® E/A/R8 SER' A UAL Model No. 831.288264 Serial No. Write the serial number in the space above for future reference. Serial Number EXEF_C EO u |S I PM E ENT O HELPLINE! \4\\ 1-800-736-6879 SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179 Patent Pending CAUTION Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment. Keep this manual for future reference. www.proforrn.corn new products, prizes, fitness tips, and much more! TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS ............................................................. BEFORE YOU BEGIN ................................................................... ASSEMBLY ........................................................................... HOW TO USE THE EXERCISE CYCLE ...................................................... TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE ................................................. CONDITIONING GUIDELINES ............................................................. PART LIST ........................................................................... EXPLODED DRAWING ................................................................. ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS ................................................ FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY ....................................................... 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 Back Cover Back Cover IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the following using the PROFORM ®915L. 1. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all users of the 915L are adequately informed of all warnings and precautions. through the seat post. Do not insert the seat knob under the seat post. Tighten the seat knob into the welded nut. 2. Read all instructions in this manual before using the 915L. Use the 915L only as described. 10. Always sit on the seat when using the 915L; never stand up on the pedals. 11. If you feel faint, dizzy, or short of breath, stop immediately and begin cooling down. 3. Place the 915L on a level surface. Place a mat beneath the 915L to protect the floor. 12.The 915L is intended for home use only. Do not use the 915L in any commercial, rental or institutional setting. 4. Inspect and tighten all parts regularly. Make sure that the chain is properly adjusted (see MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING on page 8). Replace worn parts immediately. . important precautions before 13. The decal shown below has been placed on the 915L. If the decal is missing, or if it is not legible, please call our toll-free HELPLINE to order a free replacement decal (see the back cover of this manual). Apply the decal in the location shown. Keep children under age 12 and pets away from the 915L at all times. 6. The 915L should not be used by persons weighing more than 250 pounds. 7. Keep hands and feet away from the link arms and other moving parts. ACAUT|ON 8. Do not wear loose clothing that could become caught on the 915L. Always wear athletic shoes for foot protection. 9. When adjusting the seat, insert the seat knob through the welded nut on the frame and WARNING: Before beginning this or any exercise program, consult your physician. This is especially important for persons over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. Read all instructions before using. SEARS assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained by or through the use of this product. 2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN Thank you for selecting the innovative PROFORM ® 915L The 915L blends advanced engineering with contemporary styling to provide you with a low-impact, total body workout in the convenience and privacy of your own home. p.m. Central Time (excluding holidays). To help us assist you, please note the product model number and serial number before calling. The model number is 831.288264. The serial number can be found on a decal attached to the 915L (see the front cover of this manual for the location of the decal). For your benefit, read this manual carefully before you use the PROFORM ®915L. If you have additional questions, please call our toll-free HELPLINE at 1-800736-6879, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. until 7 Before reading further, please review the drawing below and familiarize yourself with the parts that are labeled. Handlebar Water Bottle Holder (Bottle not included) Seat Seat Post Electronic Monitor Seat Knob Frame Side Shield Pedal Link Arm 3 ASSEMBLY Assembly requires two people. Place all parts of the exercise cycle in a cleared area and remove the packing materials. