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Old 12-15-06, 08:37 PM
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Nishiki or Wal*Mart bike?

You all know that I have this Nishiki moutain-ish bike. I would love a real MTB, and I saw one I likes at Wal*Mart the other day. I was wondering if it was better to sell the Nishiki and buy the Wal*Mart bike, or keep the Nishiki and continue upgrading it. I had a full suspension Toys 'r' us bike, and it worked wonderfully until I outgrew it.
Whaddaya thinks?
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Old 12-15-06, 08:41 PM
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I hope you are kidding.. Look at craigslist locally before buying a walmart bike..
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come on guys.... he's a kid! BE NICE!

max... walmart is NEVER a good option for buying a bike! (nor is taget or kmart!)
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Ok I'll check Craigslist
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Originally Posted by caligurl
come on guys.... he's a kid! BE NICE!

max... walmart is NEVER a good option for buying a bike! (nor is taget or kmart!)
I had no idea he was a kid.. I still think money is better spent on a decent used bike than 200.00 on a walmart special...

I see trek, fishers, giants and other name brand bikes for well under 200.00..

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Old 12-15-06, 08:55 PM
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I choose the Wal*Mart bike. If I am not satisfied I can just return it.
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Now that you outgrew the other dept store bike, You're prolly bigger and gonna put mo stress on the new dept store bike....Snap!
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Originally Posted by socalrider
I had no idea he was a kid.. I still think money is better spent on a decent used bike than 200.00 on a walmart special...

I see fishers, giants and other name brand bikes for well under 200.00..
Yes I am 13 years old
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Ok I looked around and saw...nothing.
All 300 and above. The Walmart bike is only 160.
So yeah...Wal*Mart bike for me
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max... walmart bikes are NOT good... they are really a waste of money! please think about it....
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here is specialized in orange county for 75.00, it retails for 280.00

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/248822212.html
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I hate to even buy toilet paper from Walmart...nothing political...I just hate that store.
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I hate to even buy toilet paper from Walmart...nothing political...I just hate that store.

Ditto.

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Old 12-16-06, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by socalrider
here is specialized in orange county for 75.00, it retails for 280.00

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/248822212.html
24" is way too small for me. 26" is the way to go. And I don't belive that there would be a deal like that. No pics either
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Originally Posted by maximan1
Ok I looked around and saw...nothing.
All 300 and above. The Walmart bike is only 160.
So yeah...Wal*Mart bike for me
Be patient. Getting a good used bike takes time.

When I decided to buy a mountain bike, I checked Craigslist several times a day. I finally saw a '99 Trek 6500 that someone had bought, ridden a few times and then stored. He asked for $285, we agreed on $240 and he threw in a truck rack. I sold the rack for $50 and another bike for $85 so I was out of pocket $105. The Trek isn't a top of the line bike but it's like new and has decent components. I would be hesitant to ride a Walmart Magna bike off road.
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I'll see the walmart bike again. I'm considering the 24" one. Too small eh?
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What happened to that other bike? The Puch.
Is it just cause you want an mtb too?
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you gotta hold out max-look in LA and OC on craigslist-wait a few days, something will turn up. Don't buy the walmart junk, you'll regret it...
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I also think going used on craigslist is a better idea.

If you still want to go new with Walmart...
For those interested, Walmart online shows 2 bikes at the $160 price, a Schwinn alum hardtail and a Mongoose full suspension. Which one do you have in mind? They list 26", but I think that's just the wheel size. Don't know if they carry your size. (https://www.walmart.com/search/browse...&catNavId=4178)

Performance Bike also has something similiar (exactly the same?) as the Schwinn alum, but for a higher price (https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=3050). You may want to wait until Performance has those 10/20% sales again if you're going for the hardtail. At least they give free tuneups and seem to have more size available.

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https://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...duct_id=882808

https://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4231518

I'll probably be buying one of these. Which one is better?
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Originally Posted by maximan1
I'm sure you'll get all $60.00 worth of quality, too. You get what you pay for...

I'd shop around (craiglist, etc.), per everyone's advice.
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I am master bike fixer.
Road bikes are easier to fix, mostly cause they don't break as often as MTBs.
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If you're a "master fixer" then why not buy a decent used bike that needs some work rather than a brand new bike that's crappy even when it's in tip-top condition?
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