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    1991 Murray Baja 

You might wonder what the hell this one is doing here!  Remember back to 1981.  The only "mountain bikes" were converted cruisers and a handful of custom made bikes costing thousands of dollars.  Murray was able to jump ahead of many of the manufacturers, like Schwinn,  that thought mountain bikes would quickly disappear.  For many people, this bike served as their introduction to off-road riding.  "Mom, can I PLEASE have a Murray Baja, PLEEEEEASE"

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Frame steel
Fork BMX style
Rear Shock NA
Rims M.O. steel 26 x 2.125, gold
Hubs 3-piece steel
Spokes zinc
Tires Kenda studded
Pedals Steel rat-trap style
Crank Ashtabula-style w/ double rings
Chain yes
Rear Cogs 5 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket 1 piece
Front Derailleur Suntour Spirt
Rear Derailleur Suntour U
Shifters Shimano friction thumb (originally Suntour Mighty)
Handlebars steel
Stem Wald-style steel
Headset steel
Brake set steel side pull, gold
Brake levers huge plastic levers
Saddle Mattress-style
Seat Post steel
Colors Chrome
Size 18"
Serial #   MO1  009472

 

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