Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should I keep it or scrap it?

    I have on old Wal Mart bike (Rhino AL26), aluminum frame and some lower end shimano parts in it, it was actually a decent bike until it was left outside under the porch by my dad. I was wondering if I should toss it out or if I should salvage some parts off it? Being a Wal Mart bike I'm assuming theres not too many parts of value on it, but I've heard about some of them being decent. I have to get to class in a few minutes so I cant snap a picture, here is one I found online. Im sort of new at this, so not sure what to look for, though some of the parts are rusted pretty bad.

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb3175492/p4pb3175492.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member IthaDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    My Bikes
    Click on the #YOLO
    Posts
    4,719
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jettison. Never look back.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn, so frames no good at all?

  4. #4
    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
    My Bikes
    Scott Spark 20, Orbea Orca
    Posts
    5,218
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pedals, chain and tires may be keepers. Spare parts take up space, but when you need something and no one is open, something may fit. Wally frames are heavy and very basic. There is a poster here named dminor who may be able to convert the thing to a cat feeder or something.

    I not arguing with IthaDan, I am just cheap and take up valuable space with stuff I may use someday. Seriously, packratitis is strong in my family,
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

  5. #5
    dont make me get the belt scyclops's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeastern U.S.
    Posts
    510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sell or donate it - nothing there worth keeping.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?

  6. #6
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    9,176
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've had similar bikes pass through my hands. A bike flipper would probably pay $10 or $20 for it. The shifters might be salvagable, the V-brakes are actually not bad. The tires, if they don't have dry rot, are usually suitable for riding on the street better than nobbies. The frame is not something you want to mess with. I bring the aluminum frames to the recycle to turn into beer cans.
    BTW, if it has alloy pedals like the ones in the pic, I'd certainly save those.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  7. #7
    Rockin' 559 in the 509 dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are awesome.
    Posts
    12,319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elstevodiablo View Post
    Damn, so frames no good at all?
    Frame itself is probably fine; shock will be crap and the frame not worth buying a shock that actually works to fix that. I'd say that has ski-bike written all over it .

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Frame itself is probably fine; shock will be crap and the frame not worth buying a shock that actually works to fix that. I'd say that has ski-bike written all over it .
    Pardon my ignorance, but whats a ski bike? Yeah the frame is actually fairly light, so I was hoping I can do something with it, seems like a waste to toss....it was a gift I got long ago and I always feel bad about tossing gifts :X

  9. #9
    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somewhere between heaven and hell
    My Bikes
    '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
    Posts
    3,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elstevodiablo View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but whats a ski bike? Yeah the frame is actually fairly light, so I was hoping I can do something with it, seems like a waste to toss....it was a gift I got long ago and I always feel bad about tossing gifts :X
    http://www.lenzsport.com/skibike_main.php


  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh God, I didnt even knaw that was a thing. Part of me is laughing, the other part wants to try it. Too bad it doesn't snow in CT anymore.

  11. #11
    Rockin' 559 in the 509 dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are awesome.
    Posts
    12,319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    68
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To be honest I would get a GoPro and some good pads etc.. and make a video on how to destroy a walmart bike. Like take it and jump it ridiculously high etc.. just to see how long it would hold up. I kinda wanna go buy one and do that just for fun!

  13. #13
    Senior Member commo_soulja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    C-Ville
    My Bikes
    are fun to ride
    Posts
    1,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're still in school?

    Keep it as a hoopty to get around on campus and use a cheap cable lock to secure it. No one is gonna want to steal it.

    That leaves your nice bike for the trails.
    Mythical Creatures Touched Me in my Bathing Suit Area.

  14. #14
    dont make me get the belt scyclops's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeastern U.S.
    Posts
    510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elstevodiablo View Post
    Yeah the frame is actually fairly light...
    It's really not - 2000 series AL front triangle, steel swingarm, I weighed an old walgoose frame like that once (with the shock) - it was like 12 pounds. That's about the equivalent of three 6000/7000 series AL hardtail frames.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
    It's really not - 2000 series AL front triangle, steel swingarm, I weighed an old walgoose frame like that once (with the shock) - it was like 12 pounds. That's about the equivalent of three 6000/7000 series AL hardtail frames.
    Let me rephrase that: For a Wally World bike it is fairly light haha

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    You're still in school?

    Keep it as a hoopty to get around on campus and use a cheap cable lock to secure it. No one is gonna want to steal it.

    That leaves your nice bike for the trails.

    Its too rusty to really ride around, I just wanted to see if I should salvage some parts. Also, this is a good idea....but it implies I have a nice bike hahaha. My other ride is a 1980s Lotus. Around fall I plan on doing a build, I'm thinking maybe a budget cyclocross build.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •