Chariot Carriers Babya Carrier Baby Carrier User Manual

X-COUNTRY SERIES
Cougar
CX
OWNER’S MANUAL / GUIDE D’UTILISATION
Revised 15/11/05
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CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING A CHARIOT CARRIER!
Congratulations on choosing a X-Country series CTS Ready Chassis, the key component of the world’s
premiere Child Transport System (CTS). Your new CTS carrier offers superior quality, safety features,
and comfort. In addition, Chariot’s CTS Conversion Kits can provide you with the versatility to meet
all of your child transportation needs.
The CTS Conversion Kits available from your Chariot dealer are the following: 1. Jogging CTS Kit
2. Cycling CTS Kit 3. Strolling CTS Kit (wheels only) 4. Hiking CTS Kit 5. X-Country Skiing CTS Kit
IMPORTANT
Read all instructions before using your Chariot Carrier.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Carrier Maintenance, Care and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Chariot Carrier CTS Ready Chassis Assembly
1.0 Folding and Unfolding the Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
1.1 Wheel Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
1.2 Handlebar Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.3 Weather Cover Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.4 Suspension Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
1.5 Side Window Removal (CX carriers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
1.6 Rear Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
1.7 Adjusting the Rear Cargo Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
1.8 Parking Brake Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
1.9 CX Drum Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
1.8 Child Placement and Seatbelts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Parts Lists
Cougar 1, Cougar 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
CX1, CX2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Strolling CTS Kit (wheels only)
2.0 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
2.1 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Jogging CTS Kit
3.0 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
3.1 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Cycling CTS Kit
WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
4.0 Reflectors and Flag Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
4.1 Attaching Your New Quick Release (QR) Skewer & Axle Mounted Hitch Cup to Your Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
4.2 Attaching Your Axle Mounted Hitch Cup to Your Bicycle if You Have a Solid Axle Style Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
4.3 Hitch Arm Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
4.4 Attaching Your Carrier to the Hitch Cup on Your Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
4.5 Hitch Arm Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
4.6 Pull Wagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
X-Country Skiing CTS Kit
5.0 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
5.1 Shoulder Harness Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Hiking CTS Kit
6.0 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
6.1 Shoulder Harness Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
French Instruction Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Limited Lifetime Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
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GENERAL WARNINGS
This manual contains many WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Read and understand all of the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Failure to assemble
and/or use this carrier correctly may lead to serious personal injury or death to you and/or your passengers.
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Do not install a car seat or any other seating device not approved by the manufacturer inside the carrier.
Make no modifications to the carrier.
The carrier may become unstable if a parcel bag or rack not approved by the manufacturer is attached to the carrier.
Do not allow any of the child’s body, clothing, shoe laces, or toys to come in contact with moving parts.
Never leave children unattended in the carrier.
Failure to comply with the manufacturer’s instructions may lead to serious injury or death to you and to your passengers.
Maximum capacity of the carrier is 75 lb (34 kg) for one child carriers and 100 lb (45 kg) for two child carriers. This includes
the weight of the child/children and cargo. Do not use with children who exceed the weight limitations.
Do not use cleaning solvents on the carrier. Clean only with mild soap and water.
When used with only one passenger, the passenger should be seated in a center seating position.
Passengers must always use seat belts.
Maximum tire pressure is 30 – 35 psi.
Care must be taken when folding and unfolding to prevent finger entrapment.
Never use your carrier to go up or down stairs or on steep hills.
When carrier is used in Jogging or Strolling mode, please observe the following:
• Use wrist safety strap at all times.
• Always use parking brake when the carrier is stationary.
• Never in-line skate with your carrier.
• Maximum weight in the rear combined pockets is 2.2 lb (1 kg). The carrier may become unstable if the pocket is overloaded.
When carrier is used in Cycling mode, please observe the following:
• A reflector that complies with CPSC regulations shall be visible on the rear of the trailer and on the side of the wheels.
• Before each ride, ensure the attached carrier does not interfere with braking, pedaling, or steering of the bicycle.
• Never ride a bicycle at night without adequate lighting. Obey all local legal requirements for lighting.
• Ride with extreme caution, never exceed 25 km/h, and slow down to less than 10 km/h around corners and on rough roads.
• Use of a trailer changes the stability, braking requirements and riding characteristics of your bike.
• Always use flag for increased visibility.
• Before the carrier can be used with the Cycling CTS Kit, children must be at least 1 year old and able to sit upright unassisted.
• Passengers must always wear a CPSC or CE approved bicycle helmet.
CARRIER MAINTENANCE, CARE AND ST ORAGE
A. Hitch Maintenance - Check that the hitch and back up straps are properly secured before every ride. Periodically check the hitch for
damage, cracks, etc. Replace at first sign of damage. Any damage/deterioration on any parts of your Chariot carrier should be
repaired/replaced immediately to reduce the risk of personal injury.
B. Fabric/Shell Care - Your Chariot Carrier is manufactured from a tough, durable, water resistant fabric. Clean fabric with household soap
or mild detergent and warm water only. Wipe dry. Do not machine dry.
C. Windows - Do not use your carrier in temperatures below -20ºC (-4ºF) . Plastic windows can crack at these low temperatures. If carrier is
stored/left out in very cold weather you will need to let it warm up before folding or uprighting.
D. Wheels, Axles, and Brakes(for CX carriers) - Wheels should be serviced by a Chariot Dealer at least twice a year. Check wheels for
loose spokes, axles for proper security, and brakes for good functioning every time you use your Chariot carrier.
