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Holland Bike

First-time use and important information


73223FV05XIII06COGS

06820-00305

Dear Customer
Your new bike with a nostalgic design combines state of the art technology
with sturdy quality. It fulfils all the requirements necessary for a safe and
comfortable road vehicle.
The closed chain guard keeps the chain from getting dirty.
The 3-speed gear hub ensures necessary comfort while cycling.
The bike has been manufactured and tested in compliance with the
German Industrial Standard DIN EN 14764:2006-03.
We hope you will spend many enjoyable hours riding your bike.

Contents
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About these instructions

Safety warnings

25 Adjusting the front light


25 Replacing the light bulb
25 Replacing batteries in the rear light

10 At a glance (features)
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26 3-speed gear hub

Assembly
Condition upon delivery
Unpacking the bike
Tools
Adjusting the handlebars
Adjusting the saddle
Checking the assembly

27 Transport

19 To be observed before riding


your bike
20 Adjusting stand length
20 Brakes
20 How to use your brakes properly
21 Back pedal brake (rear wheel
brake)
21 Front wheel brake (rim brake)

Accessories
Trailer
Handlebar basket
Child seats

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Care and maintenance


Frame
Brakes
Chain
Wheels and tyres
Repairing punctures
Storing your bike

36 Technical specifications
36 Disposal

23 Rims
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Bike lights
Parking light
Switching the light on and off
Bulb types

About these instructions


This bike is equipped with safety features. Nevertheless, read the safety
warnings carefully and only use the
bike as described in these instructions
to avoid accidental injury or damage.

Symbols in these instructions:


This symbol warns you of
the danger of injury.
The term DANGER warns of potential
severe injury and danger to life.

Keep this manual for future reference.


If you pass the product on to another
person, be sure to give them these
instructions.

The term WARNING warns of injury


and severe material damage.
The term CAUTION warns of minor
injury or damage.
This indicates additional
information.

Safety warnings
Intended use

WARNING - risk of of fire/explosion

This bike has been designed for


standard use on roads and easy
terrain, and complies with bicycle road
safety standard requirements.

Batteries must not be charged,


taken apart, thrown into fire or shortcircuited.

If a bicycle is ridden on public roads,


it must comply with the German road
traffic registration ordinance (StVZO)
or the road traffic regulations set for
the area (lighting, reflectors, etc.).

Retighten all the screws, nuts and


bolts 10 days after assembly.

DANGER - risk of injury

Only ride your bike if you are fit to do


so and your bike is technically sound.
Do not use the bike for stunts, jumps,
competition racing, etc., and always
keep your hands on the handlebars
while riding.

Should you use your bike for purposes


other than those intended, this is done
at your own risk.
The bike and luggage carrier may not
be loaded with more than the permissible weight. Please observe the specifications listed in the Technical specifications.

Never reach into rotating parts.


Do not hang any additional loads onto
the handlebars except for the basket.
For your own safety, wear reflective
clothing and an approved helmet as
specified in German Industrial Standard DIN EN 1078. Wear trousers that
fit closely; this prevents them from
getting caught up in the bike chain.

DANGER to children
Swallowing batteries can be fatal.
Store batteries out of the reach of
small children.
If a battery has been swallowed, seek
immediate medical advice.

The handlebar stem and seatpost


must never be pulled out beyond the
minimum insert depth of the
retaining tube. Please observe the
marking on the handlebar stem and
seatpost.

Keep all packaging material away


from children.
There is a risk of suffocation!
Children should only be transported
in approved children's bicycle seats.
You will find further information
regarding children's bicycle seats and
trailers in the section Accessories.

If you ride with a loose headset


bearing, an extremely high strain is
imposed on the fork and the bearings.
Damage to the bearings or a fork
breakage could result in an accident.
Have the headset bearings checked
at regular intervals by a qualified
bicycle mechanic.

Damage to the tube, rim or tyre can


cause the tyre to burst. Worn rims
must be replaced immediately.

When replacing tyres or tubes, only


use those with matching marks.
The rims have a groove to check the
degree of abrasion caused by the
brakes. The rim or wheel must be
replaced if the groove is no longer
visible at any point on the rim.
A rim that shows serious signs of
abrasion can break due to the tyre
pressure. This can cause the wheel to
block or the tyre to burst.

