IV. Using Your Trainer: V. Bicycle Removal: 1. Tighten the tension adjusting bolt (H) by turning it clockwise until the resistance unit roller makes firm contact with the rear tire. The roller needs to provide only enough pressure to prevent the rear tire from slipping while in use. Overtightening the bolt may cause premature tire wear. If the rear tire slips during use, tighten the adjusting bolt by additional 1/4 turns as necessary to reduce slippage. 2. The fluid resistance unit provides smooth, naturally progressive resistance that varies based on wheel speed. Use your bicycle’s gearing to vary the level of resistance. Mid-range gearing simulates level road conditions, lower gearing is useful for warm-ups or high cadence training, and high gearing approximates hillclimbing conditions. 1. Loosen the tension adjusting bolt (H) so that the resistance unit is as close to the floor as possible. 2. Loosen the locking ring (J) by sliding it all the way to the right until it contacts the handle. See Figure 2. 3. While supporting the bicycle, loosen the right side axle support cup by spinning the handle counterclockwise, until the rear wheel axle is free of the support cups. 4. Note: The QR skewer provided with the trainer can be used when riding the bicycle off the trainer as well. If you choose to reinstall your bicycle’s original skewer, refer to your bicycle owner’s manual for instructions on properly adjusting the skewer. Before riding, ensure the quick release skewer is tight. Tip: To make your indoor workout as quiet as possible, set the trainer on a small section of carpet, and use a rear tire with a smooth tread pattern. VI. Travel and Storage: Grasp the trainer frame by the handle and lift. Fold the legs together and the trainer is ready for transport or storage. Be careful to avoid pinching your fingers when you fold the legs. Fluid Trainer Congratulations on your purchase of the Nashbar Fluid Trainer. This trainer was designed to provide maximum stability and ease of use in a convenient, portable folding trainer. NOTE: This trainer is intended for single-rider bicycles only. This trainer offers many notable features which make it a good choice for your training needs: This product is protected by US Patent 5,792,030 For technical support, call 1-800-888-2710, M-F 9am-6pm EST Bike Nashbar, 6103 Rt. 446, Canfield,OH. 44406 Made in China www.nashbar.com NB-FT5 / NB-FT5H, V.1 – April 2005 • • • • Extremely stable and rigid design. Easy setup and bicycle installation. Quickly folds flat for storage and easy portability. Fluid resistance unit provides quiet, progressive resistance. Safety ! Precautions CAUTION ▲ • • • • • • H Read and follow all instructions. Before each workout, ensure bicycle is securely attached to trainer. During use, resistance unit may become hot enough to cause burns. Do not touch resistance unit during use or for some time after use, until the unit has had sufficient time to cool. Keep children and pets away from trainer during use. Before beginning any exercise program, consult your physician. This trainer is intended for single rider bicycles only. III. Bicycle Installation: E ! WARNING ▲ C Read and follow all instructions concerning installation of bicycle on trainer. Failure to securely attach bicycle to trainer may allow bicycle to fall, resulting in injury to the rider or bystanders. F G Fig. 1 G I. Parts Included: NO. DESCRIPTION QTY NO. DESCRIPTION QTY A Trainer Frame 1 G Pivot Bolt, Washer, Nut 1 each 1 B Handle 1 H Tension Adjusting Bolt I Axle Support Cups 2 C M5 Bolts and Washers 2 each Locking Ring 1 D Plastic Feet 4 J E Fluid Resistance Unit 1 K Quick Release Skewer (not shown) 1 F Mounting Plate 1 I J B I Fig. 2 B E I I A H B D II. Assembly: 1. Remove the trainer from the box and identify all parts. If you believe parts are missing, please contact our technical service department for assistance at 1-800-888-2710. 1. Set the trainer on a flat, stable surface. 2. NOTE: Replace the bicycle’s rear wheel quick release (QR) skewer with the one provided with the trainer. See bicycle owner’s manual for instructions on how to properly adjust the QR skewer. Make sure the QR skewer is tight and not damaged or bent. 3. Loosen the locking ring (J) by sliding it all the way to the right until it contacts the handle. See Figure 2. 4. Spin the handle (B) counterclockwise to fully loosen the right side axle support cup. 5. Loosen the tension adjusting bolt (H) by turning it counterclockwise so that the resistance unit is as close to the floor as possible (to allow clearance for the rear wheel). 6. Lift the bicycle into position, so that the rear QR skewer is aligned with the right and left axle support cups (I). See Figure 3. 7. Fit the QR skewer lever on the left side of the wheel into the left axle support cup. Rotate the support cup as necessary, until the notch in the cup is aligned with the QR skewer lever. 8. Tighten the right side axle support cup against the QR skewer nut on the right side of the wheel by spinning the handle clockwise until it contacts the QR skewer nut. Once contact is made, tighten the handle an additional 1/4 to 3/4 rotation or so. 9. Tighten the locking ring by sliding it all the way to the left (toward the bike). See Figure 2. 10. Check that the bicycle is securely installed in the trainer by pushing or pulling on the bicycle’s top tube or seat. 11. If the bicycle is not secure, check to see that the quick release skewer lever and nut are properly positioned in the axle support cups, and that the right side axle support cup is securley tightened. ! WARNING ▲ Fig. 3 Failure to securely attach bicycle to trainer could result in serious injury.