E. Hardware and Fasteners - Regularly inspect nuts and bolts to ensure they are tightened securely.
F. Storage - Store your carrier in a dry, well-ventilated area. To avoid mildew, make sure carrier is dry before storing. Keep your carrier out of
the sun when not in use to reduce fading. Do not store the carrier attached to your bicycle.
Always inspect all parts every time you use your carrier!
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SAFETY GUIDELINES
Sixteen important rules for the safe use of your Chariot Carrier.
1. Read all instructions before use! Failure to read, understand and follow these instructions may result in an otherwise avoidable accident in
which you and/or your passengers could suffer serious injury or death.
2. The safe and proper use of this product is your responsibility! Take a practice bicycle ride, walk/run, hike, or cross-country ski with a
weighted carrier (weighted greater than your expected load with children and cargo) before using your carrier to ensure you can handle a
loaded carrier in each activity. Be extremely careful on hills and try to avoid them if possible. In addition to safe bicycle practices, the rules
listed below must be followed at all times.
3. Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition. We recommend a frequent safety check of your bike by a certified bicycle
mechanic.
4. Do not modify or alter carrier or bicycle. Ask your Chariot Dealer if you are not sure whether your bicycle is compatible with your
carrier.
5. When used as a bicycle trailer, children must be at least 1 year old and be able to sit upright alone. Consult your pediatrician
before carrying any child younger than one year.
6. Do not exceed the maximum carrier load of 75 lb (34 kg) for one child carriers and 100 lb (45 kg) for two child carriers. These
capacities include the weight of child/children and cargo. Articles carried in the carrier should be well anchored to avoid shifting during
travel. Unstable loads and overloading make the carrier less stable and more difficult to control.
7. Always fasten shoulder harness, lap belt and crotch strap securely and tightly around children. Periodically check placement of
shoulder straps, especially for a sleeping child. Make sure children cannot put fingers into the wheel spokes. Instruct children not to
bounce, rock or lean.
8. Do not leave children unattended in the carrier.
9. To insure a smooth ride, keep tires inflated to the recommended pressure shown on the tire side wall. Check tire pressure
before each use. Over inflating tires or use of high pressure tires can cause the carrier to overturn.
10. Use this carrier only with non-motorized bicycles capable of supporting the additional load of the carrier and child. Do not use
your carrier on electric bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, automobiles or any other motor vehicle. Check the information supplied with
your bike to verify compatibility or ask your dealer.
11. Do not use a kickstand or other parking device to support the bicycle with a trailer attached. Attaching a trailer can change
the balance of the bicycle making kickstands ineffective. The bicycle can fall over, damaging it and the trailer.
12. Always use the high visibility flag supplied with the trailer. Do not assume you have the right-of-way. Do not pull your trailer in high
traffic areas such as busy streets, highways or anyplace it may be unsafe to ride with children.
13. Always verify that the folding brackets are secure and hold the carrier in an upright position.
14. Avoid riding at night. Your ability to see and be seen is greatly reduced. If you must ride at night, use proper lighting and reflectors on
your bicycle and wear bright reflective clothing
15. Both cyclist and children must wear approved bicycle helmets. If your child
is too small to properly wear the smallest size approved helmet, they should not
ride in the carrier.
16. Always obey all traffic laws, and use proper hand signals.
WARNING!
Bicycle trailers can tip over causing serious injury to
passenger(s) and/or rider.
Hitting an obstacle with a wheel may cause the
trailer to tip over at any speed!
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CHARIOT CARRIER CTS READY CHASSIS ASSEMBLY
Your Chariot Carrier is shipped 99% assembled.
Initial assembly takes a few minutes. After that,
folding and unfolding can be done in seconds.
1.0 Folding and Unfolding the Carrier
NOTE: Any reference to orientation (left or right) is from the passengers point of view while in the carrier.
Stand at the back of the carrier body. Grab
the upper frame and pull up until it stops.
CAUTION: Pull back on the lower bars
from under the pivot brackets to avoid
pinching your fingers.
1.1 Wheel Assembly
Pull back on both the right and left lower
backtube bars until they “snap” all the way
back over center and the auto-lock disks
engage.
WARNING: Ensure that folding brackets
are correctly locked before using carrier.
Failure to do so could cause the carrier
to collapse.
To collapse the carrier, pull the release
disks and then push both the right and left
lower backtube bars forward until the
carrier is completely collapsed.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to collapse
carrier without first pulling the release
disks.
CLEVIS AXLE
HOLLOW AXLE
1. Depress the rubber cap on the wheel hub with your thumb and fully insert the clevis axle into the hollow axle. CX carriers have the brake
located at the end of the axle, with the hollow axle located in the centre of the brake. Once fully inserted and secured, you should hear a
“click” sound. Important: To ensure the axle system is engaged properly, test by trying to pull the wheel outwards after installing. The wheel
should be locked in its installed position. If not, do not use and take your carrier to your Chariot Dealer for servicing. 2. Repeat all steps for the
other wheel.
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1.2 Handlebar Instructions
Insert both ends of the handlebar into the
aluminum sleeves located at the upper rear
section of the carrier.
WARNING: Failure to properly install the
handlebars or use the wrist safety strap
could cause the carrier to become separated
from you resulting in serious injury.
