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    Identify this Murray Road Bike?

    This is my 1975 Murray 27" road bike. 2x10 speeds, Shimano shifters, Diacompe brakes. Just restored it last month. Everything is original/correct except the seat and rack.

    Anyone know the model?


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    oh, sometimes it's so hard to be polite....

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    I didn't even know they had models.
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    In my professional opinion (remember--I'm a pro), I'd say that your model of Murray is the Bumblebee, as the paintjob suggests.

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    For your information, I bought this bicycle when I was a teen back in 1975, and have had it ever since. Probably have more miles on that bike than most members here have on theirs.

    So excuse me for not spending a few grand on a road bike when all I got paid was about $3.50 hr working in a small engine shop after school.

    It has sentimental value to me, and I really enjoy riding it. Brings back lots of nice memories.

    Yes, Murray did have models. This is one of the last American made models before being shipped over seas.

    If it's not up to your standards, too bad!

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    That's good. How many Bumblebees did they end up making?
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    You just restored it last month and you weren't smart enough to memorize or take photos of the model name before you sanded and repainted it?

    Oh, I'm sorry.

    Not to mention the fact that you've owned it for THIRTYSEVEN YEARS.......

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    FWIW,
    This is a vintage mountain bike forum with a focus on classic old mountain bikes. If you are feeling friction it is because you are showing a restored skinny tired road bike to a bunch of people who have a passion for vintage mountain bikes. Granted there are plenty here who have a passion for all two wheeled vehicles. You will probably get better feedback and appreciation on a different forum. Try the CABE, bikeforums, oldroads, Ratrodbikes, Classic Rendezvous. A little different audience then here. Congratulations on your restore. I know how gratifying it can be.
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    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    mild steel frame, one piece cranks, stem mounted shifters and no brazeons

    it looks shiney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    You just restored it last month and you weren't smart enough to memorize or take photos of the model name before you sanded and repainted it?

    Oh, I'm sorry.

    Not to mention the fact that you've owned it for THIRTYSEVEN YEARS.......
    Did it ever occur to you that after 37 years the decals have long since worn off from extensive use? Come on! Use that muscle between your ears for something positive for a change.

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    I'm with drummerboy. If you bought it new, it probably had decals with the model name on it. Kinda hard to believe you don't remember, or didn't take any photos of it in original condition.

    Your appreciation for bicycles is echoed here. We love bikes. But this is very focused sub-forum, to put it nicely. We like to look at vintage mountain bikes. Fat tires, lightweight metals, and quality builders. Your bike has none of these qualities. Best of luck finding the information you are looking for.

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    does it weigh 37 pounds?

    I thinks its a Murray "Sebring"

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    That's good. How many Bumblebees did they end up making?
    Silly girl. This is a bicycle forum. You need to ask that question on a Chevy forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    Silly girl. This is a bicycle forum. You need to ask that question on a Chevy forum.
    ha! funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    Silly girl. This is a bicycle forum. You need to ask that question on a Chevy forum.
    Bumblee is and will always be a VW Bug.


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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie View Post
    Bumblee is and will always be a VW Bug.


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    Congratulations on keeping that turd of a bike for all these years. Don't be upset at us because we're not stroking you over it.

    Pretty sure the model is a Murray Potmetal Leadbrick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Congratulations on keeping that turd of a bike for all these years. Don't be upset at us because we're not stroking you over it.

    Pretty sure the model is a Murray Potmetal Leadbrick.
    DING! DING! DING!

    OK, everyone can stop posting.

    We found the member with the smallest penis!

    Congratualations to Rumpfy for showing his true colors! And his personality disorder!


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    Try the Vintage forum at Bikeforums.net. You might have some better luck. Not a lot of Murray guys there but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettore View Post
    Try the Vintage forum at Bikeforums.net. You might have some better luck. Not a lot of Murray guys there but you never know.
    Thank You!

    And thanks to doc Zox for a useful post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc Zox View Post
    does it weigh 37 pounds?

    I thinks its a Murray "Sebring"
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    Thank You!

    And thanks to doc Zox for a useful post!
    So, it's a Sebring? Or is it 37 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    DING! DING! DING!

    OK, everyone can stop posting.

    We found the member with the smallest penis!

    Congratualations to Rumpfy for showing his true colors! And his personality disorder!


    I'm not sure how you determined that I have personality disorder, but that small penis thing is spot on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    but that small penis thing is spot on!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    We found the member with the smallest penis!
    Gross, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    We found the member with the smallest penis!
    Right, because only the biggest d1cks ride Murrays.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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