Huffy 1C4880-A01 User Manual

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Owner’s Manual for

Multi Speed Bicycles

This Owner's Manual contains assembly, operation, and maintenance instructions.

WARNING:

-Check operation of brakes every time before bicycle is ridden.

-The rider must wear a helmet.

-Do not ride at night.

-Check on local bicycle laws before bicycle is ridden.

-Read the entire Owner's Manual before bicycle is assembled, ridden, or maintenance work is performed.

1C4880-A01

HBC Limited Warranty

Part or model specifications are subject to change without notice.

This Limited Warranty is the only warranty for your HBC bicycle. There are no other express warranties. The only uses for this product are described in this manual. Warranty registration is not required. This Limited Warranty extends only to the original consumer and is not transferable to anyone else

What does this Limited Warranty cover?

This Limited Warranty covers all parts of the bicycle.

What must you do to keep the Limited Warranty in effect?

This Limited Warranty is effective only if:

-the bicycle is completely and correctly assembled;

-the bicycle is used under normal conditions for its intended purpose (see the following section for excluded activities);

-the bicycle receives all necessary maintenance and adjustments.

What is not covered by this Limited Warranty?

The bicycle is designed for general transportation and recreational use only. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, normal maintenance items, or any damage, failure, or loss that is caused by improper assembly, maintenance, adjustment, storage, or use of the bicycle. This Limited Warranty will be void if the bicycle is ever:

-used in any competitive sport;

-used for stunt riding, jumping, aerobatics or similar activity;

-installed with a motor or modified in any other way;

-ridden by more than one person at a time;

-rented;

-used in a manner contrary to the instructions in this Owner’s Manual.

HBC will not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage, due directly or indirectly from use of this product. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

For how long does this Limited Warranty last?

The frame is warranted for life except aluminum frames which are warranted for ten (10) years. The fork is warranted for life except for shock forks which are covered by a one (1) year warranty. All other components are warranted for six (6) months from the date of purchase.

What will HBC do?

HBC will replace, without charge to you, any frame, fork, or component found to be defective by HBC. The original owner must pay all labor and transportation charges connected with the repair or warranty work.

How do you get service?

Phone the HBC Customer Service Department (E.S.T.) at 1-800-872-2453.

What rights do you have?

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from State to State.

Owner’s Bicycle Identification Record

NOTE: This information is only available on the bicycle itself. It is not available from HBC.

Each HBC bicycle has a Model / Serial Number stamped into the frame or printed on a label. The Model / Serial Number [1] can be found on the bottom of the crank housing, on the top of the crank housing, or on the rear of the bicycle as shown. Write this number below to keep it for future reference. If the bicycle is stolen, give this number and a description of the bicycle to the police. This will help them find the bicycle.

You will also need this number if you order parts or request service information from our Customer Service Department. Contact us (E.S.T.) at 1-800-872-2453.

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Model / Serial Number

Purchase Date

Model Name

Safety Information

Meanings of the Safety Instructions

This symbol is important. See the word CAUTIONor WARNINGwhich follows it.

The word CAUTIONis before mechanical instructions. If you do not obey these instructions, mechanical damage or failure of a part of the bicycle can occur.

The word WARNINGis before personal safety instructions. If you do not obey these instructions, injury to the rider or to others can occur.

The Owner’s Responsibility

WARNING: This bicycle is made to be ridden by one rider at a time for general transportation and recreational use. It is not made to withstand the abuse of stunting and jumping.

If the bicycle was purchased unassembled, it is the owner’s responsibility to follow all assembly and adjustment instructions exactly as written in this manual and any “Special Instructions” supplied and to make sure all fasteners and components are securely tightened.

If the bicycle was purchased assembled, it is the owner’s responsibility, before riding the bicycle for the first time, to make sure the bicycle is assembled and adjusted exactly as written in this manual and any “Special Instructions” supplied and to make sure all fasteners and components are securely tightened.

Fitting the Rider to the Bicycle

To determine the correct size of bicycle for the rider:

-Straddle the assembled bicycle with feet shoulder width apart and flat on the ground

-There must be at least one inch of clearance [1] between the highest part of the top tube [2] and the crotch of the rider

-The minimum leg-length for the rider is the highest part of the top tube plus one inch [3].

Rules of the Road

WARNING: Failure of the rider to obey the following “Rules of the Road” can result in injury to the rider or to others.

-Obey all traffic regulations, signs, and signals.

-Always wear a bicycle helmet that meets Snell and CPSC safety standards, as well as local safety standards.

-Do not ride at night.

-If you choose to ride at night:

-Purchase, install, and use a headlight and taillight. Headlights are required by all states for nighttime riding and taillights are required in some states. Battery-powered lights or flashing safety lights are also recommended.

