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MONTAGUE Paratrooper Owner`s manual
MONTAGUE
®
Bicycle Owner’s Manual
IMPORTANT: KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Even if you have ridden a bike for years, it is important for you and every
rider to read this manual before riding this bicycle.
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HELMETS
SAVE
LIVES!
Correct Fitting - Make sure
your helmet covers your
forehead.
Incorrect Fitting - Forehead
is exposed and vulnerable to
serious injury.
Always wear a properly fitted
helmet that complies with CPSC or
CE safety standards when you ride
your bicycle.
WARNING
As with all mechanical components, the bicycle is subjected to wear and high
stresses. Different materials and components may react to wear or fatigue in
different ways. If the design life of a component has been exceeded, it may
suddenly fail possibly causing injuries to the rider. Any form of crack, scratches or
change of colouring in highly stressed areas indicate that the life of the component
has been reached and it should be replaced. Do not ride in an abusive manner.
CAUTION
In this manual, the CAUTION sign
shows a hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could cause minor or
moderate injury.
WARNING
In this manual, the WARNING sign
shows a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could cause death or bad
injury.
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WARNING
Great care should be taken when
locking the quick release levers on the
bicycle. If you do not fully understand
how to operate the quick release
levers, ask a bicycle dealer for
assistance, or call Montague’s
Customer Support Team at
+1 617-491-7200.
DO NOT RIDE YOUR BICYCLE
WITHOUT ALL QUICK RELEASES
SECURELY LOCKED.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings
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Table of Contents
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Section One
Introduction
Record Your Serial Number
Register Your Bicycle
Owner’s Responsibility
Bicycle Type and Use Conditions
Parts of your Bicycle
Before your First Ride
Make Sure your Bicycle is
the Correct Size
Know How your Bicycle Operates
Check your Brakes, Steering,
and Quick Releases
Before Every Ride
Before Each Ride Checklist
Examine the Frame and Fork
Examine the Wheels
Examine Tire Inflation
Examine the Brakes
Examine the Steering
Saddle and Seatpost
Lights and Reflectors
Suspension
Quick Release
General
Riding Safely
Caution Riding in Wet Weather
Riding Instructions
Using your Brakes
Changing Gears Correctly
Descending
Obstacles and Impacts
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Section Two
Assembling your
Montague Bicycle
Packing List
Assembly
Installing the Seatpost
Installing the Pedals
Unfolding your
Montague Bicycle
To Unfold your Bike
Adjusting the Frame
Quick Release
Attaching the Front Wheel
Adjusting your Front Wheel
Quick Release
Securing the Front Brake
Folding your
Montague Bicycle
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Section Three
Proper Maintenance
and Adjustment
Handlebars
Stems
Seat (Saddle) Adjustments
Pedals
Single Speed Chain Adjustment
Control Cables
Rear Derailleur Adjustment
Front Derailleur Adjustment
Brakes
Wheels
Fitted Accessories
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Maintenance Schedule
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Warranty
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Registration Card
Insert
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IMPORTANT: KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
INTRODUCTION
This manual is designed to give you
the information you need for the safe
operation and maintenance of your new
bicycle. Please read it thoroughly before
riding your bicycle.
WARNING
Make sure to read this complete manual
before riding your bike. Failure to do
so, or failure to follow its guidelines
could lead to serious injury or death.
Section One of this manual involves
safety and bicycle care. Understanding
and following this information will help
you and your Montague bicycle avoid
injury or damage.
Section Two of this manual covers
specific operating instructions for your
Montague bicycle. Even if you’re an
experienced rider, you should review this
section before your first ride.
Section Three of this manual gives
basic instructions for making small
adjustments to your bicycle and
performing maintenance on a schedule.
Record Your Serial Number
Model Name:
Color:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
Place of Purchase:
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Your bicycle’s serial number is stamped
on the underside of the bottom bracket
shell (Fig. 1). Record the serial number
in this manual below in the event that
your bicycle is lost or stolen. You may
also want to register your serial number
with your local police department.
Register Your Bicycle
Bicycle
registration is
the only record
we have of who
owns this bicycle.
Registration, and
Serial Number Location
proof of purchase
Fig. 1: The serial number
are necessary to is located on the underside
make a warranty of your bike on the bottom
bracket.
claim. There
are two easy
procedures to complete the registration
(mail or email):
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Fill in the registration form in the
back of this manual and mail it to us.
•
Go to www.montaguebikes.com/
register and submit the registration
form to us via the internet.
The frequently updated website also
INTRODUCTION CONTINUED
gives you a link to new instructions. If
you make a decision not to complete
the registration, make sure you visit the
website frequently.
Since the components on your
Montague are industry standard, repairs
or replacements can be performed at
virtually any retail bicycle dealer.
If you have any questions about your
Montague after reading this manual, or
encounter any problems when folding
or unfolding your bike, please visit the
support section of our website at
www.montaguebikes.com/support or call
Montague’s Customer Support Team
at +1 617-491-7200. A knowledgeable
representative will be happy to answer
any questions and help you to fully enjoy
your new Montague.
Owner’s Responsibility
Before riding your Montague, carefully
WARNING
Make sure to read this complete manual
before riding your bike. Failure to do
so, or failure to follow its guidelines
could lead to serious injury or death.
follow all assembly instructions.
Ensure your bike is the correct size for
your comfort and safety. When standing
over the frame (straddle frame) you
should have a minimum of 1.0” clearance
between the boom tube and your body
(Fig. 3).
Note: Montague does not make
bicycles intended for children. Please
make sure all riders are adults.
Bicycle riding can be a hazardous
activity even under the best of
circumstances. Proper maintenance of
your bicycle is your responsibility as it
helps reduce the risk of injury.
All quick releases must be securely
fastened before riding any Montague
bicycle. The quick releases are pictured
on page 7 in Fig. 2. They are: the front
wheel quick release (#25), the seat
post quick release (#8), the frame quick
release (#9), the rear wheel quick release
(#32, not on all models), and the Octagon
stem quick release (Fig. 26). Caliper
brakes also have a small brake release
(Fig. 19) For instructions on operating
the quick release levers read Assembling
Your Montague Bicycle and Unfolding
Your Montague Bicycle on pages 19-27.
Double check to ensure all bolts and
screws are tightened to the correct
torque specifications.
Make sure that anyone to whom you
loan your Montague understands how to
work the quick release levers and how
to fold and unfold your Montague bike
properly.
The owner is responsible for required
normal maintenance services, such
as those listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule” section of this booklet (page
39) in order to keep the bicycle in good
operating condition.
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INTRODUCTION CONTINUED
Damage or injury resulting from
negligence, improper operation, improper
or unauthorized repair or maintenance,
environmental influences, or improper
use are not warranted by Montague
Corporation. Montague Corporation
excludes incidental and consequential
damages.
Bicycle Type and Use
Conditions
There are many types of bicycles. Each
bicycle type is made for a specified use
or use condition. If your use of a bicycle
applies more stress than it’s condition
limit specifies, this could cause a failure
of the bicycle (or a part of the bicycle).
This section shows the use condition for
different types of bicycles. If you are not
sure of what condition(s) apply to your
bike, consult your Montague dealer or
call Montague for more information.
Condition 1
These bicycles are made to ride on a
paved surface where the tires are always
on the ground.
Condition 1 bicycles typically feature
flat or drop style handlebars and 700c
wheels and smooth tires. These bicycles
may have accessories such as a rack,
fenders, or kickstand attached.
Condition 2
Condition 2 bicycles are made to cover
all the riding conditions expressed by
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condition 1 with the addition of gravel
roads and groomed off-pavement trails.
Condition 2 bicycles typically feature
flat handlebars and 700c or 26” wheels.
These bicycles have “semi slick” tires
with light knobs on them and direct pull
brakes.
Condition 3
Condition 3 bicycles are made to cover
all the riding conditions expressed by
conditions 1 and 2 with the addition of
rough trails, small obstacles, smooth
technical areas, and areas where tires
are momentarily not on the ground;
NOT FOR JUMPS. These bicycles are
typically referred to as Mountain Bicycles
or Cross Country Mountain Bicycles.
