Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

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Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby WesleyEng.com » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:28 pm

My gfs stupid bike came in yesterday and I finally finished assembling it today. All the parts seem to be of durable quality and there isn't much tuning to do besides brakes since it's a fixie. This all aluminum bike feels even lighter than my 29er which is already 30lbs. I'd say this fixie is anywhere between 23-25lbs.

I added Origin8 Handle Bar Droppers and wrapped everything in matching Bar Dropper tape to give it the road bike look.

Total cost was $129 including bar end droppers and tape.
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby WesleyEng.com » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:29 pm

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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Dig the bike, man! I actually had my doubts about the dropper ends. But they came out alright. If you want, I'm about to purchase this huge lot of dropbars (because I'm a hoarder) and am willing to send you one, free of charge, If you want. Nothing special, and from the looks of it, may fit your stem. You can sit on them until your girl decides to go full dropbars with aero brakes.
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby WesleyEng.com » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Falkon45 wrote:Dig the bike, man! I actually had my doubts about the dropper ends. But they came out alright. If you want, I'm about to purchase this huge lot of dropbars (because I'm a hoarder) and am willing to send you one, free of charge, If you want. Nothing special, and from the looks of it, may fit your stem. You can sit on them until your girl decides to go full dropbars with aero brakes.


Wow thanks Falkon, that's very generous of you, but don't I need to purchase brakes designed for dropbars?

Edit: Just read the last part about aero brakes, I'm blind lol. I'll definitely pm you my shipping info, thanks again!
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby Renaldow » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:39 am

Yeah, those look really good! I had my doubts too, to be honest. I've wanted to put bullhorn bars on my fixie, but maybe I'll just put ends and tape them like you did. Looks great! How's she like it? How's the sizing for her?

You may want to tear the wheel hubs and bottom bracket open on all the new bikes and regrease the bearings. By regrease, I really mean add grease, as from the two Walmart bikes I did this to, neither had really any trace of grease in there. It will extend life and improve the ride of the bikes.
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby wa_desert_rat » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:24 am

+1 on re-greasing (and a sealed BB at some point).

I must be dense because I looked at the photos and didn't realize how you dealt with the handlebars until I read subsequent posts. LOL. Pretty clever. I had no idea you could even do that.! I like the ability to move and change position while I ride so I have big flat pedals, long nose (but narrow) saddles, and bar ends on all my bikes. I've ridden thousands of miles on dropped bars and still like them a lot and your adaptation looks like it offers a lot of flexibility. Nice that you can do more thanks to Falkon.

I'd love to have a fixie but I have too many bikes now (according to my wife) and I'm trying to set up a nice little fishing boat. :P

Cool idea!

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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby WesleyEng.com » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:30 pm

So the girlfriend didn't fit on the bike today. Her legs are a tad too short and I didn't want deal with selling another bike, so I decided to cut the seatpost tubing down until she fit perfectly.

Looks a bit retarded with the seat that low, but whatever, it's a $99 bike, lol.
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby WesleyEng.com » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:57 pm

Had two cars stop to ask me about the bike today while taking it to the gfs house to drop off. One of them was a Harley Davidson edition pickup truck with two middle aged burley biker looking men and nobody believed me that's it's only $99 lol I told them to search on Walmart for Thruster 700C :lol:
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Re: Thruster 700C Built & Ready to go!

Postby nevershoutchris » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:43 pm

Droppers simply clamped on the bar ends? Don't seem too secure.


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