Vibration might cause parts to


loosen. Check the tightness of all
screw connections at regular intervals.
In wet weather or when carrying
additional loads such as luggage,
your bike will require longer braking
distances. Please adapt your cycling
behaviour accordingly.

Never ride the bike if the wheels run


out-of-centre. This impairs the road
performance and extreme radial runouts can cause the brake blocks to
miss the rim surface and get caught
in the spokes.

Additional strain to the bike incurred


by loads on the carrier, in a basket or
a trailer (with a trailer especially in
bends) will alter the road performance.

This bike has a wide handlebar and


therefore a slightly larger steering
radius than other bikes with standard
handlebars. We recommend riding
your bike slowly at first and trying
out the steering several times to get
accustomed to how the bike handles.

Always brake with the rear brake first,


or use both front and rear brake
simultaneously. Using the front
brakes alone may cause the front
wheel to block and the bike to pitch
forward!
Check the tyre pressure before each
ride:

Badly adjusted rim brakes decrease


the braking power and are a danger
to the user and other road users.

Performance decreases if the tyres


have too little pressure.

Please note that the bicycle has


aluminium rims. Only use replacement brake blocks that are suitable
for aluminium rims. Other brake
blocks will not provide the necessary
braking power.

- The tyre can come off the rim or


burst while cycling if the pressure is
too high.
Please observe the tyre pressure
specifications given by the manufacturer.
It is vulcanised in the rubber on the
side of the tyre.

Switch the bike lights on when visibility is decreased due to fog, rain,
dusk or darkness.

in the spikes of the rear wheel,


... the lights and reflectors are not
concealed by the luggage,
... the luggage is evenly distributed
over both sides of the luggage car
rier and the centre of gravity of the
luggage is located at the bottom.

Always turn the lights on while the


bike is stationary!
Any parts of the lighting system that
have become damaged must be
replaced using approved parts of the
same design.

When transporting your bike by car,


only use a bike rack designed for this
purpose.
Ask your local bicycle shop for advice.
Secure to the car your bike correctly
and safely. Make sure that the bike is
not subjected to any undue strain due
to improper transport. Also read the
instruction manual of the bicycle rack
used for transport.

Only use certified spare parts that


comply with your local road traffic
regulations.
If impacts have caused deformation
to your bike, for example to the
handlebars, have the part replaced by
a qualified bicycle mechanic.
Bending parts back into shape will
only increase the damage and is
therefore not permissible.

If a battery has leaked, avoid all


contact with skin, eyes and mucous
membranes. If necessary, rinse the
affected areas with water and consult
a doctor immediately.

Other repairs and adjustments, for


example to wheels, gears, pedals,
chain, handlebars and brakes, must
also be carried out by a qualified
bicycle mechanic.
Immediately replace damaged or lost
parts.
The luggage carrier is only designed
to be mounted and used with this
bike. Do not modify the luggage
carrier in any way and do not mount
it on other bicycles.
When carrying luggage in the luggage carrier, make sure that ...
... the luggage is securely fastened
to the luggage carrier,
... loose straps cannot get caught up

CAUTION - material damage

Protect batteries from excessive heat.


This will avoid damage due to
leakage.

The pedals have different threads and


are not interchangeable.

Take suitable precautions against


theft. Always lock your bike when it is
not being used. Fill out the bike pass
located at the back of the booklet to
ensure that, in case of theft, you
always have all the relevant information regarding your bike at hand.

Be careful not to tilt the pedals out of


line when screwing them into place,
as this destroys the threads. Tighten
the pedals firmly and retighten them
after a short ride.
A tyre pressure that is too low
increases the danger of damage to
the tyre and the rim when riding over
kerbs and stones.

Never use abrasive or solvent based


products to clean the bike.

Do not use the air pressure equipment available at service stations.


The tyres could be pumped up too far
and burst.
When changing tubes, do not use
pointed tools; they could damage the
tube.
Continue pedalling without resistance
while shifting gears: a change of gear
is only possible while the pedals and
the chain are moving forward, i.e.
while you are pedalling forwards.
Never try to change gears when the
bike is stationary or when the pedals
are moving backwards. In addition, do
not change gears while you are pedalling under resistance, e.g. when
cycling uphill, as this could damage
the chain and pinion (sprocket).
Select a lower gear in advance before
starting on an uphill slope.

