Workin at Wal-Mart

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  1. #41 Posted Sep 25, 2017

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    The panama jacks are garbage with extra garbage piled on top, and the Colombia cruiser is just some extrra tubes welded on to make it look retro. It claims to be a repop of whatever early 1900 year, but I've never seen a real one that looked like that abortion.

    Sorry. Ask me how I really feel about it. :)
     
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  2. #42 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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    They do send them to some sort of distribution center. Then they are sold off cheap by the semi load 150+ bikes at a time. My cousin has bought a couple semi loads. Along with some other local bike shops. I bought 138 bikes myself. I've sold over half of them this summer.
     
  3. #43 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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    A while back I bought a used bike branded "Next" at a garage sale for I think 5$ (carried by Walmart). I thought I might be able to fix it up and use it to ride to the train-station and not worry about any one messing with it.

    I was shocked at the low quality. The wheels are terrible and will not stay true, the springs in the V-Breaks are so week, that the breaks are basically garbage. The fork is also very unstable, and down right dangerous. But the thing that really surprised me was the crank was bent. (this in its self is not very surprising), but what amazed me is that I was able to bend it back to its original shape with just my hands and a foot on the frame.

    You hear people on bike forums complaining about Walmart bikes all the time, until I got my hands on one I always thought that many of the complaints were sort of "elite bike snobbish" in nature. I never thought that they could really be as bad as this "Next" bike I bought, The metal on most the component parts is very soft, and absolute junk. I wonder how this bike even meets safety regulations, it should be illegal!

    I assume some of models of bikes sold, are actually serviceable, and capable of being setup correctly, but the full suspension "Next" bike I bought is absolute junk. I learned a lesson: (Some bikes are not even worth 5$). I'm not even going to try and re-sell it, as I would have a guilty conscious.
     
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  4. #44 Posted Oct 3, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I never said they were quality bikes, everybody knows that Walmart and Target sell low-quality stuff. They look good, but that is it.
     
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  5. #45 Posted Oct 3, 2017

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    Here's a warning if anyone is thinking about getting a cheap mountain bike "just for riding around."

    These Vitesse seats come on most of the bikes, and the plastic breaks, the rails pop out, and could cause serious damage.

    Here's just two from yesterday. These come back broken on a daily basis.

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  6. #46 Posted Oct 3, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    People would rather spend $99 over and over and over again on junk mountain bikes that never see a dirt trail, when a nice entry-level bike can be had for about $325-$375 new. What a shame. Oh well. I continue to support my LBS.
     
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  7. #47 Posted Oct 9, 2017

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    I have much to say about this subject but do not want to make any waves. I am 100% positive there are others who feel the same way I do and decided to not speak. I use the term "feel the same way" in place of speaking in absolutes and use the word truth.
    I will say it is harmful to our environment and our health to allow poor products from anywhere especially overseas to be marketed to the disposable minded lemmings who don't think about anything besides themselves.
     
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  8. #48 Posted Dec 6, 2017

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    Here's a good one. Spent five minutes trying to get a left pedal on...

    Stupid pedal is stamped "L" with right hand threads.

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  9. #49 Posted Dec 6, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I would've been screaming the F word along with other cuss words preceded by the F word loud enough to be heard in China! lol
     
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  10. #50 Posted Dec 6, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Great thread! Keep 'em coming.
    Personally, I would have preceded the "F" word with "Mother", in every instance, or at least in the first part of each sentence, and like you, the "F" and "S" words would certainly be getting a good work out.
     
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  11. #51 Posted Dec 6, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    First you need to go to customer service before you begin your verbal work-out.
     
  12. #52 Posted Dec 6, 2017

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    Not if I'm the one working on the bike. Besides, with that kind of language I should have been working in customer service all along.
     
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  13. #53 Posted Dec 6, 2017

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    Ok....good point!

    Why not call Vincev?
    He’s always hanging around somewhere!
     
  14. #54 Posted Dec 7, 2017

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    I'm usually working in the garden centers, around customers, so screaming out F Bombs is not exactly proper etiquette if I want to keep my job.

    But you shoulda heard me when a tube blew up in my face. Not only were people startled from the gun-shot blast of sound, but seeing me screaming and throwing bike parts across the flower beds was a pretty good show...
     
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    Stupid duplicate posts...
     
  16. #56 Posted Dec 7, 2017

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    Check my first post in this thread...