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Top gear, top speed: Is this bike fast in the open or is it geared too low?
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Top gear, top speed: Is this bike fast in the open or is it geared too low?
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What is the "size" of this bike? 17, 19, 21, 23? Thanks
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Kent International Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike

This men's 700c fixie bike is all about keeping things simple and getting it done without breaking the bank. At the heart of this fixed-gear bike, you'll find a strong, hand-crafted frame with horizontal dropouts that can handle the abuse of the big city. City riders who don't need derailleurs will like this Thruster bike's flip-flop hub that enables riding as a fixed gear or in standard freewheel, single-speed mode without having to worry about adjustments to temperamental components. Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your 700c fixie bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.
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Questions & Answers for Kent International Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike

Question

Front wheel, does it have a quick release?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
nope. its fastened by standard 15mm nuts
answered 3 years ago
By
z71pat
answer 2
no quick release on this bike. Old school wheel nuts and washers with the little "lawyer tabs" on them
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
arizonaspeedmonkey
 - wichita, ks
answer 3
No it doesn't.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NDIK
answer 4
Unfortunatly no
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
iwuvr
 - The Old Guard
answer 5
this bike does not have a quick release front wheel.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
vrad999
answer 6
No, this is a cheap cheap tank of a bike. I wouldn't pay more than $40 for it without the e-bike components.... But

All of the components are the same as their retrofit kit and can easily be transferred onto any other (good) bike you can buy later. This is one of the best features of the e-bike.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Georgetown95634
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 7
Front wheel is bolt on.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
ErikTheRad
 - Chicago
answer 8
Nope but it's $100 so figure you'll be swapping and upgrading anyways. I've found colored quick release axles for under $15 on amazon.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JEDIROBOCOP
 - Fullerton, CA
answer 9
No, both axles are nutted. It's ready to commute. Just grab your lock and messenger bag.

Ihe steel rims and huffy-class caliper brakes are nothing special, but it's a $100 bike! The flip-flop hub, freewheel and cog + lock ring would cost you more than that (quando brand aluminim hub).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
onespd
Question

What size tires do you buy ???

I have never had a "street bike". What size tires do you buy for this???
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
my son is away at school he is about 6"4 285 he all ready have a fixie 700c bike the tiers dose not support his weight .what size tires/rims can he use?
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
erdhead
answer 2
Do you mean what size inner tubes? If so Road Schrader Tube 700c x 28-32. The tire size is 700 x 32c. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
WRock
 - Dallas
answer 3
700's
answered 3 years ago
By
arizonaspeedmonkey
 - Paducah, Kentucky
answer 4
It says it in the title, 700c. However, these are wider tires than you normally find on roadbikes.
answered 3 years ago
By
ehat
 - Florida
answer 5
700c
answered 3 years ago
By
z71pat
answer 6
25x700c
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
FixieForLife
answer 7
The rims on this bike take 700c tires. The 700 refers to the diameter dimension of the tire and rim. Tires come in various widths. The tires on the bike are 700x38c, meaning they are 38 mm wide. Other widths will also work on the rims. The width of the rim determines the range of tire widths that will work well on it. The rims on the bike have an inside width of about 20mm.
This web site:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
Has a table showing tire width sizes that will work on various width rims.
The clearance between the frame of the bike and the tires will also limit how wide a tire can be put on before it rubs on the frame.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
BayCollie
 - West Coast
Question

Hey so nothing on here lets me know anything about the size of the bike. I am 5'8" will I fit on this size bike?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
bb3021
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
oh yeah!but it might be a little big for you actually.I'm 6' and it fits me perfect.Its probably arount a 21"frame.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kev11
 - texas
answer 2
no worries, i believe you should have no probelm with this bike. I would recommend this bike to anyone from 5' 8"-6'1"
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
iwuvr
 - The Old Guard
answer 3
im 5'9" and it fits me, but its not a small bike. you should be ok...just barely.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
vrad999
answer 4
I'm a smaller stocky guy at 5'7" and I have no problems.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Skamikaze1983
 - Nederland, TX
answer 5
I'm 5'10 and it's perfect for my height, I've got about an inch till danger when straddling the frame.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JEDIROBOCOP
 - Fullerton, CA
answer 6
I'm 5'9"-10". I felt I barely reached the floor, had to lean to the side to be more comfortable. I could ride it just fine though.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
BigX
Question

Weight limit?

