Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS Schwinn Owner's Manual

Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS Manual

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  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Make sure your helmet covers your forehead Correct CORRECT FITTING Correct Forehead is exposed and vulnerable to serious injury Incorrect INCORRECT FITTING ©2010
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Congratulations on your new purchase! Our Service Department is dedicated to your satisfaction with Cycling Sports Group and its products. For questions regarding performance, assembly, operation, parts or returns, contact the experts at Cycling Sports Group directly by calling toll free 1-800-THE-...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 3
    The following manual is only a guide to assist you and is not a complete or comprehensive manual of all aspects of maintaining and repairing your bicycle. The..., operating advice, and/or assembly questions. Service sƟcker locaƟon (Opposite side of the serial number) 16 Trowbridge ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... you to understand your new bicycle. By reading this manual before you go out on your first ... your responsibility as it helps reduce the risk of injury. This manual contains many "Warnings" and "Cautions" ... responsible bicycling. As a parent, you should read this manual before letting your child ride ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...-65 Scheduled • Inspection • How to fix a flat tire • Troubleshooting 5 WARRANTY ...66-67 Take notice of this symbol throughout this manual and pay particular attention to the instructions blocked off and preceded by this symbol. ©2010 5
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...parts of your bicycle. This will help with assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Single speed bicycles vary greatly. Your model... control cable Head set Head tube Top tube Down tube Seat post Handlebar stem Front... fork Front hub Wheel reflector Seat tube Front reflector Chain wheel Chain Crank...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... of your bicycle. This will help with assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Multi speed bicycles vary greatly. Your ... cable Freewheel Wheel reflector Rim Seat tube Seat stay Front derailleur Seat post Quick release Rear Brake Head tube Top tube Down tube Handlebar Brake lever Brake control ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...over the bicycle, in front of the seat, straddling the top tube of the bicycle, you should have a minimum .... For ladies frames, pretend there is a top tube, because although you may be able ...arises. Please refer to the separate adjustment areas of this manual for seat and handlebar adjustments (p. 26 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... in relation to the rider's leg length. The correct saddle height should not cause leg strain from over-extension, and the hips should not rock from side to side when pedaling. While sitting on the bicycle with one pedal at its lowest point, place the ball of your foot on that pedal. The correct ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ASTM F2043 ASTM CONDITION 12 INTENDED1 NOT INTENDED Suitable for road riding (only) 1 "This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle on a regular paved or smooth surface where tires may unitentionally lose ground contact." To be ridden on paved roads only. For off-road, cyclocross, ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ASTM F2043 ASTM CONDITION 22 INTENDED1 For o -road riding and jumps less than 12" (30cm) "This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle that includes Condition1 as well as unpaved and gravel roads and trails withmoderate grades. Contact with irregular terrain and loss of tire contact...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...-on stems are not adjustable. Please refer to assembly-adjustments (p. 27) for instructions on installation. The stem's "Minimum Insertion" mark must not be visible above ... beyond this mark, the stem may break or damage the fork's steer tube, which could cause you to lose control and fall. Failure to...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... your state does not have a children's helmet law, it is recommended that everyone wear a helmet when cycling. When riding with a child carrier seat or trailer, children must wear a helmet. It is strongly advised that a properly fitting, ASTM or SNELL approved, bicycle safety helmet be worn at all ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Choosing Riding Clothing and Protective Gear When choosing to ride a bicycle, the riders should always consider the clothing they will wear. Any loose clothing parts or strings can get caught in a bicycles moving parts and cause an accident. Be sure there are no loose cords, strings, over sized ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 15
    SAFETY CHECKLIST Before every ride, it is important to carry out the following safety checks: Brakes • Ensure front and rear brakes work properly. • Ensure brake shoe pads are not overly worn and are correctly positioned in relation to the rims. • Ensure brake control cables are lubricated, ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Bearings • Ensure all bearings are lubricated, run freely and display no excess movement, grinding or rattling. • Check headset, wheel bearings, pedal bearings and bottom bracket bearings. Cranks and Pedals BEFORE YOU RIDE • Ensure pedals are securely tightened to the cranks. • Ensure ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...Replace immediately if damage is found. Front & rear reflectors should be mounted so that they are within 5 degrees of vertical (when looking at them from the side of the bike, while the bike is on level ground). The front reflector should aim forward (when viewed from above), and the rear reflector...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 18