Depress both spring buttons and insert the
handlebars fully into the sleeves. Both spring
buttons must “pop” out of the holes located
on the inner side of the sleeves to secure
the handlebar in place.
(CX model only)
Secure the front of the handlebar bag to the
clip on the back of the carrier’s cover. Wrap
the two web strap on the back of the bag
around the carrier’s handlebar and secure
them using the clips.
CAUTION Do not place more then 0.5kg/1 lb
in the handlebar bag. when used on the carrier. Overloading this bag can cause the carrier
to tip.
1.3 Weather Cover Features
Note: Your Chariot Carrier has climate
control features designed to regulate
your child’s temperature. Periodically
monitor your child to ensure that he/she
is comfortable in terms of temperature.
WARNING: Failure to use the weather
cover could expose your child to flying
rocks, insects, and other debris.
Attach the loops from the back corner of the
weather cover over the aluminum sleeves
located at the upper rear section of the carrier.
Fasten the front corners of the weather cover
to the Velcro tabs located on the front lower
corners of the frame.
RAIN COVER
BACK PANEL
ELASTIC LOOP
During cooler temperatures use the rain cover to keep your child warmer. For more ventilation, roll up the rain cover and secure it by looping the
elastic loops around its ends. If it is bright outside or the sun is bothering your child, use the back panel as a sunscreen. To do so, remove the
weather cover, flip the back panel over the front of the carrier, secure it to the Velcro tabs located on the upper frame, and re-install the weather cover. .
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1.4 Suspension Adjustments (Cougar 1 and 2 models only)
All Cougar models come with adjustable suspension. Four adjustment ranges are suggested,
but it can be used in any position. The weight ranges suggested are based on the carrier being used
for cycling. The setting could be softer or stiffer for strolling/jogging. Experimenting may be required.
NOTE: To determine the weight, you must
combine the weight of the passengers and
cargo. To adjust simply loosen knob, slide bracket to desired weight range, and tighten knob.
NOTE: The bracket should be moved to the
location next to the weights noted (not on
top of the position).
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If the suspension is making a hard "knocking" sound, it means the weight setting is
too low and you need to slide the bracket
further towards the rear. Typically, the suspension on both sides should be set to the
same position/range, however it is possible
to have them set to different positions if a
lighter child is on one side and a heavier
child on the other.
Note the 4 positions outlined in table where 1 represents the lightest load and 4 represents the heaviest load.
1.5 Side Window Removal (CX carriers)
1.6 Rear Storage Compartments
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Your CX carrier is equipped with mesh windows
that provide maximum ventilation when the clear
plastic windows are removed. There are two zippers that need to be unfastened to remove the
plastic window. Once removed, place the windows in the rear storage compartment. The side
window can be partially zipped open to allow for
some ventilation without fully removing the window.
Your Chariot carrier comes with three separate rear storage bags. The first (1) is the
rear cargo mesh storage area located directly behind the seat. The second (2) storage
area is located on the lower backside of the carrier. The third (3) is a small wallet pocket located inside the mesh storage. The maximum capacity for both storage compartments is 1 kg/2.2 lb.
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1.7 Adjusting the Rear Cargo Bag
There are two positions available for the
rear cargo bag. The bag can be folded up if
not used, or dropped down to easily fill the
bag with contents.
To lower or raise the bag, release the quick
release skewer on the side of the carrier
located just above the top of the wheel.
There are 2 stops built into the mechanism.
Either pull the bag down until level with the
ground, or push the bag up until the bag will
not fold any more. Tighten the quick release
skewer, only in either of these positions, by
closing it towards the rear of the carrier.
1.8 Parking Brake Instructions (Cougar models only)
The parking brake is located at the center of
the rear axle under the rear storage bag.
Engage the parking brake by pressing the
plunger down on the brake housing.
Disengage the parking brake by lifting the
plunger upwards.
1.9 CX Drum Brakes (CX models only)
The brakes on all CX carriers act as an active brake to help regulate your speed when moving and also as a parking brake. It is very important to keep the brakes adjusted so that the brakes function properly in both circumstances.
Basic Operation
The brake system provided on the CX carrier is a drum brake system. The brakes
located on the end of the carrier’s rear axle
expand, contacting the inside of the rear
wheel’s hubs, causing the carrier to slow
down. Periodic adjustments are required to
ensure proper contact between these surfaces.
Braking conditions will vary based on outdoor conditions. For example when the
brakes get wet, more force will need to be
applied to the hand lever to get the same
braking results as in dry conditions. Keep
this in mind when using your carrier and
before making adjustments to the brakes.
Note the location of the cable guide adjustments. Please see your local dealer with
any concerns regarding adjusting these
brakes.
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When uprighting and folding your carrier,
the brake cable ends can shift out from its
guides. When this occurs, it will be difficult
to place your wheel onto the carrier as the
brake is partially applied.To fix this problem,
simply apply the brakes by squeezing the
hand lever when the carrier is in its upright
position.
1.9 CX Drum Brakes (continued)
Parking Brake
To ensure the carrier remains stationary
when parked, the CX carrier uses its drum
brakes as a parking brake. To activate the
CX parking brake, squeeze the hand lever
as tight as you can (pull the lever towards
the handlebars). While the lever is fully
squeezed push down the locking button.
