Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
That's some funny stuff right there.
didnt wal-mart try to open "bike centers" in some of their stores a while back ? like with a bike mechanic or "bike associate" there to fix bikes ...
You have to look at these bikes from the parts scavenging perspective.
As stated by jerryk earlier, a set of wheels and new tires can add up to what some of these bikes are going for.
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.
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!
Yep! Kind of a shooting fish in a barrel review-What? The cheap Wally world China express bike has quality issues? Noooooooooo! (I like it though, and the Del mar! And when did Op stop making board shorts and start making bikes???? ) -Adam
Dragging home rusty old bikes since 1980!
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.
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