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
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    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 dealerservice-gsm@cyclingsportsgroup.com 2 ©2010
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    ... complete or comprehensive manual of all aspects of maintaining and repairing your bicycle. The bicycle you have... write or call us concerning missing parts, service questions, operating advice, and/or assembly ... Bethel, CT 06801 USA www.schwinnbikes.com Serial number locaƟon (Bike shown upside down)...
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    ... is important for you to understand your new bicycle. By reading this manual before you go out on your... even under the best of circumstances. Proper maintenance of your bicycle is your responsibility as it helps reduce the risk of injury. This manual contains many "Warnings" and "Cautions" concerning...
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    1 PARTS IDENTIFICATION ...6-7 Single Speed Bicycle • Multi Speed Bicycle 2 BEFORE YOU RIDE ...8-25 Warning, Note... MAINTENANCE ...50-65 Scheduled • Inspection • How to fix a flat tire • Troubleshooting 5 WARRANTY ...66-67 Take notice of this symbol throughout this manual and pay particular ...
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    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 ..., bags, carriers, etc. Note that smaller children's bicycles also contain training wheels. PARTS IDENTIFICATION ...
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    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 ...
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    SIZING GUIDE & CHART When choosing the correct size bicycle, there are some guidelines that will help you ... and dismount the bicycle quickly if the need arises. Please refer to the separate adjustment areas of this manual for ... still fit adults. BEFORE YOU RIDE 2.1 Bike Wheel Size 12 inch wheel 16 ...
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    ..., 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 .... A loose saddle clamp or seat post binder can cause damage to the bicycle or can cause you to lose control and fall. Periodically check to ...
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    ... riding (only) 1 "This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle on a regular paved or smooth surface where tires ..., cyclocross, or touring with racks or panniers. MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT1, 3 RIDER (lbs/kg) 275/... only. They are not designed for mountain biking or off-road use. Road tandems...
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    ... use, or for any kind of jumping. Some of these bikes have suspension features, but these ...ASTM CONDITION 32 "This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 and Condition 2 as well ..., frames, drive trains) are light-weight, favoring nimble speed over brute force....
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    ...-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 ... cause you to lose control and fall. Place the front wheel of the bicycle between your legs and attempt to twist the handlebar/...
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    ... advised that a properly fitting, ASTM or SNELL approved, bicycle safety helmet be worn at all times when...fitted helmet which covers the forehead when riding a bicycle. Many states require specific safety ... properly equipping yourself and your bike as the law requires. Reflectors are important safety ...
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    ... Clothing and Protective Gear When choosing to ride a bicycle, the riders should always consider the clothing ... parts or strings can get caught in a bicycles moving parts and cause an accident....used to keep pants from getting caught in the chain of the bicycle. Be sure shoelaces are tied tightly, and ...
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    ...and not broken. • Check that axle nuts are tight. If your bicycle is fitted with quick release axles, make sure locking levers are ...that the headset locking mechanism is properly adjusted and tightened. • If the bicycle is fitted with handlebar end extensions, ensure they are properly positioned ...
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    ... 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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    ... "sidewalk bicycles", and may not be fitted with reflectors. These bicycles should not be ridden on streets, at night or unattended by an ... 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 (...
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    ...gravel, wet road markings, oil, curbs, speed bumps, drain grates and other ... other vehicles. • Familiarize yourself with all the bicycle's features. Practice gear shifts, braking,... or passengers that will interfere with your visibility or control of the bicycle. • Don't use items that may restrict...
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    ... longer distance to stop. • Decrease your riding speed, avoid sudden braking and take ...full 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 ...
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    ... your feet off the pedals when riding downhill. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission advises that the riding of small wheel diameter bicycles at excessive speeds can lead to instability and is not recommended. Children should be made ...
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    ... OPERATION There are 2 types of braking systems for bicycles; Foot operated and hand operated.... cause the tire to skid. While this will decelerate the bicycle quickly, it will also cause unnecessary wear ... be careful as terrain changes to keep the bicycle at a controllable speed. Some models may have ...
