BASIC USER GUIDE Essential information for the Bigfish rider.
this advice is important Bigfish is made for use on paved roads and is not suitable for off-roading.
The manufacturer canâ€™t be held responsible for injury or damage caused by improper or extreme use.
Your Bigfish is designed to carry a maximum weight (including luggage) of no more than 110kg / 242lbs.
please read before riding Have your bike checked by a professional technician on a regular basis (we recommend every 3 months).
Do not ride a bike thatâ€™s not in a proper working condition!
For more detailed information please go to: www.bigfishbike.com or see your Ownerâ€™s Guide.
Step 1 Unfolding the handlebars •Standing on the left side of the bike, raise the handlebars till both latches snap closed (pic. 1).
• Check the latches (pic. 2). • Securely fasten handlebars with the plastic safety fastener (pic. 3).
IMPORTANT If the handlebars are not fastened properly, do not attempt to ride the bike.
Step 2 Unfolding the front wheel • While holding both handlebars put your foot on the front wheel hub and push the wheel out from the frame (pic. 4) till the front wheel latch locks (pic. 5).
• Then turn the handlebars 180° clockwise (pic. 6).
IMPORTANT Make sure the front wheel is properly locked. If the front wheel lock is damaged or not locked properly don’t ride the bike!
Step 3 Unfolding the rear wheel â€˘ While holding the handlebar with your left hand, release the rear-wheel lock with your right hand, and pull it upwards with a firm
thrust directly towards the safety cover (pic. 7) till it clicks safely into place (pic. 8).
IMPORTANT Make sure the safety cover and the frame hooks are properly connected. They should be aligned and there should be no free space between the two of them. If the safety cover is damaged or youâ€™re not able to do this, do not attempt to ride the bike!
Step 4 Setting up the seat and pedals • Extend the seat (no further than where the seat post is marked MIN INSERT) and tighten the seat fastener. Make sure it’s pointing directly down towards the
seat cover clamp, keeping the safety cover in place (pic. 9). • Open the pedals to their riding position.
IMPORTANT Make sure that the saddle fastener is properly tightened and reaching the red line on the safety cover. Otherwise do not ride the bike! 9
IMPORTANT If your seat post projects from the frame beyond MIN INSERT, it can be dangerous to the rider. If it is too small for you, longer posts are available from most bike shops. Your bike should now be properly unfolded and ready to ride.
Step 1 Folding the rear wheel • Stand on the left side of the bike. • Release the saddle clamp (pic.1) and let the seat drop. • While holding the handlebar with your left hand, lift the latch
on the safety cover under the seat • The rear part of the frame folds in with a gentle thrust of the rear wheel against the floor (pic. 2).
• Holding both handlebars pull the bike back towards you, till the rear-wheel lock clips onto the frame (pic. 3).
Step 2 Folding the front wheel • Turn the handlebars 180° counter-clockwise (pic. 4), and release the front wheel latch (pic. 5). • Push the front wheel between the frame’s two
tubes, so that it stays in place (pic. 6).
IMPORTANT Make sure that the screw on the inside of the downtube
holds the wheel inside the frame. If it doesn’t, take the wheel out again and loosen the screw, then try again until it’s tight against the wheel.
Step 3 Folding the handlebars â€˘ Open the plastic safety fastener by squeezing the notched areas (pic. 7) and pulling it free with your forefinger.
â€˘ Lift the handlebar latches (pic. 8) and fold them into the empty space of the frame (pic. 9).
Step 4 Folding the seat and pedals • Close the seat using the fastener and close the pedals to minimize the folded package.
Your bike should now be properly folded. You’re now ready to stow it safely or wheel it along with you as you walk.
IMPORTANT Please don’t sit on the folded bike, otherwise you may damage its feet.
things to remember Have you read the guide yet? If not - don’t ride the bike! When unfolding the bike - make sure all parts are tight and connected properly, exactly as in the instructions. Checklist: • front wheel is firmly clipped in place • front and rear frame parts are correctly aligned under the seat
• safety cover under the seat is held firmly down by the seat fastener • tyre pressure is correct (2.7-3.4 bar)
• check the front and rear brakes • if your bike’s not properly functioning - don’t ride it!
Please visit www.bigfishbike.com for our user servicing guide.
Published on Oct 15, 2010