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Old 08-01-03, 01:52 PM   #1
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Who makes mass market bikes? It is only Pacific co.?

Checking at K-Mart, Wal-Mart or Sears all what I can see are Huffys, Mongoose or Schwinns, all owned by Pacific. Is that the only company making mass market bikes?

I'm not going to buy one of those bikes, I'm just curious.
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Old 08-01-03, 02:25 PM   #2
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Derby is likewise a purveyor of such cheap iron.
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Old 08-01-03, 04:16 PM   #3
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What makes you think Huffy is owned by Pacific?

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Old 08-01-03, 04:18 PM   #4
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I would say huffy...as Pacific doesn't own them...here is what pacific owns

http://www.pacific-cycle.com/brands/other.php
Including GT, Schwinn and Mongoose
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Old 08-01-03, 06:41 PM   #6
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i'm just wondering what's so bad about Pacific bikes...? i mean for a hundred dollars i guess they're ok... unless they're really bad that they're not even worth that...
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Old 08-01-03, 07:31 PM   #7
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The bikes themselves are not bad for inexspensive bikes, the problem is that they are usually set up shoddy bordering on dangerous by guys that often don't really know what they are doing.
If you want to get one stay away from the full suspension models, they cost more, weigh more, and the suspension is just awful.
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Old 08-01-03, 08:40 PM   #8
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And they only come in one size. A bike that doesn't fit won't get ridden, and that's no bargain no matter how cheap it is.

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Pacific bicycles (www.pacific-cycle.com) are positioned for fitness, fun and family enjoyment and have a reputation for high quality and value.
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