Royce Union Cruiser bicycles Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
for Cruiser Bicycles
This manual contains important safety,
assembly, operation and maintenance
information.
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manual before operation.
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Basic Cruiser Owner’s Manual Royce Union v082712
Copyright Huffy Corporation 2012
Owner’s Manual Index
Your Bike
• Owner’s Bicycle Identification Record ................................3
• Fitting the Rider to the Bicycle ............................................3
• Warning and Safety Information .........................................4
• Rules of the Road ...............................................................4
• The Owner’s Responsibility ................................................5
Assembly
• Parts Assembly View ..........................................................6
• Parts Assembly List.............................................................7
• Introduction .........................................................................8
• Tools Needed ......................................................................8
• Front Fender Installation .....................................................9
• Assemble the Front Wheel to the Fork ..............................10
• Rear Fender Assembly ......................................................11
• Handlebar and Stem Installation ........................................12
• Testing Stem and Handlebar Tightness .............................13
• Seat Installation .................................................................14
• Testing Seat Clamp and Post Clamp Tightness .................15
• Front Reflector Bracket Installation ....................................16
• Rear Reflector Bracket Installation ....................................16
• Pedal Installation................................................................17
Maintenance and Service
• Brake System.....................................................................18
• Chain Adjustment ...............................................................18
• Tires ...................................................................................19
• Repair and Service ............................................................20
• Lubrication .........................................................................20
• Lubrication Table ................................................................20
• Inspection of the Bearings .................................................21
• Reflectors ...........................................................................21
Royce Union Warranty
• Royce Union Limited Warranty ..........................................22
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Owner’s Bicycle Identification Record
NOTE: This information is only available on the bicycle itself. It is not available
from Royce Union.
Each Royce Union bicycle has a Serial Number stamped into the frame.
The Serial Number (1) can be found
on the bottom of the crank housing
as shown.
xxx
xx
x
1
xx
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.
Model / Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Model Name:
Fitting the Rider to the Bicycle
1
3
2
To determine the correct size of bicycle for the rider:
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3
Straddle the assembled bicycle with feet shoulder width apart and flat on
the ground.
There must be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of clearance (1) between the highest part of the top tube (2) and the crotch of the rider with tires properly
inflated.
The minimum leg-length for the rider is the highest part of the top tube plus
one inch (3).
Warning and Safety Information
Meanings of Warnings:
a
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 to others can occur.
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Do not add a motor to the product.
Do not tow or push the product.
Do not modify the product.
Replace worn or broken parts immediately.
If anything does not operate properly, discontinue use.
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 CPSC safety standards, as well
as local safety standards.
Ride on the correct side of the road, in a single file, and in a straight line.
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If possible, avoid riding at night, dusk, dawn and any other time of poor
visibility.
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If you must ride at night or at time of poor visibility:
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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.
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Do not let anything cover the reflectors.
Use extra caution in wet weather:
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Ride slowly on damp surfaces because the tires will slide more easily.
Avoid these hazards to prevent loss of control or damage to your
wheels:
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Be aware of drain grates, soft road edges, gravel or sand, pot holes or
ruts, wet leaves, or uneven paving.
•
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.
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.
NOTE: Periodically check that 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 has been 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.
NOTE:
If product is assembled, please proceed to pages 13 and 15: Testing
Stem, Handlebar and Seat Clamp tightness.
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6
4
5
8
2
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Parts Assembly View
7
6
3
10
17
12
32
21
30
1
13
27
20
31
34
33
24
25
26
19
15
28
18
14
10
9
29
22
23
16
11
6
5
7
7
Seat
Quick Release Lever & Nut
Rear Fender
Front Reflector
Rear Reflector
14
15
16
17
18
Washer (x3)
9
Handlebar Stem
Front Fender Mount Bolt
8
13
Fender Brace Bolt (x4)
7
Handlebar
Washer (x4)
6
12
Axle Nut (x4)
5
Nut (x2)
Wheel Retainer (x2)
4
Rear Fender Mount Bolt
Front Fender
3
11
Front Wheel Assembly
2
10
Frame
Description
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No.
Parts Assembly List
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
No.
Seat Post Hardware
Seat Post
Head Set Bearing
Chainguard
Chain
Rear Wheel Assembly
Kickstand
Sprocket
Crank Bearings
Crank
Grips (x2)
Tube (x2)
Tire (x2)
Fork
Right Pedal
Left Pedal
Description
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.
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.
WARNING: Keep small parts away from children during assembly.