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. Read through all steps before beginning. During assembly, make sure that all parts are oriented as shown in the drawings. Assembly requires the included tool and grease packet as well as an adjustable wrench a rubber mallet _............ __, and a phillips screwdriver Use the drawings below to identify the small hardware used in assembly. The number in parenthesis beneath each part refers to the key number of the part, from the PART LIST on page 10. The second number refers to the quantity used in assembly. Note: some of the hardware shown below may have been pre-attached. M8 Spring Washer (3)-4 M8 Washer (5)-4 M8 Locknut (32)-8 1/2" Locknut (23)-2 3/8" Push Cap (19)-2 5/8" Push Cap (35)-2 M6 x 16 Screw (49)-8 Link Arm Bushing (47)-2 Pedal Bushing (25)-2 3/16" Small Screw (2)-15 . Press an Endcap (40) onto each of the two Frame Extensions (65). Press the Frame Extensions (65) into the Frame (1) as shown. 65 40 4 2. Press two Endcaps (40) onto the Rear Stabilizer (39). Slide the Rear Stabilizer (39) into the indicated end of the Frame (1). Attach the Rear Stabilizer with two M6 x 16mm Screws (49) from each side and four M6 x 16mm Screws from beneath. Tap a 3/8" Push Cap (19) onto each end of the locking rod. , Remove the four M8 Locknuts (32) and the four M8 Spring Washers (3) from the Seat (48), Attach the Seat to the top of the Seat Post (42) with the M8 Locknuts and the M8 Spring Washers. 48 Adjust the Seat (48) to the desired height. Insert the Seat Knob (52) through the welded nut on the Frame (1) and through the Seat Post (42). Next, press the Frame Bushing (43) into the top of the Frame. Tighten the Seat Knob into the welded nut. CAUTION: Make sure to insert the Seat Pin through the Seat Post; do not insert the Seat Knob under the Seat Post. , The Electronic Monitor (46) requires two "AA" batteries (not included). Alkaline batteries are recommended, Find the markings inside the battery compartment showing which direction the batteries must be turned. Insert the batteries into the battery compartment. Attach the Monitor Bracket (27) to the back of the Electronic Monitor (46) with the four Console Screws (44). Insert the Handlebar Shaft (54)into 32.--_'_ ;--3 2 42-_/_ /3 4 __\ 2q _46 i!! • ii Battery Compartment 44 44 the Frame (1). Plug the Sensor Wire (21) into the wire on the Electronic Monitor (46), Attach the Monitor Bracket (27) and the Monitor (46) to the Frame (1) with two 3/16" Small Screws (2). Make sure that the Sensor Wire is not pinched between the Electronic Monitor and the Frame. 21 27 jjj ___54 , Press an Access Cover (14) into the hole in each Side Shield (50, 51) as shown. 5 .......... , , Lubricate the Handlebar Shaft (54). Slide the Right Handlebar (36) onto the right end of the Handlebar Shaft. (Note: Refer to the drawing on the front cover and make sure that the Right Handlebar is turned correctly.) Slide the Left Handlebar (37) onto the left end of the Handlebar Shaft. Tap a 5/8" Push Nut (35) onto each end of the Handlebar Shaft. Slide an M8 Washer (5), a Link Arm Bushing (47) and a Link Arm (26) onto the threaded pin on the lower end of the Left Handlebar (37). Make sure that the Link Arm Bushing is turned so the flange is next to the Washer. In addition, make sure that the opening in the end of the Link Arm is downward, as shown. Tighten an M8 Locknut (32) with an M8 Washer (5) onto the threaded pin. Attach the other Link Arm to the Right Handlebar (not shown) in the same manner. , 47 For your convenience, the pedal assemblies have been pre-assembled. Remove the 1/2" Locknut (23) from one of the Pedal Shafts (16). Slide the 17.5mm Washer (56) onto the shoulder of the Pedal Shaft and firmly tighten the Pedal Shaft clockwise into the right arm of the Crank (18). Next, tighten the 1/2" Locknut (23) back onto the Pedal Shaft. Make sure that the 17.5mm Washer (56) can be moved back and forth on the shoulder of the Pedal Shaft. Fit the end of the right Link Arm (26) onto the Pedal Shaft and slide the Link Arm onto the Pedal Bushing (25). Attach the other pedal assembly to the left arm of the Crank (not shown) in the same manner. Shoulder /\, \\ 56 23 ....................... ,, \? \ : ) 9. Make sure that all parts are properly tightened before you use the exercise cycle. Note: Some small hardware may be left over after the exercise cycle is assembled. 