I see so many people hating on the walmart and big box bikes, and I realized that I don't really know what bikes are "good" bikes. The reason I ask is my brother runs scrap, and often is out and about grabbing anything metal during garbage days, and I remembered he usually finds a few bikes. I know he's scrapped nice old stuff, but because they are road bikes I've never paid much attention. I want to get him watching for me in case he picks up something decent that someone is tossing just because it needs a little work. (cheap upgrade for me!)
Ones I know:
Trek, Motobecane(Sp?), Fuji, Giant, Surley....