NOTE: All of the directions (right, left, front, rear, etc.) in this manual are as
seen by the rider while seated on the bicycle.
All features, components and accessories are not included on all models.
Tools Needed
8
Small Adjustable Wrench
(Jaws must open at least 9/16 inch.)
Open-end Wrenches
Flat-blade Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Slip-Joint Pliers
Metric Allen Wrenches
Front Fender Installation
Use Screw Driver and Wrench:
1. Front fender attaching hardware
has been pre-assembled onto the
fork. Remove the Bolt (8) and
Washer (9) and Nut (10) from the
fork crown.
2. Remove lower mounting Bolts (7)
and Washers (6) from the dropout
before starting (fig 01).
8
9
10
6
7
fig 01
3. Place the Fender (3) in the fork
with the longer fork mounting tab
(A) on the rear side of the fork (fig
02).
4. Insert the Bolt (8) through the
Washer (9) and Fender tabs and
fork mounting hole.
5. Install Washer (9) and Nut (10)
onto Bolt (8) and tighten securely.
9
8
10
9
A
3
fig
fig01
02
6. Line up the lower Fender Braces
(B) with the Fork Mounting Tabs
(C) (fig 03).
7. Insert each lower mounting Bolt
(7) and Washer (6) into the Fork
Mounting Tabs (C) and tighten
securely.
7
C
B
6
9
fig 03
Assemble the Front Wheel to the Fork
1. If the Axle Nuts (5) are already attached to the front wheel axle, begin by
removing them with an open end wrench or adjustable wrench.
2. Set the wheel into the front fork (21) (fig 04).
3. Install wheel retainers (4) making sure the tabs are in the fork (D) tab
holes.
4. Attach the front wheel with the Axle Nuts (5).
5. Tighten Axle Nuts to 21 ft-lbs.
D
21
4
5
4
fig 04
Note: Ensure wheel spins freely without contacting fork or fender.
WARNING: Do not use Nuts (5)
without serrations to attach the front
wheel.
5
WARNING: Put the wheel in the center of the fork and tighten
both nuts to the recommended torque of 21 ft.-lbs.
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.
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Rear Fender Assembly
Note: Top Fender mount is loose (fig 06) to allow installation.
1. Line up the Rear Fender Braces (A) with the Frame Mounting Tabs (B) (fig
05).
2. Insert each lower mounting Bolt (7) and Washer (6) into the Frame Mounting Tabs (B) and tighten securely. Make sure fender is centered over tire.
B
A
B
6
7
fig 05
Tighten Top Fender Mount:
3. Tighten Bolt (11) and Nut (10) securely. Make sure fender is centered over
tire (fig 06).
11
10
fig 06
Note: Ensure wheel spins freely without contacting frame or fender.
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Handlebar and Stem Installation
WARNING: To prevent steering system damage and possible loss of
control, the “MIN-IN” (minimum insertion) mark (A) on the stem must be below
the top of the Locknut (B).
NOTE: Remove plastic Cap (E) from
the end of the Stem (13).
1. Insert the Stem into the fork (fig
07).
2. Point the Stem towards the front
of the bike.
3. Tighten the Stem Bolt (C) just
enough to hold it in position.
4. If necessary, loosen the Handlebar Clamp Nut (D) and rotate
Handlebar (12) into a comfortable
riding position (fig 08).
5. Tighten Handlebar Clamp Nut just
enough to hold it in position (fig
08).
6. Align the Stem with the front tire
and tighten the Stem Bolt securely
(fig 07).
WARNING: Do not over tighten
the stem bolt. Over tightening the stem
bolt can damage the steering system
and cause loss of control.
C
13
A
E
B
B
A
fig 07
7. If necessary, re-adjust Handlebar.
8. Tighten Clamp Nut.
12
D
fig 08
WARNING: If the handlebar clamp in not tight enough, the handlebar
can slip in the stem. This can cause damage to the handlebar or stem, and can
cause loss of control.
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Testing Stem and Handlebar Tightness
To test the tightness of the stem:
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Straddle the front wheel between your legs.
Try to turn the front wheel by turning the handlebar.
If the handlebar and stem turn without turning the front wheel, realign the
stem with the wheel and tighten the stem bolt(s) tighter than before (about
1/2 revolution only at a time).
Do this test again, until the handlebar and stem do not turn without turning
the front wheel.
To test the tightness of the handlebar clamp:
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Hold the bicycle stationary and try to move the ends of the handlebar up
and down.
WARNING: Do not exceed 100 lbs downward force.
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If the handlebar moves, loosen the bolt(s) of the handlebar clamp.
