Re: debunking myths about walmart bikes
The quality of "cheap" seems to have gone down over the years. When I was a kid, anything with a "Made in Japan" label on it was considered "cheap". Ten years later, any bike frame with welded instead of butted joints was considered "cheap". Now, Japanese products made during the '60's and Huffy banana bikes are considered "classics". Same seems true for Walmart products: My wife bought a Walmart bike 20 years ago and, besides being heavier than heck, it was made of reasonably good components and held up for years. By today's standards, that would probably be a $500 bike.
By my old standards, the Walmart bike I bought for conversion is a POS. But thanks to my own economic downturn, the devaluation of the dollar and the total lack of good used bikes in my area, this was about as good I could find.
Last edited by gobigkahuna; 05-29-2011 at 02:11 AM.