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"
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
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....
4th-snapped swingarm (and not even a big jump either)
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!
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.