Re: debunking myths about walmart bikes
i've seen ads in the "jobs" section on craigslist for "bike assemblers" for stores like walmart.
their ads are posted in the "skilled trade" section, and go so far as to say that the reason it's posted there is because they want skilled people, and not just some guy who may or may not know how a bike functions.
it's a subcontractor position by an outside company, paid by the bike, not the hour. the more you build, the more you make. this may account for the numerous bikes i've seen with loose axle nuts and other potentially dangerous problems with assembly.
they also don't pay very well (i checked) so only the most desperate "qualified" bicycle mechanic would apply.
just wanted to post that info. i don't really care what kind of bike anyone builds anymore.