Test for adequate parking brake activation
by pushing the carrier. There is nothing
wrong if the wheels slowly turn as you push,
but as soon as you release the carrier from
your grip the brakes should clearly exert
sufficient resistance to stop the carrier from
rolling. Check that this is the case both forwards and backwards. DO NOT USE THE
CARRIER and refer to the “Adjusting the
Brakes - Poor Braking” section if the carrier
rolls when released.
Adjusting the Brakes - Uneven Braking
If one wheel is braking much stronger then
the other, an adjustment will be needed.
Minor differences in braking power
between the two wheels is acceptable. If
the left brake is stronger than the right,
adjust the right brake so that it brakes as
well as the left. Perform the opposite
adjustment if the right brake is stronger
than the left. To tighten a brake, follow
these steps.
Adjustment 1: Turn the round cable guide
counter-clockwise so that the distance
between the guide and the brake increases.
Perform this operation with the wheel
installed on the carrier. If the wheel is difficult to install on or off the carrier, or if you
can hear the brake pads rubbing inside the
hub on the wheel, you will need to turn the
cable guide clockwise slightly to loosen the
brake. Once you are satisfied with the braking, turn the small nut clockwise so that the
nut is secured to the brake. The nut will prevent the cable guide from loosening during
use.
Adjusting the Brakes - Poor Braking
After repeated use, the brakes will need to
be adjusted on account of cable stretch and
brake pad wear. If the left and right sides
are breaking evenly but not as effectively as
required, an adjustment needs to be performed. First you need to locate the cable
guide inside the rear storage pouch located
behind the seat.
Adjustment 1: Turn this guide counter
clockwise threading the guide out of the
black casing. This adjustment should
improve the braking on both pads.
Make this adjustment with the wheels on
the carrier. If you can hear the brake pads
rubbing inside the hub on the wheel you will
need to turn the cable guide clockwise to
loosen the brake slightly. Once you are satisfied with the braking, turn the nut clockwise so that the nut is secured to the black
casing. The nut will prevent the cable guide
from loosening. The cable guide will fall out
of the black casing if it is threaded out too
far. In this event, thread it back in a few
rotations and proceed to “Adjustment 2”.
Adjustment 2: There is another cable
guide that can be adjusted on the hand
lever. Turn this guide counter-clockwise also
to increase the brakes effectiveness further.
Once adjusted be sure to tighten the small
nut as described in “Adjustment 1”. This
cable guide is also restricted in the amount
of adjustment. When the majority of the
guide has been threaded out proceed to
“Adjustment 3”.
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Adjustment 3: Once no additional adjustments can be made to cable guides on the
black casing or the hand lever, adjustments
can be made to the individual brakes themselves. Follow the explanation in “Adjusting
the Brakes - Uneven Braking” above, however perform the same number of turns to
each side to keep the braking equal.
1.9 CX Drum Brakes (continued)
Worn out Brake Pads
Eventually the brake pads could wear down and need to be replaced. The pads are worn when they become thin or when you squeeze the
hand lever and braking is not satisfactory when the brakes are properly adjusted. When this occurs, you will no longer be able to squeeze the
lever and bring the carrier to a stop. When this occurs, DO NOT USE THE CARRIER. Return to your Chariot dealer for brake pad replacement.
Note: The original shape of the brake pads is tapered with the appearance that one end is worn out. This is not the case. The pads are
tapered as part of the design for maximum brake performance.
Maintenance
If you’ve used your carrier in wet conditions, dry off the brakes and the inside of the brake hubs immediately after use using a grease free
rag. Wear within the brake and outside dust can clog the braking areas. As such periodically clean the area with a grease free brush (eg. a
paintbrush). Maintaining a dry and clean brake system will ensure better long term braking.
With the wheels installed, the wheel hub offers the internal workings of the brake good protection against external factors, but with the wheels
off the opposite is true – the brakes workings are unprotected and highly susceptible to damage. Please take this into account by handling a
carrier with no wheels carefully, particularly when moving it.
WARNING: Ensure the parking brake is properly functioning before each use. On hilly terrain you should always remain in close
proximity to the carrier and use the safety wrist strap, so that you can immediately stop the carrier from rolling or slipping if the
need arises. Failure to do so could cause the carrier to roll away, resulting in a serious accident.
WARNING: Even with these brakes properly adjusted, decend all hills at a walking pace as the brakes can overheat or malfunction,
leading to possible brake failure and a serious accident.
WARNING: Because these brakes rely on friction, the wheel hubs can become very hot to the touch and can burn your skin. As
such, let the wheels cool before removing them from the carrier.
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1.10 Child Placement and Seatbelts
WARNING: Failure to properly attach seatbelts could result in serious injury or death to occupants in the event of an accident.
WARNING: Failure to seat a single child in the center position could cause the carrier to tip over causing serious injury or death.
WARNING: Always adjust shoulder harness and crotch strap so they meet at child’s lower chest. Adjusting harnesses and buckles near your
child’s neck could cause serious injury.
TWO CHILDREN
1. Undo the two buckles located at the top of the padded shoulder harness, leaving it attached to the
crotch belt, but flipped down.
2. Seat your child(ren).
3. Slide the shoulder belt height adjustment located on the vertical web straps, in the seat back, to the
same height as your child(ren)'s shoulders.
4. Lift up the shoulder harness and connect the buckles over each shoulder. Be careful to not pinch your
child's neck.
5. Adjust the system using the crotch belt and shoulder belt length adjustments until the Chariot logo
located on the shoulder harness is positioned over their lower chest.
