Murray Bicycle

Murray began their production of bicycles back in the mid 1930s. They mostly designed them for the youth market. Oftentimes, the company would use low-cost parts, and that would help undercut the price of their competition. The Murray bicycle was sold to a variety of stores, which included department stores, hardware stores, and general retailers.

Although the Murray bicycle was stylistically different, the company had often imitated designs of other popular manufacturers. This sometimes got them into trouble. Schwinn bikes, for instance, once filed a suit against the company for copying a knurling and machining process on their rims.

In 1965, the company introduced a wheelie bike that was called the Murray Wildcat. It had a banana-seat, small tires, high-rise handlebars, as well as a tall sissy bar. The Wildcat helped give the company a boost in bicycle sales. After that, a whole new series of models had followed. In 1977, came their introduction of a BMX model. Then, in 1999, all production of their U.S.-made bicycles came to a halt. Now, Murray is used as a brand name for Chinese bicycles that are sold by Pacific Cycle.

ANTIQUE 3 SPEED 58 64 MURRAY FLIGHTLINER BICYCLE
ANTIQUE 3 SPEED 58 64 MURRAY FLIGHTLINER BICYCLE

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Vintage Murray Big Mack Mac Drag Tricycle ATV Butterfly steering Wheel 12
Vintage Murray Big Mack Mac Drag Tricycle ATV Butterfly steering Wheel 12

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1960s 1970s Sears Sonic Flite Womens Murray Bike Luggage Rack Meteor Flite
1960s 1970s Sears Sonic Flite Womens Murray Bike Luggage Rack Meteor Flite

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Vintage Murray 3 Speed Womans Bicycle
Vintage Murray 3 Speed Womans Bicycle

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1937 Vtg Murray Schwinn BA97 Pre WWII Mens Bicycle No Badge Original
1937 Vtg Murray Schwinn BA97 Pre WWII Mens Bicycle No Badge Original

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1950s JC HIGGINS LADIES VINTAGE BEACH CRUISERBICYCLE SEARS ELGIN MURRAY
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1940s 1950s Chain Drive Murray Tricycle for restoration
1940s  1950s Chain Drive Murray Tricycle for restoration

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1950s HIAWATHA LADIES VINTAGE BEACH CRUISER TANK BICYCLE SEARS ELGIN MURRAY 50
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ANTIQUE 3 SPEED 58 64 MURRAY FLIGHTLINER BICYCLE
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BICYCLE FENDER LIGHT VINTAGE SEARS MURRAY HUFFY OTHERS
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Vintage Murray Big Mack Mac Drag Tricycle ATV Butterfly steering Wheel 12
Vintage Murray Big Mack Mac Drag Tricycle ATV Butterfly steering Wheel 12

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Low Rider 13 High Rise Bicycle Handlebars Stingray Musclebike Schwinn Murray
Low Rider 13 High Rise Bicycle Handlebars Stingray Musclebike Schwinn Murray

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BICYCLE GRIPS COKE BOTTLE BLUE HUFFY SEARS MURRAY OTHER
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SALE Raised BLACK LINE 20x2125 BMX Murray Raleigh Higgins Monark Gripper Slick
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BICYCLE REFLECTORS FOR HUFFY SEARS MURRAY SCHWINN FENDERS SEAT MUD FLAPS 12
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ANTIQUE ADVERTISING MURRAY BICYCLE picture 1960 era
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Murray Bicycles are vintage bicycles from the mid 1900’s. These bicycles were manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio and designed mostly for children. Murray styled over a hundred different bikes that were manufactured to be low price in comparison to competitors. Most of the bicycles that were made in the 1960’s and 1970’s were sold through department stores such as Sears. The Murray bicycle stayed with the trends in 1965 they introduced a banana seat bike and in 1977 debut their BMX style. Murray did it's best to continue to stay above their competition but found it difficult as new and low cost ways of manufacture bicycles was developed.

With declining sales in the 1980’s Murray started to sell their bicycles through various discount chains such as K-mart, Wal-Mart and Target. The company did not meet its expectations and in 1988 the Murray brand was acquired by Pacific Cycle. The Murray Bicycle is now collectable vintage bicycles that are highly sought after in the vintage market.