-Make sure the reflectors of your bicycle are correctly positioned. Do not remove the reflector or replace the reflectors with lighted devices that look similar to reflectors.

-Make yourself more visible to motorists. Wear light-colored or reflective clothing, such as a reflective vest and reflective bands for your arms and legs. Use reflective tape on your helmet. Do not let anything cover the reflectors.

-Use extra caution in wet weather.

-Ride slowly on damp surfaces because the tires will slide more easily. Apply the caliper or cantilever brakes sooner than normal as greater stopping distance is necessary, especially if the wheel rims are wet.

-Ride on the correct side of the road, in a single file, and in a straight line.

-Be aware of drain grates, soft road edges, gravel or sand, pot holes or ruts, wet leaves, or uneven paving.

-Avoid these hazards to prevent loss of control or damage to your wheels. Cross railroad tracks at a right angle to prevent the loss of control.

-Avoid unsafe actions while riding.

-Do not carry any passengers.

-Do not carry any items or attach anything to your bicycle that could hinder your vision, hearing, or control.

-Do not ride with both hands off the handlebar.

If you have an ATB (All Terrain Bike) style bicycle, obey these additional “Rules of Off-Road Riding”.

-Always wear the correct safety equipment.

-Use extreme caution when not riding on pavement.

-Do not ride in off-road conditions that are beyond your capabilities. Ride trails in relatively flat areas that have few obstacles.

-For steeper downhill areas, lower the saddle and move it toward the rear (if possible) to shift your center of gravity down and back.

-Be sensitive to the environment, conscientious of the property on which you ride, and considerate of others you may meet on the trail.

Introduction

This Owner’s Manual is made for several different bicycles. Some of the illustrations may not look exactly like the parts of the bicycle, but the instructions are correct. If the bicycle has any parts that are not described in this manual, look for separate “Special Instructions” that are supplied with the bicycle. Make sure the rear wheel is centered in the bicycle frame.

Do not dispose of the carton and packaging until you complete the assembly of the bicycle. This can prevent accidentally discarding parts of the bicycle.

NOTE: All of the directions (right, left, front, rear, etc.) in this manual are as seen by the rider while seated on the bicycle.

Attach and use only HBC brand accessories and replacement parts on the bicycle.

Tools Needed

Small Adjustable Wrench

Large Adjustable Wrench

(Jaws must open at least 9/16 inch.)

(Jaws must open at least 1 1/4 inch.)

Flat-blade Screwdriver

Phillips Screwdriver

Slip-Joint Pliers

Metric Allen Wrenches

 

(Needed on some models.)

Front Wheel

If the bicycle does not have a front fender, go to Step 2.

1.Attach front fender [1] to the fork [2] with screws [9].

2.Assemble the front wheel to the fork:

-If the axle nuts are already attached to the front wheel axle, begin by removing them with an open end wrench or adjustable wrench

-Set the wheel into the front fork. If the tire will not go down between the brake shoes

[4], remove one brake shoe

WARNING: Return the brake shoe to the correct position as written in the “Caliper Brake System

adjustments” section.

NOTE: If the bicycle does not use nuts [7] to attach the front wheel, go to Step 3.

-Put each fender brace [5] over the end of the axle [3]

-Install wheel retainers [6] making sure the tabs are in the fork

NOTE: Some models have a front fork with a built in wheel retention feature and the wheel retainers are not required.

- Attach the front wheel with serrated nuts

WARNING: Do not use nuts without serrations to attach the front wheel.

-Put the wheel in the center of the fork and tighten both nuts to the recommended torque of 21 ft.-lbs.

3.Assemble the quick release mechanism to the front wheel:

-Remove the adjusting nut [4] and one spring from the quick release mechanism

-Put the quick release mechanism through the front wheel hub

-Put the spring and adjusting nut back on the quick release mechanism

-Do not tighten the adjusting nut at this time.

4.Assemble the front wheel to the fork:

NOTE: The words “open” and “close” are on opposite sides of the quick release lever.

-Move the quick release lever [1] to the “open” position [2] so the word “open” is pointing away from the wheel

-Put the wheel between the fork legs [3]. Make sure the axle is against the bottom of the slot in each fork leg.

WARNING: Failure to obey these steps can allow the front wheel to loosen while riding. This can cause injury to the rider or to others.

CAUTION: Operate the quick release lever by hand only. Do not use a hammer or any other tool to tighten the quick release lever.

5. Adjust and tighten the quick release mechanism:

WARNING: Do not tighten the quick release mechanism by turning the lever in a circular motion. This causes the clamping force to be too light.

You must use strong force to move the quick release lever to the “close” position. If you can easily move the lever to the “close” position, the clamping force is too light.

If the clamping force of the quick release mechanism is too light, the front wheel can loosen while riding. This can cause injury to the rider or to others.