6. Buckle the waist belt(s) around their hips. The waist belt goes in front of the crotch belt and the buckle
should be centered.
7. Snugly tighten all belts.
ONE CHILD
1. Use the center seating position.
2. Move a padded shoulder harness to the center seating position, thus using the center crotch belt
and the two middle shoulder buckles.
3. Use the two middle waist belts and buckles.
4. The two outboard waist belts, two outboard crotch belts and one shoulder harness are not used.
Safely tuck them aside in the carrier. Do not remove them.
5. Go to section TWO CHILDREN
ADJUSTING THE PADDED SHOULDER HARNESS
1.Unbuckle and remove the padded shoulder harness from the carrier. To undo the buckle hidden
behind the Chariot logo, squeeze in from the sides of the fabric cover.
2.Located on the upper front of the shoulder harness are three adjustment loops per side: two made of
webbing, one of cord. You will use these to fit the shoulder harness to one of four different sizes: XS,
S, M & L.
3.To achieve the correct size, sleeve through or remove the shoulder belts with the plastic buckle
through these adjustment loops, as indicated below:
XS: Do not sleeve through any adjustment loops; thus unsleeve the shoulder belts from all loops.
S: Only sleeve through the lowest webbing loop. When sized for XS and S, the un-used, upper sections of the shoulder harness go loose over their shoulders. Smooth them down their back for comfort.
M: Sleeve through both webbing loops. This is the default setting.
L: Sleeve through both webbing loops and the top cord loop.
4.Reinstall the shoulder harness into the carrier using the three plastic buckles. The male buckle on the
crotch belt clips into the female buckle behind the logo in the shoulder harness.
5.Go to section ONE CHILD or TWO CHILDREN.
Notes: The padded shoulder harness should be symmetrical and level (the Chariot logo should be horizontal). Do not cross the shoulder belts to use up extra shoulder belt length. Do not pass the shoulder
harness under an infant's arms to hold them in a sitting position. Use a Baby Bivy, an Infant Sling or a
Baby Supporter with a child that cannot sit upright unsupported.
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PARTS LIST Cougar 1
Part #
A 40100148
B 41100227
C 41101290
D 40100406
E 40100407
F 40100704
G 40100626
H 40100449
I
40101516
J 40101517
K 40101281
L 40101282
M 50203031
N 50101729
O 50101305
P 31100506/7
Q 30100509/10
R 41103032
S 40101311
T 40202011
U 40101730
V 33100507/8
W 41101929
X 41101272/4
Y 41101273/5
Z 41101276/8
AA 41101278/9
BB 50103070
Part
Quantity
Upper Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lower Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Frame Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Back Frame – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Frame – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Seat Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Bag Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Left . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Right . . . . . .1
Back Bracket – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Back Bracket – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Shoulder Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Alloy Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Clevis Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Weather Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fabric Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Axle Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Handlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wrist Safety Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Parking Brake Assembly with Axle . . . . . . . . . .1
Rear Storage Bag (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Click n’ Store Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Quick release Skewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
PARTS LIST Cougar 2
Part #
A 40100149
B 41100227
C 41101290
D 40100406
E 40100407
F 40100704
G 40100624
H 40100451
I
40101516
J 40101517
K 40101281
L 40101282
M 50203031
N 50101729
O 50101305
P 31100903/4
Q 30100907/8
R 41103032
S 40100627
T 40101338
U 40202011
V 40101736
W 33100906/7
X 41101929
Y 41101272/4
Z 41101273/5
AA 41101276/8
BB 41101277/9
CC 50103070
Part
Quantity
Upper Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lower Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Frame Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Back Frame – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Frame – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Seat Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Left . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Right . . . . . .1
Back Bracket – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Back Bracket – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Shoulder Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Alloy Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Clevis Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Weather Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fabric Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Axle Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Seat Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Handlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wrist Safety Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Parking Brake Assembly with Axle . . . . . . . . . .1
Rear Storage Bag (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Parking Brake Hub (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Click n’ Store Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Quick Release Skewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
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PARTS LIST CX 1
Part #
A 40100151
B 41100227
C 41101290
D 40100406
E 40100407
F 40100704
G 40100626
H 40100449
I
40101516
J 40101517
K 40101281
L 40101282
M 50203045
N 50101703
O 50101309
P 31101003
Q 30101005
R 50102002
S 40101337
T 40202011
U 50102001
V 50102003
W 33101004
X 41101272/4
Y 41101273/5
Z 41101276/8
AA 41101278/9
BB 50103070
Part
Quantity
Upper Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lower Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Frame Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Back Frame – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Frame – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Seat Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Bag Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Left . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Right . . . . . .1
Back Bracket – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Back Bracket – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Shoulder Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Alloy Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Clevis Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Weather Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fabric Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Axle Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Handlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wrist Safety Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Left Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Right Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Rear Storage Bag (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Quick release Skewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
PARTS LIST CX 2
Part #
A 40100152
B 41100227
C 41101290
D 40100406
E 40100407
F 40100704
G 40100624
H 40100451
I
40101516
J 40101517
K 40101281
L 40101282
M 50203045
N 50101703
O 50101309
P 31101004
Q 30101006
R 50102002
S 40100627
T 40101339
U 40202011
V 50102001
W 50102003
X 33101005
Y 41101272/4
Z 41101273/5
AA 41101276/8
BB 41101277/9
CC 50103070
Part
Quantity
Upper Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lower Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Frame Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Back Frame – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Frame – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Back Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Seat Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Left . . . . . . .1
Wheel Arm Attachment Bracket – Right . . . . . .1
Back Bracket – Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Back Bracket – Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Set
Shoulder Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Alloy Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Clevis Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Weather Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fabric Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Axle Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Lower Seat Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Handlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Wrist Safety Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Left Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Right Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Rear Storage Bag (not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Click n’ Store Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Cargo Frame Brackets Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Quick Release Skewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
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STROLLING CTS KIT ( wheels only )
2.0 Installation
Push the button located on the side of the
wing as far in as possible. This will create
an opening for the caster shaft.
