Thread: Hey guys!
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:19 AM
Chalo Chalo is offline
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Default Re: Hey guys!

Originally Posted by ridemybikebro View Post
I may end up with a wally-world cruiser because they are so inexpensive and I have been wrenching on bikes for awhile and I can fix dang near anything on it.
Speaking as someone who just spend five hours doing what should have been an hour-and-a-half tuneup on an execrable Pacific brand department store bike, and as someone who deals with both abominable and excellent bikes regularly-- don't do that. If you want to set up and ride your bike instead of working on bike parts that were knackered when new and basically unfixable, use a decent bike shop quality bike. You won't regret it.

A decent quality twenty-year-old bike that was "rode hard and put up wet" is still usually a better choice than a brand new department store bike. The difference is that one was made for riding, and the other was made for selling.

"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race."
H.G. Wells
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