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 ... or returns, contact the experts at Cycling Sports Group directly by calling toll free 1-800-THE-BIKE [email protected] 2 ©2010
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    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 ...) 16 Trowbridge Drive Bethel, CT 06801 USA www.schwinnbikes.com Serial number locaƟon (Bike shown upside down) 3
  • 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
    SINGLE SPEED BICYCLE Get to know the parts of your bicycle. This will help with assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Single speed bicycles vary greatly. Your model may have additional accessories such as fenders, bags, carriers, etc. Note that smaller children's bicycles also contain training...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 7
    MULTI SPEED BICYCLE Get to know the parts of your bicycle. This will help with assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Multi speed bicycles vary greatly. Your model may have additional accessories such as fenders, bags, carriers, etc. PARTS IDENTIFICATION ShiŌ lever Handlebar stem Head set ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... if the need arises. Please refer to the separate adjustment areas of this manual for seat and handlebar adjustments (p. 26 and p. 30)... wheels but still fit adults. BEFORE YOU RIDE 2.1 Bike Wheel Size 12 inch wheel 16 inch wheel 18 inch wheel 20 inch wheel 24 inch wheel 26 inch wheel 700c 8 Your ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 9
    RIDING POSITION Arms not overextended Handlebar stem height about the same as seat height Saddle Height In order to obtain the most comfortable riding position and offer the best possible pedaling efficiency, the seat height should be set correctly in relation to the rider's leg length. The ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...paved roads only. They are not designed for mountain biking or off-road use. Road tandems are ... 75 / 34 575 / 261 CHILD BIKE These bikes are designed for children riding where parental supervision ...; generally, bicycles with16" or 20" wheels, and kids' tricycles • No quick-release wheel fastening...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... roads, gravel or dirt roads that are in good condition, and bike paths. For off-road or mountain bike use, or for any kind of jumping. Some of these bikes have suspension features, but these ... force. Suspension travel is relatively short since the bike is intended to move quickly on the ground and ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... heights to find the most comfortable position. Threadless headsets and clamp-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 the top of the headset. If the stem is extended ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... with the laws of the state where you ride and to comply with all applicable laws, including properly equipping yourself and your bike as the law requires. Reflectors are important safety devices which are designed as an integral part of your bicycle. Federal regulations require every bicycle (over ...
  • 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 ...
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    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
    ... If either are bent or broken, they should be replaced. Accessories • Ensure that all reflectors are properly fitted and not obscured. • Ensure all other fittings on the bike are properly and securely fastened, and functioning. • Ensure the rider is wearing a properly fitted helmet. 16 ©2010
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    ... 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 should aim straight back (...
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    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
    Hand Operated Brakes Hand operated brakes have a separate hand lever 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 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... gears are housed within the rear hub of the bicycle. With internally geared bicycles, it is recommended to STOP pedaling while you shift gears. The bike may be sitting still or rolling to shift. Shifter designs vary, you will either twist or operate a push button to change gears. The shifter will ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...be dangerous, as the chain may jam and cause the bike to become unstable. (Fig. 2.15) Avoid back ... appropriate gear. Backpedaling should be avoided on derailleur bikes because the chain can jam and cause the bike to become unstable. See Assembly and Maintenance for further information on proper gear ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...the chain to skip and not engage the appropriate gear. Backpedaling should be avoided on derailleur bikes because the chain can jam and cause the bike to become unstable. (Fig. 2.17) 2.17 BEFORE YOU RIDE SECURITY You just bought a new bicycle! Don't...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...and water to clean plastic parts and rubber tires. Chrome plated bikes should be wiped over with a rust preventative fluid. • Store your ...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 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ..., call the service line direct at: SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-THE-BIKE Tools Required: • Phillips head screw driver •... we strongly recommend that you review the complete assembly instructions and perform checks specified in this manual before riding. We ...
  • 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
    ... at least the "Minimum Insertion" mark, it is possible to over-tighten the stem bolt and damage the fork steerer tube. If these instructions are not followed, it could cause an unsafe condition and risk injury to the rider. Check steering tightness prior to riding by straddling the front wheel. Try ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Retaining washer Axle Hub FRONT WHEEL There are two types of front wheel hubs; Nutted and quick release. Nutted Front Wheels Loosen the axle nuts on the front wheel. If there is a washer inside of the axle nut, it belongs outside of the fork dropouts. If the washer has a hook or a step, be sure ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... the lock nut from the quick release skewer, remove outer spring and slide the 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. Install spring and then start to thread the lock nut back onto the skewer, ...
  • 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
    PEDALS AND CRANKS Attachment of an incorrect pedal into a crank arm can strip pedal threads and cause irreparable damage. Before your first ride, please check to ensure your pedals are attached correctly. Look for the letters "R" for right, and "L" for left, stamped on each pedal spindle. Start ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... resulting 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 "...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Brake pad aligned with Pad the and rim surface rim should be parallel Brake pad aligned with the rim surface Check the brake pads to be sure they are square to the rim, and do not contact the tire when the brake is applied. Adjust brake pads if needed. Then squeeze and release the brake several ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Cable carrier 20mm Hook cable end ASSEMBLY Straddle cable Cable anchor 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 ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Brake pad aligned with the rim surface Pad and rim should be parallel 1-2 mm Correct Check the brake pads to be sure they are square to the rim, and do not contact the tire when the brake is applied. Adjust brake pads if needed. Then squeeze and release the brake several times squeezing as hard as...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...is to adjust the lower cables first until the bearing unit has an equal gap on the left and right sides, then adjust the upper barrel adjusters until the flop is minimal or none at all. Now follow the brake adjustments for the type of brake the bike is equipped with (Caliper or U brake). 38 ©2010
  • 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
    Brake pad aligned with the rim surface Pad and rim should be parallel 1-2 mm Correct Check the brake pads to be sure they are aligned with the rim, and that they do not contact the tire when the brake is applied. Adjust brake pads if needed. Then squeeze and release the brake several times ...
