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Old 08-09-07, 05:57 PM   #26
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It sure will. When they get brought in with the customer expecting us to make it work and make it fit at a Walmart price.

The picture looks good, but the picture of the Denali looks good as well. The reality of the Denali is a another matter. I will have to wait til one comes in and see what they cheaped out on(My guess is the biggie would be the frame)
True that.

Of course, it seems from the Walmart website that the Corsa is only available on-line, so don't expect to see it at your friendly neighborhood Walmart. The advantage is that it won't be assembled by some minimally skilled part-timer at you local Walmart.

I was at Target the other day looking at the new Schwinn roadbikes. "What the heck?...", I thought as I looked at the VERY unusual front forks....

...The forks had been assembled on the bike BACKWARDS!! I almost went home to get my camera. I couldn't believe it. It was both funny and frightening at the same time.

"Here, son, it is time for you to have your first ADULT bicycle. Now take it easy until you get used to it"
"Gee, thanks, Dad, this new Schwinn road bike is really neat-O! Watch me, Dad, watch me!"
WOBBLE WOBBLE brake aaaaaand Keeeeraaaaash!!!
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Old 08-09-07, 07:31 PM   #27
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And why that? I know that many of threads over there are annoying and stupid (talking about Zipp wheels f.e.), but still lot of good info as well.
I can't speak for anyone else. I do read it some, and have learned a lot. But most of it's not relevant to my life. I ride old steel with toe clips and I never try to keep people from passing me. It's like with dogs... I'm into competitive dog sport, but I don't do the hair shows. Same obsessions, different styles. So it's a lot for me to wade through everything.
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Old 08-09-07, 08:53 PM   #28
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Well for a bike with better components BD has a cheaper bike. I don't think anyone can compete with Wallmart in a big way but a company like BD with a much smaller over head who is willing to work with a small margin can sell a cheaper bike. Basically Wallmart doesn't care about small companies, percentage wise they are like a fly hitting a radiator of a Cadillac at 90 mph and trying to stop it. The car doesn't know it is even there.

Nobody, but nobody, can make more money on small margins and big volumes than Wal*Mart. And their volume is such that they can dictate supplier prices like no-one else. I think your analogy is apt. If Wal*Mart is serious, BD is that fly on the radiator. The prices will drop like a stone and BD won't be able to keep up.
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And why that? I know that many of threads over there are annoying and stupid (talking about Zipp wheels f.e.), but still lot of good info as well.
Between the fashion nonsense that sounds like a bunch of catty high school girls, the equipment fetishism, and the hamer droping testosterone poisoned macho BS, it's mostly pretty silly over there. I show up over there for a little while every couple of years and it rarely gets any better. It's usually good for a laugh, though.
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Between the fashion nonsense that sounds like a bunch of catty high school girls, the equipment fetishism, and the hamer droping testosterone poisoned macho BS, it's mostly pretty silly over there.
I agree that is true mostly during the summer (and TDF). Its like gym occupants after the christmas resolution.
Too bad, I'm sure that was not the original idea behind the road cycling forum.
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Yea, walmart would definatly be able sell any bike for cheaper than any other store would be able too.

Walmart aka walmarx drives small companies to the ground not only by selling stuff for cheaper but they also press suppliers as hard as they can for cheaper product. I have read somewhere that walmarx has driven hundreds if not thousands of companies into the ground and bankrupt them by pressing for cheaper wholesale prices.
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Walmart aka walmarx drives small companies to the ground not only by selling stuff for cheaper but they also press suppliers as hard as they can for cheaper product. I have read somewhere that walmarx has driven hundreds if not thousands of companies into the ground and bankrupt them by pressing for cheaper wholesale prices.
Dont forget that their jobs are also taxpayer subsidized through low pay that makes employees eligible for poverty benefits (Yes, I think that there is something wrong when a person is employed and works as much as thier employer will allow them, and they are still eligible for poverty benefits). Even if you do not shop at Wal-Mart, you still give money to Wal-Mart by providing benefits that a responsible employer should be providing.
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Now that's just funny seeing your Location (China)
Yes, where large employers are required to insure that employees receiver housing, medical care, and pension benefits in order to insure that they, the company, are not permitted to pass the costs of doing business on the general population. I see a lot wrong in China; but, this policy of requiring employers to pay their employees and see to their well being, instead of passing them off onto the state welfare agencies is a good one.
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Old 08-10-07, 01:21 PM   #34
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Check it out, that Corsa is made in Italy, NOT China.
No, not true. I have a Bianchi that says "handmade in Italy". Turns out the frame is made in Far East, but painted/assembled in Italy. Walmart is no different
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