Condition 3 bicycles typically feature
flat handlebars and 26” wheels. These
bicycles have wider tires with large
knobs on them and direct pull or disc
brakes.
WARNING
If your use of a bicycle applies more
stress than the specified use condition
of the bicycle, the bicycle or its parts
can be broken or have damage.
A bicycle that is damaged could
decrease your control and cause you
to fall. Do not ride in use conditions
that apply more stress than the limits
of the bicycle. If you are not sure of
the limits of the bicycle, consult your
dealer.
1. shift levers
2. handlebar
3. brake lever
Fig 2.
4. stem
5. saddle
6. head set
7. seat post
8. seat post quick release
9. frame quick release
10. reflectors (front & rear)
11. boom tube (also comes with 2 tubes)
12. spoke reflectors (front & rear)
13. tire (front & rear)
14. water bottle mounts
15. seat tube
16. rear V-brake or
caliper brake (select models)
17. front V-brake or
caliper brake (select models)
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18. rear disc brake
(select models)
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19. front disc brake
(select models)
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20. down tube
21. crank arm
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22. seat stay
23. cassette
24. front derailleur
25. CLIX® front wheel quick release
26. quick release drop box
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27. chainstay
28. chain wheel
29. rear derailleur
30. pedal
31. rim (front & rear)
32. rear wheel quick release or nut
33. wheel spokes
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8
22
10
31
27
16
5
13
7
9
28
21
24
14
20
11
30
26
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31
4
13
12
33
19
2
1
3
17
10
25
Parts of your bicycle and location of quick releases
PARTS OF YOUR BICYCLE
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BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE
WARNING
A bicycle that does not work properly
can cause you to lose control and fall.
Inspect the entire bicycle thoroughly
before every ride, and do not ride it
until any problem has been corrected.
Make Sure your Bicycle is the
Correct Size
You should
ask your dealer
or Montague to
help you find
a bicycle that
has the correct
dimensions
for your body.
1”
There should
be at least 1”
of clearance
Fig. 3: Bicycle stand over
between the
boom tube and
you when you stand over the bicycle
(Fig. 3). You can adjust the saddle (page
32) and handlebar (not on all models)
(page 29) to offer the best comfort and
performance.
Before you make these adjustments,
refer to Proper Maintenance and
Adjustments section on page 29.
Montague bicycles are designed for
a maximum total weight of rider plus
luggage of 250lbs or a maximum total
weight of rider plus luggage plus bicycle
of 280lbs.
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Know How your Bicycle
Operates
The elements of your bicycle, if not
used correctly, can decrease your
control of the bicycle. Before you ride
fast or outside a controlled environment,
learn the operation and performance
of all the mechanisms of your bicycle.
Practice using the various features of
your bicycle at slower speeds in a flat,
open area before taking the bike on
public roads. If your bicycle does not
operate as necessary, or if different parts
are necessary for the safe operation of
your bicycle, speak to your dealer or call
Montague Corporation +1 617-491-7200.
Check your Brakes, Steering,
and Quick Releases
Press each hand lever to ensure the
brakes are moving freely and stop the
bike. Braking performance changes with
riding conditions. Practice braking at low
speeds before taking your bike out into
high traffic areas or trails. If your brakes
are not working properly, DO NOT ride
your bicycle. Take the bike to your local
dealer for service.
Check that all quick releases (front
wheel, frame, seatpost, and on some
models rear wheel, caliper brake and
Octagon) are fastened. Nothing should
rattle or be loose.
Review “Riding Safely” on page 13 and
“Riding Instructions” on page 16 before
attempting to ride your Montague bicycle.
Check the steering as shown in Fig. 5.
BEFORE EVERY RIDE
WARNING
This is not a comprehensive maintenance program. Montague recommends that
you have your bicycle tuned and safely checked by a bicycle technician on a regular
basis but no less than annually. If you notice any irregularities in your bike and/or
its performance take it to a bicycle dealer before attempting to ride. Overuse of any
brake system may cause loss of control resulting in personal injury.
Ensure that your bicycle is in proper
working condition each and every time
your ride. If a part of the bicycle does not
function correctly, consult this manual
and bring the bicycle to your local dealer
for repair.
WARNING
A bicycle that does not work properly
can cause you to lose control and fall.
Do not ride a bicycle with a part that
is damaged; replace the part before
riding.
Before Each Ride Checklist
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Frame and Fork
Wheels
Tire Inflation
Brakes
Handlebar and Stem
Saddle and Seatpost
Lights & Reflectors
Suspension
Quick Releases
General
Examine the Frame and Fork
Before and after each ride, examine
your bicycle for signs of fatigue and
stress. Such signs may manifest
themselves in the form of:
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Dents
Cracks
Scratches
Deformation
Discoloration
Unusual Noises
If your bicycle receives a high force
load or impact, fully examine all the
parts of your bicycle. High force loads
include crashes and strong impacts
that do not cause you to crash. If you
are unsure whether or not you should
replace a part, speak to your local
dealer.
Examine the Wheels
Check the attachment of both wheels.
With the quick release lever in the
“close” position, pick the front wheel off
the ground and apply force to the wheel
in a downward motion (Fig.16). The
wheel should remain securely in place.
Grab your wheel and try to move it from
side to side. Check the rims for cracks,
discoloration, and trueness. If there is
any movement or irregularities in the
wheel do not ride your bike. Take it to
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BEFORE EVERY RIDE CONTINUED
your local dealer for service.
Examine the Brakes
When the quick release lever is
properly adjusted and in the closed
position you should not be able to rotate
the lever in a circular motion (parallel
to the wheel.) This is different from the
“flipping” motion, used to open and close
the quick release lever (fig 34). Repeat
the same steps to check the rear wheel.
Follow the inspection instructions for the
type of brake equipped on your bicycle:
Note that different systems attach
bicycle wheels to the frame: threaded
axle nuts, and multiple styles of a lever
actuated quick-release system.
Make sure the wheels are straight. Turn
each wheel and look at the rim when
it goes through the brake pads or the
frame. If the rim wobbles up and down or
from side to side, repair the wheel.
• Hand-rim brake: a cable connects
a hand lever to the brake. The lever
causes the brake-pads to apply
pressure to the rim. Pull the brake-lever
to make sure the brake moves freely
and stops the bicycle. If the brake-lever
can be pulled to the handlebar, the
brake is too loose. When the brakes are
not applied, the brake-pads should be 1
to 2mm from the rim. If the brake-pads
are too near to the rim, the brake is too
tight. The brake pads should be in line
with the rim surface (Fig. 4)
Pad Rim
C
A
Examine Tire Inflation
Inflate the tires to the air pressure
recommended on the sidewall of the
tire. Improper tire pressure will cause
excessive wear, causing premature
replacement. Pressurized, unregulated
pumps should not be used for this task.
The tire should be properly seated in
the rim and the fitting of the tire bead and
rim bead should be checked. If the tube
is pinched between the tire and the rim,
it can explode when inflated. Ensure that
the tire is not cracked or unevenly worn.
Check for bulges. Check that the valve is
straight in the rim. Irregular tires should
be replaced immediately.
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B
D
Fig. 4: Pad alignment. A: Brake pad lined up with
rim surface. B: Brake pad and rim should be parallel. C: Rim direction. D: Toe-in of .5-1.0mm.
• Disc brake: a cable or hydraulic hose
connects a hand lever to the brake.
The lever causes the brake to apply
pressure to a disc attached to the
wheel hub.
CAUTION
Disc brakes and discs get very hot
during use and could burn skin. Also,
the disc edges can be sharp and could
cut skin. Do not touch the disc or disc
brake when it turns or when hot.
BEFORE EVERY RIDE CONTINUED
Pull the
brakelever to
make sure
the brake
moves freely
and stops
the bicycle.
If the brakelever can be
pulled to the
handlebar,
the brake is
too loose.
Fig. 5: Try to turn the handleWhen the
bars while holding the front
brakes are
wheel between your knees.
not applied,
the brakepads should be .25-.75mm away from
the disc. If the pads are too near to the
disc, the brake is not in line or it is too
tight and the brake should be adjusted.