Put the handlebar in the correct position and tighten the bolt(s) of the
handlebar clamp tighter than before.
If the handlebar clamp has more than one bolt, tighten the bolts equally.
Do this test again, until the handlebar does not move in the handlebar
clamp.
Seat Installation
Attach Seat to Seat Post (fig 09):
(pre-assembled on some models)
• Loosen nuts on Seat Clamp (A)
and rotate Seat (14) into riding
position.
• Put the Seat Post (33) fully
through the Seat Clamp.
• Tighten the Seat Clamp so the
Seat stays on the seat post.
• If the Seat Clamp has a nut on
each side, tighten both nuts
equally.
14
A
33
fig 09
CAUTION: If you accidentally drop the seat post into the seat tube, it
may be difficult to remove it.
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Point the Seat forward and put the
Seat Post into the Seat Tube (B)
(figs 10, 11).
WARNING: To prevent the seat
coming loose and possible loss of
control, the “MIN-IN” (minimum insertion) mark (C) on the seat post must
be below the top of the Seat Tube.
C
14
B
33
C
B
fig 10
Tighten the quick release lever (fig 11):
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Move the Quick Release Lever (D)
to the “open” position so the word
“open” is pointing away from the
Seat Post Clamp (E).
33
F
B
E
NOTE: The words “open” and “close”
are on opposite sides of the quick
release lever.
D
fig 11
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CAUTION: Operate the Quick Release Lever by hand only. Do not use a
hammer or any other tool to tighten the quick release lever.
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.
WARNING: If the clamping force of the Quick Release Lever is too light,
the seat post can loosen while riding. This can cause injury to the rider or to
others.
Tighten the quick release lever (continued):
•
Open and close the Quick Release Lever with one hand while you turn the
Adjusting Nut (F) with the other hand (fig 11).
•
Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut by hand, so that you first feel resistance
to the quick release lever when it perpendicular to the bicycle frame.
•
Push the Quick Release Lever to the “close” position (fig 11).
•
When in the “close” position, make sure the Quick Release Lever lays
against the Seat Post Clamp (E).
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The tightening torque of the Quick Release Lever should be tight enough
so that the seat does not move during normal operation.
Testing Seat Clamp and Post Clamp Tightness
To test the tightness of the seat clamp and the post clamp:
WARNING: Every time the quick release mechanism is loosened, make
sure the red reflector is correctly positioned.
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Try to turn the seat side-to-side and to move the front of the seat up and
down.
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If the seat moves in the Seat Clamp (A) (fig 09):
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Loosen the Seat Clamp.
•
Put the seat in the correct position and tighten the Seat Clamp tighter
than before.
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Do this test again, until the seat does not move in the Seat Clamp.
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If the Seat Post (33) moves in the Seat Tube (B):
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Move the Quick Release Lever to the “open” position.
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Put the seat in the correct position and tighten the Quick Release Lever
tighter than before.
•
If necessary, loosen Quick Release Lever , tighten Adjusting Nut and
re-tighten Quick Release Lever .
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Do this test again, until the seat post does not move in the seat tube.
Front Reflector Bracket Installation
1. Position Reflector (17) so it points
straight forward (fig 12).
2. Tighten Clamp Screw.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten. This will
damage the Clamp.
17
fig 12
Rear Reflector Bracket Installation
1. Position Reflector (18) to it points
straight backwards (fig 13).
2. Tighten Clamp Screw.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten. This will
damage the Clamp.
18
16
fig 13
Pedal Installation
CAUTION: There is a right pedal marked “R” and a left pedal marked “L”.
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The pedal marked “R” has right-hand threads. Tighten it in a clockwise
direction.
The pedal marked “L” has left-hand threads. Tighten it in a counterclockwise direction (anti-clockwise).
Turn the right pedal marked “R” into the right side of the crank arm, and the
left pedal marked “L” into the left side of the crank arm.
Tighten the pedals (fig 14):
• Make sure the threads of each pedal are fully into the crank arm.
• The recommended torque (tightness) for each pedal is 30 ft.-lbs.
L
R
fig 14
Note: A Pedal Wrench is preffered for attaching Pedals. An open-end
wrench can also be used as shown.
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Brake System
These models are equipped with a
rear ‘coaster’ brake that is operated by
rotating the crank backwards (fig 15).
fig 15
Chain Adjustment
30
B
A
fig 16
Adjustment (fig 16):
The chain must be at the correct tightness. If too tight, the bicycle will be difficult to pedal. If too loose, the chain can come off the sprockets.