6 HOW TO USE THE EXERCISE CYCLE HANDLEBAR OPERATION SEAT ADJUSTMENT The handlebars can be used in either the stationary mode, for pedaling exercise only, or the dual-action mode, for both upper-body and lower-body exercise. Proper seat height is important for effective exercise. As you pedal, there should be a slight bend in 52 your knees when the pedals are in the lowest position. To adjust the Seat (48), dismount the exercise cycle, hold the Seat, and remove the Seat Knob (52). Raise or lower the Seat and insert the Seat Knob through the Frame (1) and the Seat Post (42). Tighten the Seat Knob into the welded nut on the Frame. CAUTION: Make sure to insert the Seat Pin through the Seat Post; do not insert the Seat Knob under the Seat Post. STATIONARY MODE To convert the handlebars to the stationary mode, the Link Arms (26) must be disconnected from the 56 25 pedals. Pull the Link Arms outward against the 17.5mm Washers (56), until the Link Arms are free of the Pedal ELECTRONIC Bushings (25). CAUTION: Be careful not to The electronic monitor offers five modes to provide instant exercise feedback: 26 off the pedals. Clip the Link Arms (26) onto the lock rod as shown in drawing 2. Speed-Displays your pedaling speed, in miles per hour. DUAL-ACTION Time-- pinch your fingers. Lift the Link Arms MONITOR OPERATION g Rod El I:LIZ!, Z SPEED b': ' DISTANCE MODE Displays the elapsed time. Note: Time will be To convert the handlebars to the dual-action mode, the Link Arms must be connected to the pedals. Refer to drawing 2 above. Lift the Link Arms (26) off the lock rod. TiME MODE CALORIE SCAN ON/OFF l counted only while you are pedaling. If you stop pedaling for ten seconds or longer, the time mode will pause. Next, refer to drawing 1 above. Pull the Link Arms (26) outward against the tops of the 17.5mm Washers (56), while pulling against the bottoms of the Washers with your fingers. CAUTION: Be careful not to pinch your fingers. Slide the Link Arms onto the Pedal Bushings (25). It may be helpful to move the link arms up and down slightly until they slide onto the Pedal Bushings. CAUTION: Make sure that the Link Arms are on the Pedal Bushings. If the Link Arms are not on the Pedal Bushings, the Link Arms may slip off during use, resulting in injury to the user. Distance--Displays aled, in miles. the total distance you have ped- Calorie--Displays the approximate you have burned. number of Calories Scan--Displays the speed, time, distance and calorie modes in a repeating cycle. Note: The electronic monitor requires two "AA" batteries (not included). See assembly step 3 on page 4 for battery installation instructions. 7 Follow the steps below to use the electronic monitor: each, in a repeating cycle. A second mode indicator will show which mode is currently displayed. 1. To turn on the power, press the on/off button or simply begin pedaling. B. Speed, time, distance or calorie--To stop the scan mode and select the speed, time, distance or calorie mode for continuous display, repeatedly press the mode button. Make sure that there is not a mode indicator by the word "SCAN." The modes will be selected in the following order: speed, time, distance, calorie, scan. 2. Select one of the five modes: A. Scan-When the Mode indicators power is turned on, the scan mode will be selected automatically. A mode indicator DISTANCE CALORIE MODE [ SCAN , To reset the display, turn the power off and then on again by pressing the on/off button twice. , When you are finished exercising, press the on/off button to turn off the power. Note: If the pedals are not moved and the buttons are not pressed for four minutes, the power will turn off automatically in order to conserve the batteries. ON/OFF I1 l will appear by the word "SCAN." The speed, time, distance and calorie modes will all be displayed, for five seconds TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE Inspect and tighten all parts of the exercise cycle regularly. To clean the exercise cycle, use a damp cloth and mild detergent. Never use abrasives or solvents; keep liquid away from the console. ELECTRONIC damaged. If the chain causes excessive noise or slips as you pedal, check the chain in the following way: , MONITOR If the electronic monitor does not function properly, the batteries should be replaced. Most problems are the result of