Examine the Steering
WARNING
An improperly attached handlebar
or stem can cause you to lose control
of the bike leading to serious injury
or death. Never ride a bike with an
improperly adjusted handlebar or stem
Make sure the stem is in line with the
front wheel and correctly attached to
the fork and handlebar. To examine the
connection to the fork, try to turn the
handlebar from side to side while you
hold the front wheel between your knees
(Fig. 5).
To examine the connection of the
handlebar, try to twist it in the stem. The
handlebar should not move or be loose.
Make sure that no cables are pulled or
caught on the bicycle when you turn the
handlebar. If the handlebar or stem is
loose to turn, bring the bike to a local
dealer for inspection.
Saddle and Seatpost
WARNING
Without correct lights and reflectors,
it will not be easy to for you to see
and other people could not see you.
If you cannot see, or other people
cannot see you, you could have an
accident. Use a front light, a rear light,
and reflectors when you ride in low
visibility conditions
Make sure the saddle is correctly
attached and the minimum insertion
line on the seatpost is not showing.
Try to turn the saddle and seatpost in
the frame, and try to move the front of
the saddle up and down. The saddle
should not move or be loose. If the
saddle is loose try adjusting it using the
instructions on pages 19 & 32.
Lights & Reflectors
Make sure lights operate correctly and
that batteries are charged. Make sure all
reflectors are clean and in their correct
position.
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BEFORE EVERY RIDE CONTINUED
Suspension
Adjust your suspension for your use,
and make sure that no suspension
component can “bottom-out”, or be fully
compressed while riding.
Quick Releases
Check that all quick releases (front
wheel, frame, seatpost, and on some
models rear wheel,caliper brake, and
Octagon® stem) are fastened. Nothing
should rattle or be loose.
General
Check to make sure nothing seems
loose or rattles. Check that both pedals
are properly threaded into the crank
arms.
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RIDING SAFELY
The first rule in safe bicycle riding is
to use common sense. A bicycle is
vulnerable; it cannot protect you in a
crash, impact, or loss of control in the
way a car can. A bicycle can tip over
sideways or pitch you over the front
wheel. It does not have bumpers or
airbags as does a car. This section is
a guide of safe riding practices for on
and off-road operation. Make sure you
are using your bicycle for proper use
condition (page 6) as it relates to off road
riding.
•
Give pedestrians the right of way.
Do not ride too close to pedestrians
and alert them if you intend to pass
from behind.
•
Slow down at all street intersections
and look to the right and left before
crossing.
WARNING
Proper use of your front brake is vital
to ensure safe, efficient stopping. To
avoid misuse and potential injury, do
not apply sudden or excessive force
on your front brake. To do so may
cause your rear wheel to lift off the
ground and/or, your front wheel to slip
from under you. Apply both brakes at
the same time and shift your weight
backward on the bicycle while braking.
Different localities and countries have
different laws governing bicycle riding on
public roads, and the rider should check
with local officials to make sure he or she
is complying with these laws.
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For your safety, always wear a
helmet that meets Snell or American
National Standards Institute (Ansi)
Z290.4 requirements. In the event of
an accident a helmet can protect you
from serious injury and even death.
A bicycle retailer will be happy to
assist you in the selection of a
helmet and other useful accessories.
•
Obey all local traffic laws. Obey red
and green lights, one-way streets,
stop signs, etc.
•
Ride with the traffic, not against it.
Ride single file in a straight line.
•
Have a satisfactory signaling
device (bell, horn, etc.), to warn of
approach. Ride Defensively (expect
the unexpected).
•
Always use proper hand signals for
turning and stopping. Give signals
100 ft. before stopping or turning
and always return both hands to
the handlebars before stopping or
turning.
•
Watch for cars pulling out into traffic
and for the sudden opening of car
doors.
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Avoid potholes, drainage grates or
other road surface hazards. Cross
railroad tracks at a right angle. Be
careful when riding on soft road
edges, gravel, sand and uneven
surfaces. Ride slowly and avoid quick
turns when riding on these surfaces.
Never hitch on other vehicles, do not
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RIDING SAFELY CONTINUED
“Stunt” ride or race in traffic. Don’t
weave in and out of the traffic or
swerve from side to side.
•
Never carry other riders or
packages, they may obstruct vision
or proper control of the bicycle.
•
Do not ride while intoxicated or while
taking medications which can make
you drowsy.
•
Do not ride with loose objects
attached to the handlebar or other
parts of the bicycle.
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Before riding, check your brakes. Be
sure they are operating efficiently
and that your bicycle is in perfect
running condition.
Do not ride at night. Always use
lights when riding at dawn or dusk.
Clear light on front and flashing red
light on rear. Wear light colored and/
or reflective clothing. Make sure
your reflectors are intact and visible.
Assume motorists are unable to
see you and ride in an appropriately
cautious manner.
•
Think about safety when you ride.
You can prevent many bicycle
accidents if you think about safety.
•
We do not recommend fitting a
child-seat to any Montague bicycle.
However, if one is fitted, care should
be taken to fit suitable coverings to
prevent trapping of children’s fingers.
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Caution: Wet Weather Riding
Brakes do not work as well under
wet conditions as they do under dry
conditions. In wet weather, special
precautions must be taken to insure
safety in stopping. Proper adjustment
and cable lubrication will help, but the
major precaution rests with you, the rider.
Increased brake pressure is required in
wet or rainy weather and care must be
exercised to maintain safety under these
conditions.
Ride slower than normal and apply your
brakes sooner than regular conditions
would require.
When wet surfaces freeze, traction is
further decreased. Brake power could
decrease. Adjust your speed.
A crash can put extraordinary stress
on bicycle components, causing them
to fatigue prematurely. Components
suffering from stress fatigue can fail
WARNING
Do not ride at night. Your bicycle is
equipped with reflectors, however,
extreme caution is required when
travelling at dawn or dusk. In addition
to keeping your reflectors clean, and
properly affixed to your bicycle, you
must use headlights and tail lights, in
addition to wearing bright, reflective
clothing when riding in poor lighting
conditions. Consult your local bike
shop to find accessories appropriate
for your riding needs.
RIDING SAFELY CONTINUED
suddenly, causing loss of control, or
serious injury. For more information and
a guide for safe on-road and off-road
riding, see www.montaguebikes.com/
support.
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RIDING INSTRUCTIONS
Using your Brakes
Always ride with a safe distance
between you and other vehicles or
objects; use your brakes. Adjust speed,
braking distances, and braking force
based on the conditions in which you
ride.
WARNING
countries switch these and the left brake
lever operates the rear brake and the
right brake lever operates the front
brake).
Changing Gears Correctly
The multi-gear system provides a
means of maintaining a constant pedaling
rate, regardless of road level conditions.
The gears are activated by cables
connecting the shift levers located on the
handlebar to the derailleurs.
Fig. 6: Using too much braking pressure on the
front wheel can cause you to lose control.
Apply pressure to both brakes at the
same time. Overuse or incorrect use of a
front brake could cause the rear wheel to
lift from the ground which can cause an
accident (Fig 6).
Many models of modern brakes are very
powerful; they are made to stop a bicycle
in wet or muddy conditions. If you think
your brakes are too powerful, transport
your bicycle to your dealer for adjustment
or replacement of the brake system.
Note: In most countries around the
world, including the U.S.A., the left
brake lever operates the front brake,
and the rear brake lever operates the
rear brake (note: bicycles manufactured
for the United Kingdom and some other
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If your bicycle is equipped with twist
shifters, rotating the twist shifters towards
you moves the chain from one chainwheel
(or sprocket) to the next larger chainwheel
(or sprocket). Rotating the twist shifters
away from you moves the chain from
one chainwheel (or sprocket) to the next
smaller chainwheel (or sprocket).
If your bicycle is equipped with shift
levers, pushing the thumb shift lever
away from you moves the chain from one
chainring (or sprocket) to the next larger
chainring. Pulling the index finger shift
lever towards you moves the chain to the
next smaller chainring.
