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Old 04-07-14, 04:57 AM
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Newbiecyclist39
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At $300, I would seriously consider getting a used bike from a garage sale or something, not a bike from Walmart. I learned that the hard way. I got into cycling on the Bike Shaped Objects (BSO) sold at Walmart and I liked each of them (all 5) when they were new. Unfortunately, none of the BSOs lasted very long. I got a year, or less out of each of them. Then something went wrong, and it always cost less to just get a new bike than fix the old BSO. Over the course of 3 years, I spent ~$500 on 5 BSOs, none of which are any good now. For that price, I could have had an entry level bike that would have lasted much longer than the five BSOs that I got. I finally got rid of the last BSO and replaced it with an older bike that I got at a garage sale. I've had that bike for several years now, and have not had any problems with it.
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