  • 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
    Centering brake If you squeeze the brake and one side moves more than the other, or one side does not move at all, then the brake is not centered, or the wheel is not centered. First determine if the wheel is centered. Look at the gap between the tire and the fork or frame on either side. If it is ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...smallest sprocket. Adjust the High limit screw so the guide pulley and the smallest sprocket are lined up... limit screw in quarter turn increments until the guide pulley and the largest cog are aligned vertically... does not fall off in either direction. Guide Pulley Adjustment screws Tension Pulley SIS...
  • 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
    ... the second is the 10mm nut and bolt system (see Fig. 3.46). 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 Mounting System First remove the front wheel from your bicycle. Remove the hex nut ...
  • 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
    ... 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 ... 3.50) NOTICE: Not all bicycles will accept training wheels. If your bike did not come stock with training wheels, please call Cycling Sports ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... will allow you to pinpoint any trouble areas. If you encounter any problems, refer to the appropriate section and make any necessary adjustments...ensure many years of happy riding. Service your bicycle regularly by referring to the relevant sections of this manual, OR take it to ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Correct routine maintenance of your new bike will ensure: Smooth running - Longer lasting components - Safer ... 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...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...will help braking performance and stability when riding. Be aware of the following potential problems: • Dirty or greasy rims. CAUTION: These can render your brakes ... designed for bicycle tires. It is not recommended to use a gas station service pump to inflate bicycle tires. These pumps put out a ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...the tube, leaving one tire bead on the rim. 5. Locate the leaks and patch using a tube repair kit, carefully following the repair kit instructions, or replace the tube. NOTE: Ensure that the replacement tube size matches the size stated on the tire sidewall and that the valve is the correct type for...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... is seated properly into each cable stop of the bicycle. It is recommended that the cables and housing are replaced at least every riding season to prolong the life of your bike. (Fig. 4.5) Do not ride a bicycle that is not operating properly. MAINTENANCE Good cable Fray Kink 4.5 ©2010 53
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...nuts at least every three months. Squeeze each brake lever to make sure they operate freely and that the brake pads press hard enough on the rims to stop the bike. There should be about 1mm - 2mm clearance between each pad and the rim when the brakes are not applied. The brake pads must be properly ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... bearings should be removed, cleaned and greased every six to twelve months. Because of the wide variety of pedal types and their internal complexity, disassembly procedures are beyond the scope of this manual and further assistance should be sought from a specialist. MAINTENANCE 4.9 ©2010 55
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...to the bottom bracket axle and bearings, the crank arms, and chainrings. Your bike may be fitted with either a one piece crank, where the crank arms are...the crank arms bolt onto the bottom bracket axle. Never ride your bike if the cranks are loose. This may be dangerous and will damage the crank arms...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...any 3 piece crank adjustments or repairs. Or refer to a detailed bicycle repair manual for further information. Several specialized tools are needed for disassembly and maintenance of 3 piece cranks. Do not attempt service without access to the proper tools. 10 mm Straightedge 4.11 Chain...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 58
    .... Take the chain off the freewheel and rotate it with your hand. If you hear a grinding noise or the freewheel stops suddenly after spinning it, it may need adjustment or replacement. Such action is beyond the scope of this manual and you should consult a specialist. (Fig. 4.13) 4.13 58 ©2010
  • 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
    ... strands and any damage to the cable housing. If you find any problems, the cables may need replacing before you ride. (Fig. 4.15 -.... Simply put; turn the barrel adjuster the direction you want the chain to go. Guide Pulley Adjustment screws Tension Pulley SIS cable adjuster 4.16 MAINTENANCE High ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... to achieve the desired positioning. Please refer to the troubleshooting section for more assistance. Adjustment - Front ... into the largest gear and pedal the bike so the chain jumps to the largest chainwheel.... bring the cage closer to the bike. If you are experiencing problems shifting between gears,...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... if necessary. When reinstalling, it is very important to ensure the connections are made properly. (Please refer to p. 29-30 for the appropriate assembly instructions.) Reflectors (bicycles over 16") Your bicycle is supplied with one front (white), one rear (red), two wheel (white), and four pedal...
  • 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 • Front or rear derailleur not adjusted properly • Indexed shifting not adjusted properly • Excessively worn/chipped chainring or freewheel sprocket teeth ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Problem Possible Cause Remedy Grinding noise when pedaling • Pedal bearings too tight ... lubricate jockey wheels • Lubricate. If problem persists, replace freewheel • Replace brake ... mounting bolts • True wheel or take to a bike shop for repair • Tighten bolts • Center...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Problem Possible Cause Remedy Wobbling wheel • Axle broken • Wheel out of true • Hub comes loose • Headset ...• Adjust QR mechanism • Align wheels correctly • Adjust/tighten headset • Take bike to a bike shop for possible frame realignment • Replace inner tube • ...
  • 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) 66 ©2010
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... received and the name of the store from which the bike was received, at the address given on this page. Frame... life cycle will vary depending on the type of bike, riding conditions and care the bicycle... properly, and subsequent normal maintenance services and adjustments necessary to keep the bicycle...



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