All 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 shold only take a few minutes.
Reinstall front wheel
Reinstallation of Handlebar stem.
Disc brake bedding-in period.
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 labeled L and R respectively on the end of the screw in thread.
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. PLEASE TAKE CARE. THANK YOU
Firstly ensure that the forks are facing in the correct direction. If in doubt consult the picture of your bike on our website.
Remove top nut and A-head cap. replace handlebar and stem onto top of the fork steerer, replace A-head cap and tighten bolt so slight resistance is met. (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN), adjust handlebars to correct riding position, then tighten side bolts on handlebar stem.
If your bike features a quill type stem, firstly remove the plastic cap from the bottom of the stem and simply insert the stem into the fork steerer. Position the handlebars in the correct riding position, and tighten the bolt on the top of the 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.