At a glance (features)

Steering tube
(with frame number)

Front light

Mudguard
Dynamo

Frame pu

Rim with wear indicator


(rim groove)

Valve
Chain guard

Tyres

Crank set and pedals

Reflector

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Basket
Basket holder

Gear shift
with gear display

Bell

Handbrake lever
Bell
Handlebar stem

Saddle

Luggage carrier

Seatpost
Reflector

Mudguard

ump

Rear light
with parking function

Spoke

Kickstand
Rear fork end

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Assembly
Condition upon delivery
This bike comes fully assembled in a shipping carton except for the following
parts:
The handlebars are positioned lengthwise and twisted.
The pedals are enclosed in the packaging.
Protective transport caps are fitted on the axle ends of the front wheel and
on the left axle end of the rear wheel.
Tools are enclosed along with
The manufacturer's instructions fastened to the gear lever. Store the manufacturer's instructions together with these instructions!
Unpacking the bike
m Take the bike out of the box and remove all protective films. Dispose of the

packaging at a recycling point which sorts materials by type.


m Remove the supplied manufacturer's instructions.

Tools
The tools wrapped in the cloth can be used to carry out most of the assembly
steps described in this booklet. If you use other tools, they must be exactly suited
to the job at hand.
Exact torsion forces, so-called torques in Nm (Newtonmeter), are
necessary when tightening bolts.
This is because inadequately tightened bolts can loosen again, while
over-tightened bolts can break under strain.
We recommend that you purchase the correct tool in a bicycle shop or
DIY store (e.g. a torque spanner). This will enable you to correctly tighten
the bolts. Ask a salesperson for help.

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Adjusting the handlebars


Straightening and adjusting the height of the handlebars
DANGER - risk of injury
The handlebar stem must never be pulled out beyond the minimum
insertion depth of the steering tube. Please observe the marks on the
stem tube.
1.

Loosen the bolt by turning it approx. 2 turns


anticlockwise.

Bolt

2. Align the handlebars so that they are at a right angle to the front wheel of
your bike.
3. Adjust them to the required height.
4. Firmly retighten the bolt using a torque of 20-30 Nm.
Adjusting the steering link
1.

Loosen the bolt by turning it a few turns anticlockwise.

Bolt

2. Adjust the steering link so that your hands are positioned correctly and comfortably on the handlebars. The steering link should be positioned exactly in
the middle of the frame.
3. Firmly retighten the bolt (torque 24 Nm).

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Adjust the handbrake and gear lever


1.

Gear lever

Loosen the bolts by turning them


approx. 2 turns anticlockwise.

Bolts
Handbrake

2. Adjust the handbrakes so that the handbreak lever can be easily controlled
with your fingers.
3. Adjust the gear shift so that you can easily read the gear display.
4. Tighten the bolts hand-tight.
Attaching and removing the handlebar basket
m

Locking device

Push the opening of the handlebar basket


down over the locking catch of the basket
holder until the locking mechanism clicks into
place. You may need to push the locking
mechansim forwards.

Lugs

To remove the handlebar basket, push the


locking mechanism backwards while lifting the
handlebar basket upwards.

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Fitting the pedals


CAUTION - material damage
The pedals have different threads and are not interchangeable.
Be careful not to tilt the pedals out of line when screwing them into
place. Tighten the pedals firmly and retighten them after a short ride.

right
pedal

left
pedal

1. Screw the right pedal marked R clockwise into the thread of the pedal arm on
which the right foot will tread.
2. Screw the left pedal marked L anticlockwise into the opposite pedal arm.
First turn in the pedals by hand. This will enable you to feel whether
the pedals are being correctly screwed in. Only tighten them firmly
(torque 35 Nm) afterwards.

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Adjusting the saddle


Ideal cycling comfort depends, among other things, on the correct position of the
saddle. Therefore, take your time adjusting it.
Adjusting the saddle height
DANGER - risk of injury
The seatpost must remain with the minimum insert depth in the seatpost tube. Please observe the marking on the seatpost.

1. Position one pedal to its lowest height and sit on your bike.
2. Place your foot with the heel on the pedal.
If you are already sitting comfortably on the saddle, it is set at the correct height.

