Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Rat Rod, May 4, 2010.
Where is this Walmart??? If it's close,I need to make a run in the van
I know right I never see that at mine id pick up a few of them myself, Ive got 3 cruisers that need new wheel sets
Yeah really,LOL,for sure I would
darn it man .. I did the same thing .. got it for tires wheels and bars.. we are building twins
lol sounds like it. I need to get pics of the frame with all schwinn parts on it,cranks,forks,27" schwinn rims etc. My friend has it.
This one is in San Marcos, Ca (North San Diego County). All of the others around here do the same thing, sometimes with 30 or 40% off. You really can't beat it for parts!
....not a Walmart bike, (got it at a Farm & Fleet store)....it's a retro- repro Schwinn 7 speed cruiser,
I replaced the seat with a Bell cruizer seat,...a very nice riding bike.
Do you have to ask for the discounted bikes, or are they on display? I've never seen 'scratch N dent/ open box buys' at my Walmarts.
Most Walmarts just send back damaged or returned bikes. My friend bought one of the Genesis 29ers and cut the bars and removed the kickstand and chainring guard, etc... Had it a few months then they got the Mongoose 29er and he cleaned up the bike and took it back to the store and traded it +$20 for the Mongoose. His bike never went back on the racks.
I bought a bike for my daughter years ago, was supposed to about $75 but at the register it came up $50, not marked anywhere on it.
If you see a scratch or something wrong on a bike that you are going to buy, find the manager and you can usually very easily get at least 10% off. Employee discount is 10%, so they are still making money easy, sometimes you can get even more off. I've seen customers in the bike section just ask for a price and get it.
Basically, if you keep your mouth shut, you will pay full price.
EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART
Saw this today, it's cute, I'd get it for my daughter, but not for $120, maybe if it had cooler tires (like a slick) and a springer like on the BFK.
Did not see a boys option, I doubt there will be one as most boys now riding a 20" bike want a BMX style bike.
Available online as well, only a girl's model:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-20-Gi ... e/19582532
It also only shows a girls bike on Schwinn's site too and it might be because they just did the Krates.
The one in the pics you took have a different sissy bar instead of the ones in Walmart & Schwinn's site pictures.
Yeah, looks like a taller sissy bar in the photos. it also has a black snowflake chainring in the Schwinn photo, which is the exact chainring on the Schwinn Scorcher 16" BMX I just bought my son. I'm sure they take those photos "pre-production"
Picked this up today at my local (San Marcos, CA) Walmart.
The only thing I can find wrong with it is a cap on the crank arm is missing.
And for the person who asked, at my local Walmart they have the discount bikes in the garden center, unless it's raining. Then they move them inside. They have big ((16"+/-) "Clearance" tags on them as well.
Totally worth it for the wheelset alone. Great score.
Dang that's cheap!
I'm almost afraid to go to Walmart anymore. Everytime I go I come home with another bike. This is number 5!
That's not necessarily a bad thing. And for the price you'd be doing good to get two tires.
Anodized coaster brake wheelset: $80
Rim Strips: $2 each
Blackwall cruiser tires: $20 each
Buying the wheelset for under $40 and getting the rest of the bike for free... PRICELESS
NICE score,esPECIALLY at that steal of a price
Saw this Huffy Regatta at my Wallyworld tonight, 26 x 2.35 brown tires with a cream pinstripe, cream pedal inserts, 3 speed Nexus coaster , nice wide rims, 3 piece crankset, nice seat, canvas panniers, interesting handlebar..$199, not too bad.
sorry for the poor cell phone pics
I like the green and cream combo, if it had a tank, I'd buy it!
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