Re: debunking myths about walmart bikes
I can tell none of you guys are Harley riders. Harley riders expect to replace every part on the bike with better parts. Sometimes the new parts aren't even better, they just look different.
I'm a Harley rider. When I look at the new bicycle I just look to see if it has enough parts I like, to justify replacing all the parts I don't like.
Walmart might ask the factory to build a cheaper bike, but they don't ask for shoddy welding or workmanship, or thinner tubing. All they want is cheaper components on the bike. That's a good thing for me, because then I can come along and buy a bike that I like for cheap, and replace the components I don't like with ones I choose.
That makes a lot more sense than buying an expensive bike and replacing the components with ones I like better, or just want to be different.
My guess is the elitist crowd that advocates expensive bikes are too stupid to build a better bike themselves.