Just got a new Thruster Fixie

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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby Renaldow » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:55 pm

Just got mine put together. Love it so far, but haven't done any kind of serious riding on it. I'll take it to the gym tomorrow night, I think. Definitely needs a new crank!
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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby Noonar » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:25 pm

Might get one and swap a few things out, such as:

Sprocket

Cranks

Tires, will put black ones on

Brakes calipers

Stem

But by the point that I swapped all the crappy parts out, I would have been better off buying a BigShot Fixie at that point :roll:
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Postby BoomerBrian » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:48 pm

I saw the big shots the other day. They look pretty cool.

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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby gregjones » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:31 pm

Noonar wrote:Might get one and swap a few things out, such as:

Sprocket

Cranks

Tires, will put black ones on

Brakes calipers

Stem

But by the point that I swapped all the crappy parts out, I would have been better off buying a BigShot Fixie at that point :roll:


I did the same thing.........

Image

All's fine now.

:lol:
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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby birdmove » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:29 pm

I am much too thrifty (cheap) to toss the colored tires before I wear them out.
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Postby BoomerBrian » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:26 am

gregjones wrote:
Noonar wrote:Might get one and swap a few things out, such as:

Sprocket

Cranks

Tires, will put black ones on

Brakes calipers

Stem

But by the point that I swapped all the crappy parts out, I would have been better off buying a BigShot Fixie at that point :roll:


I did the same thing.........

Image

All's fine now.

:lol:


No bike is complete until it has a beer holder.

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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby bikeman543 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:59 pm

My son and daughter-in-law both have Thrusters. We all three ride about 40 miles a week, together.

Their bottom brackets kept coming loose, so I eventually upgraded them both to sealed bottom brackets and they have been great.

I cannot get the brakes to stop squealing. They just scream on hard stops.

My son is a bit taller, so we put on a 1 1/8 adapter and put a mtb stem on so he has a bit more reach. It appears to have really improved the steering on the bike.

The only other thing that has happened is the daughter-in-law's back tire started ripping on the sidewall, yesterday. Just doesn't seem to be enough miles for that to happen. Gonna solve that with some Kenda Kwest tires.

The only other thing they are thinking about doing is going to a 16t freewheel. They are getting stronger and starting to spin out. LOL, I think the only way I have an advantage on them is my bike is a 16t. So, I'll be loosing that advantage.

They enjoy the heck out of them and really appreciate the low price.
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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby desertguns » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:18 pm

Might try Kool Stop brake pads. Super good pads. Do they by chance use tape instead of paint on the rims? Kent did that on some bikes and they would squeal until the vinyl, or whatever it was, wore off.
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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby Renaldow » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:58 am

They're painted rims, at least mine is. I don't really have any problems with the brake. I've got mine adjusted pretty well though. Not much free space (crappy calipers, they're going to rub one one side anyway, so might as well use it to my advantage), and I've made sure to align the pads properly for the most contact. I get a hiss when I'm braking to slow, and then when I squeeze hard to stop, it's fairly sudden and get a small sound that I wouldn't call a squeal.
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Re: Just got a new Thruster Fixie

Postby bikeman543 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:42 pm

Yeah, I have adjusted the heck out of the brakes and I aligned and toed the pads, but still get a squeal. Yes, the rims are painted and nothing seems to be wearing off.

The only other thing is that we ride a sidewalk system and don't interact with traffic, so the brakes are not used very often. So, they may just not be getting enough use out of them to break them in good.
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