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Old 11-28-14, 11:29 PM
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Murray mixte

thinking about fixing a murray mixte up to riding to work. it is a Murray phoenix 80s.it has been out side for years and had some rust on chain and gears, flat tire .I am going to ride it 10 miles everyday. is it worth to fix it? how much can i sell it for?
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Old 11-29-14, 06:49 AM
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Murray bikes were the department store bikes of a previous generation. IMO, these bikes have little value, if any at all. If you're putting more than $20 to $40 total into the bike, you're paying too much. Also, a picture of the bike will help forum members better assess the condition and value.

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Old 11-29-14, 07:14 AM
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Murray? In perfect shape, in my market, you would be lucky to get 20-40 for it...
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Old 11-29-14, 07:54 AM
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Murray=garage sale bike.
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Murray=garage sale bike.
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Murray = donor bike to Salvation Army or Goodwill
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Murray = donor bike to Salvation Army or Goodwill
I was in no way meaning to denigrate garage sales.
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I found a Murray 10 speed set out with the trash. I left it there. No significant selling value, no parts worth stripping.
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My personal view, is Murray may have well had some models made overseas and this look

My personal view, is Murray may have well had some models made overseas and this looks very French and indeed lugged:

Murray's name must be like Huffy's and others as shown in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ray-mixte.html and this has been a way I have viewed Murrays: summers ago, the thrift store often had a dozen for sale in the front of the store.

This Mixte has a French-styled rack on it; I wonder if they got someone overseas to build it, it doesn't look all that bad and I'm not near there so it really doesn't matter but it is a bit curious.

It's hard to think this was built stateside:

https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/5513265457.html



Gitane with back-rack; I note similarities with most models so it is not a matter of getting it down exactly:



Forum Tonton Vélo ? Afficher le sujet - gitane annee 50
(dozens if not hundreds of samples of French-styled constructeur racks there, some with minor differences).

Compare to the Velo Orange constructeur rear rack: VO Constructeur Rear Rack - Racks, Decaleurs, Accessories - Accessories

I'll be on the look for something like this if it ever turns up, I think this Murray looks okay and who would have known?

The front fender is not extensive compared to some but the fenders, les garde-boue are still there. Who would have known, I will be on the look out for something like this. If one were concerned with the name, they could have a nice little project on their hands by removing the decals. Of course, if one could inspect the Rockford Illinois Murry Mixte, one might see how it was stamped per serial numbers and the like.

It's not clear in the image, it looks like the crank may even be better than the OP crank, meaning not the 2 piece types of cranks, pedal arms being one piece as some of the old bikes have.

Very high chrome tipped fork and similar to the OP: okay, one may not be looking for a bike to cross country with; but just a fair deal to ride around the neighborhood with. The rear brakes are not mounted on the middle stays in the back however; yet, that is not all that uncommon to mount them on top; even some other brands have been caught doing that.

Sometimes people's remarks including my own are out of order; there might be a diamond in the rough here. The OP only has 3 posts and perhaps got scared off by these evaluations. Maybe those making the negative remarks are correct but to me, it looks like only in "generally" speaking about Murrays.

This thread is less than 2 years old so I think fair game to revive.

$90 in this case, may well be a fair price at that.

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