    RIDING SAFETY General Rules • When riding obey the same road laws as all other road vehicles, including giving way to pedestrians, and stopping at red lights and stop signs. For further information, contact the Road Traffic Authority in your State. • Ride predictably and in a straight line. ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... set of CPSC compatible reflectors. • Ensure bicycle is equipped with a full set of correctly positioned and clean reflectors. • Refer to p. 15 of this manual. • Use a properly functioning lighting set comprising of a white front lamp and a red rear lamp. • If using battery powered lights, ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Rules for Children To avoid accidents, teach children good riding skills with an emphasis on safety from an early age. Children should be supervised by an adult. 1. Many states require that children wear a helmet while cycling. Always wear a properly fitted helmet. 2. Do not play in driveways or ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 21
    BRAKE OPERATION There are 2 types of braking systems for bicycles; Foot operated and hand operated. Foot Operated Brakes Foot operated brakes allow the rider to pedal forward to accelerate the bicycle, and pedal backwards to brake. The harder you push back on the pedals, the more braking force is ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... to operate front and rear brakes. Front hand brake levers are located on the left side of the handlebar, and rear hand brake levers are located on the right side of the handlebar. Hand operated brakes may be used alone or on some models in conjunction with ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 23
    GEAR OPERATION Multi speed bicycles can have internal or derailleur gear systems. 1 WARNING: Improper shifting can result in the chain jamming, or becoming derailed resulting in loss of control or a crash. Always be sure the chain is fully engaged in the desired gear before pedaling hard. 2 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...derailleur offering more gear choices. The right side shifter will operate the rear derailleur, and the left side (if equipped) will operate the front derailleur. On derailleur equipped bicycles, it is important ...bicycle. BEFORE YOU RIDE Rear derailleur Guide pulley Crank arm Front chainwheels ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Front Shifter Note that not all models have a front shifter. The front (left) shifter will have an indicator that reads either "low to "high" or a series of numbers from 1 up. Low or "1" is the lowest gear. The front shifter acts much like the rear shifter, but the change between gears is greater. ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... used as a preventative measure. • Regularly clean and lubricate all moving parts, tighten components and make adjustments as required. (Refer to Parts 4 and 5 of this manual for further details). BEFORE YOU RIDE STORAGE • Keep your bicycle in a dry location away from the weather and the sun. ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... carton in the partially disassembled form. The following instructions will enable you to prepare your bicycle ... of your bicycle, call the service line direct at: SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT CALL TOLL... review the complete assembly instructions and perform checks specified in this manual before riding...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 28
    GETTING STARTED Open the carton from the top and remove the bicycle. Remove the straps and protective wrapping from the bicycle. Inspect the bicycle and all accessories and parts for possible shortages. It is recommended that the threads and all moving parts in the parts package be lubricated prior...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...bottom of the stem that is inserted into the fork steer tube. Loosen the center bolt enough so ...pinch bolts that goes outside of the fork steer tube. For this system it is important not to disassemble the headset ...bolt and damage the fork steerer tube. If these instructions are not followed, it could ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...the two outer axle nuts evenly; Tighten one side part way, then tighten the other side and repeat until both sides are tightened securely. Be sure that the wheel is centered between the fork...legs. If it is off center, loosen the axle nut on the side that has a smaller gap between tire and fork...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... skewer through the front wheel axle so that the handle is on the left side of the bike (the side opposite the chain). (Fig. 3.11) Close 3.10 3. ... turning the handle to tighten; the handle is for closing, the lock nut (opposite side) is for adjusting the tension. (Fig. 3.12) Next go back and check ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 32
    SADDLE ASSEMBLY The seat post must be inserted so that the minimum insertion mark cannot be seen. The quick release mechanism must be tightened securely to prevent a sudden shift of the seat when riding. Failure to do this may cause loss of bicycle control. The saddle assembly should be adjusted ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... stamped on each pedal spindle. Start each pedal spindle by hand to avoid stripping the threads. (Note that the right hand pedal attaches to the chainwheel side crank arm with a right-hand (clockwise) thread. The left pedal attaches to the other crank arm and has a lefthand (counter-clockwise thread...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... in loss of directional control or front pitch over. Determine which type of brake your bike is equipped with and refer to the appropriate assembly instructions below. *Additionally some freestyle models may be equipped with a "cable detangler". See assembly steps for cable detangler. Caliper Brake...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... between the tire and the fork or frame on either side. If it is not even, loosen wheel axle... rotate the brake caliper back until both sides of the brake move equally. Sometimes it is necessary ...listening for the brake pad rubbing the rim on either side. Readjust as needed. Check that the brake cable ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... To tension spring Spring tension nut 5mm Allen bolt To tension spring 3.24 REAR B Brake housing Frame housing stop Brake cable Cable anchor Seat Tube Brake housing Frame housing stop Cable anchor To tension spring Spring tension nut 5mm Allen bolt To tension spring 3.25 36 ©2010