The left shifter controls the front
derailleur and the right shifter lever
controls the rear derailleur. To shift,
continue pedaling at a steady pace while
operating the shifters and engage the
gear you find most comfortable.
For easiest pedaling (while going uphill), position the chain over the smallest
RIDING INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED
chainring in front and the largest sprocket
in back. For hardest pedaling (while
going down-hill, or quickly), position the
chain over the largest chainring in front
and the smallest sprocket in back.
Pedals and wheels must be turning
forward while shifting gears. Never pedal
backward while shifting gears and never
force the twist shifters or shift levers.
If your bicycle is shifting incorrectly,
please review Derailleur Adjustment on
page 33-34 or take the bike to your local
dealer.
Descending
The keys to safely and effectively
descending a hill are speed control,
weight distribution, and steering control.
Speed control
Your speed is controlled through
experience and good braking, (covered
earlier).
Weight distribution
Keep your weight correctly in balance
between the wheels on a steep downhill
by moving your weight rearward on
the bicycle and as low as possible, just
like when braking. Keep your feet on
the pedals and keep the crankarms
horizontal and parallel to the ground
(unless you are cornering as you
descend; see the next section). Keep
your knees and elbows bent to allow your
body to absorb some of the bumps and
impacts during the descent. For extra
stability, squeeze the seat between your
thighs (some folks even like to squeeze
the top tube with their legs). Avoid a
“death grip” on your brakes, instead using
them as outlined in the Braking section.
Steering control
When cornering, do the majority of your
braking before you make your turn. Hard
braking during the turn can cause your
wheels to skid, which could cause you
to lose control. Make sure your speed is
reasonable, then ease off the brakes when
you’re about halfway through the turn.
To avoid catching the inside pedal on the
ground, make sure that your outside pedal
is down and your weight is on the outside
pedal. Lean your bicycle in the direction
of the turn, but slightly angle your upper
body in the opposite direction, keeping
your body and head more upright.
Obstacles and Impacts
Always look well down the road to
help you anticipate upcoming obstacles.
This distance will vary according to your
speed, but remember that the closer you
get to an obstacle, the less time you have
to react to it.
Use caution when you encounter
obstacles in the road, whether its a sewer
grate, speed bump, gravel, or any other
hazard. If you are going fast, even a
small obstacle can create a significant
impact to your bicycle. If you are unsure
of your ability to safely ride over an
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RIDING INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED
object, it is best to either ride around it or
dismount and walk around it.
Your body and bicycle will have a
natural tendency to go where you are
looking. If you focus on an obstacle,
you may go through it when you really
wanted to avoid it. Focus on the part of
the road where you want to go, not on the
obstacles.
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ASSEMBLING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE
Your new bicycle was assembled and
tuned in the factory and then partially
disassembled for shipping. You may
have purchased the bicycle already
fully assembled and ready to ride OR
in the shipping carton in the partially
disassembled form.
If you have questions or concerns about
any of these steps, please see a bicycle
dealer or contact Montague’s Customer
Support Team at +1 617-491-7200.
Carefully follow the “Final Assembly
Instructions” attached to your bike. Once
you have completed the assembly, read
the remainder of this Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
CAUTION: Do not raise seat post
beyond the minimum insertion line. To
maintain rider safety, at least 2½” of
seat post must be in the frame at all
times (Fig. 8).
Closed
Adjustment
Nut
Open
Fig. 7: Opening and adjusting a quick release.
Packing List
Assembly
Inside your box you will find:
• 1 Mostly Assembled Bicycle, folded
with rear wheel attached
• 1 Saddle with seat post
• 1 Front Wheel with quick release
• 1 Small Parts Box which includes:
• 1 Pedal (Right)
• 1 15 mm Pedal Wrench
Note: If you own a Montague bicycle
purchased prior to 2010, your bicycle
may be assembled differently. For
more information please visit www.
montaguebikes.com/support/manuals.
WARNING
Never attempt to ride a bicycle that is
not properly assembled.
Carefully remove the bicycle and
all accessories from the box to avoid
scratching the frame. Check the carton
for loose parts before discarding.
Installing the Seatpost
1. Open the
seatpost
quick release
lever (Figs. 7
& 8).
Minimum
insertion
line
Open
seatpost
2. Insert the
quick
seatpost into release
the seat tube Fig. 8: Insert seatpost
to a sufficient beyond minimum line.
depth so that
the minimum insertion line is no
longer showing.
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ASSEMBLING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
6. If you have adjusted the nut too
tightly and cannot push the lever
to the “close” position, open the
quick release lever again and
turn the adjusting nut 1/4 turn
counterclockwise. Continue with
Step 3.
7. Adjust for comfort of the rider. The
saddle is properly adjusted when
you can sit on the saddle, and
with your knee only slightly bent
(approximately 15º), reach the pedal
at its lowest point with the ball of your
foot.
M
PORTA
L
Left Pedal Only
Counterclockwise on
I
M
Clockwise on
PORTA
NT
5. Once the lever is securely closed,
you should not be able to move it
unless you open it again. If you can
move the seat up and down or side
to side with the quick release lever
in the closed position, repeat the
seatpost installation process from
step 3. Repeat until the seat cannot
be moved when the quick release
lever is closed.
You will find a single pedal in your small
parts box. This pedal is stamped “R” for
Right. The left pedal should be located
on the bike and clearly market “L” for
Left, on the ends of the axle shaft to
differentiate between right and left.
NT
4. The lever is securely tightened when
it leaves an imprint on the palm of
your hand from pushing it closed.
Installing the Pedals
I
3. When you are satisfied with the
height of the seatpost, close the
seatpost quick release lever. The
tightness of the lever is adjusted by
rotating the adjustment nut opposite
the quick release lever. Turn the nut
by hand to adjust the tension while
holding the lever stable (Fig. 7).
R
Right Pedal Only
Fig. 9: Install the pedals.
CAUTION
Do not try to insert the wrong pedal
into the crank arm as it will strip the
threads in the crank. Always check
that the pedals are securely tightened
before riding.
1. Align the right pedal axle with the
threaded hole in the right crank arm
and secure the pedal in the crank by
hand.
Note: The right hand side of the
bicycle is the side of the bicycle with
the chain.
2. The right pedal is installed by turning
the pedal axle clockwise. The left
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ASSEMBLING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
pedal is installed by turning the pedal
axle counterclockwise (Fig 9).
3. After the pedals can no longer be
turned by hand, use the 15 mm pedal
wrench (included in small parts box)
and tighten the pedals securely to
350-380 lb •in (40.2-42.9 N•m). Each
pedal should fit tightly against the
crank arm.
To complete the assembly of your
Montague bicycle, continue with the
instructions provided in the next section;
“Unfolding your Montague Bicycle”.
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UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE
Since your Montague relies on quick
releases for folding, and adjustment, it is
crucial that you fully understand how to
operate the quick release levers.
Boom tube
WARNING
Quick
release
axle
Failure to properly lock the quick release levers for the wheels, seatpost,
frame, or brakes can result in loss of
control and may result in serious injury
or death.
Great care should be taken when
locking the quick release levers on the
bicycle. After reading this manual if you
do not fully understand how to operate
the quick release levers, ask a bicycle
dealer for assistance, or call Montague’s
Customer Support Team at +1 617-4917200. Do not ride your bicycle without all
quick releases securely locked.
There are 6 different types of quick
release found on your Montague bicycle
They are as follows:
•
CLIX® Wheel Release System.
See pages 24-25: “Attaching the
Front Wheel” Not on models prior
to 2007.
•
The frame quick release See page
23.
•
The seatpost quick release. See
pages 19 & 32.
•
The rear wheel quick release
lever. See pages 36-38. Not on all
models.
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Frame quick release
lever (closed position)
Quick
release
end nut
Safety
lip
Quick release
drop box
Fig. 10: Parts of the frame quick release.
•
The caliper brake release lever
(Fig.19). Not on all models.
•
Octagon® quick release (Fig.26).
To Unfold your Bike:
1. Undo the Velcro strap holding the
handlebar to the rear wheel. This
strap should be rolled back onto itself
around the handlebar while the bike
is unfolded.