I weight 300 lbs. Will this bike work for me? Thanks
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indianapolis, IN
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The ad for the lime green bike says 250 lbs.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
nebrboy
answer 2
I weigh a bit over 200 and I can tell you that the pedals and cranks on this bike will not work for you. In addition, it is geared way too high for you to try to pedal.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
arizonaspeedmonkey
 - wichita, ks
answer 3
I dont think so.you probably need a heavy duty industrial bike like a worksman inb
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kev11
 - texas
answer 4
I weight 270. I got another seat for it and it works just fine for me.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NDIK
answer 5
I weigh close to 300 lbs. When I have a backpack on and something on the rack I installed, there is definitely 300lbs on it.

This bike should work for you. Make sure you have the seat height high enough so that your legs fully extend, or your knees will hurt. Ergonomic grips will be beneficial to you.

You quickly learn to plan your routes to avoid unbearable slopes. You can do it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ScaryTrout
 - Jackson, MI
answer 6
yes, I think it's rated up to 300# but you would have decreased range...
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Georgetown95634
 - Sacramento, CA
Question

I want to change the pedal on my Thruster Fixie and dont know if there 1/2 or 9/16 threads

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
bigboy78753
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It takes 9/16. I already changed out my pedals. Happy riding.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
WRock
 - Dallas
answer 2
They're 9/16. I rreplaced mine with a set of Wellgo alloy pedals and they are very nice.
answered 3 years ago
By
Jazzkeys
answer 3
9/16
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
olivierleo
answer 4
i think there 9/16 because i put bmx pedals on mine
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
GNARFIXIE
 - bako
answer 5
the bigger ones
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
LONGBC
 - LONG BEACH
answer 6
9/16
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
BayCollie
 - West Coast
Question

how do you change it to single speed

asked 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Do you mean how can you change it from fixed to freeride? There is a sprocket on either side of the rear tire. The black sprocket is fixed (meaning you are always pedaling) and the silver sprocket is free ride (meaning you don't have pedal all the time). The Thruster Fixie is a single speed bike. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
WRock
 - Dallas
answer 2
Remove the back wheel. Remove the chain from cog and turn the wheel around. Put chain back on cog. Be sure wheel is centered.
answered 3 years ago
By
sewlovely
 - Denver Co
answer 3
turn the wheel around.. that's it... if you need more info.. look on YouTube
answered 3 years ago
By
BigInJapan
 - L.A., CA
answer 4
it comes as a single speed. It has a fixed sprocket on one side of the rear wheel and a freewheel on the other side. I removed the freewheel and replaced it with a gear 1 tooth larger to make it easier to pedal. It rides so much better now. I also replaced the pedals as the original ones bent quickly. The original freewheel gets ruined in the process of taking it off but it was cheap anyways. Get a BMX style freewheel from your local shop or online.
answered 3 years ago
By
arizonaspeedmonkey
 - Paducah, Kentucky
answer 5
Simply unbolt the rear axle, pull the chain off, and flip the wheel assembly around. The fixed cog is on the other side so you just reinstall it on the drive side. It's very easy.
answered 3 years ago
By
ehat
 - Florida
answer 6
It is a single speed, it has a flip flop hub which makes it either fixed gear or regular.
answered 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indiana
Question

im 6'1 will this bike fit me

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm 5' 8" and this bike barely fits me. I have have read some reviews by some men that were 6 feet, and they said it fit them. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
WRock
 - Dallas
answer 2
yes, i'm 5'9 and it's ok for me
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
olivierleo
answer 3
im 6' and it worked fine for me
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
ozk900
answer 4
Yepper! Perfect size for me and I hover around 6ft even.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
gimmieab
answer 5
I think this bike will fit you just fine, I am 5'10" and did not have to adjust the seat up at all to fit it. When I stand over it the frame is right up there on me. You should have no problems, just adjust the seat up a bit!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
BryanR724
answer 6
Yes it will,I'm 6'1 and have the post w/ like 6" showing.I put BMX cruiser bars and an old school stem on it too.Fun bike for the price.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Bonefrost
 - Scottsdale
Question

