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.

1979 FREE SPIRIT MENS 3 SPEED ROAD CRUISER SEARS VINTAGE MURRAY PETTY BLUE 80S
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1983 MURRAY NASSAU LADIES GIRLS 24 3 SPEED CRUISER BICYCLE HUFFY PURPLE CUTE
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Vintage 1950s 1960s Murray Tricycle ride on pedal toy trike all original works
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Murray VINTAGE BICYCLE
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1980s FREE SPIRIT SHEFFIELD MENS ROAD CRUISER SEARS BRITTANY VINTAGE MURRAY 80S
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1980s MURRAY FREEFLIGHT GIRLS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE PINK BMX
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Vintage Tricycle Murray Original 1970s NEW NOS
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McCauley 24 26 Bicycle Muscle Bike Polo Fenders Sears Murray Huffy NOS
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BICYCLE SEAT FIT SCHWINN SUBURBAN ROAD BIKES SEARS MURRAY OTHERS
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Black Vinyl 24 or 26 inch Bike Seat fits Schwinn Murray Sears J C Higgins OTHERS
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60s VINTAGE RED WHITE GLITTER MESINGER BICYCLE SEAT SADDLE SCHWINN HUFFY MURRAY
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Murray Jet Fire set
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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.