An ideal commuter bike, the Takara Kabuto features a strong handcrafted steel frame with horizontal dropouts that can handle the abuse of the big city. The Kabuto has a flip flop hub so you can run it as a fixed gear or in standard freewheel single speed mode without having to worry about adjustments to temperamental components.The 32 hole alloy wheels roll on loud Kenda 700 by 32 tires that are capable of withstanding less than perfect roads. Front and rear alloy side pull brakes round out the specs of this bike that will fit riders 5 feet, 8 inches tall to 6 feet tall with a standover clearance of 31 inches.
At the heart of the Kent Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike is a strong hand crafted steel frame with horizontal dropouts that can handle the abuse of the big city.
The Kabuto is all about keeping things simple and getting it done without breaking the bank.
The Kabuto has a flip flop hub so you can run it as a fixed gear or in standard freewheel single speed mode without having to worry about adjustments to temperamental components.
- Alloy Rims with Alloy Hub
- Rear Flip Flop Hub
- Alloy Side Pull Brakes
- Yellow Kenda 700 x 32 Tires
- Frame- Tig welded Steel Frame with horizontal drop out
- Fork- Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
- Handle Bar- Steel Road 42.5cm wide
- Stem- Alloy Quill 1inch 90 deg x 100mm
- Crank- Steel 3 Piece 170mm 44 tooth steel chain ring
- Bottom Bracket- Loose Ball and cone, English Thread
- Pedals- Alloy Cage with Toe Cips
- Rims- Alloy Single Wall 32 hole with stainless steel spoke
- Hub Rear- Joytech Alloy 16 tooth freewheel and fix gear, bolt on
- Hub Front- Joytech Alloy High Flange, bolt on
- Tires- Kenda Yellow 700 x 32
- Seat Collar- Alloy
- Seatpost- Steel 25.4
- Kickstand- Steel
- Bar Tape- Cork
- Steel frame and fork; 54 centimeter top tube
- Tig-welded steel frame with horizontal drop out
- Weighs 29.5 pounds
Frequently Asked Questions
Front wheel way too close to the bar! Is there any way that I can extend the length of the front bar tube?
There is an easier way. Before you insert the handle bar post into the frame, just turn around the front fork 180 degrees. No need to unhook anything, etc. took 10 seconds.
Which size is appropriate for me? Can anyone tell me which size is right for my height?
At that height I'd say it may depend on length of your legs. Take your shoes off and measure what is called your inseam which is floor to top of your inner leg. Any bike purchase that is the most important part. A bike will be too tall if when standing straight up you cannot flat footedly touch the ground with the bike between your legs. If you barely clear it then go to the next size down. Best bet is to go to a bike shop and check a few sizes out. many bikes are grouped as XL,L,M,S. I you can stand on an L but the XL is a bit tight go with the L and raise the seat.
How do you tighten the expander bolt? Hex wrenches don't fit and the instructions are way too vague to understand.
Hi Nick, I am not 100% on the bolt your talking about. However, I believe you are referring to the bolt underneath the black plastic stub in the middle of the handlebars directly in front of the seat. If so, a 7/32 inch hex/alan key fits it nicely. You'll want it tight too because I almost had an accident at how loose it was when it arrived.
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- Tires Kenda Yellow 700 x 32
- Seat Collar Alloy
- Seatpost Steel 25.4
- Kickstand Steel
- Bar Tape Cork
- Pedals Alloy cage with toe clips
- Bottom Bracket Loose ball and cone, English thread
- Crank Steel 3-piece 170mm 44 tooth steel chain ring
- Stem Alloy Quill 1-inch 90 deg x 100mm
- Handlebar Steel Road 42.5cm wide
- Fork Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
- Frame Tig welded steel frame with horizontal drop out
- Tires Yellow Kenda 700 x 32
- Brakes Alloy side pull
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