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Sunday, March 28, 2010

hell hath frozen over

Saw this on UV today:


I had always wondered what would happen if Wally World used their epic subsidization resources to make a somewhat practical commuter bike. From the picture, it appears to have a three-piece bottom bracket, track ends, and metal pedals. So what if it’s made in a sweatshop with cheap aluminum; at least it’s displacing the typical “QUADRUPLE SUSPENSION BAJILLION SPEED” dumpster-fillers.

I can’t wait to see one of the can-collectors that frequent my alley rolling on one of these so I can check it out. Heck, I might even venture into a big blue box and ask to try one there.

4 comments:

  1. OK, you make a good point. Changing culture takes baby steps and evil people can do good even though they mean evil.

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  2. Yea, Walmart will always carry cheap bikes, they might as well be a little be nicer. At that price, the quality can't be good enough to challenge the LBS too much.

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  3. hey man, you don't ask to try them out there... the bikes are just out on display. I went in to a walmart for a laugh a while ago and broke one of their bikes while simply riding it down an isle.

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  4. Best bike they make for people looking for "practical" city/ commuter bikes. I'd rather see folks ride these around then bikes that are "factory de-tuned". Go hit Wal-Mart on a summer Saturday- there are a lot f smiling faces in the bike isle.

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