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...If the brake is not centered; determine which side of the brake needs to move, and use a...and Allen wrench to adjust the spring tension on that side. To do this, hold the outer nut of the spring ...listening for the brake pad rubbing the rim on either side. Readjust as needed. Check that the brake cable ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... cable casings is shorter than the other. The shorter side should be on the right. This is the shorter distance between ... detangler plate. Thread the adjusting barrels in on both sides, and hook the cable ends into ... has an equal gap on the left and right sides, then adjust the upper barrel adjusters ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Single cable casing Cable adjuster Cable spliƩer Barrel end Upper cable (long casing) ASSEMBLY Upper cable (short casing) AdjusƟng barrel Locknut Upper plate Minimum 1mm (1/32") Set for maximum travel Keyed washer Football ends Lower plate Bearing Minimum 1mm (1/32") Locknut Lower cable ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Linear Pull Brakes Cable adjusƟng barrel Handlebar Grip Brake lever Cable head Ferrule If the brake cable is not connected at the brake lever, slide the head of the brake cable into the brake lever per the diagram, and thread the cable through the slot in the brake lever so the cable end rests ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... screwdriver to tighten or loosen the screws on either side of the linear pull brake where they mount ... the screw clockwise it will increase spring tension on that side, counter clockwise to decrease spring tension.... of adjustment, you can go to the other side and loosen the screw slightly to continue...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Disc Brake Cable adjusƟng barrel Handlebar Grip Brake lever Cable head Ferrule If the brake cable is not connected at the brake lever, line up brake barrel slots with brake lever slot before installing the cable. Then slide the head of the brake cable into the brake lever per the diagram, and ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...adjustment screws at the center of the brake pad on either side. (Fig. 3.39) Looking down into ...so that there is about 1/32 of an inch of clearance on either side of the disc rotor. Spin the front wheel... for the brake pad rubbing the rotor on either side. Readjust as needed. Check that the brake cable...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 44
    DERAILLEUR Freewheel Outer side of top gear Pulley adjustment screw Although the front and ... sprocket. Adjust the High limit screw so the guide pulley and the smallest sprocket are lined up ... Low limit screw in quarter turn increments until the guide pulley and the largest cog are aligned vertically....
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Low adjusƟng screw Cable anchor bolt High adjusƟng screw Chainguide clearance of 1-3mm Outer chainguide Inner chainguide Front Derailleur (Fig. 3.44) Shift both shifters to the smallest number indicated and place the chain on the corresponding cog and chainwheel. Disconnect the front derailleur ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...46). Identify the mounting system used on your bicycle and follow the given instructions for that particular type of mounting system. (Fig. 3.45) Caliper Brake ... up. Reattach the caliper brake making sure that the brake arms are on each side of the fender. Tighten the bolt until secure. (Fig. 3.46) ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... c-shape brace, the flat brace and the flat brace with stabilizer. Determine which brace was included with your bicycle and follow the given instructions for that particular brace. 3.47 Front/rear hub Step retaining washer ASSEMBLY C-Shape Brace Remove the outer axle nut and washer from the rear ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... to check the training wheel connection to the bicycle. Failure to properly tighten may cause the training wheel to dislodge. Please contact Cycling Sports Group Service with any questions. Remove the outer axle nut and washer from the rear wheel axle. Place the flat wheel brace onto the axle. Next ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... to pinpoint any trouble areas. If you encounter any problems, refer to the appropriate ... the tire pressure and inflate each tube to the recommended psi as stated on the sidewall of the tire.... of happy riding. Service your bicycle regularly by referring to the relevant sections of this manual, OR take...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... required. We recommend you spend a little time on regular maintenance tasks. The following schedules are a useful guide and by referring to Part 5 of this manual, you should be able to accomplish most tasks. If you require assistance, we recommend you see ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...and stability when riding. Be aware of the following potential problems: • Dirty or greasy rims. CAUTION: These ...tires. It is not recommended to use a gas station service pump to inflate bicycle tires. These ... that the tire is seated evenly on the rim on both sides. To check, pump the tire up to 20 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...repair kit, carefully following the repair kit instructions, or replace the tube. NOTE: Ensure that the replacement ...ends, if damaged. MAINTENANCE 8. Remount one side of the tire onto the rim. 9. Using a hand ... your hands only, remount the other side of the tire by pushing the edge toward the center...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...remove wheel from bicycle and loosen the locknut on one side of the hub while holding the bearing cone on the same side with a cone wrench. 3. Rotate the adjusting cone as needed to eliminate free play. 4....the wheel can turn freely without excessive side play. Lock nut Axle Washer Axle ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Brakes Usable brake shoe Never ride a bicycle unless the brakes are functioning properly. The correct adjustment and operation of your bicycle's brakes is extremely important for safe operation. Brakes should be checked for effective operation before every ride. Frequent checking of adjustment is ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... a special mechanism which enables you to set the clearance on either side of the rim using a screwdriver. Brake pads should finally be adjusted ... types and their internal complexity, disassembly procedures are beyond the scope of this manual and further assistance should be sought from a specialist....
