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1981 Murray Baja 26

#1 2012-07-12 4:28pm

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1981 Murray Baja 26

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1981 Murray Baja 26

NYC daily rider/workhorse.  Early mass market BMX/MTB cruiser.

For more info on Murray check out the Team Murray Builds! thread in the forums.

Frame: 1981 Murray Baja
Fork: Wald chrome cruiser fork
Stem: CEBE style double clamp
Bars: Generic cruiser
Grips: OURY waffle style/Flite donuts
Headset: Tioga MXII
Saddle: Messenger quilted pulled from an '82 Murray
Seat post: Wald 13/16"
Seat clamp: Helix Cooks style
Rims: Weimann powdered black
Tires: Cheng Shin gumwalls 26 x 2.125
Front Hub: Bullseye
Rear Hub: Histop coaster w/ Shimano strap
Nipples: 12mm
Sprocket: Shimano 18t
Chain:  KMC nickel
Cranks: Takagi one piece 175mm
BB: Odyssey Dynatron
Chainwheel: Suntour 45t
Pedals: Shimano DX 
Dustcaps: Dice


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#2 2012-07-18 9:22am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Still be keeping a keen eye out for the discerning bike thieves that know their gear... In the meantime, rock n roll! Is the seat like a Brooks Brothers kind of seat or what exactly is a "messengers" seat? Looks damn cool IMHO. cool


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#3 2012-07-19 5:42pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Cheers, Messenger is the brand - US made spring/cruiser style seat.  Built for comfort and speed!!

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#4 2012-07-19 5:52pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Thats awsome.

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#5 2012-07-21 12:31pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

thanks!

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#6 2012-12-18 11:05am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Loving this big_smile


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#7 2013-08-06 4:02pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Ver cool and well planned out build.

Mike

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#8 2013-08-13 7:30am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

Thanks Mike!

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#9 2014-12-17 3:53am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

I had one of them fixed up as my winter commuter.  A bit heavy, but combined
with studded tires, she kept me upright!  I miss that bike!!!


Don't be that guy!

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#10 2015-02-05 7:37pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

bigpoppawheelie wrote:

I had one of them fixed up as my winter commuter.  A bit heavy, but combined
with studded tires, she kept me upright!  I miss that bike!!!

Thanks Bigpoppa wheelie.  Agreed, the Baja's are a heavy rigs but built like tanks..  Mine is now enjoying it's fifth NYC winter and holding strong!  cool

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#11 2015-07-30 7:01pm

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

killer cruiser build.Love the bar stem combo,perfect.   cool


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#12 2015-08-04 8:03pm

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LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

killer cruiser build.Love the bar stem combo,perfect.   cool

Thanks!  After five or so different bar/stem combos on this bike I think Ive found the right one!  lol

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#13 2017-08-25 1:28am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

NICEEEEEE big_smile

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#14 2017-12-06 7:35am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

I lived in NYC for a couple years and appreciate the "beat by racks and chains" patina. When i moved back to Seattle I actually built a 26" cruiser as an homage. I customized the finish to have that "beat" look to it.
Nice build.

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#15 2017-12-06 7:41am

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Re: 1981 Murray Baja 26

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