1. Assembling the bike
All bikes are shipped protected and packed in the original carton boxes. Remove the bicycle and the components attached to it.Place the bicycle on its foot in a stable position. Remove the protective foam from the bike frame and other components.
Before using the bike, make sure that the handlebars, saddle, wheels, crankset and pedals are properly tightened. To keep your bike in good working order, have it serviced periodically. Service frequency, depends on the intensity of bike use, riding conditions, the number of kilometres travelled. Store your bicycle in a dry place.
Tools needed: hex key 6Proper positioning of the handlebars ensures a comfortable and correct position of your body and hands while riding. The handlebars are twisted sideways along the axis of the bike when the bike is removed from the box.First, loosen screw 1 in the handlebar support so that you can easily change the angle of the handlebars. Next, loosen screw 2 in the handlebar support and set the handlebars perpendicular to the bike's axis. After setting the most comfortable position for the user, two planes: height and angle, tighten both support screws securely. Care must be taken not to exceed the top edge of the warning sign. The bracket screw tightening torque should be 20Nm. There is already a brake handle mounted on the handlebars and an optional derailleur handle. Make sure they are tightened. Also pay attention to the correct arrangement of the brake and derailleur cables.
Tools needed: hex key 13, hex key 5Saddle adjustment is the most important adjustment the bicycle user must make, as it affects comfor and riding position. When the bike is unpacked, the saddle along with the seat post is already placed in the seat tube. Adjust the height by sliding the seat post in and out of the frame by loosening and then tightening the screw in the seat tube clamp with a hex key no. 5.Then get on your bike, put your heel on the pedal, adjust the crank so that the pedal is in its lowest position. The saddle is at the correct height if your leg is slightly bent in the knee.
After height adjustment, make sure that the saddle is in the centre line of the bike and that it is set at the right angle (saddle plane should be parallel to the ground). Adjustment is made by moving or tilting the saddle after loosening the saddle yoke bolts. Tighten the components with a 13/14 spanner, until you make sure that the components cannot be rotated.
Tools needed: spanner 15
When mounting the pedals to the crank, pay attention to the markings on the L (left) and R (right) pedals. Screw the pedals in the direction of travel, first gently with your hand and then with the spanner 15. Also make sure that the thread axis is properly inserted into the crank thread. Incorrect tightening causes loosening of the threaded connection, which in turn leads to destruction of the crank thread and pedal axle. The pedals must be sufficiently tightened to the crank (recommended torque 25Nm).
Using metal hooks, place the basket on the handlebars so that the back of the basket rests on a metal support mounted under the headset nut. The metal hooks are flexible, so they can be pressed outward to stabilize the basket even more. The basket can also be permanently mounted by means of clip-on straps.
Tools needed: spanner 32, spanner 36
Mounting requires loosening the headset nut with a 32/36 spanner, then replacing the headset toothed washer with a basket bracket and re-tightening the headset nut with 32/36 spanner. The support is dedicated to wicker baskets mounted on hooks or leather straps..
Here you will find a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=uTHCrLb7YWg&list=PL4JsA5YUyCxDQ2drnGtwgcgY6nkal2O4J&index=3&t=1s
Make sure your brakes are working properly before riding. Check the condition of the brake cables and brake pads and the braking effect. Properly functioning brakes will ensure safe use of your bike. Embassy bikes use two types of front brakes:
-u-brake or V-brake on some models.
-drum brake in front hub.
And one type of rear hub brake - "Torpedo".