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26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike

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26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike

This Roadmaster 26" men's bike can handle the toughest trails. The Hi-Ten steel frame with suspension fork absorbs terrain bumps. The 18-speed twist shifters make changing gears a breeze, while linear-pull brakes provide sure stopping power under any conditions. Padded saddle and strong steel rims make this mountain bike a stylish and complete package. Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your Roadmaster 26" men's bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.
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Questions & Answers for Pacific Cycle 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike

Question

Can this bike handle me at 375bls.?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bigdogmc
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jtbikerider
 - Laurel, MD
answer 2
Nope, this bike doesn't even handle my 180 lb kid.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
tufluk
 - Alexandria Bay, NY
answer 3
NOPE! See a real bike shop & get one with a cassette hub & double wall rims. This bike will NOT handle that weight...period.
answered 4 years ago
By
OldHippie
 - St. Louis, MO.
answer 4
only for street use. no jumps or trail use as the axle will bend
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Grich
 - Miami
answer 5
I doubt it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
JC988
Question

assembly

Can it be assembled for me at the store? I live alone and will not be able to assemble it.

Or, does it come assembled?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Cocoa Beach
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, walmart does it for free. Just let them know that it needs to be assembled when the product arrives at store (if you choose ship to store for free). You may need to wait couple of days before you get the bike.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
mandole
 - Columbus, OH
answer 2
Walmart does offer free assembly. Most stores have this bike in stock already assembled.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ww4bt
answer 3
I bought TWO -- One in the store, assembled; you can even have it ship to site and they will assemble for you. I bought a second one online and had it shipped to a cabin we stayed at - I figured it was cheaper than renting for 2 weeks -- I assembled it with a few tools -- I'm no handyman but it was a snap to set up!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Mountain View, CA
answer 4
Most Walmarts I've been to has this bike already there. But they should be able to have it delivered there and put it together for ya..
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RIXterra
 - Bristol, RI
Question

I'm 6'2" 310 lbs. Will this bike hold me? I'll only be riding it 3 times a week on paved bike path.

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
esdad
 - Russellville, AR
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
4 answers
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answer 1
NOPE! This bike is rated for maybe 250. I wouldn't even go that high.
answered 4 years ago
By
OldHippie
 - St. Louis, MO.
answer 2
Most likely, but you really really don't want to do any jumping, curb hopping, or wheelies.

This bike should tolerate your weight, but you must consider you are going to be over the weight limits for many bicycles, even much more expensive shop bikes.

Please replace the rubber rim strips with proper cotton rim strips, or you can improvise with a 1/2 roll of good quality vinyl electrical tape. Otherwise, when the rubber rim strip tears at the valve stem area, you will get a flat and destroy your wheel. Please inflate to maximum listed pressure listed on tire sidewall.

You must learn to ease up on pedaling when shifting gears. If you continue to pedal hard when shifting, you may break teeth off of the rear cogs. Lubricate your cables with Jigaloo (NOT WD40 which takes off lubricant and dries up!)

You may find you wear out chains faster than lighter people. Get a KMC Bushingless Z Chain (most common chain in US, about $5) for replacement.

Keep an eye out for loose spokes on the wheels. If you don't know how to true wheels, learn, or you will probably pay $30 to a shop to have it done, maybe $60 with both wheels.
answered 4 years ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 3
I think so. I am 5'10" 200lbs and it handles me no problem. You will probably want to replace the factory seat though, it is very uncomfortable.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Rapp
 - Sioux City, IA
answer 4
I was close to your specs when I first bought the bike. And it should hold ya just fine. I'm slighly shorter at 6', but there's plenty of adjustment in the seat post for your height. The only thing you should be concerned about is the cheesy pedals they use. There plastic and flimsy looking. I swapped mine out from day one with a set I bought at a local bike store for around $15... Good luck!!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RIXterra
 - Bristol, RI
Question

I am over 6 feet tall, what bike should I purchase?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
4 answers
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answer 1
this one i'm 6 ft 210lbs and this bike is great gotta watch ur feet sometimes though when ur turn the wheel they rub on the tire but all and all it's a great bike i love it
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Zachbeck2022
 - parsippany,nj
answer 2
I'm 6'1" and it's perfect for me!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
RedsFan24
 - Kentucky
answer 3
29" Thruster
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
MTBRaider
 - College Station, TX
answer 4
One from a real bike shop. Discount store bikes are made for people of "average" height. Bike shops carry many frame sizes to fit all people.
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answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
OldHippie
 - St. Louis, MO.
Question

Design flaw?

