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Old 07-27-09, 12:20 AM   #1
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I need some help please

Hi my birthday is coming up and wanted to know which of these bikes will be the best. I ride every day for about 3 hours and need a bike that can go fast and is realiable.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10162411
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4990073
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=11089998
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2233451
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Old 07-27-09, 01:09 AM   #2
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The choices you've given here are a pretty scattered lot- 2 adult sized dual suspension mountain bikes, a boys' smaller mountain bike with 24" wheels, and a singlespeed cruiser. To help you, we need to know the kind of riding you do. Is it mostly in the city? On trails? Hilly? What's your budget?

Also, some information on your size and age would help. Unless you're pretty young, you won't want a bike with 24" wheels.

I and many others here would not recommend buying a dual suspension bike from Wal-Mart (or any other department store) due to poor quality components and, in some cases, questionable or even flat out incorrect assembly of the bike. If you have to buy from Wal-Mart, go as simple as possible in your bike choice- avoid suspension. If you can, I'd recommend going to a bike store to get help with choosing a bike and being fitted properly to it.
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Hi my birthday is coming up and wanted to know which of these bikes will be the best. I ride every day for about 3 hours and need a bike that can go fast and is realiable.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10162411
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4990073
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=11089998
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2233451
None of the above.
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None of the above.
What if the pitch of the garage floor is different under each bike.
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trolling for advice
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Needs more help than can be found here.
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Must have been VERY bad this year to be given a WalMart bike.
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What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....
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Old 07-28-09, 02:13 AM   #12
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What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....
I'm surprised this question didn't get worse in the roadie forum. In case it is a real question, all those Walmart bikes are junk. In the same price range ($70), you can find a decent used entry level bike from a good brand on Craigslist. A couple examples would be a Specialized Hardrock, or a Trek 820.
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Old 07-28-09, 02:49 AM   #13
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+1 with chewybrian. Don't get a wal-mart bike; they are generally very low quality and badly assembled. If you ask people here which wal-mart bike to get, you'll get the answer "none of them."

If you do get a wal-mart bike, follow these two simple rules:
1) no suspension,
2) no gears.

That's because it's very hard to mess up a single speed bike with no suspension. You still won't get a good bike, but you probably won't get a bad one.

There are some good books at your local library on buying and keeping a good bike. It's worth a quick trip down and a question to your librarian. They're generally fun reads, too.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:12 PM   #14
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If you want an inexpensive Wal-Mart bike you will probably need to know how to set it up and adjust it yourself.

Here's a (hopefully) helpful link:

http://bicycletutor.com/


Other possibilities at Wal-Mart would then be:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8399245

The Mongoose Commuter above at $132 would seem the best best at Wal-Mart

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3663046

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4698938

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10727434


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What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....
IMCRAZY, please come back and tell us you're not a troll and have real bike needs!

Four threads started on one day and he disappeared.
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"IMCRAZY, please come back and tell us you're not a troll and have real bike needs!"

- I've decided to get a Colnago road bike.
Hey, so what if it's a few extra bucks.

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Old 07-30-09, 10:41 AM   #17
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He's back in yet another thread. Gonna fix up his free spirit, instead of buying a bike.
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