On internet orders, most of our adult bikes are delivered pre-serviced by us. However in order to fit the bike back into its box for delivery, some disassembly has to be done.
Re-assembly of these parts should only take a few minutes.
Reinstall front wheel
Reinstallation of Handlebars/ Handlebar stem.
Disc brake bedding-in period, disc rotor cleaning and transmission component lubrication.
Please note, for kids bikes (up to and including 24" wheels) BMX bikes and single speed dirt jump/trials/slalom bikes further work will have to be done to brakes/ gears, wheel trueing etc, and general tightness of all nuts and bolts, as these bikes come flat packed and unserviced, Please refer to manufacturers handbook for this.
Please also refer to manufacturers handbook for recommended torque settings for all major nuts and bolts, as these need to be checked first and foremost; before the first ride. It is also recommended that these be checked for tightness regularly.
To do this ensure that the quick release skewer is in the wheel axle. Position the wheel squarely in the fork dropouts.
Hold the lever end of the quick release skewer, and turn the other end clockwise until finger tight.
Lock the skewer by pushing it up or down to secure the wheel (you should feel resistance when locking the skewer to the closed position, and should be fairly difficult to lock when pushing with your thumb). If it is too difficult to lock, unwind the non-lever end slightly and try again, conversely if not enough resistance is felt when locking the lever, tighten the non-lever end slightly and try again.
Ideally, you should grease the pedal threads first, and then simply screw the pedals in with a spanner, they should be very tightly screwed in. Please ensure however that you screw the pedals in squarely, and not at an odd angle. DO NOT FORCE THE PEDALS IN.
Please note the right hand pedal screws in clockwise, and the left hand pedal screws in anti-clockwise. The pedals are labelled L and R respectively on the end of the screw in thread.
When you are happy that the pedals are threaded into the cranks correctly, tighten the pedals into the cranks with a pedal spanner or allen key ( depending which pedals you have ) with one hand, grabbing hold of the back tyre and holding the wheel still with the other hand, the rear wheel will want to turn in a forward direction at this stage, holding it still will help to make sure your pedals are in tight enough.
ATTENTION PLEASE NOTE THE PEDALS HAVE L AND R ON THE END OF EACH PEDAL, IF THESE ARE PLACED ON THE INCORRECT SIDE OR ARE CROSS THREADED THEY WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. ALSO PEDALS FALLING OFF DUE TO THEM NOT BEING TIGHTENED ENOUGH WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, PLEASE TAKE CARE. THANK YOU
Firstly ensure that the forks are facing in the correct direction, the brakes should be at the front, or the disc brake calliper on the left ( to the left as if you were sat on the bike ) the stem must be facing forwards.
When the forks are the correct way round and the stem is already facing forwards then -
Simply remove the front loading plate at the front end of the stem by loosening the allen bolts, and then fit the handlebars into place. The pinch bolts of the stem that tighten the stem to the fork should already be tight, it is a good idea to check for tightness however, and periodically thereafter.
When the forks are the correct way round and the stem is facing backwards then -
Turn the stem through 180 degrees so that it's facing forwards and inline with the front tyre, and gently tighten A-head cap bolt ( the bolt that runs vertically ) so slight resistance is met. (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN), adjust handlebars to correct riding position, then tighten side pinch bolts on handlebar stem.
Please ensure that the brake and gear cables are running free, and are not wrapped awkwardly around the handlebars.
Please note, if your bike has disc brakes, your brakes will make a scraping sound until fully bedded in. This is normal. Bedding in period should be about 8-10 hours (approx) of continuous use.
Please take care when installing the front wheel into a bike with hydraulic disc brakes, make sure the brake lever does NOT get squeezed before the wheel is in place, and the disc rotor is between the two disc pads.
it's a very good idea to clean your disc rotors ( the brake discs ) regularly, these do get dirty/greasy/grimy and needs cleaning off with a sponge and soapy water, rinse off well then wipe with methylated spirits. Cleaning the rotors regularly will prevent the disc pads being contaminated with grease/dirt which causes excess noise and loss of braking performance.
Please make sure you are lubricating the transmission components regularly ( chain, front and rear derailleurs ) this can prevent a number of problems that can occur, it only takes a few days for lack of lubrication to stiffen up rivets in the derailleurs enough to cause you a problem. Please lubricate more during the winter months especially when salt/grit has been put down on the roads! Also if the roads are wet.