When the chain (30) is at the correct tightness, you can rotate the crank freely
and you can pull it no more than one-half inch (A) away from a straightedge (B)
as shown.
Adjust the tightness of the chain as follows:
•
Loosen the axle nuts of the rear wheel.
•
Move the rear wheel forward or backward as necessary.
NOTE: Make sure the rear wheel is in the center of the bicycle frame.
•
Hold the wheel in this position and tighten the axle nuts to 21 ft.-lbs.
WARNING: Do not attempt chain repairs. If there is a problem with the
chain, have a bicycle service shop make any repairs.
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Tires
Maintenance:
• Frequently check the tire inflation pressure because all tires lose air slowly
over time. For extended storage, keep the weight of the bicycle off the tires.
• Do not use unregulated air hoses to inflate the inner tubes. An unregulated
hose can suddenly over inflate bicycle tires and cause them to burst.
• Replace worn tires.
WARNING: Do not ride or sit on the bicycle if a tire is under inflated. This
can damage the tire and inner tube.
Inflating the Tires:
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Use a hand or a foot pump to inflate the tires.
Service station meter-regulated air hoses are also acceptable.
The maximum inflation pressure is shown on the tire sidewall.
If two inflation pressures are on the tire sidewall, use the higher pressure
for on-road riding and the lower pressure for off-road riding.
The lower pressure will provide better tire traction and a more comfortable
ride.
Before adding air to any tire, make sure the edge of the tire (the bead) is the
same distance from the rim, all around the rim, on both sides of the tire. If the
tire does not appear to be seated correctly, release air from the inner tube until
you can push the bead of the tire into the rim where necessary. Add air slowly
and stop frequently to check the tire seating and the pressure, until you reach
the correct inflation pressure. See fig 17.
fig 17
Tire Bead Seated Correctly
Tire Bead NOT Seated Correctly
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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”.
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•
Immediately replace any damaged, missing, or badly worn parts.
•
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.
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.
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.
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•
The chain can throw excess oil onto the wheel rim. Wipe excess oil off the
chain.
•
Keep all oil off the surfaces of the pedals where your feet rest.
•
Using soap and hot water, wash all oil off the wheel rims, the brake shoes,
the pedals, and the tires.
•
Rinse with clean water and dry completely before you ride the bicycle.
•
Using a light machine oil (20W), lubricate the bicycle according to the following table:
Lubrication Table
What
When
How
Pedals
every six months
Put four drops of oil where the axles
go into the pedals.
Chain
every six months
Put one drop of oil on each roller of the
chain. Wipe all excess oil off the chain.
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Inspection of the Bearings
Maintenance
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
end of the crank from side-to-side.
Wheel Bearings
Lift each end of the bicycle off 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.
Reflectors
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.
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Royce Union Limited Warranty
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Part or model specifications are subject to change without notice.
This Limited Warranty is the only warranty for your Royce Union product.
There are no other expressed or implied warranties.
This Limited Warranty extends only to the original consumer and is not
transferable to anyone else.
Warranty registration is not required.
The only uses for this product are described in this manual.
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:
• Bicycle is completely and correctly assembled.
• Bicycle is used under normal conditions for its intended purpose (see the
following section for excluded activities).
• Bicycle receives all necessary maintenance and adjustments.
• Bicycle is used for general transportation and recreational use only.
What is not covered by this Limited Warranty?
• 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 and warnings in this Owner’s
Manual
Royce Union 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.
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For how long does this Limited Warranty last?
• The frame is warranted for life except aluminum frames which are warranted for ten (10) years, from the date of purchase.
• The fork is warranted for life except for shock forks which are warranted
one (1) year from date of purchase.
• All other components are warranted for six (6) months from the date of
purchase.
What will Royce Union do?
Royce Union will replace, without charge to you, the component found to be
defective by Royce Union. The original owner must pay all labor and transportation charges connected with the repair or warranty work.
How do you get service?
Contact Consumer Service.
What rights do you have?
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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WARNING:
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET WHEN RIDING THIS PRODUCT!
AVERTISSEMENT:
TOUJOURS PORTER UN CASQUE EN UTILISANT CE PRODUIT
Consumer Service Contact Information
Información de Contacto de Servicio de Contacto
Renseignements de Contact de Service de Consommateur
USA / CANADA / MEXICO
TEL: 1 800 872 2453
service@huffy.com
Check www.RoyceUnionbikes.com for the current contact information
www.RoyceUnionbikes.com para comprobar la información de contacto actual
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