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    old school hollywood irishmcmorgan's Avatar
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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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    That happens on good bikes too. Dont spend another penny on that bike. Get yourself something way better.

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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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    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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    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.
    I am Signature-less

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    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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    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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    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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    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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    i am going to ebay right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    no sadley it was a next?

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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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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    The mods should make a sticky, especially in the MTB and BMX forum, about why not to buy Wal Mart bikes.
    You think?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    Wal-Mart doesn't SELL road bikes.
    Wal-Mart doesn't sell bikes, period. We call them BSOs. Bike Shaped Objects.

    RFM

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    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.
    Last edited by jeff williams; 05-05-05 at 11:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    A $150 road bike, 29 lb shipping weight. That's scary. I wonder what size it is.

    RFM

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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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