Congratulations on your purchase of your brand new Lochside bicycle! Please read carefully for step-by-step instructions on how to properly assemble your new ride.
- Wrench 15mm
- Wrench 10mm
- Allen key 6mm
- Allen key 5mm
- Phillips screwdriver
- Tire pump (with presta valve)
- Bicycle grease recommended*
- Grab a beverage and some good tunes
Unpacking & Setup
Keep the box upright and lift the bike out carefully.
Using the cardboard on the floor for protection, place the bike flat on the cardboard with the chainguard face up.
- Use scissors to cut and remove all zip ties and packaging from the bicycle.
- Remove the front wheel by gently sliding it free from the crankarm and set aside. You may need to rotate the crankarm to easily release the front wheel.
- Unpack the small brown box which contains the pedals, saddle, seat post and reflectors.
- Place the bike upright, you can use the kickstand to hold the bike up.
- Turn the front fork so the brake is facing forwards.
Stem & Handlebars
- Insert the handlebars and quill stem and into the head tube.
- Ensure the brake and shifter cables are untangled and in front of the head tube.
- Align the handlebars and quill stem to the fork.
- Adjust the stem to required height, and tighten the bolt on top of the stem with the 6mm allen key. IMPORTANT: Make sure the stem does not exceed the maximum height indicator line.
- Adjust the handlebar angle so the grips are parallel with the ground.
- Tighten the handle bars using the 6mm allen key.
- Remove pedals from their packaging. Each pedal is marker “L” for left, and “R” for right on the end of each bolt.
- Insert the RIGHT pedal into the right side of the bike, the side with the chain. Slowly thread by hand turning the right pedal CLOCKWISE. NOTE: If the pedal does not easily tighten by hand, re-check positioning of the pedal and try again.
- Insert the LEFT pedal on the left side of the bike. Rotate the LEFT pedal COUNTERCLOCKWISE to tighten it by hand.
- Use the 15mm wrench to fully tighten both sides.
Saddle & Seatpost
- Remove the saddle and seat post from the small brown box.
- Loosen off the seatpost bolt most of the way and rotate the seat clamp 90 degrees, this will make it easier to attach to the saddle.
- Attach to seatpost to the seat rail of the saddle. Make sure the bolt of the seat is facing to the back.
- Rotate the seat clamp back 90 degrees into the desired position.
- Your seat should be horizontal with a slight upward lift for optimal comfort.
- Securely tighten the seatpost bolt with the 6mm allen key.
- Next, insert the seatpost into the seat tube.
- Set the saddle to proper height and secure the seatpost clamp using the 5mm allen key. NOTE: Make sure the seatpost insertion indicator line is not visible.
- Remove the front brake center bolt
- Slide the upper front fender mount onto the brake center bolt.
- Next, slide the center bolt back through the brake mounting bolt
- Lightly tighten nut down using the 5mm allen key
- Unthread the front fork eyelets blots located at the bottom of the front fork.
- Slide the bolts through the fender strut holes and tighten onto fork using the 10mm wrench.
- Remove the black protector that is inserted into the bottom of the fork.
- Grab the front wheel and loosen the bolts on either side, to about 90%.
- Determine proper direction of the front wheel as indicated on the side of the tire.
- Place the drops outs of the front fork onto the wheel
- Attach the washers hooks into the their corresponding eyelets on either side of the front fork.
- Make sure the wheel is centred to the fork.
- Fully tighten both bolts equally with the 15mm wrench.
- Align the brake pads to the flat machined breaking surface of the rim.
- Ensure your brakes quick-release mechanism is in the down position.
- Tighten break by turning the adjustment knob.
- Test breaks and tighten cable further if needed.
- NOTE: You may need to undo the cable fastener, pull the cable tight and then fasten again using the 5mm allen key.
- To adjust your gears, move shifter from gear number 5 to gear number 2.
- Turn the cable adjuster of shifter until the two yellow indicators are aligned with each other.
- Re-select gear number 5 and then change back to gear number 2. Rotate the pedal crank a full turn. Check again if two yellow indicators are aligned with each other.
- Repeat instructions 1 to 3 if yellow indicators are not aligned.
- NOTE: For more info and diagrams about your 5-speed internal hub, changing gears, or information about gear ratios click here.
Adjust handlebars and seat to your specific riding needs. Ensure you have tightened everything very securely and make sure tires are properly inflated to the correct pressure before riding.
Although our bikes are easy to assemble we recommend all bikes purchased be assembled by a certified bike shop mechanic. NOTE: Cranks, pedals, threads etc. that are stripped due to parts not being tightened properly by the rider are void of warranty.
We would love to keep up with our Lochside riders, tag @lochsidecycles or #lochsidecycles so we can see your bike in action.
If you have any assembly questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or swing by your local bike shop.