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NEW STUFF AT WAL-MART (Op Bike PICS ADDED)

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Rat Rod, May 4, 2010.

  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    You have to look at these bikes from the parts scavenging perspective. :D

    As stated by jerryk earlier, a set of wheels and new tires can add up to what some of these bikes are going for.
     
  2. Road Master

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    I buy every different color tire I can get my hands on. When I was a kid you had two choices - blackwall or whitewall. I'm amazed by all the different sizes, colors and treads of available tires today. I bought a pair of Specialized gumwalls when someone posted a sale link here and a few months later I got this crusty Monark that I steel wooled and clear sprayed and I really like the gumwalls on it. I've got more tires than bikes. Plus I bought a crap load of Kendas last year from their "weekly specials". I just match up the tires with the bike - great fun.



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  3. Ratfink1962

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    yeah for the cost of putting together a wheelset, that seems reasonable. Plus you can swap or sell the leftover parts, and chop up the rest to make something more interesting! :mrgreen:
     
  4. Rustinkerer

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    Yep! Kind of a shooting fish in a barrel review-What? The cheap Wally world China express bike has quality issues? Noooooooooo! :lol: (I like it though, and the Del mar! And when did Op stop making board shorts and start making bikes???? :shock: ) -Adam
     
  5. mikesbikes36

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    yeah i suppose u guys r right ... would b worth it just for the tires n rims... maybe ill; have 2 go check out my local wally world and see whats happpnin ....
     
  6. Cruisinmarine

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    Looks like i will be making a trip for a donor
     
  7. GTCOMA

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    That mongoose looks pretty cool for $150. I wonder how long before wal-mart sells a fixie...
     
  8. xHOBOPHOBIAx

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    I saw a cool cranbrook with a panama jack theme, had a bottle opener on one of the fork legs.
     
  9. sojudave

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    I like the lines on that OP cruiser. half chop/half cantilever. Very nice asthetic. Would love to throw and engine on it.
     
  10. sojudave

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    Well if you look at these bikes as starting points, like another post stated, then a lot can be done with these bikes. Take the OP bike for example, imagine it lime green, 18" apes, stainless wheels with 12g spokes, chopper forks....or whatever. I get bikes because of the frames. If I like the frame design then I am in. It was unsettling when the blog showed the jacked up bearing cups.
     
  11. shaggyevil

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    I saw the blue cruiser at the Walmart here the other day. I haven't seen the Mongoose, or the OP cruiser. I do like the looks of the OP...

    Shaggy
     
  12. Rat Rod

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    From what I can tell the OP seems to be a decent sized bike too....more in line with the Electras and Nirves maybe.

    I'll have to go by there again and pull one out next time and bring my good camera. :mrgreen:
     
  13. Rat Rod

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    Large, lightweight aluminum frame with easy to remove clear stickers. :mrgreen:


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  14. bean

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    Cool.....looks very "Electra-fied". Chain and seat stays look nice and wide too. Only wish we could them here in Oz for that price :( .
     
  15. Rat Rod

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    It appeared that the cheapest parts on the bike were the pedals and the grips.

    What was interesting was how large the frame was. I'm 5' 9" and when I stood next to it, the top bar was at my waist.

    I sat on the seat and it made some cheap crunchy spring noises so the seat may be worthless too.

    But for pete sakes....$109 is just flat cheap in my opinion.
     
  16. Rat Rod

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    Reading the reviews on the Wal-Mart site...sounds like the rear hub is junk...not surprising.

    Someone already added an engine kit to one...

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  17. cman

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    Where is the RIDING Pic?
     
  18. Rat Rod

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    "Attention Wal-Mart shoppers....we have a rat rodder on aisle 9.....I repeat, a rat rodder on aisle 9....please move to the outer edge to avoid a collision." :lol:
     
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    i like how the display insert is still in the front wheel :lol:
     
  20. Cruisinmarine

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    Picked up a huffy cranbrook for the wifey, mommy's day gift :wink: . Had some parts leftover from previous builds so I added some 1.75 whitewalls, matching saddle/grips/saddlebag, 'ol skool generator light kit, and it looks pretty cool. Next up, springer up front and 5spd/drum brake hub swap in the rear.

    I'm diggin that OP cruiser, hmmm
     

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