2. Place the rear wheel firmly on the
ground, grasp the rear wheel with
one hand and the handlebar stem
with the other and unfold the bike.
(Fig. 11).
3. When the frame is almost completely
unfolded, push down on the opened
frame quick release so the quick
release end nut enters the quick
release drop box. (Figs. 11 & 12).
UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
Close
Fig. 11: Unfold the frame.
Fig. 12: Open and hold down
frame quick release.
4. Make sure the Quick Release End
Nut is completely inside the Quick
Release Drop Box (Fig. 10).
5. Secure the frame quick release lever
by closing the quick release with the
lever pointing towards the saddle.
(Figs. 10 & 13)
Note: When closing, if the quick
release lever does not leave an
imprint on the palm of your hand,
Refer to Adjusting the Frame Quick
Release.
Adjusting the Frame Quick
Release
If the frame quick release becomes
loose or does not leave an imprint on
your palm when closing the lever, the
quick release may need to be adjusted.
To adjust the quick release.
1. Make sure your Montague bicycle is
in the open position with the frame
quick release properly seated in the
quick release drop box (Fig. 10).
2. Open the quick release lever so
the lever is pointing directly upward
Fig. 13: Secure the frame
quick release.
(i.e. vertical). Tighten the adjusting
nut until you feel resistance.
3. Close the lever, If there is too much
resistance for you to be able to
close the lever, open, and turn the
adjusting nut counter-clockwise 1/4
turn and try to close again.
4. The quick release is securely closed
when it leaves an imprint on the
palm of your hand from moving
the lever into the closed position.
Make sure the word “close” is
visible and that the lever is pushed
fully to the closed position.
WARNING
Great care should be taken when
locking the quick release levers on
the bicycle. If you do not fully understand how to operate the quick release
levers, ask a bicycle dealer for assistance, or call Montague’s Customer
Support Team at +1 617-491-7200.
DO NOT RIDE YOUR BICYCLE
WITHOUT ALL QUICK RELEASES
SECURELY LOCKED.
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UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
Attaching the Front Wheel
WARNING
Improper installation or improper use
of the quick release system can allow
the wheel to WOBBLE or DETACH
from the bicycle causing you to crash.
Read and follow these instructions to
properly install and use this product
to reduce your chance of SERIOUS
INJURY or DEATH.
Once the bicycle frame is in the
unfolded position with the frame quick
release locked, you will need to attach
the front wheel. The front wheel on your
bicycle is attached via the CLIX® Quick
Release System. For more information
on CLIX® please visit www.CLIXqr.com.
WARNING
DO NOT change or swap wheels
between different bicycles. Your CLIX
quick release wheel may not engage
the other bicycle’s fork correctly
causing an accident. Your CLIX quick
release wheel is not compatible with
all forks.
slide past the cup and adjusting nut
and click onto the hub axle.
WARNING
DO NOT spin the CLIX quick release
lever to secure the wheel. Spinning the
lever in the open position (like a wing
nut) will not fully secure the wheel to
the bike, even if it appears to be tight.
3. For forks without angled dropouts
(Fig. 17.b): Squeeze the cup and
CLIX quick release lever (Fig. 14.b)
together like a syringe to allow the
fork dropouts to rest on the hub axle.
4. Close the CLIX quick release
lever as shown in (Fig. 14.a). The
mechanism should emboss the fork
ends when closed to the locked
position. Check that the word “close”
is visible and that the lever is pushed
fully to the closed position. The CLIX
quick release lever is securely closed
when it leaves an imprint on the palm
of your hand from moving the lever
into the closed position. Make sure
the lever is positioned adjacent to
the fork leg so it will not catch on any
passing objects.
Closed
Fork
stanchion
1. Make sure that the CLIX quick
release is in the open position. (Fig.
14.a)
2. Lower your fork onto the wheel hub
so that the fork dropouts are resting
on the hub axle. (Fig. 14.b). NOTE:
For forks with angled dropouts (Fig.
17.a): The dropouts are designed to
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Mid
Open
Fig. 14.a: Closed, Mid,
Open positions.
Hub
Axle
Fork
Dropout
Fig. 14.b: Install the
wheel on the fork
UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
Hub axle
adjusting nut
Spring
Wide throw
quick release
lever
Locking
nut
Does not have
second spring
Standard Hub
Cup
Cam follower
Fig. 15: The CLIX® Wheel Release System
5. Before riding,
lift the front of the
bicycle so that the
front wheel is off
the ground and
give the top of the
tire a few sharp
downward strikes
(Fig. 16). The
wheel should not
wobble or come off.
Fig. 16: Strike the wheel
in a downward motion.
This does not
guarantee that the
CLIX quick release
lever has been adequately tightened.
If you are uncertain as to whether
the CLIX quick release is tightened
correctly, see the following information
on Adjusting Your Front Wheel Quick
Release, or bring your bike to your local
bike shop.
Adjusting your CLIX Front
Wheel Quick Release
If your CLIX front wheel quick release is
too loose or needs to be adjusted:
1. Open and close the quick release
lever with your right hand while
A
B
Fig. 17.a:
Angled dropout.
Fig. 17.b:
Standard dropout.
gradually tightening
the adjusting nut
with your left hand.
Continue tightening
the nut until you feel
resistance on the quick
release lever at the
mid point (Fig. 14.a) of
its travel.
2.
If there is too
much resistance, turn the adjusting
nut counter-clockwise 1/4 turn and
try to close again.
3. The CLIX quick release lever is
securely closed when it leaves an
imprint on the palm of your hand
from moving the lever into the closed
position. Make sure that the word
“close” is visible.
4. Now that the correct tension has
been set with the CLIX quick release
lever in closed position, tighten the
locking nut with 8mm socket wrench
until it is next to, but not tight against,
the adjusting nut (Fig. 15).
Securing the Front Brake
Depending on the model you have
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UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
purchased, your bike will feature one of
three kinds of brake:
•
•
•
V-brake (Fig. 20)
Caliper brake (Fig. 19)
Disc brake (Fig. 18)
Once the rotor is aligned with the
caliper slot, review Attaching the Front
Wheel on page 24 in order to properly
secure the front wheel quick release.
WARNING
Always inspect the brakes before
riding to be sure they are functioning
properly. If you are not comfortable
with the assembly instructions, please
see a bicycle dealer. Brakes that are
not properly adjusted may result in
loss of control and serious personal
injury or death. NEVER ATTEMPT
TO RIDE A BICYCLE WITHOUT
PROPERLY FUNCTIONING BRAKES.
Consult the following information to
properly install your brakes.
Disc Brakes (Fig, 18):
Rotor
Disc brake
rotor bolts
Wheel quick
release
rotor with the slot in the disc brake
caliper attached to the left hand fork
stanchion.
Cable barrel
adjuster
If your front or rear disc brake needs to
be adjusted or does not apply adequate
stopping power to the wheel, it may need
to be adjusted. Be sure to squeeze the
brake levers to ensure that the brakes are
secured in place and functioning properly
before riding. For adjustment instruction,
please see “Brakes” on page 35-36.
Note: When installing the front wheel
on a disc brake equipped model, the disc
brake rotor is lined up between the brake
pads in the caliper slot. If the pads are
knocked out of place, the rotor may not
go into the caliper slot. Reset the pads
before attempting to install the wheel.
Caliper Brakes (Fig. 19):
Caliper
Cable adjustment
barrel
Cable clamp
bolt
Brake bridge
Brake release
lever
Fig. 18: Disc Brake
Disc brakes should come from the
factory pre-adjusted to the correct
braking specifications.
Pad adjustment
bolt
Open
Brake
pad
Close
Cable clamp
bolt
To attach the front wheel on a disc
brake equipped bike, align the wheel
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Wheel rim
Fig. 19: Caliper brake release lever.
UNFOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE CONTINUED
Once the wheel is installed, caliper
brakes are engaged by moving the brake
release lever to the “close” position (see
Fig. 19). To release a caliper brake,
move the brake release lever into the
“open” position. Be sure to squeeze the
brake levers to ensure that the brakes
are secured in place and functioning
properly before riding. For caliper brake
adjustment, see “Brakes” on page 35.