-If the fork of your bicycle has a wheel retainer attached, move the wheel retainer so it is under the adjusting nut or quick release lever

-Open and close the quick release lever with one hand while you turn the adjusting nut with the other hand

-Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut by hand, so that

you first feel resistance to the quick release lever when it is parallel with the axle

-Put the wheel in the center of the fork and with strong force, push the cam lever to the “close” position [5]

-When in the “close” position, make sure the quick release lever lays along the fork

-Make sure the both the adjusting nut and the opposite end of the quick release mechanism make marks in the fork

-If they do not mark the fork, do Step 5 again, but tighten the adjusting nut tighter than before

-The tightening torque of the quick release lever should be between 43 and 65 in.-lbs.

Operation

To remove the wheel:

-Move the quick release lever to the “open” position.

-It is not necessary to turn the adjusting nut to remove the wheel. Before riding the bicycle:

-Especially after parking in a public place, always check that the quick release mechanism is properly installed and tightened.

-If you are not certain that the quick release mechanism is correctly installed and tightened, do Steps 4 and 5 of these instructions.

-Make sure the quick release lever is pushed fully to the “close” position.

Front Reflector Bracket and Clear Reflector Assembly

This section covers the assembly of the front reflector to the front reflector bracket. Determine which style you have before beginning assembly.

Snap In Style

Screw In Style

Reflector Assembly

1. Assemble the clear reflector to the front reflector bracket:

WARNING: Install the clear reflector exactly as shown or it will not operate correctly.

Snap In Style

-Push the reflector [1] onto the reflector bracket [2]

-Make sure the stud [3] on the reflector goes into the hole [4] of the bracket with a “snap” sound.

Screw In Style

-Put the reflector onto the reflector bracket

-Make sure the studs on the back of the reflector go into the holes of the reflector bracket

-Put the screw [?] through the bracket and into the reflector

-Tighten screw.

Front Reflector Bracket Installation

This section covers several different placements of the front reflector bracket. Make sure the front reflector is vertical (perpendicular to the ground).

The front reflector bracket will mount on the fork or handlebar. Some models may already have the brackets and reflectors installed. If the reflector is not installed, refer to the “Front Reflector Bracket and Clear Reflector Assembly” section.

Determine which type of reflector bracket you have and its mounting location and then follow the instructions for that style.

Top of Fork

Bottom of Fork

Handlebar Mount

Handlebar Mount

 

 

Style 1

Style 2

Top of Fork

1.Attach the hardware to the fork:

-Remove and discard plastic cap [5] (if installed) on fork [6]

-Tighten bearing cone [7] by hand to make sure the bearings are tight

-Install reflector bracket and locknut [8]

-Tighten locknut.

Bottom of Fork

1.Attach the hardware to the fork:

-Remove and discard plastic cap [5] on fork [6]

-Tighten bearing cone [2] by hand to make sure the bearings are tight

-Install sheath stop [3] and locknut [4]. You may not have a sheath stop. If you do not, install a keyed washer and locknut.

NOTE: The sheath stop barrel [11] is on the cable wire of the front cantilever brake. Install it during the assembly of the brake.

-Tighten locknut.

2.Assemble the front reflector bracket and clear reflector to the fork:

-Attach the reflector bracket to the front of the fork with a bolt [9] and self locking nut [10]

-If necessary, adjust the angle of the front reflector bracket so the clear reflector is vertical (perpendicular to the ground).

Handlebar Mount - Style 1 and Style 2

1.Assemble to the handlebar:

-Put the clamp [1] as near the handlebar stem as possible

NOTE: If you have Style 1, make sure the bracket points towards the ground.

- Hold the reflector in this position and tighten the screw(s) [3].

Operation and Maintenance

WARNING: For your own safety, do not ride the bicycle if the reflectors are incorrectly installed, damaged, or missing. Make sure the front and rear reflectors are vertical. Do not allow the visibility

of the reflectors to be blocked by clothing or other articles. Dirty reflectors do not work well. Clean the reflectors, as necessary, with soap and a damp cloth.

Rear Reflector Bracket and Red Reflector Assembly

This section covers the assembly of the rear reflector to the rear reflector bracket. Determine which style you have before beginning assembly.

Snap In Style

Screw In Style

Reflector Assembly

1. Assemble the red reflector to the rear reflector bracket:

WARNING: Install the red reflector exactly as shown or it will not operate correctly.

Snap In Style

-Push the reflector [1] onto the reflector bracket [2]

-Make sure the stud [3] on the reflector goes into the hole [4] of the bracket with a “snap” sound.

Screw In Style

-Put the reflector onto the reflector bracket

-Make sure the studs on the back of the reflector go into the holes of the reflector bracket

-Put the screw [?] through the bracket and into the reflector

-Tighten screw.

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