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I picked this bike up out of Costa Mesa, CA from the original owner and his brother. It was complete for the most part - no chain, no seatpost clamp. It had newer bars, brand new foam grips and a newer style cushion seat. I replaced the bars, grips and seat with some older parts that I had on hand. I also added the frame and bar pads. Everything else is original to the bike.
Frame: Littlejohn Murphy
Fork: Cook Bros.
Handlebar: 31" wide MX
Rims: Heavy duty "Made in Japan"
Hubs: Bendix coaster; No markings on front hub
Seatpost clamp: Schwinn
Frame: M&L with original paint & decals. Head tube decal reads "M&L Racing Frame". Down tube has a M&L checkered flag logo followed by the name "SPRINT-4". 14 inch frame pad and Schwinn seat clamp.
Fork: forged MX reinforced fork looks to be Ashtabula, but with a straight-cut drop out.
Moto bars: approx. 30.5 inches wide with welded shim and non-pinched crossbar. 12 inch vinyl snap pad and MX waffle grips.
Seat: Taihei quilted, black vinyl with metal tabs
Crank set: Takagi MX crank 160mm, Wald sprocket 40t, KKT rat traps.
Wheels: Motomags with Bendix 70, Traveler Super MX front tire & Cheng Shin rear, both 2.125".
Mossberg MX bicycles were manufactured from '73-'76?. This one was found complete a few years ago in FL. Original black finish and decals. It has a truss rod fork with Mossberg's signature steel "M" welded on the front. Another interesting feature that Mossberg provided to prevent loss/theft was their Bicycle I.D. System. My understanding is that you'd have to mail a card to Mossberg, then they'd send you a personally monogrammed I.D. plate to mount on to the downtube. Initially, the bike was found with a 10-speed saddle which I replaced with a nice deep tufted MX seat and black sissy bar. The 2.125" Carlisle MX 200 tires and WIN double clamp stem are original to the bike. The original bike shop sticker is still there, but with a small piece of the sticker torn off. I did a quick search and found that this bike originally came from "Star Bike Shop", established in 1972 and is still in business today in Savannah, GA.
MX handlebar: approx 27.5 inches wide with black vinyl Rad Pad, Hunt Wilde grips and vintage motocross plate - probably used as a side plate at some point. It already had a hole at the bottom, so it mounted perfectly with the stem bolt.
Stem: Shimano MX forged steel
Seat: MX Troxel with 16" struts
Crank set: Ashtabula 4.5 inch, Three-Arrows sprocket 40t
Wheels: 28 spoke, Araya 16" steel box hoops, Bendix coaster, ACS front hub, Cheng Shin knobbies, both 2.125".
"Above is the last original Unitron BMX grip in A’ME’s possession. It’s getting to the point that the company wants to re-release the popular grip but they are very aware of doing it in away that doesn’t upset the owners of actual vintage grips. Bob at A’ME says they plan on adding a label somewhere on the grip that will distinguish that it is a reproduction and not an original. These will probably retail somewhere around $25-30."