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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. jayblok

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  2. idiotboy

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    Had to stop there today for work, nothing special just some cranbrooks and a panama jack, but these wide lime green wheels looked cool [​IMG] and these orange stripe tires would be great on the right bike [​IMG]
     
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  3. jayblok

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    Yea, those lime green wide wheels are so Kool, I wish I didn't get rid of the ones I had...
     
  4. kngtmat

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    Schwinn Midway

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    Margaritaville and had a parrot on the handlebars.

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    Another one of those $99 fixie's with wild colors.

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  7. Brockwan

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    Please excuse my ignorance of my question folks...
    AS someone from a mountain biking background the components on these packaged wally world bikes are no more than appalling, and that spands their whole collection of bikes mtbs, roadies, cruisers etc. Am I missing something? Are people buying them to strip down and use just the frame?

    Go light on me I'm still new round these parts.
     
  8. The Renaissance Man

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but I have bought a Schwinn Aerovane from WallyWorld just to harvest these tires.
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  9. Dr. Tankenstein

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    To follow on TRM’s comment, the interest for this thread (for me anyway) is to see if the big box is selling any cool parts that are attached to garbage (like the tires he mentioned). Buying the bike, robbing ‘the’ part and selling it on Craigslist or FB Marketplace for $25-$50 less than the store, is equivalent to paying $25-$50 for ‘the’ part and now it’s ‘custom’ from the part you replaced...

    But what I find equally ‘entertaining’ is seeing how the designers at ‘Schwinn’, ‘Huffy’ or whomever that lurk or troll this site (yes, we know you’re here and you do it), ‘adapt’ the trends that WE are setting in ‘beach cruiser’ bikes and mass market them. That last link is a prime example, we’ve been slapping apehangers, mags and ‘built-in’ tanks on bikes for years....now you can buy it for under $200 online...

    I wonder how long until they come out with a ‘strandie’ or ‘26” BMX’.....I could use some cheap 26x3 gumwall knobbies on the one I’m building...


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  10. Brockwan

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    This all makes complete sense now. From your pic, the outcome is def worth it
     
  11. RustyGold

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    It is fairly common for people to throw on a set of wally cruiser wheels on a vintage rescue just to get it back on the road, as well. I have three wallyworld bikes that I bought new for projects...two are in boxes still, one I rode the heck out of until I taco'd the rear rim doing a kickout to splash a mud puddle at one of my kids. Single wall 29" rim taco'd real bad :grin:

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  12. gowjobs

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    I just received my Kokomo today. Those mags are cool, but are HEAVY AS ALL GET OUT. The rest of the bike is going to Trashman ReCycles to be turned into a rider for somebody else.
     
  13. gowjobs

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    Pics of the Kokomo wheels in a 26" DX frame and girder fork.
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  14. clouseau

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    Thanks for posting this Kokomo bike!

    I measured the hub, and it appears they also left enough aluminum that I can cut either one down and thread on disc brake adapters. https://www.ebay.com/i/292044349903?chn=ps

    I think these wheels might be going on my next build painted either fire truck or wagon wheel red.
     
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  15. gowjobs

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    Good thinking. I was going to use rim brakes with them, but if the hub body is actually over 1-3/8" diameter, it wouldn't be too hard to find someone with a lathe, and then use a 24tpi die to thread them for an adapter ring or an ARAI drum brake, maybe.
     
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    [​IMG] curved seat tube on this one is pretty cool, didn't see a men's version though
     
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    Also saw this "Schwinn" at sears [​IMG]
     
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    Sears? You still have one of those? I think all we have is a scratch and dent outlet store. Maybe I need to look there for bikes...
     
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    I put the unthreaded (left) side of the rear hub between the jaws of my micrometer last night, and it comes out at about 1.48". I think I may buy a 1-3/8" -24 die, and just set the wheel in a truing stand and spin it while I carefully turn down the diameter with a file those last eleven thousandths to make it fit. I wonder how much of that is powdercoat.
     
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  20. arty dave

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    Those tyres are really nice...the aerovane is no longer available. Do Schwinn sell tyres separately?
     

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