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AGE / VALUE: Murray skyboltposted by: Bobby
on 5/5/2003 at 5:54:11 PM
I have a Murray Skybolt girls bike. Does any one know the year it was produced the serial # M3 5011-044108.. found on the front of the frame.. Thanks Bob
Replies: RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray skyboltposted by John Metz on 5/18/2003 at 10:31:26 PM
Serial numbers are of little use as I have found no charts for Murrays and efforts to obtain that info from the company lead nowhere. From what I have learned through various WEB searches,they where made from around 1955 t0 the mid sixties. The ones from the fifties seem to have the name Skybolt 64-X while the 60s models are simply skybolt. I'm not sure what year the numerals were dropped. On the older models the seatstays butt into the frame while the later models have the seatstays welded to the outside of the seat tube. This is not cast in stone but I'm reasnably sure is fairly accurate from numerous photos I have veiwed on the WEB. Its fustrating that so little info exists on Murray bikes. I have a Murray Jet Fire(boys) and a Skybolt(girls) that appear to be form the mid 60s. Hope this helps. John Metz
RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray skyboltposted by Ginny Walton on 9/5/2011 at 3:50:51 AM
I to have a Skybolt #M45011 328166. powder blue with chrome fenders, original white wall tires, the seat is not original like the one I seen here. If you send me e-mail please put subject: Murray. Would like to know if it has any value I purchased it at a yard sale for $40.00.
RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray skyboltposted by Ginny on 10/24/2011 at 11:08:42 PM
Thanks John, at least I found some information on my bike.
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