Before riding, always check to make sure
the brake release lever is in the closed
position.
V-Brakes (Fig. 20):
Metal cable guide
End cap
Cable clamp
bolt
4. Release the brake arches and the
hook unit and end cap should lock
into place.
5. Squeeze the brake lever a few times
to ensure the brakes are secured in
place and working properly.
Brakes and Gear System: The brakes
and gear system are factory set.
However, new brake and gear cables
may stretch. Therefore, please check
brakes and gear system each time
before riding your bicycle. If a problem is
identified, refer to the Adjusting Brakes
section of this manual or bring your bike
to your local dealer. Do not ride the bike
with non-functioning brakes.
Cable
hook
unit
Brake
arch
Brake
arch
Brake
pad
Pad positioning
bolts
Fig. 20: Assembly of V-brake.
1. To attach a V-brake:
2. Use one hand to pinch the brake
arches together and level the cable
hook unit.
3. With the other hand, squeeze the
end cap into the cable hook unit.
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FOLDING YOUR MONTAGUE BICYCLE
Your Montague bike is designed for
quick folding and unfolding without the
use of tools. The following steps should
be observed to increase the rider’s safety
and to prevent damage or scratches
when folding or unfolding the bicycle.
1. Standing on the chain side of your
bike, set the front brake to the open
position.
•
•
•
For V-brake equipped bikes,
see Fig. 20.
For caliper equipped bikes, see
Fig. 19.
For disc brake equipped bikes
continue on to the next step.
8. If done correctly, the bike should
resemble Fig. 23 with the handlebars
secured between the rear wheel and
the boom tube.
9. Reattach the Velcro strap from the
handlebars to the rear wheel.
Open frame
quick release
Remove front wheel
Fig. 21: Remove the front wheel & lower seat.
2. Open the CLIX front wheel quick
release lever, then squeeze the cup
and quick release lever together using
the same motion used when operating
a syringe (Fig. 14.b) while removing
the wheel (Fig. 21).
3. Lower the seat.
Fig. 22: Fold the bike frame in half.
4. Open the frame quick release lever
(Fig. 21).
5. With the heel of your hand, press
and hold down the quick release in
the open position (Fig. 12).
6. While holding the quick release down
with one hand, grasp the handlebars
with the other and turn them away
from you (Fig. 22).
7. Pull the boom tube of the bike toward
you and fold the bike in half (Fig. 23).
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Lower seat
Fig. 23: Folded bike.
PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to perform any
adjustments while riding your bike.
This chapter lists instructions for
adjustment of the parts of a bicycle. After
a repair, examine the bicycle as shown
in the “Before Each Ride Checklist” on
page 9. This manual is not intended to
be a repair manual. If you are unsure
about adjusting your bicycle or have any
questions about adjusting your bicycle,
transport it to your local dealer for
adjustments and repairs.
with different models, the rider should use
caution as there is a possible reduction
of toe-clearance and the possibility
of contact with the ground may be
increased.
Handlebar clamp
bolts
Headset adjustment
bolt
Handlebar
Steerer
clamp bolts
Fig. 24: Handlebar bolts.
Handlebars
To rotate angle of your handlebar:
WARNING
A bicycle that malfunctions could
decrease your control and cause you
to fall. Fully examine all of the bicycle
before each ride. If there is a problem,
do not ride the bicycle, but take it to
your local bike dealer for inspection
and repair.
It is important to use only genuine
replacement parts for several safetycritical components. The Montague
frame quick release is one such
component. The Octagon stem assembly
is another such safety-critical component.
Only replace the frame quick release and
the Octagon stem with a genuine part
sourced from Montague. Do not switch
your fork as your CLIX quick release
wheel is not compatible with some forks.
If the rider replaces the crank or tires
1. Decrease the tightness of the
handlebar clamp bolts on the stem
(Fig. 24).
2. Twist the handlebar by rotating it
forward or backward. Make sure it
remains in the center of the stem
(Fig. 24).
3. Tighten the handlebar clamp bolts
on your type of stem: Welded stems:
100-120 lb•in (11.3-13.6 N•m).
Forged Stems: 150-180 lb•in (1720.3 N•m).
Stems
There are three types of stems:
•
•
•
Direct Connect (Fig. 24)
Quill-type (Fig. 25)
Octagon® Hand Height Adjustable
Stem (Fig. 26)
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PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
Some stem models allow for height
adjustment. Please read the following
instructions to determine if your stem is
height adjustable.
Direct connect stem height
adjustment:
Handlebar height on bicycles with direct
connect stems cannot be adjusted as
they are. Please refer to your local
dealer for options regarding handlebar
height adjustment.
Direct connect stem alignment:
1. Decrease the tightness of the
steerer-clamp bolts two to three
turns (Fig. 25).
Quill
expander
bolt
Handlebar
clamp bolt
Minimum
insertion line
Stem
wedge
Fig. 25: Quill stem parts
To decrease
the tightness
of the stem
wedge, tap
the top of the
expanderbolt with a
mallet that
has a wood or
plastic face.
3. Adjust the handlebar to the
necessary height. Take note of the
minimum insertion point as marked
on the stem quill. Never raise the
stem beyond the minimum insertion
point (Fig. 25). A minimum of 70mm
of the stem should always be in the
frame.
2. Align the stem with the front wheel
4. Tighten the expander bolt to 120
lb•in (13.6 N•m).
3. Tighten the steerer-clamp bolts to
100-120 lb•in (11.3-13.6 N•m).
Handlebar height adjustment with
the Octagon® Adjustable Stem.
Handlebar
clamp
bolts
To align or adjust a quill type stem:
WARNING
A quill stem that is too high can
cause damage to the bicycle,
decrease your control, and cause
you to fall. Make sure the minimum
insertion mark is in the frame (Fig. 25).
1. Decrease the tightness of the quill
expander-bolt two to three turns (Fig.
25).
2. The stem is held by the stem wedge.
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Stem
Stem
clamp bolt
Quick release
adjustment knob
adjustment
button
Quick release lever
Collar clamp bolt
Collar
Fig. 26: Octagon® stem parts
The Octagon® height adjustable stem
allows you to raise and lower your
handlebars without the use of any tools.
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This system is
only on select
Montague
models. To
change the
Open
height of your
Fig. 27: Open quick
handlebars with
release lever.
the Octagon®
stem follow these steps:
Close
Adjustment
nut
Open
Fig. 29: Octagon® quick release adjustments
your hand from pushing it closed.
1. Open the collar quick release lever
(Fig. 27).
2. Depress the adjustment button with
one hand while grasping the stem
with the other. While continuing to
hold the adjustment button, raise
the stem to
the desired
height (Fig.
28).
3. Once the
desired
stem height
is reached,
release the
adjustment Fig. 28: Push adjustment
button and raise stem
button and
try to move the stem higher or lower.
This will lock the stem into position.
4. Close the quick release lever. The
tightness of the lever is adjusted by
rotating the adjustment nut opposite
the quick release lever. Turn the nut
by hand to adjust the tension while
holding the lever stable (Fig. 29).
5. The lever is securely tightened when
it leaves an imprint on the palm of
6. Once the lever is securely closed,
you should not feel any looseness or
movement in the handlebars or stem.
If you can move the handlebars from
side to side or feel any looseness
with the quick release lever in the
closed position, repeat the Octagon®
quick release adjustment process
from step 4. Repeat until the
handlebars cannot be moved when
the quick release lever is closed.
7. If you have adjusted the nut too
tightly and cannot push the lever to
the “close” position, open the quick
release lever again and turn the nut
1/4 turn counterclockwise. Continue
with Step 4.
Note: The collar clamp bolt and the
stem clamp bolt should be tightened to
88 lb•in (10 N•m).
WARNING
If you complete these adjustments
and the quick release is tight, yet
the handlebars feel loose, do not
ride you bike, but take it to your local
dealer for inspection and adjustment.
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PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
saddle can be moved.
For more information about the
Octagon® height adjustable stem, visit
www.Octagoncycles.com.