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To adjust the height of the saddle, proceed as follows:

Seatpost

Bolt

m Loosen the bolt, adjust the height of the saddle according to your individual

requirements, and tighten the bolt (torque 15 - 20 Nm).


Adjusting the saddle lengthwise
The lengthwise angle of the saddle can also be adjusted. You can check whether
the angle is suitable for you through the following steps:

Kneecap

Pedal axle

1. Tie the enclosed screwdriver to a thread to use it as a plumb line.


2. Position one pedal at an angle of 45 and sit on your bike.

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3. Place the ball of your foot onto the pedal. If your kneecap is now vertically
above the axle of the pedal, the saddle has been aligned correctly. Use the
plumb line as a guide.

Bolt

4. To adjust the saddle lengthwise, loosen the bolt underneath it.


5. Position the saddle at the desired angle and retighten the bolt to torque
17 Nm.
Checking the assembly
m Let the bike drop down on its tyres from a height of approx. 510 cm.

Hold it upright while doing so! If you hear something rattling, that's
a sign that not all parts are correctly assembled. Check all screw
connections. Have repairs carried out by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
m Check that the wheels can move freely

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To be observed before riding your bike


DANGER - risk of injury
Retighten all the screws, nuts and bolts 10 days after assembly.
Check the firmness of all screw connections at regular intervals.
Check the tyre pressure before each ride.
Have damaged or lost parts replaced immediately.
Before cycling, check the following:
Are the brakes in working order?
Are the rim brakes correctly set?
(see Brakes)
Are all bolts and nuts screwed on tightly?
Are the lights in working order?
Is the wear indicator (rim groove) still visible on the rims?
(see Rims)
Are the tyres undamaged, inflated and do they have a sufficient profile?
Are the reflectors in full and clean?

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Adjusting stand length


The stand can be adjusted to two different lengths.

1. Turn the bike upside down (use an underlay when necessary).


2. Fold up the kickstand.
3. Loosen the inner hexagonal nut and adjust the inner stand to the required
length.
4. Retighten the hexagon nut.
Make sure that the nut is properly inserted into the slot designed for it in the
inner stand.

Brakes
DANGER - risk of injury
In wet weather or when carrying additional loads such as luggage,
your bike will require longer braking distances.
Badly adjusted rim brakes decrease the braking power and are a
danger to the user and other road users.
Have repairs and adjustments carried out by a qualified bicycle
mechanic.
How to use your brakes properly
Take the time to practise using the brakes and the gears, especially if they
operate differently from ones to which you are accustomed.
Always brake with the rear brake first, or use both front and rear
brakes simultaneously. There is a risk of pitching over if you only use
the front brake.

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Practise emergency braking in a traffic-free area until you feel comfortable with
your bike.
Please keep in mind: When moving at a speed of about 18 km/h, you cover a
distance of 5 m per second.
Back pedal brake (rear wheel brake)
Back pedal brakes only reach their full braking power after an initial
running in period.
The back pedal brake of the rear wheel cannot and must not be adjusted.
It is maintenance free.
Front wheel brake (rim brake)
Adjusting the rim brakes
Have the rim brake adjusted from time to time.
The brake is adjusted correctly if ...
... the front wheel runs freely when the brake is not applied.
... there is at least space for one finger between the brake lever and handlebar
grip when the brake is being applied,
... both brake blocks come into full contact with the rim when braking,
... space A (see illustration on the next page) is less than 39 mm,
the distance between the brake blocks and the rim is between 1.0 and 1.5 mm on each side.
Carrying out fine-tuning
Fine adjustment can be carried out on the cable outlet of the handbrake lever.

Counter nut

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Adjustment bolt

1. Loosen the jam nut and turn the adjuster screw until a good braking effect is
achieved when pulling the handbrake lever tight.
The distance between the brake blocks and the rim must be approximately
1 mm on each side.
2. Turn the jam nut again until it is handtight.
Tightening the brake cable
When the adjuster screw on the handbrake grip has reached the max. turning
point, the brake cable has to be retightened.

