DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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+1 I have found the dept store/Walmart stuff to be relatively durable. They just have really low end components, and are not meant to be repaired. I've got the heaviest aluminum frame bike I have ever seen in my garage right now. Bought it cheap for parts (brake levers, pedals, saddle). I could probably tune it up, dump $40 into it making it road worthy, and sell it for $40....
Other than occasionally grabbing a few useful parts off them, I donate them when I find them.
Last edited by wrk101; 06-27-11 at 02:42 PM.