Bmx Action July 1984
FIVE MINUTES WITH MONTE GRAY
HOME TURF: Beaumont, Texas AGE: 12 SPONSOR: Hutch Hi-Performance BMX

HOW COME EVERY RACE YOU GO TO YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE FOXIEST YOUNG LADIES THERE HANGIN4 OUT WITH YOU?
They just find me.
DO YOU TRAIN?
I ride my bike a lot.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE McDONALDS COMMERCIAL?
They had tryouts at a track near my house, and I got a call to come down, so my dad took me down there. They had to interview me on camera and everything, and they picked me.
HOW MUCH DO YOU MAKE FROM THAT?
Usually I make about $600 to $700 a month. When it first came out, I was getting about $1,200 a month. It's been out for about a year, and they're gonna run it another whole year.
WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU WANT TO BUY WITH THE MONEY FROM THAT?
A Lamborghine.
WHO ARE THE HARDEST GUYS YOU HAVE TO RACE?
When I'm 13 it'll be Leon Williams, Matt Hadan, and Eddie Siegmund.
WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF BMX?
I play baseball and football.
HOW DO YOU JUGGLE ALL THAT?
It's hard. Usually I have to miss games and stuff to race, but the coaches understand.
DO THE KIDS AT YOUR SCHOOL KNOW WHAT YOU DO?
Yeah, sometimes they bring magazines to school, and show my pictures to other people.
DO YOU GET EMBARRASSED?
Yeah.
WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A FACTORY RIDER?
Getting to miss school. I like travelling and everything.
WHERE'S YOUR MOST FAVORITE PLACE THAT YOU'VE BEEN?
Probably germany or Holland. I like Maryland. I like going to Hutch's house. He's got lots of food in his refrigerator.

MONTE GRAY'S FACTORY HUTCH EXPERT RACER
Frame and fork: Hutch Expert Racer, chrome-moly.
Handlebar: Hutch Pro, chrome-moly.
Handlebar stem: Hutch Pro, aluminum and chrome-moly.
Flex fighter: Hutch 2 'N 1, medium size.
Headset: Tange MX 125, aluminum.
Rims: Araya, aluminum.
Spokes: 36, .080, with brass nipples.
Hubs: Hutch, sealed bearing, magnesium bodies with titanium axles.
Tires: Tioga Comp IV, 20x1.75 front and rear.
Tubes: Tioga Superlite.
Brake: Dia-Compe MX caliper, aluminum, rear only.
Brake shoes: Dia-Compe.
Brake lever: Dia-Compe tech 3.
Brake cable: Dia-Compe.
Grips: Hutch, rubber.
Pedals: Hutch, aluminum and chrome-moly.
Crank: Hutch, three-piece tubular chrome-moly, 175mm.
Spider: Hutch, aluminum.
Bottom bracket set: Hutch, sealed bearing.
Front sprocket: Pro Neck, 43 teeth.
Freewheel: Shimano DX, 16 teeth.
Chain: Sedisport.
Seat: Uni Turbo.
Seat post: Rolled fiberglass, integral with seat.
Seat post clamp: Hutch, aluminum.
Safety pads: hutch Zap pads.
Number plate: Hutch.
Extras: Radkaps valve caps.

McMonte can pretty well McCook around a McBMX McTrack.
Why looky there, Martha. It's that Monte Gray kid flyin' in from Texas. Did ya' know that he was one of them dudes in the McDonald's BMX TV commercial? It's true.


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