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Old 03-23-07, 07:05 PM
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I Have No Ideal What I Am Doing.

i had this piece of ****! Schwinn bike from K-mart (230$).... last night... THE BACK WHEEL HIT ME IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WHILE I WAS MOVING?! didn't hurt me...

the bike is gone... its all over the road! if this was a motorcycle i would be DEAD!

so now i am looking for new Mountain Bike.... and thats all i know......

i will pay 300$ 400$ for bike.... i would like front shocks.. and disk brakes.... and black.. if possible.

and would it be cheaper to build my own? what the heck am i looking for?
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Old 03-23-07, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by lowlux
what the heck am i looking for?
The search button, perhaps? It's up on the top of the page.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:21 PM
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Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
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Black will cost extra.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:36 PM
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Stay away from K-Mart, Shop-Ko, Walmart, etc. bicycles.
Looks like you just learned that one.

I think in your price range a lower end KHS or something similar can be had from REI or the Sports Authority. Quite a few decent brands have lower end bikes in the $400 range.
If you have a friend that knows what to look for and will go with you, maybe try the pawn shops and classifieds to see what can be had that way.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:52 PM
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any other bikes names... makers....
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[QUOTE=lowlux] THE BACK WHEEL HIT ME IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WHILE I WAS MOVING?! didn't hurt me...

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I hope you were wearing a piece of **** K-mart helmet or better when that wheel flew off!
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Old 03-23-07, 08:01 PM
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is there any way you could return that bike and use that money for a real bike?
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Old 03-23-07, 08:04 PM
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your joking right?


no.
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how long ago did you buy the bike?
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You can almost pick your brand as long as it's not a real custom or high end brand such as Foes or Intense.

Most popular brands such as Giant, KHS, Diamond Back, and the like have at least something in your range.
Go to a few bike shops (NOT K-MART) and see what's out there. Gaining some knowledge that way will really help.
Ask them about anything they may have used in decent condition.
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one year i would guess... it was messed up the day i got that thing.... gears would not shift right.. handle bars kept coming loose....
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well then i guess you cant return it
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your joking right?


no.
I second that, no joke. GET YOUR MONEY BACK! A friend of mine was jumping with his Wal mart bike and trashed it and they did take it back.
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once I tried to take a POS bike back to target and they said no because there was dirt on the tires. Asswipes.
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i should threaten to sue there asses.
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Old 03-23-07, 08:36 PM
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what about mongoose? any good?
http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail..._US&brandID=79
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Old 03-23-07, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
Why?
My thoughts exactly... Maybe you (OP) should post up how this came about?

Oh, and red is faster.
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Test ride a Trek...you won't be sorry and worth the $!
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maybe you should have tightened the wheel before riding the thing.. your 300 to 400 dollar bike will do the same thing if you don't maintain it.
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maybe you should have tightened the wheel before riding the thing.. your 300 to 400 dollar bike will do the same thing if you don't maintain it.
Long live common sense!
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i think i am gonna get a TREK 6500 Disc .....

the gear thing twisted into the wheel... and i dunno what the hell happened after that
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i think i am gonna get a TREK 6500 Disc .....

the gear thing twisted into the wheel... and i dunno what the hell happened after that
Awesome looking bike, it should serve you well and if you can get it on a spring sale then even better. Good luck and bike hard!

http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1033600&f=18
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Originally Posted by lowlux
the gear thing twisted into the wheel... and i dunno what the hell happened after that
Moral of the story children: Don't ride a Wal Mart (or Target if that is your preference) bike without having it first checked over at the bike shop. Oh, and they might laugh at you, so you should return it and buy a bike from there!

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where can i find prices in the usa?
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