walmart gift card and black friday. what bike to get?
each year my job hands out walmart gift cards. they're not for much but combined with black friday/x-mas deals the last couple years, i've picked up a few cheap project bikes even cheaper.
this year i'm looking at three bikes. there's no saying any or all will drop in price over the holidays, but they're more or less the short list.
a 7 speed kent 32
32" Kent KX-7 Men's Cruiser Bike, Silver - Walmart.com
by an odd stroke, i've recently ended up with two single speed versions of this, so i'm also looking at 48 spoke rear hubs to convert one i have. i've taken a liking to big wheel bikes (also have a coker monster), but i like gears. it'd need to be a fairly major price drop (and hope to sell the others for a decent price) to consider it now that i have the single speeds.
a mongoose dolomite (or one of the other geared 26" fat bikes since they sell several now)
mongoose dolomite - Walmart.com
i got a beast two years back that i cut up, and a dolomite last year that is marked to meet my sawzall too. maybe if i got another i'd leave it alone and just let it be a fat cruiser (laughing at myself, though if it were to be the aluminum dk it would be safer since i can't weld aluminum)
last, a mongoose logan
24" Mongoose Logan Boys' All-Terrain Fat Tire Bike, Gray - Walmart.com
to be honest, i want this bike mainly to get the back wheel (and maybe use the front on something else too). i know it's possible to buy the wheels separately if i can get a couple numbers off the frame, but since they don't sell them in the local stores to look, and i can't seem to get the info anywhere else, i may see how low it drops too. assuming it might.
yeah yeah, "walmart bikes are junk"... "wouldn't pay a nickle for one". whatever. what do the fun bike people think? thanks.