Brake cable

Brake arm
Space A
Jam
nut

Brake block

Spring-tension
bolt

1. Press the brake arms together in the direction of the arrow and unhook the
brake cable on the left-hand side.
2. Securely tighten the adjustment bolt on the handbrake lever.
3. Loosen the jam bolt.
4. Pull the brake cable through the loosened clamp into the desired position and
turn the jam bolt handtight.
The space marked A must not amount to less than 39 mm.
5. Loosen the adjustment bolt on the handbrake lever as far as possible.
6. Press the brake arms together again (in the direction of the arrow) and hook
the brake cable back into place.

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7. The spring-tension bolt allows you to position the brake blocks so they are
evenly aligned with the rim.
8. If necessary, fine adjustment of the cable can be made with the cable outlet
of the handbrake lever.
9. Pull the brake lever at least eight times to test its function.
10. Afterwards, go through all the above mentioned steps again. Please also
observe the curve of the rim. When the brakes are applied, the full surface of
the brake blocks must come into contact with the rims!
Changing the brake blocks
DANGER - risk of injury
Please note that the bicycle has aluminium rims. Only use replacement
brake blocks that are suitable for aluminium rims.
Brake blocks have a long service life. Have them replaced by a qualified bicycle
mechanic if the profile or the heel in the brake block is nearly worn down.

Rims
DANGER - risk of injury
A rim that shows serious signs of abrasion can break due to the tyre
pressure.
In combination with dust, dirt and sand particles, the good braking effect of
modern rim brakes will cause the aluminium rims to wear down.

Groove

Groove

Groove

The aluminium rims of your bike have a groove running round them to indicate
the level of wear.
Have the rims replaced by a qualified bicycle mechanic as soon as the groove is
no longer visible.
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Bike lights
DANGER - risk of injury
Switch the bike lights on when visibility is impaired by rain, fog, dusk
or darkness.
Always turn the light on while the bike is stationary!
Any parts of the lighting system that have become damaged must be
replaced using tested and approved parts of the same design.
Parking light
The rear light is equipped with a parking light. If the ride is interrupted, the
parking light in the rear light remains lit. Two replaceable batteries ensure
function of the parking light just after starting.
Switching the light on and off
Dynamo
Friction
wheel

Clamping bolt
m To switch on the front and rear lights, press the marked button on top of the

dynamo (see arrow).


m To switch the lights off, pull the side of the dynamo back outwards until you

hear it click.
Check whether the friction wheel of the dynamo is fully positioned on the
tyre. The tyre may become damaged if only the edge of the wheel
touches the sidewall. To adjust the dynamo, loosen the clamping bolt.
Adjust the dynamo and screw the bolt back in tight.
Bulb types
Front light:

type HS3 / 6 V / 2.4 W halogen, plug-in

Rear light:

light diodes (not replaceable)

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Adjusting the front light


The lamp can be swivelled upwards and downwards. It must be positioned at a
forward angle that allows the light beam to illuminate the ground at a distance of
approximately 10 m.
Replacing the light bulb
Lampface

Bulb

Rear lamp part

Screw
Bridge

1. Loosen the front light fixing screw and remove the entire light from its socket.
2. Firmly hold the rear part of the lamp with one hand and turn the head of the
lamp anticlockwise.
3. Pull the lamp face off.
4. Place the front part of the lamp upside down on a soft surface and remove
the faulty bulb.
Use a cloth when handling a new light bulb. Touching the bulb with your
bare fingers will leave traces of grease on the glass, which will burn onto
the surface when the light is on, weakening the light's intensity. If necessary, wipe off the illluminant with a lint-free cloth.
5. Insert the new lightbulb into the lampface. The notch of the lightbulb must be
placed in the designated bridge.
6. Replace the lamp face and turn it clockwise until it stops.
7. Secure the front light back onto the bicycle with the screw.
Replacing batteries in the rear light
Batteries have been inserted into the rear light. They ensure that the rear
parking light continues to shine when the bike is stationary (e.g. at traffic lights).

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Cover

Locking latch

1. Press down the locking latch and remove the rear light casing.
2. Remove the exhausted batteries.
3. Insert two fresh batteries type LR6 / 1.5 V.
4. Replace the rear light and make sure that it clicks into place.

3-speed gear hub


CAUTION - material damage
Do not overload the gears: gear hubs must not be shifted when they are
under full load. Continue pedalling lightly while shifting. If the desired
gear is not taken on immediately, stop pedalling for a moment.
Never try to change gears when the bike is stationary or when the
pedals are moving backwards.