Seat (Saddle) Adjustments
WARNING
If you ride a saddle that is not
adjusted correctly or one that does not
correctly support your pelvic area, it
can cause injury to your nerves and
blood vessels. If your saddle causes
pain or numbness, adjust the saddle
position or speak to your dealer about
a saddle that is more comfortable.
2. Put a straight edge, bubble level or
ruler across the top of the saddle to
better see the angle of the saddle.
3. Adjust the saddle and tighten the
saddle-clamp bolt for your type of
seatpost:
• One bolt that uses a 13 or 14 mm
open-end wrench: 180-220 lb•in
(20.3-24.9 N•m).
• One bolt across the seatpost head
that uses a 5mm allen wrench: 120130 lb•in (13.6-14.7 N•m).
• One bolt that uses a 6mm allen
wrench: 150-250 lb•in (17-28.3 N•m)
• Two bolts that use a 4mm allen
wrench: 45-60 lb•in (5-6.8 N•m).
closed
Saddle-clamp
bolt
For saddle height adjustment, see page
19; “Installing the Seatpost”.
WARNING
Fig. 30: Saddle bolts and adjustments
Saddle angles can be adjusted to meet
your preferences. It is recommended
that you first try to ride with the top of the
saddle parallel to the ground. The saddle
can also be moved forward or rearwards
along the seatpost to adjust the distance
from the handlebar.
A seatpost that is too high can cause
damage to the bicycle, decrease your
control, and cause you to fall. Make
sure the minimum-insertion mark (Fig.
8) is in the frame.
Pedals
To adjust the angle of the saddle:
1. Decrease the tightness of the
saddle-clamp bolt (Fig. 30) until the
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The right pedal (chainside) is threaded
in the standard clockwise to tighten
direction. The left pedal is threaded in
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the opposite direction (Fig. 9). Tighten
pedals into the crankarms to 350-380
lb•in (40.2-42.9 N•m).
The adjustment of pedal bearings
requires special tools and training. Only
a bicycle dealer should attempt these
adjustments.
Single Speed Chain Adjustment
Control Cables
Examine all cables for kinks, rust,
broken strands, or frayed ends. Also
examine the cable housing for loose
wire strands, bent ends, cuts, and worn
areas. If you think there is a problem with
a cable or housing, replace the cable
before riding.
Rear Derailleur Adjustment
To adjust the chain tension on a single
speed bicycle:
1. Slightly decrease the tightness of the
rear wheel axle nut on one side of
the wheel, then on the other side of
the wheel.
2. Slide the wheel rearwards to tighten
the chain. Keep wheel centered
between seatstays.
3. Tighten the axle nuts 240-300 lb•in
(27.1-33.9 N•m).
4. Make sure you have correctly
attached the wheel by lifting the
bicycle, and hitting the top of the tire
with a solid blow. The wheel should
not be loose or move from side to
side.
5. If the wheel connection fails the test,
do these procedures again. If you
can not correctly attach the wheel,
transport your bicycle to your dealer
for repair.
Pully Adjustment
Screw
H
L
+
Freewheel
H
L
+
+
+
+
Adjustment
Screws
Cable Adjustment
Barrel
Fig. 31: Rear derailleur parts. View from the rear.
If the gear system is not functioning
properly, check to ensure that the rear
derailleur follows each shifting command
of the right twist shifter/shift lever. Cable
stretching could affect the function after
some time, so that synchronization
may no longer be assured. Position the
bicycle in a stand and check and adjust
as follows:
1. Shift the chain to the center of the
front chainwheel by turning the crank
forward and shifting the left twist
shifter/shift lever.
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Front Derailleur Adjustment
2. Shift the chain to the outermost/
smallest rear sprocket by turning the
right twist shifter all the way away
from you, or moving the right shift
lever all the way towards you.
3. While turning the crank forward,
rotate the right twist shifter or push
the right shift lever to the next
position.
4. The chain should move to the
second quickly and easily. If it stays
on the first sprocket, the tension of
the shifting cable must be increased
(proceed to Step 6).
5. If the chain jumps across the second
sprocket or if it scratches the third
sprocket, the tension of the shifting
cable must be decreased
6. Cable tension is adjusted by turning
the Cable Adjusting Barrel, which is
located at the junction of the cable
and the shifter or rear derailleur
(Fig. 31). To increase tension turn
the knurled knob counterclockwise,
to decrease tension, turn the knob
clockwise. Turn until the problem is
corrected.
If the tension is adjusted according to
the above steps, the chain should follow
all shifting commands on the shifters.
If the gear system still does not function
properly, please contact a bicycle retailer
for assistance.
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Cable
H
L
+
+
Cable clamp
bolt
Chain guide
Chainwheel
Adjustment
Screws
Fig. 32: Front Derailleur Adjustments
To adjust small chainring position
1. Move the chain to the smallest front
chainring and the largest rear gear.
2. Cable tension is adjusted by turning
the Cable Adjusting Barrel, which is
located at the junction of the cable
and the shifter or rear derailleur
(Fig. 32). To increase tension turn
the knurled knob counterclockwise,
to decrease tension, turn the knob
clockwise. Turn until problem is
corrected.
If the tension is adjusted according
to the above steps, the chain should
follow all shifting commands on the
shifters.
3. If the gear system still does not
function properly, decrease the
tightness of the cable clamp bolt until
the cable is loose.
PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
4. Turn the low-gear adjustmentscrew (L in Fig. 32) until the inner
chain-guide of the derailleur is
approximately .5mm from the chain.
5. Put the cable in the groove found
near the derailleur-cable-clamp bolt
(Fig. 32), pull the cable tight, and
tighten the clamp bolt to 44-60 lb•in
(5.0-6.8 N•m).
To adjust large chainring position
1. Shift to outermost sprocket in rear
and outermost front chainring.
H-adjustment screw and test shift
again.
WARNING
When you apply the brake, the brake
pads remove material from the rims. If
the brakes remove too much material,
the rim can become weak and sudden
failure can ensue. Examine the rims
regularly and replace them when they
are worn.
Brakes
2. Pull inner wire with hand to increase
tension to insure derailleur is against
H-adjustment screw.
The brake system on your bike lets
you slow and stop. The function of this
system is crucial to your safety.
3. Maintain full pressure on inner wire
and check gap between chain and
outer cage plate. Only a small gap
should be visible, about 1/16” or
1mm. Pedal bike slowly and continue
to sight gap. Set clearance at tightest
point in chainring rotation.
The brake system is not easy to adjust
without proper training. It is strongly
recommended that only your dealer
adjust your brakes.
4. If chain is rubbing on the cage,
loosen H-adjustment screw 1/8 turn
and pull fully on inner wire. Check
gap again.
Each month, examine the brake pads
for wear. If the grooves in the brake pad
surface are less than 1mm deep replace
the brake-pads.
To adjust the distance between the
rim and brake pads
5. If chain is not rubbing, tighten
H-adjustment screw repeatedly until
chain is 1mm.
1. Locate the barrel adjuster along the
brake cable. It will either be by the
shifter lever or the brake itself (Fig.
19).
6. Test shift to the large ring. If shift
is slow, loosen the H-adjustment
screw slightly. If chain shifts off the
outside of the large chainring, tighten
2. Turn the barrel adjuster clockwise to
increase brake pad clearance.
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PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
Closed
Spring
Quick release
lever
Hub axle
Hub
Mid
Adjustment
nut
Quick release
skewer
Open
Spring
Fig. 33: Traditional quick release; diagram of parts.
3. Turn the barrel adjuster
counterclockwise to decrease brake
pad clearance.
4. If the brake-pads cannot be adjusted
correctly (Fig. 4), decrease the
tightness of the cable-clamp bolt and
reattach the cable.
To adjust the alignment of the brakepads on a rim brake
1. Decrease the tightness of the brake
pad clamp bolt (Figs. 19 & 20).
2. Align the brake pads (Fig. 4). Tighten
the brake pad clamp bolts. Caliper:
40-60 lb•in (4.5-6.8 N•m) Direct-pull
70-80 lb•in (7.9-9 N•m).