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    ...turning resulting in a front pitch over or cause the bicycle to lose steering function leading to a crash....brakes simultaneously, while shifting your body weight back slightly to compensate for braking force.... Remember that as you apply the brakes your weight will want to shift forward, and the wheels...
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    GEAR OPERATION Multi speed bicycles can have internal or derailleur gear systems. 1... bicycle with little pressure on the pedals, and move the shifter (1) gear at a time, ensuring that the chain is fully engaged... you shift gears. The bike may be sitting still or rolling to shift. Shifter designs vary, ...
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    ...chain to "derail" from one gear to the next. Operating the shifter while sitting still or not pedaling ...change on a derailleur equipped bicycle. BEFORE YOU RIDE Rear derailleur Guide pulley Crank... in this gear and move through the gears as speed increases as needed, or comfortable. It is OK to ride...
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    ... derailleur will be a large change in pedaling speed. Think of the front shifter as a "range", low and ... gear. Backpedaling should be avoided on derailleur bikes because the chain can jam and ... prevent possible theft: • Maintain a record of the bicycle's serial number, generally located on the frame...
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    ... to clean plastic parts and rubber tires. Chrome plated bikes should be wiped over with a rust preventative fluid. • Store your bicycle under shelter. Avoid .... (Refer to Parts 4 and 5 of this manual for further details). BEFORE YOU RIDE STORAGE • Keep your bicycle in a dry ...
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    ... of any area please refer to the relevant sections in this manual. If you have questions about your ability to ... pertaining to the assembly of your bicycle, call the service line direct at: SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-THE-BIKE Tools Required: • Phillips head screw driver • ...
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    ...STARTED Open the carton from the top and remove the bicycle. Remove the straps and protective wrapping ... parts are accidentally discarded. Assemble your bicycle following the steps that pertain to your model..... They should run in a smooth arc from the shifter or brake lever to the front brake or cable...
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    ... wheel in installed, and re-adjust. (Fig. 3.7) NOTE: Comfort Series bicycles may be equipped with a stem that has an adjustable angle. In addition to the ... 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...
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    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 ...
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    ... release skewer from the small parts carton of your bicycle. Some tire tread patterns have a ... wheel axle so that the handle is on the left side of the bike (the side opposite the chain). (Fig. 3.11) ... release lever can cause loss of control of the bicycle resulting in injury or death. Make sure the ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 32
    .... Failure to do this may cause loss of bicycle control. The saddle assembly should be adjusted ... grease to all threads and binders on a bicycle, especially on the outside of the seat post. Otherwise ... can cause injury to the rider or damage to the bicycle or create an unstable riding position causing ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...thread. The left pedal attaches to the other crank arm and has a lefthand (counter-clockwise thread). Tighten with a 15mm narrow open ended wrench. It is very important that you check the crank set for correct adjustment and tightness before riding your bicycle. Dust cap ASSEMBLY 3.15 ©2010 33
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    ... 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 ...
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    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
    FRONT Cable anchor bolt Brake cable Housing barrel U-Brake 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 squarely in the adjustment ...
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    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...
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    Cable Detangler Some freestyle bicycles are equipped with a cable detangler for the rear brake. See diagram of the cable routing. If the upper cable ... 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
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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
    ...to inspect and readjust both before riding the bicycle. Rear Derailleur Begin by shifting the rear shifter to largest number indicated and place the chain on ... the Low limit screw in quarter turn increments until the guide pulley and the largest cog are aligned vertically. Again, ...
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    ... tighten the anchor bolt securely. Shift the front shifter to the largest chainwheel. If the chain does ... chain away from the frame. Do not ride a bicycle that is not shifting properly. Overlooking proper ... irreparable damage to the bicycle and/or bodily injury. Never move the shifter while pedaling ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... bicycle and follow the given instructions for that particular type of mounting system. (Fig. 3.45) Caliper ...System First remove the front wheel from your bicycle. Remove the hex nut from the caliper brake ...System First remove the front wheel from your bicycle. Place the fender assembly onto the fork ...
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    ...TRAINING WHEELS Attaching training wheel brace to bicycle There are three different braces used to attach the training wheels to the bicycle: the c-shape brace, the flat brace and the flat brace ... brace was included with your bicycle and follow the given instructions for that particular brace. 3.47 ...
