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Old 10-07-11, 12:15 AM
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Arrowana
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When I look at an average Wal-Mart "MTB", I see a decent set of brake pads, tires that can have studs added for winter use, cables and housing that can be used on bikes, and a bunch of scrap metal. Sure, I often take a few other things, but they generally sit unused, or still do a crappy job when installed on a good bike.

I wonder if you have really looked at Wal-Mart frames. The most common ones are full suspension heaps of junk. I suppose the rigid ones are useable, but they are still very heavy, and are hardly beautiful. It isn't hard to find pics of welds on them that are quite ugly.
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