drained batteries. See assembly step 4 on page 5 for battery installation instructions. Carefully pry the Access Cover (14) off the right side shield. Reach into the access hole and press down on the chain. There should be no more than 1 inch, and no less than 1/4 inch, of vertical movement in the center of the chain. If the chain is properly adjusted, reattach the Access Cover. If the chain needs to be adjusted, see step 2. If the electronic monitor still does not function properly, the sensor wire should be checked. See assembly step 4 on page 5. Slide the electronic monitor off the frame and make sure that the sensor wire is plugged fully into the wire on the electronic monitor. TIGHTENING THE PEDALS If the pedals become loose, tighten the pedal shafts into the arms of the crank. Tighten the 1/2" Locknuts onto the pedal shafts (see assembly step 7 on page 6). ADJUSTING THE CHAIN , The exercise cycle features a precision chain that must be kept properly lubricated and adjusted. Apply a few drops of light multi-purpose oil to the chain every three months. If the chain is too tight, the bearings may be damaged; if the chain is too loose, the fan may be 8 Pry the Access Cover (14) off the left side shield. Loosen the M8 Washer Nuts (4). To tighten the chain, turn the M6 Adjustment Nuts (8) clockwise; to loosen the chain, turn the Adjust-ment Nuts counterclockwise. Make sure that the fan is straight, tighten the Fan Nuts and reattach the Access Covers. CONDiTiONiNG GUiDELiNES The following general guidelines will help you to plan your exercise program. Remember that proper nutrition and adequate rest are essential for successful results. your goal is to burn fat, adjust your pace until your heart rate is near the lowest number in your training zone as you exercise. For maximum fat burning, adjust your pace until your heart rate is near the middle number in your training zone as you exercise. WARNING: Before beginning this or any exercise program, consult your physician. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or individuals with pre-existing health problems. Aerobic Exercise If your goal is to strengthen your cardiovascular system, your exercise must be "aerobic." Aerobic exercise is activity that requires large amounts of oxygen for prolonged periods of time. This increases the demand on the heart to pump blood to the muscles, and on the lungs to oxygenate the blood. For aerobic exercise, adjust your pace until your heart rate is near the highest number in your training zone as you exercise. EXERCISE INTENSITY Whether your goal is to burn fat or strengthen your cardiovascular system, the key to achieving the desired results is to exercise with the proper intensity. The proper intensity level can be found by using your heart rate as a guide. The chart below shows recommended heart rates for fat burning, maximum fat burning, and cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. HEART 20 30 RATE 40 50 TRAINING 60 70 HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEART RATE To measure your heart rate, first exercise for at least four minutes. Then, stop exercising and place two fingers on your wrist as shown. Take a sixsecond heartbeat count, and multiply the result by 10 to find your heart rate. For ZONES 80 AGE 165 example, if your six-second To find the proper heart rate for you, first find your age near the top of the chart (ages are rounded off to the nearest ten years). Next, find the three numbers below your age. The three numbers are your "training zone." The lowest number is the recommended heart rate for fat burning; the middle number is the recommended heart rate for maximum fat burning; the highest number is the recommended heart rate for aerobic exercise. heartbeat count is 14, your heart rate is 140 beats per minute. (A six-second count is used because your heart rate will drop rapidly when you stop exercising.) Adjust the intensity of your exercise until your heart rate is at the desired level. WORKOUT GUIDELINES Each workout should include three important parts: a warm-up, training zone exercise, and a cool-down. Fat Burning A Warm-up To burn fat effectively, you must exercise at a relatively low intensity level for a sustained period of time. During the first few minutes of exercise, your body uses easily accessible carbohydrate calories for energy. Only after the first few minutes of exercise does your body begin to use stored fat calories for energy. If Start each workout with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching and light exercise. A proper warm-up increases your body temperature, heart rate, and circulation in preparation for strenuous exercise. 