I went to the local K-mart (armpit of a store, btw) to pick up an emergency power station - didn't want to go to Sears at the mall, which is a zoo right now, but I wanted a Diehard brand model, so, it was K-mart. Five days before Christmas, and this armpit of a store was relatively deserted - I work right across the street from their former world headquarters, long since vacated, a testimony to a poorly run corporation. They had an enormous row of mass market bikes on sale, many half off or more. The price range was from a whopping $29 for a child's bike to around $150. In men's bikes, they had mt bikes starting at $50 sale price: http://www.kmart.com/pacific-evolution-26-inch-men-39-s-mountain-bike/p-080W121045110001P?prdNo=11&blockNo=11&blockType=G11 I think it would be an interesting experience to buy one of these guys and attempt to ride it, and then treat it like a lab rat and see what I could learn about bike repair and maintenance trying to fix everything that breaks on it. If I put a couple of hundred bucks into it in the end buying the cheapest repair parts I could get and turned it into something tolerable, then I could donate it at a charity thrift shop or something. Or put it out at the curb on trash pickup day, where it probably belongs in the first place.