Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
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!!!
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.
Originally Posted by ttopaz
Originally Posted by geraldatwork
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.
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.
Originally Posted by ttopaz
I agree that is true mostly during the summer (and TDF). Its like gym occupants after the christmas resolution.
Originally Posted by halfspeed
Too bad, I'm sure that was not the original idea behind the road cycling forum.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Nickds7
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.
Originally Posted by vpiuva
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
Originally Posted by mike