid. The stores were like a Western Auto (at that time). Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company.
Pretty cool bike...definitely a flashback for me.
Mike'Ultimate Sin of Bmx'Crehan
Jun 16 2008, 08:45 AM
Western Auto is where my dad bought me my first and only pair of Tuff's.
Jun 16 2008, 09:10 AM
My first ever bike was from Otasco. Man I loved that thing. It had a three speed stick shift and was the same color as your bike! Awesome pics!
Jun 16 2008, 10:26 AM
Otasco! I haven't heard about them in years! I remember asking the manager at the store in Okemah, OK for a summer job putting the bikes together, he seemed a little, uh....let's just say, not to happy, to have a 13 year old kid tell him that the forks were on backwards, the stickers were scratched etc. on a brand new Blue Max they had on display, and I didn't get the job either!
Jun 16 2008, 11:25 AM
WOW, that is a name I havnt heard since I was a "youngin", lol! Grew up in the town of TONKAWA, about 10 miles west of Ponca City. Raced for HUFFY bitd, and having a last name that started with an "O", I was given the nickname "FLYING O"!!! I may have to go dig out my old echo fullface and take a pic to use as my avatar on here!! GOD, this is an AWESOME FIND!!! I can still remember my DAILY trips up to the Western Auto and the OTASCO stores, they had everything in there!
Jun 16 2008, 11:50 AM
SWEET SCORE! Im from Oklahom too (Ponca City) and I grew up near Otasco....I loved that place! They had mini bikes and go karts! I remember the Flying O 20"bikes well.....sweet cruiser though! Great score!
Jun 16 2008, 01:09 PM
Yea when we lived in Kansas and came down to Tulsa to visit the grandparents we always wantd to go check out the bikes at OTASCO! I think its why I wanted this one! If flying O's ever get as high priced as Hutch I know where there is a pile of about 100 Flying O frames in Talala Ok! LOL
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