2.1. Storage
While maintaining the button depressed,
slide the stroller caster from the buttom up
into the carrier’s wing. When fully inserted,
release the button and it should return to its
locked position. To make sure the caster is
secured, test by trying to pull the caster
down.
To store the wheels on the carrier when
using another conversion kit, turn the wheel
assembly upside down angled towards the
back of the carrier. While maintaining the
button depressed, slide the wheel down into
the opening, then release the button once
fully inserted.
WARNING:
Overloading the carrier with more than 2.2 lb (1 kg) in the rear storage pouches can make the carrier unstable.
Failure to properly attach wheels could cause the wheels to fall off, resulting in an accident and serious injury.
Direct impacts against the pivoting stroller wheels could cause damage to the wheel arm attachment brackets.
The following safety precautions should be followed, otherwise injury or death to you or to your passengers could result:
– Use wrist safety strap at all times.
– Always use seat belts.
– Always use parking brake when stroller is stationary.
– Never in-line skate with the stroller kit.
– Never climb or descend stairs with the stroller.
– Use extreme caution on hills.
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JOGGING CTS KIT
3.0 Installation
Remove any other conversion kits from the
wheel wheel arm attachment bracket. Insert
the wheel arms by pressing the small button
and sliding the arm into the wheel arm
attachment bracket. The large button should
engage into the hole on the wheel arm
attachment bracket.
Install the quick release axle through the
wheel’s hollow axle with a spring on each
side of the wheel. Screw the nut onto the
other side of the skewer axle.
Slide the wheel axle all the way into the
wheel bracket dropouts.
With the quick release lever opened 90o to
the wheel brackets (ie. pointing straight
out), hand-tighten the nut on the back side
of the quick release skewer.
WHEEL ARM
WHEEL
BRACKET
QUICK RELEASE LEVER
Close the quick release lever by pushing it
flat against the wheel bracket. When the
nut is properly adjusted, you will feel resistance halfway through tightening the lever.
Make sure the lever is closed towards the
back of the
carrier.
WARNING:
Failure to properly attach wheels could
cause the wheels to fall off, resulting in
an accident and serious injury.
WARNING:
Overloading the carrier with more than
2.2lb (1kg) in the rear storage pouches
can make the carrier unstable.
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WARNING:
The following safety precautions should
be followed otherwise injury or death to
you or to your passengers could result:
– Use wrist safety straps at all times.
– Always use seat belts.
– Always use parking brake when
stroller is stationary.
– Never in-line skate with the jogging
kit.
– Never climb or descend stairs with the
jogging kit.
– Use extreme caution on hills.
3.1 Storage
There are 3 straps attached to the outside
of the storage compartment that you can
use to attach the front wheel of your jogger
to in the event you have purchased both a
Cycling kit and Jogging kit but wish to keep
the Jogging kit components with the carrier.
The wheel arms can be placed inside the
storage compartment or on the side of the
carrier if you own a Cougar or a CX carrier.
The wheel arms can be stored on the side
of the carrier. Press down the small button,
and insert the wheel arm into the bracket
located on the side of the carrier. The large
button should engage into the hole in the
bracket.
Keep the left wheel arm on the left side of
the carrier and right arm on the right side so
that the arm’s dropouts rest under the carrier’s lower frame.
CYCLING CTS KIT
WARNING: Read and understand all of the warnings otherwise injury or death to you or to your passengers could result:
– Always use safety flag.
– Do not operate the bicycle trailer
without reading and understanding this
manual.
– Use extreme caution while trailering,
never exceed 25 km/h and slow down
to less than 10 km/h around corners
and on rough roads.
– Cyclist must be an experienced,
strong rider.
– Avoid all obstacles as carriers can tip
over causing serious injuries to the
passenger and cyclist.
– Passenger must always use seat belts
and wear an approved helmet.
– Child’s head, including helmet, must
not protrude above upper frame.
– Never leave child unattended in carrier.
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– Child must be old enough to wear a
helmet and to sit upright unattended.
Consult pediatrician if child is less
that one year old.
– Child’s head, including helmet, must
not protrude above upper frame.
– Do not exceed the maximum capacity
for a single carrier of 75lb (34kg) and
for a double carrier of 100 lb (45kg)
including children and cargo.
PLASTIC CAP
4.0 Reflectors and Flag Assembly
Attach the reflector to the spokes.
Insert the orange clip into the reflector and
over the spoke. With a slot screwdriver, turn
the clip until reflector is tight and unable to
shift.
Attach the red reflector to the left grommet
on the rear of the back storage bag.
LOCATION FOR
FLASHING CLIP
ON LIGHT
Insert the flag into hole
located in the plastic cap on the upper left
rear side of frame. Slide the flag down into
hole until flag touches the bottom of the
tube.
