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 Wildcat Girls Bicycle 60s 70s Banana Seat
Murray Wildcat Girls Bicycle 60s 70s Banana Seat

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old Muscle Bike Sears Screamer Bicycle Sprocket Spyder 5 Murray Eliminator BMX
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antique 1950s Murray ladies bike
antique 1950s Murray ladies bike

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Vintage Murray Wildcat muscle bike w Goodyear green tires
Vintage Murray Wildcat muscle bike w Goodyear green tires

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1960 SCHWINN TIGER 26 Bicycle Bike like Jaguar Panther Fleet Murray JC Higgins
1960 SCHWINN TIGER 26 Bicycle Bike like Jaguar Panther Fleet Murray JC Higgins

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1962 SCHWINN FIESTA 26 Bicycle Bike like Debutant Starlet Fair Lady Murray
1962 SCHWINN FIESTA 26 Bicycle Bike like Debutant Starlet Fair Lady Murray

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Original 1967 Murray F5 Eliminator Bicycle Banana Seat Muscle Bike Collectible
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BOYS 26 MURRAY 10 SPEED BICYCLE GOOD RIDING CONDITION LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
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vintage bicycle huffy huffman colombia hiawatha murray schwinn elgin j c higgin
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CARLISLE SCHWINN COLUMBIA MURRAY STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE TIRE 20 X 2125 WHEEL
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1950s Murray Eliminator Banana Seat Muscle Pig Bike Kustom
1950s Murray Eliminator Banana Seat Muscle Pig Bike Kustom

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BICYCLE BANANA SEAT FIT STINGRAYS MURRAY SCHWINN OTHERS
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Murray Street Cycle Baja SC series Bell Seat Chain Shift Cable Brakes Pedal leve
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Mighty Mac Stingray Bicycle Banana Seat Mounted Rack Schwinn Murray Raleigh
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Murray bicycle Fire Cat chopper chainguard decal set
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WALD BICYCLE KICKSTAND MURRAY SEARS ROADMASTER OTHER 20
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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.