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.

Murray Jet Fire Bicycle 26 Bike 1960 70s Black Red Original Bike + Tires
Murray Jet Fire Bicycle 26 Bike 1960 70s Black  Red Original Bike + Tires

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Murray Banana Bike vintage PinWheels model Hippie theme
Murray Banana Bike vintage PinWheels model Hippie theme

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BOYS 26 MURRAY 10 SPEED BICYCLE GOOD RIDING CONDITION LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
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Murray Jet Fire X 65 Fenders Bicycle 26 Bike 1960s Black Red
Murray Jet Fire X 65 Fenders Bicycle 26 Bike 1960s Black  Red

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Murray Jet Fire Fenders Bicycle 26 Bike 1960s Black Red Original Bike + Tires
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Vintage 1960s 24 girls Murray Tank Bicycle
Vintage 1960s 24 girls Murray Tank Bicycle

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Vintage murray bicycle
Vintage murray bicycle

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VINTAGE MURRAY METEOR LINE BICYCLE GIRLS 40S OR 50S PICK UP ONLY
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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 BANANA SEAT FITS STINGRAY MURRAY ROADMASTER AMF
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VINTAGE BICYCLE LOCK FOR SEARS AMF MURRAY ROADMASTER
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FRONT BRAKE CALIPER OLD SCHOOL STYLE FIT SCHWINN BMX MURRAY AMF ROADMASTER
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1965 Murray Jet Fire X 65 Chainguard
1965 Murray Jet Fire X 65 Chainguard

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VTG 15 STYLE BICYCLE REFLECTORS LOT OF FOUR HIGGINS MONARK W F X53 MURRAY ELGIN
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Murray Jet Fire Bicycle 26 Bike 1960 70s Black Red Original Bike + Tires
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Vintage Bicycle Chain Guard Predator Rat Rod BMX Schwinn Sears Murray
Vintage Bicycle Chain Guard Predator Rat Rod BMX Schwinn Sears Murray

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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.