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    Great bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    And I love how peeps gave me negative comments for not liking Walmart! LOL!! I forgot, opinions are not welcomed here.
    I think it's more like because you expressed your opinion something like a 13 year old. Wait, maybe you are 13.

    Serious here, you call their stuff junk. On some items, I'd agree. However, how is an ipod or digital Nikon camera, a Michelin tire, or any other nationally recognized brand different at a Walmart from any other retailer? Is Walmart so big in their buying power that they can force LG to make a flat screen for 30% less and inferior components from the models they sell to other retailers? How is a bag of Scotts Turf Builder different from the bag I can buy at the local Ace hardware store?

    I don't think it's as much about Walmart as it is about consumers wanting the least expensive whatever and Walmart is all too glad to step in and meet that demand. No wait, it is part of some conspiracy to send American jobs Asia-side, cheapify the US, and population control through bikes that explode on impact.

    Oh, I love how every Walmart bike thread devolves into Walmart business practices/quality of merchandise/plumber's crack patrons hating and clueless bag checkers shredding. Now, back to our originally scheduled programming??? 32" bikes anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    I never said I hated foreign stuff; I simply stated that Walmart imports stuff when they orignally opened and said they were a USA made store. Maybe I said it wrong, sorry. Walmart destroyed the small independent store, but some of you are right, the consumers helped.

    Quite frankly, it's pretty much impossible to not buy stuff overseas; lets be honest here.

    Are you going to buy a USA built TV?

    I dont like Walmart because it's all garbage plain and simple and it's not a pleasant shoping experiance.

    BTW-- even if I bought a USA built frame where am I going to get components?

    And I love how peeps gave me negative comments for not liking Walmart! LOL!! I forgot, opinions are not welcomed here.



    Its a thread about a bike wheel size, no one really gives two fcuks about the economics, take it to your own thread thanks.

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    Whoa people, lets get back on topic.

    Can't blame Walmart for trying to predict the next Fad wheel size.

    Somewhere the Walmart big wigs are reading this exact thread and thinking:
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    Just think, all the people that are featured in the famous photos "People of Walmart" will be riding them!!!

    WOOT!!!

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    I don't think anyone here is seriously considering this a "good" bike or a replacement for anything other than an older Walmart bike.

    A few us seem to be interested in it from the perspective that if someone is making rims and tires, then they may be willing to make a better rim and tire for real use. We called 30+ tire manufacturers to find one that was willing to do a "good" 36" mtb tire in small runs and have yet to find a rim manufacturer that will roll 36" rims AND drill them.

    BTW, none of these here locally (to me) so couldn't look at any details today. Hopefully someone else can scout it out for us.

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    So for those doubting if it was a true 32", I measured it and it is a solid 32"tire. 32 x 2.125 tire size to be exact. The seat tube is 1 1/8".

    The only possible lead for tire manufacturer is it does have "excel" written on the sidewalls. The tread pattern is identical to what Huffy Cranbrooks and Next La Jollas use. So I would figure them to be the same manufacturer.

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    Is anyone selling 32" wheels? Maybe just buy the bike for the rims and tires and throw the rest away. Build a custom frame, lace the rims to some good hubs and go ride..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBuddy View Post
    How do you get tires or tubes for this monster?
    What makes you think the wheels will outlast the tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    ...snip... and have yet to find a rim manufacturer that will roll 36" rims AND drill them.

    ...snip....
    I am guessing you tried Velocity. They are based in the USA now.
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    I was looking at 29" cruisers to replace my 26" ballon-tired old Ross Mt St Helens, but this is so much better! A longer seatpost, normal seat and more of an Alt bar would make this a blast for riding with the kid or on those days were I just want to putt around for fun. I'm sold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMan View Post
    Is anyone selling 32" wheels? Maybe just buy the bike for the rims and tires and throw the rest away. Build a custom frame, lace the rims to some good hubs and go ride..?
    I bet those Wally world rims will holdup well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMan View Post
    Is anyone selling 32" wheels? Maybe just buy the bike for the rims and tires and throw the rest away. Build a custom frame, lace the rims to some good hubs and go ride..?
    Exactly!! 29er suspension corrected fork and a custom frame!,
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    Man I get tired of these Wal Mart threads. This ones 5 pages long in a days time
    Are we really that short of topics to cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
    Wow, available in 5 colours too!
    I just realised this is a Canadian website. I have nothing against my northern brothers, except,Holmes on Holmes.Man that guy is a ******.