I am 5'1 Will This Bike Fit Me ?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm 5' 8" and this bike barely fits me for stand over.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
WRock
 - Dallas
answer 2
no this bike is built for taller people around 5'8"
answered 3 years ago
By
z71pat
answer 3
I think its probably unlikely...I'm 5'8" and I have quite a stretch...
answered 3 years ago
By
Jazzkeys
answer 4
i woul say no.I'm 5'9 and it's just ok for me
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
olivierleo
answer 5
too big
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Riveron
 - Carlsbad CA
answer 6
The top tube is 32" high, so if your inseam is less, then no, unless you can start and stop with the bike leaned over.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
neon4891
Question

How to make this a "fixed gear"?

I always thought fixie bikes were fixed gear bikes, meaning you brake by not pedaling. I also read that this has a flip-flop hub so you can run it as a fixed gear or in standard freewheel. Well i bought this bike and its not in fixed gear mode. Its in freewheel. How do i change this. I just bought new handle bars for this bike and the brakes don't fit on them so i want to brake with the pedals. is this possible?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
ChrisJz
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
remove the rear wheel. you will see cogs on both sides of the hub. put the wheel in backwards so the cog that doesn't move gets hooked up to the chain.
answered 3 years ago
By
z71pat
answer 2
Yes. There is a fixed sprocket on the other side of the wheel...just pull the rear wheel off and turn it around to get your "fixie".
answered 3 years ago
By
Jazzkeys
answer 3
The bike has a flip flop hub. To change from freewheel to fixed, remove the rear wheel, turn it around and re-install it so the fixed sprocket is on the chain drive side.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
BayCollie
 - West Coast
answer 4
Easy to do, I just did it.

You will notice that the rear hub has two sprockets which the chain can attach to. One on each side of the rear tire. You need to reverse the tire so that the chain will attach to the sprocket that is permanently fixed to the rear tire hub. Follow these steps:

Let the air out of the rear tire.

Loosen the nuts holding the rear wheel in place and then slide the tire forward toward the front of the bike. That will provide slack in the chain and allow you to remove the chain from the rear sprocket.

Once the chain is off, you can pull the rear tire completely off the bike. Simply reverse the tire so that the sprocket which is fixed to the tire is on the same side of the bike as the chain. Reinstall the wheel the same way you took it off and the chain will now be attached to the fixed sprocket and you have a fixie. Enjoy.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
SoBeTim
 - Miami Beach, Florida
answer 5
The hub is called a flip-flop because thats how it works. you have to pull the hub off. flip it around and put it back in the opposite way it came out. braking with the pedals isn't like a coaster brake that you may be used to. on a fixie, as long as the wheels are moving the pedals are moving too. at higher speeds, it's very difficult to brake without a lot of practice. give it a try. flat ground first.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
tattoo2u
 - elgin, il
Question

size of the bike

I cant tell the size of the bike from the information given. I am 5'8" will I fit on this bike?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
bb3021
on Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This bike is close to a 28in wheel bike. I am 6' 2" and I fit on this bike but I have to put the seat up about 5 to 10 in from the base. I hope that this helps.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NDIK
answer 2
I'm about 5'8" also and the bike fits me pretty well. It's a little bit too tall still, but I just put my seat down almost all the way and it is almost unnoticeable now.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
MBeebe
 - Fredonia, NY
answer 3
26" wheels... standard for an adult sized bike
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Georgetown95634
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 4
This bike is a 700c, perfect for you. I' 5'7'' and it works for me, and someone 6' could even ride.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
kennethed
 - Chucktown
answer 5
I am 5''11 and it fits good.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
theman23
 - Albuquerque, NM
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