Please observe the manufacturer's instructions for use, which are


included separately.

Gears allow you to ride more comfortably. They determine the ratio between
pedalling and travelling speed, corresponding to the type of terrain you are
cycling on.
Change up or down well in advance to keep the pedalling rhythm as even as
possible so that you can ride long distances without tiring.
You ought to shift down to a lower gear, in particular before coming to a halt,
to ensure easy start again.
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How to use your gears:

m Turn the twist grip shifter on the handle forwards or backwards to shift up or

down respectively.
The gear you are in is indicated in the gear display on the left next to the twist
grip shifter.

Transport
DANGER - risk of injury
When transporting your bike by car, only use a bike rack designed for
this purpose. Ask your local bicycle shop for advice. Fasten your bike
correctly and safely. Make sure that the bike is not subjected to any
undue strain due to improper transport. Also read the instruction
manual of the bicycle rack used for transport.
Removing the front wheel
Fork

Washer
Mudguard bar

Nut

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1. Press the brake arms together and unhook the brake cable
(see Brakes: Tightening the brake cable).
2. Loosen and remove the nuts on the wheel axle, remove the washers, pull the
wheel out of the fork and pull the mudguard bars off of the axel.
3. To replace the wheel, position it back in the wheel fork and push the mudguard bars back onto the wheel axel. Please observe the running direction
mark on the tyre.
4. Push the washers back onto the axel and secure the nuts tightly back into
place (torque 25-30 Nm).
5. Press the break arms together again and hook the brake cable back into
place.

Accessories
DANGER - risk of injury
Additional strain to the bike incurred by loads on the luggage carrier or
a trailer (with a trailer especially on bends) will not only alter the road
performance - longer braking distances have to be taken into account.
When purchasing additional accesssories, make sure that they comply with your
local road traffic regulations. A bicycle dealer or qualified bicycle mechanic will
be able to help you.
Trailer
If you use a trailer, the coupler has to be attached to the rear fork end of the
bike (not to the seatpost or luggage carrier). Always use a trailer that has been
certified by an approved institute. When loading an attachment, always check the
maximum load capacity of the bike (see Technical specifications) and that of
the bike attachment.
Handlebar basket
Be aware that anything transported in the handlebar basket will affect your
driving and steering. Use extra caution until you have become accustomed to the
difference in how the bike drives.
The maximum load capacity of the basket is 3 kg.

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Child seats
DANGER risk of injury
According to the German road traffic regulations (StVO) and road
traffic registration ordinance (StVZO), children under the age of 7, and
up to 22 kg weight, may only be transported by persons who are at
least 16 years old, if a certified and approved child seat is used.
When attaching the child seat, one must ensure that all of the lockwashers under the saddle are fully encased because there is otherwise
a risk of entrapping and injuring fingers or other body parts.
Child seats must not be attached to the seatpost or to full suspension
bikes. There is a risk of breakage!
Only use child seats that comply with the German Industrial Standard
DIN EN 14344.
Always observe the manufacturers safety instructions and instructions for use.
Remove the air pump from its holder on the seat tube before fitting the
childs seat.
The bike and the luggage carrier are suitable for attaching a child seat.
Please make sure that the child seat is suitable for a seat tube diameter
of 32 mm. It must be attached according to the manufacturers specifications. If you are in doubt, contact your local dealer or a bike repair shop.
The seat rails must be fully encased to ensure that your child cannot
entrap its fingers in the seat rails. If you attach a saddle with open seat
rails, contact a local dealer for suitable covers.
When riding your bike, the suspension will cause the saddle to move in
the direction of the luggage carrier. Please make sure that your childs
legs cannot become entrapped in the saddle. If in doubt, contact the child
seat manufacturer to find out whether it is suitable for the bike. Wheel
covers or spoke guards must be fitted to ensure that your childs feet
cannot become entrapped in the spokes.