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    I don't care about Wal Mart, but the 32" bikes are interesting.

    They have 48 spokes. That seems like a sensible way to add strength.

    The bike doesn't have gear shifters or disk brakes, so maybe the remaining parts are acceptable quality.

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    Well, we have gone from a 32" beach cruiser, sold for that intended purpose,
    to bashing Walmart, unfair business practices, political views, and a wonderful
    little dig on Christians. Why don't you all STFU and talk about the bike for what it
    is intended for, without having to exorcise your personal demons with your World views.
    Looks to me like it would make a good bike path ride.
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    i want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    I am guessing you tried Velocity. They are based in the USA now.
    Multiple times. They can roll them but can't finish or drill them so I'd end up with a garage full of raw undrilled rims. They were nice about it at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    Multiple times. They can roll them but can't finish or drill them so I'd end up with a garage full of raw undrilled rims. They were nice about it at least
    drilling doesn't seem like that big an obstacle.
    i've redrilled fat rims without issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    drilling doesn't seem like that big an obstacle.
    i've redrilled fat rims without issue.
    Nor is finishing (I'd have mine powdered a beautiful CK green), but doing 200 rims is no joke at all. I don't have the time, precision, or space for that undertaking. I am open to offers though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    Nor is finishing (I'd have mine powdered a beautiful CK green), but doing 200 rims is no joke at all. I don't have the time, precision, or space for that undertaking. I am open to offers though
    ah... 200 is minimum?
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    Yep, paid in full through LBS, assuming near retail so the end product with labor etc becomes a bit much for most people. Although anyone with a 36er would probably be okay with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SafetySecond View Post
    i want one
    me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripp88 View Post
    Why the hatred towards Walmart?
    Horrid company with unethical business practices which only cares about their bottom dollar and nothing else.
    Their products are garbage, and in the case of say bikes flat out dangerous.
    And of course this. Think about it, multi billion dollar company with the entire family being Billionares but they are so ignorant they encourage poor pay?

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    Uhm yea the safety and wear bicycles are manufactured does apply to bikes lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurr View Post
    Horrid company with unethical business practices which only cares about their bottom dollar and nothing else.
    Their products are garbage, and in the case of say bikes flat out dangerous.
    And of course this. Think about it, multi billion dollar company with the entire family being Billionares but they are so ignorant they encourage poor pay?

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    Don't forget they've also put half of main street America out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripp88 View Post
    Why the hatred towards Walmart?
    Look up "The Wal-Mart Effect" to understand. It brought devastation to local economies and the frustration still lingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Because it's the out sourcing giant of the USA. Too much "made in China" stuff there. Killed Mom & Pop's shops, eliminated lots and lots of American jobs...
    Complaining about made in China, on a computer that was made in China.

    /stonerthought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Complaining about made in China, on a computer that was made in China.

    /stonerthought
    Seriously why even bring up something which is Impossible to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Complaining about made in China, on a computer that was made in China.

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    Seriously, if their was no demand for this stuff, then they wouldn't be in business now would they But of course America wants it's cheap products, but don't want to accept lower salaries, won't stop suing everyone one for anything, so cost of living and production is sky high, so HTF do you expect these low cost products will get made then. If the people of the US who are so up in arms about it gave a $hit and voted with their $$ and spent them in all those small Mom & Pop stores they don't support this wouldn't have happened. Go ***** about this somewhere else like F88, this is a bike forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blurr View Post
    Horrid company with unethical business practices which only cares about their bottom dollar and nothing else.
    Their products are garbage, and in the case of say bikes flat out dangerous.
    And of course this. Think about it, multi billion dollar company with the entire family being Billionares but they are so ignorant they encourage poor pay?

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    Look up "The Wal-Mart Effect" to understand. It brought devastation to local economies and the frustration still lingers.
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    Seriously why even bring up something which is Impossible to avoid.
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    Agreed^^^
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    DUDE! There is a THIRTY-TWO INCH BIKE at WAL-MART! How cool is THAT?! I gotta see one of these.

    (welcome back to the topic)

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    quick 29'er sheep ,theres a new bandwagon for you to jump on lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b45her View Post
    quick 29'er sheep ,theres a new bandwagon for you to jump on lol.


    Wow that was thoughtful, what an addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b45her View Post
    quick 29'er basher sheep ,theres a new bandwagon for you to jump on lol.
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    Probably a dumb question - but do you need a special bike rack for this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b45her View Post
    quick 29'er sheep ,theres a new bandwagon for you to jump on lol.

