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Verso® Juvenile Bicycle Instructions

16” Starlet

Model # KT902-181

16” Falcon

Model # KT902-189

Printed on 100% recycled paper.

Models Vary

KETTLER® International, Inc.

1355 London bridge Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453 USA

Parts/Service 866-804-0440

parts@KETTLERusa.com

www.KETTLERusa.com

Please visit our website for further assembly instructions

Introduction

WARNING:

Check operation of brakes every time before riding your bicycle.

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.

DO NOT RETURN THIS UNIT TO THE STORE -

If you have problems or questions, trained service representatives are available to help you—please contact Parts & Service, 866-804-0440 or parts@kettlerusa.com.

This Owner’s Manual is made for several different bicycles. All features and components are not included on all models. 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.

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.

Tools Needed

Small Adjustable

Large Adjustable

Flathead Screwdriver

Phillipshead Screwdriver

Wrench

Wrench

 

 

Slip-Joint Pliers

Metric Allen Wrenches

Important Note

All features & components are not included on all models. Many models come with accessories such as water bottles, handlebar baskets, etc...that may affect the order of the assembly of the bicycle. Please look over all of the pieces that come with your new bicycle and refer to the back section of the manual to see if there are any special requirements associated with that accessory before beginning assembly.

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Introduction cont’d

Owner’s Bicycle Identification Record

NOTE: This information is only available on the bicycle itself. It is not available from KETTLER®. Each Verso by Kettler™ 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, the top of the crank housing or on the rear of the bicycle as shown. Write this number below for future reference. If the bicycle is lost or stolen, give this number and a description of the bicycle to the police. This will help them find and identify your bicycle.

You will also need this number if you order parts or request service information from our Parts & Service Department.

Model / Serial Number

Purchase Date

 

Model Name

 

Serial Number

Safety Information

Meanings of the Safety Instructions

This symbol is important! See the word “CAUTION” or “WARNING” which follows it.

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

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

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Introduction cont’d

Limited Warranty

THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, MADE BY EITHER THE DISTRIBUTOR OR THE MANUFACTURER ON KETTLER PRODUCTS, EXCEPT THE MANUFACURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIAL SET OUT BELOW

This KETTLER Limited Warranty applies to products sold through the KETTLER Authorized Dealer Network to the original retail purchaser and authenticated by proof of purchase from the retailer located in the United States. Any shipments made under this warranty will be shipped to the United States only. Any shipment outside of the United States will be at the sole cost of the customer. This KETTLER Limited Warranty is a manufacturer’s warranty and is not changed or modified by additional warranties extended by individual retailers at the point of sale. Manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in material at the time of the product’s tender of delivery for a period of 1 year for parts and 3 years on the frame for residential use only. This Limited Warranty is not transferable and does not cover normal wear and tear (including but not limited to, damage and wear to tires, suspension shocks, drive chains and other non-durable parts). The liability of the manufacturer under this Limited Warranty shall not include any liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the defect. This Limited Warranty is void if the product is damaged by accident, unreasonable use, improper service, failure to follow instructions provided, modification from its original state or other causes determined not arising out of defects in material.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Should this product become defective due to material within the warranty period, contact KETTLER Parts & Service Dept. by phone at 866-804- 0440, fax at 757-563-9273 or e-mail at parts@kettlerusa.com.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF ANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITY ON THE PART OF THER MANUFACTURER. KETTLER NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH PRODUCTS.

Ordering Spare Parts

Ordering Spare Parts

KETTLER® International, Inc., 1355 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 USA Online: www.KETTLERusa.com

E-mail: info@kettlerusa.com

For parts/service ONLY: call 866-804-0440 or e-mail parts@kettlerusa.com

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NOTE: If not using training wheels skip this assembly

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General Maintenance

Repair and Service

WARNING:

Inspect the bicycle frequently. Failure to inspect the bicycle and to make repairs or adjustments, as necessary, can result in injury to the rider or to others. Make sure all parts are correctly assembled and adjusted as written in this manual and any “ Special Instructions”.

Immediately replace any damaged, missing or badly worn parts, components or hardware.

Make sure all fasteners are correctly tightened as written in this manual and any “Special Instructions”. Parts that are not tight enough can be lost or operate poorly. Over tightened parts can be damaged. Make sure any replacement fasteners are the correct size and type.

If your frame is aluminum, inspect the bicycle frame carefully and frequently. Aluminum frames can develop very small cracks due to stress, severe shocks, etc. If you see any small cracks, stop riding the bicycle. Have the frame inspected by a qualified professional at a bicycle service shop before riding the bicycle again.

Even though your frame may be aluminum, we recommend that you do not leave your bicycle outdoors for a long period of time. The elements will eventually corrode all non-aluminum components and hardware.

Note: Have a bicycle service shop make any repairs or adjustments for which you do not have the correct tools or if the instructions in this manual or any “Special Instructions” are not sufficient for you.

Inspection of the Bearings

Frequently check the bearings of the bicycle. Have a bicycle service shop lubricate the bearings once a year or any time they do not pass the following tests:

Head Tube Bearings

The fork should turn freely and smoothly at all times. With the front wheel off the ground, you should not be able to move the fork up, down or side-to-side in the head tube.

Crank Bearings

The crank should turn freely and smoothly at all times and the front sprockets should not be loose on the crank. You should not be able to move the pedal and of the crank from side-to- side.