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Care and maintenance


DANGER - risk of injury
If impacts have caused deformation to your bike, for example to the
handlebars, have the part replaced immediately by a qualified bicycle
mechanic. Bending parts back into shape will only increase the
damage and is therefore not permissible.
Have repairs and adjustments carried out by a qualified bicycle
mechanic.
Only use certified spare parts that comply with your local road traffic
regulations.
Frame
The paint finish and all other surfaces of your bike require care and maintenance
as much as any other vehicle.
When not in use, store your bike in a dry room to protect it from rain and other
environmental influences. Storing your bike wet or in a damp room will inevitably
result in damage to the paint, chrome and light metal parts.
Clean your bike using a soft sponge or rag and clear water. Dry it thoroughly with
a soft cloth after cleaning. Chrome parts can be cleaned with a cleaner or
paste/wax intended for use with chrome-plated surfaces.
You should clean your bike regularly during the winter months to prevent road
salt from causing damage.
Brakes
Check whether the brakes work correctly before every ride.
Press both brake handles one after the other. A pressure point should be
felt when the handle is pressed approx. one third of the way in. Test the
brakes while parked to make sure they are working properly. The rim
brake linings should be positioned along the rim approx. 2 mm away from
the tyre, and should be approx. 1.01.5 mm away from the rim when the
brakes are released. The handbrake levers, which can be pushed in to the
pressure point on the handle, must be readjusted.
Have the brakes checked and, if necessary, adjusted regularly by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
If the brakes are faulty, have them repaired immediately.

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Chain
Clean the chain from time to time with a dry cloth to remove dirt and grease in
particular after riding through the rain.
Then lubricate the chain links with a chain lubricant (oil, wax or grease).
Run the chain through a few times and let the bike stand for a few minutes to let
the oil soak in and distribute evenly.
Then wipe off the excess oil using a cloth.
Protect the environment by using biodegradable lubricants.
The chain is subject to wear and tear. Check it regularly for wear. If the chain
needs replacing, have it done by a qualified bicycle mechanic. They will have the
measuring instruments and tools necessary to replace the chain.
Attaching and removing the chain guard

1. To dismantle the chain guard, loosen the screws and remove them.
2. Pull the lower part of the chain guard downwards and then the upper part
upwards.
To remove/refit the chain guard, carefully pull apart the upper and lower
part of the chain guard.

Holders

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3. To replace the chain guard, firstly fit the upper part of the chain guard back
on the chain and the holders.
4. Then fit the lower part of the chain guard and slide it into the upper part. The
screw holes in the chain guard must align exactly with the screw holes in the
holders.
5. Insert the screws into the holes and secure the chain guard in place.
Adjusting the chain tension
CAUTION material damage
An incorrectly adjusted chain can increase wear and tear and cause
unpleasant noises while you ride.
Regular maintenance of the chain tension is necessary as a result of usagedependent distension of the chain.
To check the chain tension, place the bike on
the kickstand, and check whether the chain
can be pressed a maximum of 10-15 mm up
and down.

If the chain has more leeway, proceed as follows:

Axle nut
Brake counterholder

1. Loosen the axle nuts and then the brake counterholder on the left rear fork
end.
2. To increase chain tension, shift the wheel to the rear.
To decrease chain tension, shift the wheel to the front.

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Make sure that the wheel is equally shifted on both sides of the axle. Before
tightening the axle nuts, check whether the tyre is well-centred. If necessary
adjust it.
1. Fasten the brake counterholder and tighten the axle nuts (torque 25-30 Nm)
2. Check the chain tension again.
Steering
DANGER risk of injury
Play in the headset bearing increases the risk of pitching forward.
Check for play in the steering regularly.
Apply the brakes and push the bike to
and fro by means of the handlebars. If
you now feel play in the headset bearing,
it must be adjusted immediately by a
qualified bicycle mechanic.

Bolt for adjusting


steering play

1.
Wheels and tyres
DANGER - risk of injury
Damage to the tube, rim or tyre can cause the tyre to burst.
Have the wheels checked and centred by a qualified bicycle mechanic after
approximately 200 km running in distance. Then have the wheels checked
regularly for damage and signs of wear.
Rims
DANGER - risk of injury
A rim that shows serious signs of abrasion can break due to the tyre
pressure.
Check the rims regularly for visible signs of damage. Have the rims replaced by a
qualified bicycle mechanic as soon as the groove is no longer visible.

