GIVEN THAT Our cycles are produced in compliance with the European safety regulations::
- UNI EN 14764 city and touring bikes
- UNI EN 14765 boys bikes
- UNI EN 14766 MTB
- UNI EN 14781 racing bikes
Before getting your bike on the road, we suggest you to assemble and carefully adjust the core parts of your bicycle: saddle, brakes, handlebars, pedals, positioning lights and inflate the hedges. Make use of wrenches and appropriate tools::
- Handle with hex 6mm wrench
- Saddle bolt with 13 mm wrench
- Wheel bolt (only if you don’t have quick locking) with 15mm wrench
- Pedals with 15mm wrench
- Tightening brake levers with 5 mm wrench
How to "make your bike roadworthy":
- When placing the SADDLE and HANDLEBAR don’t cross the indicated line: positioning above the line may cause damage to both the component and the frame. The saddle should be positioned at such a height that it allows you to almost completely place your feet on the ground.
- PEDALs: the pedals are identified with the words L = left and R = right. The pedals must be assembled in the respective left and right cranks using the 15mm wrench. Left pedal must be assembled in an anticlockwise direction (turn the 15mm wrench towards the front wheel) and the right pedal must be assembled in a clockwise direction (turning the 15mm wrench towards the back wheel). ATTENTION: don’t cause damage to the thread of the crank !!!
- LIGHTS: if lights are foreseen they will be activated after removal of the protective tab.
- TIRE INFLATION: verify adequate tire pressure, normally for leisure biking the recommended pressure is 4 atmospheres. An insufficient pressure could result in "pinches" in the inner tube causing punctures and wheel instability.
- Use a PANNIER RACK and BASKET to carry your everyday belongings within the allowed maximum load: 25 kg capacity for the rear, 3 kg for the front. Please note that the European standard UNI EN requires that the pannier rack is mounted to the seat tube.
- Some parts, such as the brakes- and brake levers screws, handlebar screws, mudguards rods etc fenders, are galvanized therefore subject to possible rust if left constantly in contact with saltiness and rainwater.
- To avail the WARRANTY you have to keep your warranty booklet with receipt of purchase or you can "start" the warranty period by subscribing to our site www.alpinabike.com go to WARRANTY page and follow the steps given.
- We recommend that you periodically (every 6 months or when needed) check your product.
Have a nice ride