3. Examine your brakes after adjusting
them. Pull the levers and make
sure the brake pads engage the rim
strongly at the proper angle, and the
brake pads do not come into contact
with the tire (Fig. 4).
To align a cable actuated disc brake
First adjust the clearance between the
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Fig. 34: Positions of a quick release.
right (inside) brake pad and the disc.
1. Use a 5mm allen wrench to move
the inside pad inward toward the disc
rotor till it touches the rotor.
2. Back off slightly until the pad does
not touch the rotor surface.
Next adjust the clearance between the
left (outside) brake pad and the disc.
1. Turn the barrel adjuster located on
the front brake lever clockwise to
move the outside brake pad inward
until it touches the rotor.
2. Back off slightly (1/4 turn) until the
pad does not touch the rotor surface
and the wheel spins freely.
If there is contact between the brake
pads and rotor after performing the
above steps bring your bike to your
local dealer for adjustment.
Wheels
Examine tires for worn areas, bulges,
and damage. Make sure rims are clean.
PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
WARNING
To install a wheel with a traditional
quick-release:
Riding with an improperly adjusted
wheel quick release can allow the
wheel to wobble or disengage from
the bicycle, causing damage to the
bicycle, and serious injury or death to
the rider.
1. Move the quick release lever to the
OPEN position (Fig. 34) and set the
wheel so it fully engages the frame
dropouts.
Make sure tires are inflated to proper
specifications as listed on the sidewall
of the tire. If the wear-indicators on the
brake surface show the rim is worn,
replace the rim. Make sure there are
no loose or damaged spokes. If loose
or damaged spokes are found, do not
ride the bicycle, take it to your local bike
dealer for repair.
WARNING
DO NOT change or swap wheels between different bicycles. Your wheels
may not engage the other bicycle’s
fork correctly causing an accident.
Wheel installation
As mentioned in the assembly section,
Montague bicycles use three different
types of wheel attachment devices.
Carefully read the instructions for the
devices on your bicycle.
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CLIX® quick-release (page 24)
Threaded axle and nut (page 33)
Traditional quick-release (rear
wheel Fig. 33).
2. With the lever in the MID position
(Fig. 34), tighten the adjusting nut
(Fig. 33) until it is slightly tight.
3. Move the quick release into the
closed position (Fig. 34) with the
palm of your hand.
4. A properly closed quick release lever
should leave a mark on the palm of
your hand from closing.
5. If you can lock the lever with little
or no resistance, the clamp-force is
not sufficient. Go back to step 2 and
tighten the adjustment nut 1/4 turn
and return to step 3.
6. Examine for correct quick release
adjustment. With the quick release
closed, lift the bicycle and hit the top
of the tire with a solid blow (Fig. 16).
The wheel should not come off, be
loose, or move from side to side.
To remove the wheel with a
traditional quick-release:
1. Open the quick release lever (Fig.
34).
2. Decrease the tightness of the
adjustment nut; turn it approximately
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PROPER MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CONTINUED
three full turns.
3. Move the wheel out of the fork or the
frame.
To install a wheel with a threaded
axle and nut:
Some rear wheels are attached with
nuts threaded on the axle. A toothed
washer could be necessary between the
nut and fork end.
1. Tighten the rear wheel axle nuts:
Regular front wheel: 180-240 lb•in
(20.3-27.1 N•m).
2. Make sure you have correctly attached the wheel. Lift the bicycle,
and hit the top of the tire with a solid
blow (Fig. 16). The wheel should not
come off, be loose or move from side
to side.
3. If the wheel connection fails the test,
do these procedures again. If you
can not correctly attach the wheel,
transport your bicycle to your dealer
for repair.
Fitted Accessories (Racks and
Fenders)
Some Montague bicycles come
with accessories fitted as standard
equipment. Fenders or mudguards are
such accessories. These require no
maintenance other than cleaning, and
may be left in place during rides, and
may be removed during the folding
process by simple operation of a lever
next to the fender mount. Racks are
another such accessory. Racks bolt
to the seat post as shown in separate
instructions and require no maintenance
other than cleaning, and may be left in
place during rides, and may be removed
during the folding process by removal of
the seat and seat post. A rack should
never be used as a seat for a person.
Bearing Adjustments
Adjustments to bearing systems found
on your bicycle require special training.
If your bike requires adjustment to the
bearings, take it to your local bicycle
dealer.
Lubrication
Cassette and Freehub Adjustments
Cassette and freehub adjustments
require special tools and training and
should only be performed by your local
bicycle dealer.
Tighten freehub body: 354 lb•in (40
N•m).
Tighten cassette sprocket lockring: 347
lb•in (39 N•m).
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Bicycle lubrication requires special
training. Take your bicycle to your local
dealer for lubrication services.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Many of the items scheduled on
the maintenance list are described
within this manual. Several items on
this maintenance list require special
tools and training to complete. We
recommend that you bring your bicycle
to your local bike dealer to ensure these
items are completed correctly.
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Before Each Ride
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•
Examine the frame and fork
Examine the wheels
Examine tire inflation
Examine the brakes
Examine the handlebar and stem
Examine the saddle and seatpost
Examine lights and reflectors
Pedals are on tight.
Quick releases are clamping
properly
Every Year
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Each Week
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clean your bicycle with a damp
cloth.
Examine wheels for loose spokes.
Apply lubricant to suspension forks.
adjustment
Examine brake pads
Examine attachment of brakepads
Examine chain tension
Examine wheel bearing adjustment
Examine rims and tires for wear
Lubricate brake levers.
Examine crankset and bottom
bracket.
Examine the attachment of
accessories.
Bring in bicycle for full inspection by
your dealer
Lubricate handlebar stem
Lubricate seatpost
Replace grease in the pedal
threads and bearings.
Replace grease in the wheel
bearings
Replace grease in the headset
bearings
Replace grease in bottom bracket
Lubricate wheel quick releases
Replace grease and oil in
suspension forks.
Every Month
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•
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•
Examine the attachment of the
handlebar and stem.
Examine the attachment of the
saddle and seatpost.
Examine the chain.
Examine the cables for wear.
Examine the operation of the shift
levers and derailleurs
Lubricate derailleurs
Examine headset bearing
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MONTAGUE CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY
Montague Corporation warrants each
new Montague bicycle frame against
defects in workmanship and materials
for the lifetime of the original owner.
Montague Corporation also warrants
all original parts, excluding suspension
forks, for a period of one year from
the date of purchase. Forks shall be
covered by the stated warranty of their
original manufacturers. Paint and
decals are warranted for one year. This
warranty is expressly limited to the repair
or replacement of a defective frame, fork,
or defective part and is the sole remedy
of the warranty. This warranty is not
transferable from the original owner.
Claims must be made through an
authorized Montague dealer. Proof
of purchase is required. In addition,
a warranty registration card must be
completed and received by Montague
Corporation before a warranty claim may
be processed.
or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.
Labor charges for parts changeovers
are not covered by the warranty.
This warranty gives the consumer
specific legal rights, and those rights may
vary from place to place. This warranty
does not effect the statutory rights of the
consumer.
This warranty is expressly limited to the
repair or replacement of a defective item
and is the sole remedy of the warranty.
This warranty extends from the date of
purchase, applies only to the original
owner, and is not transferable.
This warranty does not cover normal
wear and tear, improper assembly,
damage or failure due to accident,
misuse, abuse or neglect, followup maintenance, labor charges for
parts replacement or changeover, or
installation of parts or accessories not
originally intended or compatible with the
bicycle as it was sold. Modification of
the frame or components shall void this
warranty.
Montague Corporation shall not
be responsible for incidental or
consequential damages. Some states
do not allow the exclusion of incidental
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© 2010 Montague Corporation, Cambridge, MA 02141
USA. Montague and Octagon are registered Trademarks
of the Montague Corporation.
Component specifications vary by country and are subject
to change without notice. All Montague bicycles are covered under one or more patents or patents pending. CLIX
is ia registered Trademark of CLIX Systems, Inc.
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Montague Corporation
P.O. Box 381118
Cambridge, MA 02238
Phone # +1 617-491-7200
www.montaguebikes.com
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What kind of riding do you do?
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Which group describes your household
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