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 56
    .... The right pedal, which attaches to the chainwheel side, is marked 'R' on the end of the axle, and screws ... the chain and try to move the cranks from side to side with your hands. The cranks should ... bottom bracket, loosen the locknut on the left side by turning it clockwise and tighten the adjusting...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... pedal by turning the spindle clockwise. 3. Remove the left side locknut by turning it clockwise and remove ... or repairs. Or refer to a detailed bicycle repair manual for further information. Several specialized tools ... of 3 piece cranks. Do not attempt service without access to the proper tools. 10 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... each end of the chain, position the master link side plate, and slip on the U-shaped snap-on ... and remove the tool. Holding the chain on both sides of the punched rivet, bend it slightly to release ... or replacement. Such action is beyond the scope of this manual and you should consult a specialist. (...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 59
    Brake arm clip Brake arm Spocket Lubrication Remove any accumulated dirt from the freewheel with a brush and a degreaser. Disassembly of the freewheel is a complicated procedure requiring special tools, and should be left to a specialist. Apply oil to the freewheel whenever you lubricate the chain...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Freewheel Outer side of top gear Pulley adjustment screw The front derailleur should also shift ...to the cable housing. If you find any problems, the cables may need replacing before you ride.... barrel adjuster the direction you want the chain to go. Guide Pulley Adjustment screws Tension Pulley SIS ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...It may take several adjustments to achieve the desired positioning. Please refer to the troubleshooting section for more assistance. Adjustment - Front Derailleur (Fig. 4.... and bring the cage closer to the bike. If you are experiencing problems shifting between gears, use the barrel adjuster to fine-...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...made properly. (Please refer to p. 29-30 for the appropriate assembly instructions.) Reflectors (bicycles over 16") Your bicycle is supplied ...be adjusted to within 5 degrees of vertical. This is measured by looking at the bicycle from the side while it is on flat ground. If the reflectors are out of...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Problem Possible Cause Remedy Gear shifts not working properly • Derailleur cables sticking/ stretched/damaged • ...• Chainring loose • Chainring teeth bent or broken • Rear or front derailleur side-to-side travel out adjustment • Cross chaining and shifting under load...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...chain line • Clean and lubricate jockey wheels • Lubricate. If problem persists, replace freewheel • Replace brake pads • Clean pads ... bolts loose • Brakes out of adjustment • Fork loose in head tube MAINTENANCE When applying the brakes they squeal/squeak Knocking or shuddering...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Problem Possible Cause Remedy Wobbling wheel • Axle broken • Wheel out of true •...shop for possible frame realignment • Replace inner tube • Replace tire • Replace with correct tire ... not accurate Frequent punctures • Inner tube old or faulty • Tire tread/casing ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... Address: Date Purchased: Model & Brand Information: Wheel Size: Color: Place of Purchase: Serial Number: Service sƟcker locaƟon (Opposite side of the serial number) WARRANTY Model #: Date Code: Serial number locaƟon (Bike shown upside down)...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...has the bicycle, subject to the condition of the warranty listed below. Aluminum and dual suspension frames are guaranteed against manufacturing ...should be periodically checked by an authorized dealer for indications of potential problems, inappropriate use or abuse. These are important safety checks...



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