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    ...is very important to check the training wheel connection to the bicycle. Failure to properly tighten may cause the ...to dislodge. Please contact Cycling Sports Group Service with any questions. Remove the outer axle nut ...) NOTICE: Not all bicycles will accept training wheels. If your bike did not come ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...through every gear several times at varying speeds. This will ensure all your adjustments are correct ... to pinpoint any trouble areas. If you encounter any problems, refer to the appropriate ... of happy riding. Service your bicycle regularly by referring to the relevant sections of this manual, OR take...
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    Correct routine maintenance of your new bike will ensure: Smooth running - Longer lasting components... tasks. The following schedules are a useful guide and by referring to Part 5 of this manual, you should be able to... require assistance, we recommend you see a bicycle specialist. WARNING: Do not over ...
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    ... and stability when riding. Be aware of the following potential problems: • Dirty or greasy rims. CAUTION: These can ... indicated on the tire sidewalls. Use a pump that is designed for bicycle tires. It is not recommended to use a gas station service pump to inflate bicycle tires. These pumps put ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...to repair a tire, follow these steps: 1. Remove the wheel from the bicycle. 4.1 2. Deflate the tire completely via the valve. Loosen the tire...on the tire sidewall and that the valve is the correct type for your bicycle. 4.2 6. Match the position of the leak in the tube with the tire to locate the ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...increased amount of pressure needed to operate the brakes or shifters. Before every ride, check that there... properly into each cable stop of the bicycle. It is recommended that the cables and housing are replaced... to prolong the life of your bike. (Fig. 4.5) Do not ride a bicycle that is not operating...
  • 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 ... press hard enough on the rims to stop the bike. There should be about 1mm - 2mm clearance...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...to the pad and its mounting. (Fig. 4.8) 0.5 - 1.0 mm Drivetrain 4.8 The drivetrain of a bicycle refers to all parts that transmit power to the rear ... and their internal complexity, disassembly procedures are beyond the scope of this manual and further assistance should be sought from a specialist....
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    ... and force a pedal with the wrong thread size into a bicycle crank. Crank Set The crank set refers to... and bearings, the crank arms, and chainrings. Your bike may be fitted with either a one piece crank,...the bottom bracket axle. Never ride your bike if the cranks are loose. This may be dangerous and ...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...designs can vary. Please see a qualified bicycle mechanic for any 3 piece crank adjustments or repairs. Or refer to a detailed bicycle repair manual for further information. Several specialized ...Sprocket Front Chainwheel (Fig. 4.11) For single speed bicycles, ensure that chain tension is correct...
  • Schwinn Tango Tandem Seven IPS | Schwinn Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... geared bicycles the rear derailleur automatically tensions the chain. To adjust the chain on single speed ... derailleur cage with rivet facing away from the bicycle. Bring the two ends together within ... or replacement. Such action is beyond the scope of this manual and you should consult a specialist....
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    ... Many BMX style and other children's bicycles are fitted with a coaster hub brake in the rear ... all operate using similar principles. For the rear shifter, there will be a positive "click" for each gear. ...next without hesitation. Each notched position in the shifter must equate to a new gear position....
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    ...cable housing. If you find any problems, the cables may need replacing before ... will travel toward the frame. 1. Shift the rear shifter to the largest number indicated, disconnect the rear ... tension and bring the cage closer to the bicycle. This will micro-adjust the positioning of the derailleur cage...
  • 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 .... 4. Shift the front shifter into the largest gear and pedal the bike so the chain ... and bring the cage closer to the bike. If you are experiencing problems shifting between gears,...
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    ... are made properly and securely. Periodically, disassemble the mechanism from the bicycle and inspect for any wear or damage and replace if ... should 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 ...
  • 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 ... and chain • Replace chain • Lubricate or replace link • Seek advise at a bicycle shop Slipping chain Chain jumping off freewheel sprocket or ...
  • 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 • ...
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    ...: 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
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    ... will vary depending on the type of bike, riding conditions and care the bicycle receives. Competition,... checked by an authorized dealer for indications of potential problems, inappropriate use or abuse. These are important... when you rent, sell, or give away the bicycle, ride with more than one person...



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