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Old 11-03-12, 06:12 PM   #1
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My new bike

I know its a sucky bike but after last one was stolen from me i got frustated .do you all know if at least this bike has parts i can find most places? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mongoose-D...-Bike/16913451
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Old 11-04-12, 08:53 PM   #2
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What "parts" are you looking for?
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Old 11-04-12, 09:26 PM   #3
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Since you already own the bike, why not cross that bridge when you need to? I would wager that most parts on that frame can be upgraded.
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Niner tires and tubes and disc brake pads are not as ubiquitous as 26" tires/tubes and rim brake pads, so you'll likely have to go to a bike shop for replacements instead of walmart, but they're still found in most bicycle shops.
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i have read that 700 c tires will fit it not sure if its true or not.right now i need the lever part that goes on a the disc brake caliper.i hope i dont have to buy a whole new caliper also the rear spocket some times wont engage the wheel
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Old 11-04-12, 10:02 PM   #6
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i have read that 700 c tires will fit it not sure if its true or not.right now i need the lever part that goes on a the disc brake caliper.i hope i dont have to buy a whole new caliper also the rear spocket some times wont engage the wheel
Yep, 29er wheels are based on the 700c (622 bead) standard. I use nice juicy 50mm slicks on my 29er-based bike for commuting, but you can go narrower.

I advise against going to Wal-Mart for parts. Stick with your LBS or online resources IMO.
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Old 11-05-12, 12:21 PM   #7
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do you all think this tire will work i have 700x50 on there now http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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i have read that 700 c tires will fit it not sure if its true or not.right now i need the lever part that goes on a the disc brake caliper.i hope i dont have to buy a whole new caliper also the rear spocket some times wont engage the wheel
What??! Your brand-new Wal-Mart bike shouldn't need any parts or adjustment. Or new tires.
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What??! Your brand-new Wal-Mart bike shouldn't need any parts or adjustment. Or new tires.
the guy who builds these things seem like he may not be that good lol
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the guy who builds these things seem like he may not be that good lol
Then take the ****ing thing back. You shouldn't have to fix a brand-new bike from any store.
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I may do that i just hate dealing with walmart dureing the day time
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Why do you keep buying Wally World crap?? Get a legit bike from a legit shop.
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Just my opinion, If it already has problems then that's not good. I would take it back and go to your LBS or search the web, for factory closeout sales and used bikes. You can probably get like 30 or 40% off the MSRP. You can find good deals on craigslist too.
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Old 11-05-12, 02:22 PM   #14
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Look for a 80's rigid(no shocks) MTB on cragslist. They are durably, easy to fix and parts are cheap. You can also easily get a decent name brand bike for around $100.
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What??! Your brand-new Wal-Mart bike shouldn't need any parts or adjustment. Or new tires.
They almost always need adjustment. Tires are typically good to go, unless they put a return back out on the floor, though.
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Yeah i am hard headed on these walmart bikes i guess it is just easier The local bike store seems to have prices that are above retail
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Yeah i am hard headed on these walmart bikes i guess it is just easier The local bike store seems to have prices that are above retail
That sucks. I saw new a globe hybrid at my bike shop with a tiny ding in the frame for $40 more than that Walgoose.
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