    Don't worry...as long as there are kids, Walmart will still sell you your kids wheel sized bikes.

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    32 inch wheels: Six more inches she'll notice.
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    Yep, we 29ers are sheep and hopefully we'll all return to the one true wheel size and god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Seriously, if their was no demand for this stuff, then they wouldn't be in business now would they But of course America wants it's cheap products, but don't want to accept lower salaries, won't stop suing everyone one for anything, so cost of living and production is sky high, so HTF do you expect these low cost products will get made then. If the people of the US who are so up in arms about it gave a $hit and voted with their $$ and spent them in all those small Mom & Pop stores they don't support this wouldn't have happened. Go ***** about this somewhere else like F88, this is a bike forum.
    False, Americans are buying products at what they are lead to believe is a cheaper price and are the same products as purchased elsewhere.
    The fact is not only does walmart not have the lowest prices as advertised, it also sells products which carry the same name, but is manufactured to a lower standard vs it competitors, example, a black and decker drill at Walmart is not the same as a black and decker drill at sears, the same with a Mongoose, paintball or what have you. That my friend is Fraud and is Illegal.
    They also as a business have a moral and ethical responsibility to the communities they supposedly serve to do business in a honest and forthright manner.


    Now said throw away products are also a strain on our environment something we all unfortunately are stuck with as our land is filled with throw away garbage.

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    Out of curiosity I went Googling for info on this bike. Not much out there, but I blundered into a message board website specifically set up to serve those who ride Walmart type bikes:

    www.bigboxbikes.com &bull; Index page

    Tagline from the website: "Support for those who ride BigBox Bicycles including WalMart and Target You don't HAVE to spend $1000 to enjoy bicycling!"

    I know they are trying to be serious, to serve their "niche"...but I do find humor in the fact this exists....glorification of the BSO!
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    I'm surprised how many people would buy this disposable POS when most people here act like only the highest end bikes and parts will due. We recently had some poor SOB ask about a $2,000 dream bike and most posters told him the money wouldn't even buy a proper headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    Out of curiosity I went Googling for info on this bike. Not much out there, but I blundered into a message board website specifically set up to serve those who ride Walmart type bikes:

    www.bigboxbikes.com &bull; Index page

    Tagline from the website: "Support for those who ride BigBox Bicycles including WalMart and Target You don't HAVE to spend $1000 to enjoy bicycling!"

    I know they are trying to be serious, to serve their "niche"...but I do find humor in the fact this exists....glorification of the BSO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    You act like a relationship with Walmart is compulsory.
    It's business, not relationship therapy... very good business, by all measures.
    I'm not a Walmart fan in particular, and i havent been inside one in at least a couple of years, but neither am I a fan of jaded distortions of reality.
    If you don't want to get into it, don't bring it up and suggest people do Walmart research. If you don't want to get into it, STFU.
    Business is not war, the object of business is not to enslave people, punish a local economy and then drive the unemployment rate thru the roof

    America needs to stabalize, the dog eat dog mentality does not work and only seeks to feed those with the biggest pocket books.
    For an extreme example of this I strongly suggest you visit a third world country and see where rampant corruption like this leads. Hint we are well on our way from being so ridiculously blind to this nonsense.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tillers_Rule View Post
    That bike would be great for it's intended purpose, cruising the beach. You guys are talking about it like it's meant to replace your current rides. Did you happen to notice the cruiser handlebars, coaster brake and beach cruiser frame? Boardwalk speeds are usually under 5 mph so I don't really think slowing it down is going to be that big of an issue.
    It is an issue, the problem being the bikes do not function properly at even a basic level as assembled at the store.
    They can be made to be moderately functional at further expense, why on earth would you want to spend another 65 dollars on a tuneup which will only last a short period of time do to the poor quality of components? when you can buy a low end name brand bike for four hundred dollars which will come tuned up properly, and probably with as low miles as most people put on may never need another tune up,.
    what makes more sense, problematic bike, or bike that you simply buy ride that is also PROPERLY FIT, for you?

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    I`m thinking of buying this bike but what upgrades should I do first the wheels or the frame?

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    32" tires? Awesome, totally want to try one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    We recently had some poor SOB ask about a $2,000 dream bike and most posters told him the money wouldn't even buy a proper headset.
    Yeah, no matter what price you come in at, you get shot down around here.

    Quote Originally Posted by roblee View Post
    I`m thinking of buying this bike but what upgrades should I do first the wheels or the frame?
    Fork first.

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    I wish they would post this bike online, like soon.
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