9 Training Zone Exercise Exercise Frequency After warming up, increase the intensity of your exercise until your heart rate is in your training zone for 20 to 30 minutes. Note: During the first few weeks of your exercise program, do not keep your heart rate in your training zone for longer than 20 minutes. To maintain or improve your condition, workouts each week, with at least one between workouts. After a few months exercise, you may complete up to five week if desired. A Cool-down The key to success is to make exercise a regular and enjoyable part of your everyday life. complete three day of rest of regular workouts each Finish each workout with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching. This will increase the flexibility of your muscles and will help to prevent post-exercise problems. PART LIST--Model Key No. Qty. 1 2 3 4 5 1 15 4 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 No. 831.288264 R0899A Key No. Qty. Frame 3/16" Screw M8 Spring Washer M8 Washer Nut M8 Washer 35 36 37 38 39 2 1 1 2 1 5/8" Push Cap Right Handlebar Left Handlebar Handlebar Foam Rear Stabilizer 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 Reed Switch Clamp Flange Bushing M6 Adjustment Nut M6 x 51mm Adjustment Bolt Adjustment Bracket Fan Axle Shaft Fan Assembly Pedal Spacer Access Cover 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 Endcap Base Bumper Seat Post Frame Bushing Console Screw Long Spacer Electronic Monitor Link Arm Bushing Seat 15 16 17 18 1 2 1 1 Sprocket Pedal Shaft Chain Crank 49 50 51 52 8 1 1 1 M6 x 16mm Screw Right Side Shield Left Side Shield Seat Knob 19 20 21 22 23 24 2 3 1 1 2 2 3/8" Push Cap M4 x 16 Tapping Screw Reed Switch/Sensor Wire Short Spacer 1/2" Locknut 13mm Washer 53 54 55 56 57 58 1 1 2 2 4 2 Sensor Magnet 5/8" Handlebar Shaft Pedal Spring 17.5mm Washer Handlebar Endcap M10 Flat Washer 25 26 27 2 2 1 Pedal Bushing Link Arm Monitor Bracket 59 60 61 2 3 1 M8 Hex Nut M4 x 25mm Tapping Screw Fan Plate 28 29 30 31 32 1 2 2 2 8 Crank Assembly 21mm Washer Pedal M8 Pedal Washer M8 Locknut 62 63 64 65 # 1 1 2 2 1 Fan Sprocket Seat Post Bushing 21mm Flat Washer Frame Extension Grease Pack 33 34 2 4 Pedal Cap Handlebar Bushing # 1 User's Manual Description Description Note: "#" indicates a non-illustrated part. Specifications are subject to change without notice. See the back cover of this manual for information about ordering replacement parts. 10 EXPLODED DRAWING--Model No. 831.288264 ROB99A 57 32 34 4O 4O 28 8 51 17 23 49 1 19 60 i i i 61 12 64 11 28 / 26 56 11 8E/.4R8 The model number and serial number of your PROFORM _ 915L are listed on a decal attached to the frame. See the front cover of this manual to find the location of the decal. Model No. 831.288264 QUESTIONS? All replacement parts are available for immediate purchase or special order when you visit your nearest SEARS Service Center. To request service or to order parts by telephone, call the toll-free numbers listed at the left. If you find that: • you need help assembling or operating the PROFORM _ 915L • a part is missing • or you need to schedule repair service When requesting help or service, or ordering parts, please be prepared to provide the following information: • The NAME OF THE PRODUCT (PROFORM i°_'915L) • The MODEL NUMBER OF THE PRODUCT (831.288264) call our toll-free HELPLINE 1-800-736-6879 • The KEY NUMBER OF THE PART (see page 10) Monday-Saturday, 7 am-7 pm Central Time (excluding holidays) • The DESCRIPTION OF THE PART (see page 10). REPLACEMENT PARTS If parts become worn and need to be replaced, call the following toll-free number 1-800-FON-PART (1-800-366-7278) FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY For 90 days from the date of purchase, if failure occurs due to defect in material or workmanship in this SEARS BIKE EXERCISER, contact the nearest SEARS Service Center throughout the United States and SEARS will repair or replace the BIKE EXERCISER, free of charge. This warranty does not apply when the BIKE EXERCISER is used commercially or for rental purposes. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., DEPT. 817WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179 Part No. 158417 R0899A Printed in China © 1999 Sears, Roebuck and Co.