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.


1965 Murray Monterey 3 speed
1965 Murray Monterey 3 speed

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NOS Murray Eliminator Muscle Bike Full Floating Banana Sissy Bar
NOS Murray Eliminator Muscle Bike Full Floating Banana Sissy Bar

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1970 Murray Hiawatha Sidewinder II Muscle Bike w original paint
1970 Murray Hiawatha Sidewinder II Muscle Bike w original paint

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VINTAGE 1950s MURRAY FLYING O OTASCO CITATION LADIES BICYCLE RARE COLLECTIBLE
VINTAGE 1950s MURRAY FLYING O OTASCO CITATION LADIES BICYCLE RARE COLLECTIBLE

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J C Higgins Rat Rod Tank Kids Bike 50s Murray All Original
J C Higgins Rat Rod Tank Kids Bike 50s Murray All Original

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Vintage Tricycle Murray Original 1970s NEW NOS
Vintage Tricycle Murray Original 1970s NEW NOS

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Custom Evel Knievel Murray MX Bike Old School Vintage BMX Bicycle
Custom Evel Knievel Murray MX Bike Old School Vintage BMX Bicycle

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BICYCLE ROAD BIKE WHEEL RIM FIT MURRAY ROADMASTER AND SEARS BIKES NEW 26 X 1 3 8
BICYCLE ROAD BIKE WHEEL RIM FIT MURRAY ROADMASTER AND SEARS BIKES NEW 26 X 1 3 8

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1965 Murray Monterey 3 speed
1965 Murray Monterey 3 speed

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VINTAGE 1960s SEARS JC HIGGINS MURRAY FLIGHTLINER SPACELINER TROXEL SEAT
VINTAGE 1960s SEARS JC HIGGINS MURRAY FLIGHTLINER SPACELINER TROXEL SEAT

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BICYCLE TIRE 16 X 175 WW KIDS BIKE SEARS MURRAY OTHERS
BICYCLE TIRE 16 X 175 WW KIDS BIKE SEARS MURRAY 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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Vintage Murray Elgin JC Higgins Bicycle Fork TRUSS RODS Tank Cruiser Bike Struts
Vintage Murray Elgin JC Higgins Bicycle Fork TRUSS RODS Tank Cruiser Bike Struts

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NOS Vintage Murray Nassau Womens Bike 26 Tires 19 Frame Single Speed Bicycle
NOS Vintage Murray Nassau Womens Bike 26 Tires 19 Frame Single Speed Bicycle

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BICYCLE TIRES 26 X 175 WHITE WALLS FIT SEARS MURRAY ROADMASTER OTHERS NEW
BICYCLE TIRES 26 X 175 WHITE WALLS FIT SEARS MURRAY ROADMASTER OTHERS NEW

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NOS Early Taiwan 20x1 3 8 Bicycle BW Tire Schwinn Higgins Monark Murray
NOS Early Taiwan 20x1 3 8 Bicycle BW Tire Schwinn Higgins Monark 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.