Just got the 26'' Men's and 24" Women's Roadmaster MTB, first thing I notice is that, for both bikes, the front wheel will hit my foot when making a turn. Yes, the smallest distant from the front wheel to the pedals (as you turning the front wheel) is half inch, there is no way it will not hit my foot as making a turn. This looks like a design flaw to me, is it not?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Pauly2008
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
4 answers
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answer 1
Had the same problem, then notice it was because I had the arch part of my foot on the pedal, once I just used the front part of my foot I didn't have that problem, thinking about getting stirrups to keep me honest, enjoy your bikes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jsl202
 - Memphis, TN
answer 2
As terrible as these bikes are, no. It sounds like rider error. While going around a turn if you bring your inside leg to the up position and your outside leg to the down, you won't hit the front wheel. This also keeps from hitting oor scrubbing the inside peddle on the ground during fast, tight turns.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
tufluk
 - Alexandria Bay, NY
answer 3
I had the same problem! I just go it yesterday...Riding it yesterday and today I thought the same exact thing! After googling, and some research.. I found I put the front wheel on, with the front head tube backwards( the upside down pitch fork looking thing) It looks right, but it's not... the braking gear should be outside, and not inside.. this solved the problem.. look at the pics as well..
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
shekie2000
 - nyc
answer 4
I don't have an answer, but have the *EXACT* same issue! Either the frame is too small, or the wheels are too big. Checking here to see if anyone else has this issue, and looks like you do. I got mine a couple of weeks back, so wondering if this is an issue with a particular shipment?
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
whyrao
 - Fremont, CA
Question

When I pedal the bike makes a clicking sound. What is it?

It clicks only when I am pedaling but not always. I can coast for a few seconds and pedal again and the clicking may go away. My bike is a 26" Roadmaster. The clicking is a sharp metalic sound. Very annoying.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MyBenji
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
shifter cable tension
answered 3 years ago
By
mechanicpsyco
 - kingsport, tn
answer 2
The clicking noise you hear is the gears not fully meshing, which requires an adjustement to the derailer, either front or back, if you don't feel comfortable with trying this you should let a shop adjust it for you
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jsl202
 - Memphis, TN
answer 3
It sounds like one of the deraileurs are out of adjustment. Take it to a bike shop for a tune up.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
SupraWes
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 4
It could be one of a dozen things. The most common would be a dry, poorly lubricated chain. Do not ever use WD-40. Use a proper oil or thin grease.

The next common culprit is pedal bearings. Make sure the pedal is tightened securely to the crankarm, and inspect the pedals for excessive play.

A frequent cause of a clicking sound is the bottom bracket creaking. This requires a crank removal tool and a bottom bracket socket to correct.

Check your bicycle for things in the chain or spokes such as sticks, switches, leaves, paper, etc.
Make sure your laces or clothing is not interfering with the wheels, chain, etc and not flapping against the bike.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
Question

Is it a SCHWINN or Roadmaster?

Part of the ad read Schwinn, and part reads Roadmaster...or is it part of both
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
home8
 - New Mexico U S A
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
same company schwinn is roadmaster, roadmaster is their lower end brand name but they are still manufactured by schwinn
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Zachbeck2022
 - parsippany,nj
answer 2
Roadmaster is a series of models put out by Schwinn.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
MTBRaider
 - College Station, TX
answer 3
Both Schwinn & Roadmaster are owned by Pacific Cycle. But, it's a Roadmaster. THE CHEAPEST bike made...both price & quality.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
OldHippie
 - St. Louis, MO.
Question

Is it really worth it

ive bought a walmart bike before for 100 dollars and the weel wasnt straight. It was stolen and i wanted to know if i should invest in this bike. also do the gears shift properly?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The first one I got had a bent wheel. I had another one sent out and it was good. Just check what you get. In my opinion, the bike is well worth the money. Gears do shift properly (they're adjustable) but it's a twist shift so not the greatest.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
bjreich
 - Phoenix, AZ
answer 2
no, it's junk!!!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Jake88
 - San Diego, CA
answer 3
The bike meets expectations for the price. The seat is a little uncomfortable, but haven't had any issues with shifting gears.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Tawd
 - CT
Question

where can we get replacement parts for this bike. bought it less then two months ago and the bike is falling apart already

asked 4 years ago
By
poohfreakalways2003
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Niagara cycle in new york niagaracycle com has cheap friction shifters, low end grip shifters, brake levers, and $10 tires.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 2
ebay- buildyourbike.com
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
somethingelse
answer 3
Any REAL bike shop. Just Google "bicycle shop" and your zip code.
answered 4 years ago
By
OldHippie
 - St. Louis, MO.
Question

weight it can handle

what is the weight it can handle, i am 170 pounds...
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
potluri
 - nj
on 26" Men's Roadmaster Mountain Sport Mountain Bike
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
im 280 when i started and it hasnt flinched
answered 3 years ago
By
mechanicpsyco
 - kingsport, tn
answer 2
About 250 pounds.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
angelo212
 - Jersey City, NJ
answer 3
Your weight will not affect this bike at all. I am 6'4 and 175 pounds. This bike has had no problems with my weight. :D It is a good strong bike for the cheap price.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Impossible24
 - Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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