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 Mark 3 Streamlined Lightweight Muscle bike era
Murray Mark 3 Streamlined Lightweight Muscle bike era

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Vintage Murray Custom Cruiser Chopper Bicycle
Vintage Murray Custom Cruiser Chopper Bicycle

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VTG MURRAY MONTEREY BOYS BICYCLE BALLOON TIERS PICK UP ONLY NATICK MA
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old Sears Spyder 5 Speed Shifter Muscle Bike Bicycle Screamer Murray Eliminator
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1960 3 SPDMURRAY COMET BIKE TANK SHINY CHROME LUGGAGE RACK LIGHT SALMON COLOR
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1980s MURRAY NASSAU LADIES 3 SPEED ROAD CRUISER BIKE VINTAGE PINK BICYCLE USA
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RETRO 1950S MURRAY 2 TONE GREEN AERO LINE BICYCLE TANK LUGGAGE RACK DELTA LIGHT
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1970 Murray Hiawatha Sidewinder II Muscle Bike w original paint
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Murray Mark 3 Streamlined Lightweight Muscle bike era
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BICYCLE BANANA SEAT FIT STINGRAYS MURRAY SCHWINN OTHERS
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CARLISLE SCHWINN COLUMBIA MURRAY STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE TIRE 20 X 2125 WHEEL
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Murray bicycle Fire Cat chopper chainguard decal set
Murray bicycle Fire Cat chopper chainguard decal set

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WALD BICYCLE KICKSTAND MURRAY SEARS ROADMASTER OTHER 20
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BICYCLE BRAKE DERAILLEUR CABLE BLUE MURRAY HUFFY ALL ROAD BIKE LONG 100 FT
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Vintage Murray Custom Cruiser Chopper Bicycle
Vintage Murray Custom Cruiser Chopper Bicycle

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Set NOS Schwinn Spitfire 26x1750 Bicycle BW Tire 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.