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General Maintenance cont’d

Inspection of the Bearings cont’d

Wheel Bearings

Lift each end of the bicycle off of the ground and slowly spin the raised wheel by hand. The bearings are correctly adjusted if:

The wheel spins freely and easily.

The weight of the spoke reflector, when you put it toward the front or rear of the bicycle, causes the wheel to spin back and forth several times.

There is no side-to-side movement at the wheel rim when you push it to the side with light force.

Lubrication

WARNING: Do not over lubricate. If oil gets on the wheel rims or the brake shoes, it will reduce brake performance and a longer distance to stop the bicycle will be

necessary. Injury to the rider or to others can occur.

The chain can throw excess oil onto the wheel rim. Wipe excess oil off the chain otherwise injury to the rider or to others can occur.

Keep all oil off the surfaces of the pedals where your feet rest otherwise injury to the rider or to others can occur.

Using soap and hot water, wash all oil off the wheel rims, brake shoes, pedals and the tires. Rinse with clean water and dry completely before you ride the bicycle.

Using a light machine oil (20W) and the following guidelines, lubricate the bicycle:

What

When

How

 

 

 

Brake Levers

Every 6 months

Put one drop of oil on the pivot point of each brake

 

 

lever.

Caliper Brakes

Every 6 months

Put one drop of oil on the pivot point of each caliper

 

 

brake.

Brake Cables

Every 6 months

Put four drops of oil into both ends of each cable.

 

 

Allow the oil to soak back along the cable wire.

 

 

 

Pedals

Every 6 months

Put four drops of oil where each pedal axle goes into

 

 

the pedal.

Chain

Every 6 months

Put one drop of oil on each roller of the chain. Wipe

 

 

all excess oil off of the chain.

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Bicycle Maintenance Schedule

Before every ride:

•Check tire air pressure.

•Check brakes and cables.

•Be sure your crank set is tight.

•Be sure quick release hubs are tight, but not too tight.

After every ride:

•Inspect tires for glass, gravel shards, and cuts on tread and sidewall.

•Check wheels for true.

•Clean the bike's mechanical parts as necessary.

Once a week or every 200 miles:

•Lubricate chain (with dry lube; or every other week or 400 miles with wet chain lube).

Once a month:

Completely clean the bike, including the drivetrain if necessary.

Inspect chain and freewheel. Measure the chain for wear, check for tight links and replace the chain if necessary.

Inspect and lubricate brake levers, derailleurs and all cables.

Inspect pedals and lubricate SPD style cleats.

Inspect and check for looseness in the:

stem binder bolt

handlebar binder bolt

seatpost binder bolt (or quick release)

seat fixing bolt

crank bolts

chainring bolts

derailleur mounting bolts

bottle cage bolts

rack mounting bolts (use thread lock on these)

brake and derailleur cable anchors

brake and shifter lever mounting bolts

brake mounting bolts (do not alter brake centering)

Inspect tires for wear; rotate or replace if needed.

Every three months:

Wax bike. A clean, shiny bike always seems to go faster and farther.

Inspect frame and fork for paint cracks or bulges that may indicate frame or part damage; pay particular attention to all frame joints.

Visually inspect for bent components: seat rails, seat post, stem. handlebars, chainrings, crankarms, brake calipers and brake levers.

Every six months:

Inspect and readjust bearings in headset, hubs, pedals and bottom bracket (if possible; some sealed cartridge bearings cannot be adjusted, only replaced)

Annually:

Disassemble and overhaul; replace all bearings (if possible); and remove and if necessary replace all brake and shift cables. This should be performed at 6000 miles if you ride more than that per year. Commuters who often ride in the rain or mountain bikers who get dirty should overhaul their bicycles more often.

Before any important journey it's a good idea to have a professional double check all adjustments so no problem spoils your great ride.

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KETTLER® Parts Order Form

KETTLER International, Inc.

Phone - 866.804.0440

Parts & Service Dept.

Fax - 757.563.9273

1355 London Bridge Rd.

Email - parts@kettlerusa.com

Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Web Site - www.KETTLERusa.com

 

 

 

Unit that parts are being requested for:

Model #

 

 

(Required )*

Model Name

 

 

 

Serial #

 

 

 

Qty

 

 

Parts Description

 

 

Item # (Optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spare parts do not include mounting hardware. Please specify "with hardware" if needed.

Is this a warranty parts order?

 

 

 

Place of

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Date of purchase:

 

 

Purchase:

 

(Proof of purchase may be required)

 

 

 

 

Reason for order:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method of payment:

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

Check:

 

CC:

 

 

We accept Visa, MC, and/or prepaid check/money order only. Part orders are subject to a S&H fee.

Card type:

 

Card No.:

 

 

Exp:

 

 

 

 

 

(Required

 

 

 

Last 3 digits from security code on back of CC:

)

 

 

Ship to:

Name:

 

 

 

 

Attn:

 

 

 

P.O./Reference #:

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State/

City:

 

 

 

 

Prov:

 

Zip/Postal Code:

 

Country:

 

Home Phone Number:

 

 

Fax:

Email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billing Address for CC: (If different from above address)

Address:

Zip/Postal Code:

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Notes

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KETTLER® International, Inc.

1355 London bridge Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453 USA

Parts/Service 866-804-0440

parts@KETTLERusa.com

www.KETTLERusa.com

Please visit our website for further assembly instructions

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