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.

Vintage Murray Womens 3 Speed Sands Bike Bicycle + Lock New Seat Handle Bars
Vintage Murray Womens 3 Speed Sands Bike Bicycle + Lock New Seat Handle Bars

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Murray Solar Fight Spaceliner Custom Sturmey S2C Coaster Kickback
Murray Solar Fight Spaceliner Custom Sturmey S2C Coaster Kickback

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1978 Vtg Red Holly Hobbie Murray JCPenney Bike Banana Seat Training Wheels
1978 Vtg Red Holly Hobbie Murray JCPenney Bike Banana Seat Training Wheels

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1960s FIRESTONE MENS 2 SPEED RAT ROD BEACH CRUISER BICYCLE CWC HIAWATHA MURRAY
1960s FIRESTONE MENS 2 SPEED RAT ROD BEACH CRUISER BICYCLE CWC HIAWATHA MURRAY

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

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VINTAGE 1950s MURRAY FEDERALS SKYBOLT MENS DELUXE BICYCLE RED BALLOON TIRE BIKE
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BOYS 26 MURRAY 10 SPEED BICYCLE GOOD RIDING CONDITION LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
BOYS 26 MURRAY 10 SPEED BICYCLE GOOD RIDING CONDITION LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

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1940S MURRAY MERCURY BICYCLE
1940S MURRAY MERCURY BICYCLE

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Vintage Murray Womens 3 Speed Sands Bike Bicycle + Lock New Seat Handle Bars
Vintage Murray Womens 3 Speed Sands Bike Bicycle + Lock New Seat Handle Bars

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BICYCLE BULLET LIGHT VINTAGE STYLE FOR AMF ROADMASTER MURRAY SCHWINN OTHERS
BICYCLE BULLET LIGHT VINTAGE STYLE FOR AMF ROADMASTER MURRAY SCHWINN OTHERS

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26 Chrome Balloon Tire Bicycle Fenders Fit Schwinn Monark Murray Higgins
26 Chrome Balloon Tire Bicycle Fenders Fit Schwinn Monark Murray Higgins

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Goodyear Rib 20 x 1 3 8 Bicycle BW Tire Set NOS Schwinn Monark Murray Sears
Goodyear Rib 20 x 1 3 8 Bicycle BW Tire Set NOS Schwinn Monark Murray Sears

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Muscle Bike Murray Eliminator Style Chainguard
Muscle Bike Murray Eliminator Style Chainguard

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Muscle Bike NOS All Pro Huffy Murray Yellow Sparkle Grips
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Roadmaster Western Flyer Hawthorne Hiawatha Elgin Murray Mens Sprocket Assembly
Roadmaster Western Flyer Hawthorne Hiawatha Elgin Murray Mens Sprocket Assembly

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1940 1950s Deluxe Troxel Saddle w Crash Rail Schwinn Columbia Elgin Murray
1940 1950s Deluxe Troxel Saddle w Crash Rail Schwinn Columbia Elgin 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.