Note: For additional visibility you may wish
to purchase a battery powered clip-on light
from your local Chariot retailer. This light
can be connected to the top rear of the
4.1 Attaching Your New Quick Release (QR) Skewer & Axle Mounted Hitch Cup to Your Bicycle
Remove your existing QR skewer from your
bicycle rear wheel hub. Remove the QR nut and
one Skewer Spring from the Hitch QR Skewer.
Insert the Hitch QR Skewer making sure that
the cup washer is next to the QR Lever and
the Axle Mounted Hitch Cup is on the outside
of the bicycle frame drop out. Ensure that the
Axle Mounted Hitch Cup is oriented so that the
cup itself is below the Hitch QR Skewer and
the cup opening is facing forward.
Note: the small diameter of the Skewer
Springs should point inward towards the
hub axle.
Position the Hitch QR Lever so it points straight
out from the hub (open position). Tighten the
QR Nut on the opposite end of the Hitch QR
Skewer until finger tight.
Move the Hitch QR Lever to the closed position.
It should take a noticeable amount of force to
close the lever (it should leave an imprint of
the lever on your palm). The Hitch QR Lever
should always be closed so that the lever
points to the rear of the bike. This will prevent
the Hitch QR Lever from catching and
opening while you are riding.
4.2 Attaching Your Axle Mounted Hitch
Cup to Your Bicycle if You Have a Solid
Axle Style Hub
Remove the axle nut from your bicycles rear
wheel hub axle ( Note: if there is a washer,
remove and discard it – the Axle Mounted
Hitch Cup will replace it). Install the Axle
Mounted Hitch Cup on the wheel hub axle.
Ensure that the Axle Mounted Hitch Cup is
oriented so that the cup itself is below the
solid Axle Bolt and the cup opening is facing
forward. Reinstall the axle nut and tighten
WARNING: Failure to properly install and
tighten the QR skewer or axle nut could
cause hitch failure and wheel loss
resulting in serious injury or death.
Note: The hitch QR skewer will not be
used with a solid axle style hub.
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4.3 Hitch arm Assembly
Remove any other conversion kits from the
wheel arm attachment bracket. Insert the
hitch arm by pressing the small button and
sliding the arm into the wheel arm attachment
bracket. The large button should engage into
the hole on the wheel arm attachment
bracket.
Insert the securing pin down through the
small rear hole in the wheel arm attachment
bracket.
4.4 Attaching Your Carrier to the Hitch
Cup on Your Bicycle
Place the CH-5 Hitch Ball into the Axle
Mounted Hitch Cup (inserted from the forward open end). Fully insert the hitch ball
into the Axle Mounted Hitch Cup.
Failure to insert securing pin could
cause the carrier to separate from the
bicycle resulting in an accident and
serious injury.
Wrap the Hitch Back-up Safety Strap
around the bicycle chainstay and attach the
safety clip to the D-ring on the hitch arm. If
the Hitch Back-up Safety Strap is not long
enough to wrap around the bicycle chainstay (because of a non typical rear triangle),
wrap it around the rear axle flange
(between the drop out and the wheel hub).
Failure to properly attach the hitch backup safety strap could result in loss of
carrier and serious injury or death to the
occupants.
Do not use the hitch if you cannot properly
install the hitch back-up safety strap to
your bicycle. See your Chariot Dealer for
possible alternatives.
Place the Securing Pin through the holes on the
front of the Axle Mounted Hitch Cup so as to trap
the CH-5 Hitch Ball in the Axle Mounted Hitch
Cup. The Securing Pin must be installed from the
top of the Axle Mounted hitch cup. Pull the rubber
strap over the front of the Axle Mounted Hitch
Cup and over the securing pin end. The “Chariot”
logo should face forward.
4.5 Hitch Arm Storage
The hitch arm can be stored on the side of
the carrier. The carrier must be fully uprighted to do so. Insert the long straight section
of the hitch arm into the bracket on the side
of the carrier. Slide the arm down until the
end of the hitch arm fits into the carrier’s
front wheel arm attachment bracket.
4.6 Pull Wagon
For a short distance on flat terrain, the hitch
arm can be rotated and used as a pulling
device. From a passenger’s perspective,
rotate the hitch arm 90 degrees counterclockwise. The strap should be pointing
towards the outside of the carrier. Push
down the small button on the hitch arm and
slide it into the left wheel arm attachment
bracket. You will not be able see the large
button engage, however check that engagement has occured by making sure you can
not pull the arm from the carrier. Insert the
securing pin through horizontal hole as in
section 4.5.
Using the pin riveted onto the hitch arm,
push the pin through upper horizontal hole
in the wheel arm attachment bracket, thereby securing the hitch arm.
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X-COUNTRY SKIING CTS KIT
Because of the unique axles used
on the CX carrier, a separate steel
axle adapter kit is required. This kit
needs to be retro-fitted onto the ski
kit arms. Without this kit, the ski
frame arms will fall off the carrier
during use. See your dealer to
obtain a set of this kit.l
5.0 Installation
Remove any other conversion kits from
wheel arm attachment brackets. Insert XCountry skiing arms into the wheel arm
attachment brackets and secure using
safety snap pins.
Insert the X-Country skiing axle into the
hollow axle on the carrier.
WARNING: Failure to properly attach XC
skiing kit arms and axles could cause
the carrier to separate from you, resulting
in an accident and serious injury or
death.
