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Old 05-04-05, 06:18 PM   #1
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I cant beleive what I just did..........

I was riding my crappy wal-mart full suspension in my back yard... actually its not that bad..Its held up for about a year of really hard riding..........anyways I built a little skinny into a jump and I jumped it really high...........about 3 and half feet and hit really hard..........my bike suddenly came to a skreeching halt........MNy rear derailer had gotten caught in the back spokes when I hit the ground and poped up into the spoke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not I cant ride for who knows how long..........I have to wait untill this summer to get a new bike so I guess thats when I will be riding because I dont want to spend the cash on a new derailer.....I guess I will be riding my bmx bike for a while untill it gets fixed or I get my new bike.,....I just wanted to post that........it happend about 10 mintues ago.......

this sucks HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!! no riding for a long time./..................."me crying"
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Old 05-04-05, 06:23 PM   #2
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That happens on good bikes too. Dont spend another penny on that bike. Get yourself something way better.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:26 PM   #3
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You can get a deore rear d for like 30 bucks man. Or a SRAM X7 for 40.

You could prolly pick up an Alivo or other cheapy rear d for less than that
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Old 05-04-05, 06:41 PM   #4
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what do you recommend but I really dont want to spend money but I will have to go a month and a half without a bike/?//

I am going to buy a SPec.Hardrock Comps DIsc....oh yeah
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Old 05-04-05, 06:44 PM   #5
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You could be like that guy in the Citi credit card commerical. Just run around with your friends and pretend to be on a bike.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:52 PM   #6
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You could be like that guy in the Citi credit card commerical. Just run around with your friends and pretend to be on a bike.
THat is one of the best commercials ever..........nice that made me laugh..
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Old 05-04-05, 07:04 PM   #7
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by any chance was your wally-world bike a mongoose dxr-al, i have one of those torn up in my backyard, but the derailleur went in the spokes once and they sent me an alivio to replace the bo-bo crap they put on it, i put the alivio on my gary fisher wheni converted it back from singlespeed
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Old 05-04-05, 07:06 PM   #8
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I hate cheap bikes! My previous ride was from "Source for sports" and although they are somewhat a bike shop, they are not strictly bikes. The thing did take alot of abuse, but here is the list of problems I had with it. I gues I rode it a little hard for what it was ment for....
1st-new drailer
2nd-new drailer
3rd-new drailer
4th-snapped swingarm (and not even a big jump either)
5th-new drailer
6th-ok fed up with drailer, had the chain cut short and put a chain guide "one speed drailer" thingy. LOL bent the hell out of that. So I put the chain on two bigger sprockets to make up for the slack (the new gearing was not 2 in the front three in the back, so 6th gear)
7th-bent back rim, was replaced by sun rim (and new tire)
8th-you know where the front forks "open" at the bottom to grab the front axel, snapped that right in half, I have no Idea how I was just riding it and I noticed it cracked, then ten minutes later it was off. So i found a way to tighen the front wheel on, sorta "shoved" the metal piece back in place, then electrical taped it all together.

The next week I picked up m Kona! So yeah trust me I have felt your pain....over and over, and let e tell you the bike shot hated me because I had to pay next to nothin to have it all fixed because of a two year warenty!
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Old 05-04-05, 07:21 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear your bike broke, good that you are ok though. You can always eBay yourself a Tourney or something like it for less than 5 bucks.
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Old 05-04-05, 07:22 PM   #10
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i am going to ebay right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no sadley it was a next?
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Old 05-05-05, 12:21 AM   #11
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Don't waste your money on that heap of crap. Summer's not that far away it's MAY for Chrissakes
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The mods should make a sticky, especially in the MTB and BMX forum, about why not to buy Wal Mart bikes.
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yes!!!!
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The mods should make a sticky, especially in the MTB and BMX forum, about why not to buy Wal Mart bikes.
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Yep Walmart bikes are such trash, should have gotten a Honda DS at Toys R Us for $50. he he he, Honda making mountain bikes, wonder how much the the Acura line is. What a way to tarnish your name. Sorry to hear about the misfortune, be glad you didnt suffer injury.
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especially in the MTB and BMX forum, about why not to buy Wal Mart bikes.
Just MTBs and BMXs? What, Wal-Mart now sells premium quality road bikes? I've never seen Lance Shopping there either. Or are roadies just assumed to not be cheapskates?
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Just MTBs and BMXs? What, Wal-Mart now sells premium quality road bikes? I've never seen Lance Shopping there either. Or are roadies just assumed to not be cheapskates?
Don't swallow your monocle, kid. Wal-Mart doesn't SELL road bikes. Feel better?
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Wal-Mart doesn't SELL road bikes.
Wal-Mart doesn't sell bikes, period. We call them BSOs. Bike Shaped Objects.

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Wal-Mart doesn't SELL road bikes. Feel better?

Actually, much better.
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They sell those schwinn sting rays... sure wouldn't use those off the road
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Don't swallow your monocle, kid. Wal-Mart doesn't SELL road bikes. Feel better?
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3663046 darn, out of stock.

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A $150 road bike, 29 lb shipping weight. That's scary. I wonder what size it is.

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I've never been more sorry to be wrong. A "GMC"-branded bike. Yeesh.
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Those frame/fork/rims look pretty... the cranks and derraileur look like they're standard issue junk on those bikes.
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Wal-mart road bike. Faux-aero rims and a kickstand.

Even the roadies aren't safe.

I don't feel so well.
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