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    Senior Member BlackDiamond's Avatar
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    Don't kill yourself! Don't buy department store bikes!

    This is what happens to department store bikes, you wanna be cheap and kill yourself? Found this on another site:

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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    Yep, that is certainly dead.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    pedal room thingy

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    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
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    Ye-EE-HE-HIIII-He-Ho...-*pulls collar*

    Wait, I returned mine. YAY!

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    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
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    Thats sort of strnage tho. I've seen people use department store bikez on REAL trails for years... Maybe that bike was chain sawed open :S

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    Thats been on MTBR for quite a long time...

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    Keepin' it real since '84
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    eh, just a little elbow grease and it'll be ship shape

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    yeah. because "real" bikes are indestructible...

    i ride bikes.

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    more indestructible than that junker...

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Depends what you do to a bike, or even with it. How many "Good" Mountain bike frames have you seen severely bent in the magazines, that "just broke as I was riding along". You land wrongly just one too often, or without skill, and any frame will/could sustain Damage.
    That doesn't condone the Manufacturers out there that make and sell crap mountain bikes, But it does depend on how you treat any quality of mountain bike, as to how long it will last

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    I think that one of the reasons that these wal-mart bikes break is that they LOOK really burley...especially the ones with the "mozo" dual-crown forks and and the "monoque" frames...They look very similar to real DH bikes, and I think that people don't realize that the bike was actually designed for freeride or DH use...

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    Cool.....thats one clean break....it looks like the weld broke(top)...then the rest followed....lol...Im surprized i havent snapped my canadian tire frame ha...Ive ridden that bike through the worst of the worst.

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    Wait a minute...why are all the brake / derailleur cables all disassembled?.....shouldnt some be broken

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    A little duct tape will fix that.

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    Poor bike.... NOT

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