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Spokes
DANGER - risk of injury
Never ride the bike if the wheels run off-centre.
Generally, spokes do not need follow-up tightening. If one or more spokes need to
be replaced, consult a qualified bicycle mechanic.
Check the radial rotation of the wheels at regular intervals. To do so, lift up the
bike at the front or rear and give the respective wheel a good spin. Examine the
gap between the rim and the brake blocks or fork. If the gap alters more than one
millimetre and the brakes are correctly adjusted, then the spokes need to be
tightened by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
Tyres
DANGER - risk of injury
Check the tyre pressure before each ride.
Please observe the tyre pressure specification recommended by the
manufacturer.
It is vulcanised in the rubber on the side of the tyre.
Replace the tyres when the profile is worn down or the sides are cracked.
Repairing punctures
DANGER - risk of injury
Only use tyres and tubes with matching marks.
CAUTION - material damage
Do not use pointed tools.
When changing a tyre or tube, use the size listed in the section Technical specifications.
Always check the valve for leaks first and replace it if required.
If you have a flat tyre, remove the wheel from the frame.
1. Remove the valve cap.
2. Press in the tyre above the valve and unscrew the valve nut.
3. Starting near the valve and working away from it, pull the tyre off the rim.
4. Remove the tube.
5. Reinsert the valve.

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6. Inflate the tube again and try to determine the damage by holding the partially inflated tube under water to look for bubbles.
7. Dry the tube thoroughly and let the air out again. Use sand paper to roughen
the damaged area.
8. Apply a thin film of glue and let it dry. Then glue the patch on.
9. Inflate the tube and hold it under water to check whether air is still escaping.
10. Before reassembly, check whether any foreign objects are lodged in the tyre.
If this is the case, remove them.
11. Work the tube in, pull the valve stem through the corresponding hole in the
rim and lightly screw the valve nut back on again.
12. Partially inflate the tube.
13. Starting at the valve and working away from it, pull the tyre over the rim.
14. Insert the valve stem into the tyre so that the tube is not pinched.
15. Align the tyre. The marking around the tyre should be the same distance
from the edge of the rim all the way around.
16. Inflate the tyre and tighten the valve nut.
If the wheel has a running direction mark (for example an arrow), be sure to
observe this when putting the tyre back on and remounting the wheel. In addition, observe adequate chain tension when fitting the wheel. As a rule of thumb
there should be a maximum of 1 to 1.5 cm upward and downward movement of
the chain.
Storing your bike
If you do not plan to use your bike during the winter months, please observe the
following recommendations for storage:
Clean your bike before putting it into storage.
All chrome-plated parts should be treated with a suitable anticorrosion agent.
Try to hang up the bike where possible. If you must stand the bike in an
upright position, be sure the tyres have sufficient air pressure. Damage may
occur if the tyres are flat.

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Technical specifications
Model:
EN 300 991
Frame height:
50 cm
Weight:
approx. 19 kg
permissible total weight
(bicycle, body weight, luggage weight):
120 kg
Tyres:
40 635
Permissible load capacity for the luggage carrier:
max. 25 kg
Permissible load capacity for the basket
max. 3 kg
Air pressure:
max. 2.6 bar (40 psi)
Batteries in the rear light:
2x LR6 / 1.5 V
Equipment: 3-speed gear hub
Rim brakes front and back pedal brake
Rear light with battery-supplied parking light function
Manufactured by:
UAB Baltik Vairas
Pramones 3
78138 Siauliai
Lithuania
In the course of product improvement, we reserve the right to make technical
and design modifications to the product.

Disposal
The article, its packaging and the batteries supplied have been manufactured
from valuable materials that can be recycled. Recycling reduces the amount
of waste and helps to preserve the environment.
Dispose of the packaging at a recycling point which sorts materials by type.
Make use of the local facilities provided for collecting paper, cardboard and lightweight packaging.
Should you wish to dispose of this product, do so in accordance with the current
regulations. Details are available from your local authorities.
Regular batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of
along with household refuse!
You are legally bound to dispose of flat batteries or rechargeable
batteries at a local authority collection point or to return them to a
battery retailer.
Regular batteries and rechargeable batteries marked with these symbols
Pb
Cd
contain the following, and other, harmful substances:
Hg Pb = lead, Cd = cadmium, Hg = mercury.
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