5.1 Shoulder Harness Adjustments
The waist belt comes adjusted in the largest
setting, however you may adjust to a narrower setting by removing the bolts and reattaching them to the rear grommets.
Adjust the length of the XC skiing kit arms
by sliding the inner tube out until the hole
on the inner tube lines up with the hole on
the outer tube. Insert securing pin.
Securely attach the waist harness around
your waist with the buckle in front and the
poles adjusted to your hip area.
Note: The arms have 3 adjustment
positions.
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WARNING:
Read and understand all of the warnings
otherwise injury or death to you or to
your passengers could result:
- Only an experienced skier should use
the X-Country skiing kit.
- Do not exceed the maximum load
recommended for your carrier.
Important: This weight may be too heavy
for some skiers.
- The extra length and width of the XC
skiing kit will require additional
attention while passing others on the
trail or skiing on narrower trails.
- Always use seat belts.
- Never leave children unattended in carrier.
- Regularly monitor your children to
ensure they are comfortable and warm.
- Do not X-Country ski below -20oC.
Plastic windows can crack at these
low temperatures.
- Never use your X-Country skiing kit for
down hill skiing and never tow it
behind a snow mobile.
- Use extreme caution on hills, aggressive
trails, and when stopping!
- Take the X-Country skiing kit for a
practice run (weighted greater than
your expected load with children and
cargo) over more various terrain than
you expect to ski, until you are skilled
in handling the X-Country skiing kit.
Have another adult with you to assist
you in case you run in to difficulties
(i.e. X-Country skiing kit is too heavy
for the terrain you were expecting to
ski).
- Make sure the length of the arms on
your XC skiing kit are adjusted
correctly, to ensure that your skis or
poles will not be in contact with the
carrier.
HIKING CTS KIT
6.0 Installation
6.1 Shoulder Harness Adjustments
WARNING:
Read and understand all of the warnings
otherwise injury or death to you or to
your passengers could result:
- Never in-line skate or run with the
hiking kit.
- Use extreme caution on steep hills,
aggressive trails, and when stopping!
When descending, use the handles
for additional support.
Remove any other conversion kits from
wheel arm attachment brackets. Insert
hiking kit arms into wheel arm attachment
brackets and secure using safety snap
pins.
Adjust rear shoulder strap so that the point
where the strap inserts into the buckle is
75mm (3 inches) below the base of your neck.
WARNING: Failure to properly attach
hiking kit arms could cause the carrier to
separate from you resulting in serious
injury or death to the passengers.
- Take the hiking kit for a practice hike
(weighted greater than your expected
load with children and cargo) over
more various terrain than you expect to
hike until you are skilled in handling
the carrier. Have another adult with you
to assist in case the carrier is too
heavy.
- Do not exceed the maximum load
recommended for your carrier.
Important: This weight may be too heavy
for some hikers.
- The extra length of the hiking kit and
carrier will require more time and room
to cross intersections and to negotiate
corners.
Adjust the width of the waist belt so that the
hiker bars are spaced “hip width” apart.
Optional: Secure the sternum strap and
adjust its height and tension.
Adjust the front shoulder straps, up or down,
so that the waist belt is level with your waist.
Note: These adjustments are general
guidelines. Make the necessary adjustments
to maximize your comfort.
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- Always use seat belts.
- Never leave children unattended in carrier.
ACCESSORIES
The following high quality Chariot accessories are available for purchase at your local Chariot retailer.
CHARIOT ACCESSORIES:
Hydration Kit: Water bottles and brackets for Jogging/Strolling Kits.
Jogging Brake Kit 2.0: Brake and attachments. Cheetah carriers require a different brake then the Cougars and CX carriers.
Travel Bag 1: Heavy duty travel bag with wheel covers for single child carriers.
Travel Bag 2: Heavy duty travel bag with wheel covers for double child carriers.
Chariot Backpack Set: A backpack/diaper bag for parent and a small backpack for junior.
Axle-Mount ez-HitchTM - Partial: Hitch components required for adding a hitch to a second bike.
Storage Cover 1: A cover to protect single child carriers from the elements (while stored).
Storage Cover 2: A cover to protect double child carriers from the elements (while stored).
Plastic Rain Cover: Additional rain protection for single child carriers
Plastic Rain Cover: Additional rain protection for double child carriers.
Infant Sling: A lateral support sling for the youngest Chariot passengers.
Bunting Bag: An over-sized, all season bunting bag.
Baby Supporter: To assist a baby with sitting upright and adds extra comfort during naps.
Baby Bivy: A small, soft carrying cot that clips in and out of your Chariot.
X-Country Cargo Rack 1: Add ultra convenient supplemental storage for single child carriers
X-Country Cargo Rack 2: Add ultra convenient supplemental storage for double child carriers.
Fender Kit: Includes two deflective side bumpers and two Zefel splash guards
Notes
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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY/GARANTIE À VIE LIMITÉE
CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. warrants that the frame is free of defects for the lifetime
of the product. The fabric and hitch are warranted for one year following the date of
delivery to the original purchaser. This warranty does not include the wheels and tires.
This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser and under normal use.
Repairs must be made by CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. or an authorized dealer, otherwise this warranty is void. CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. reserves the right to repair or
replace the warranted carrier.
This warranty does not apply to damages caused by misuse of this product, accidental or
intentional damage, neglect or commercial use. Excluded from this warranty is liability
for consequential property or commercial damages or for damages for loss of use.
This constitutes the only warranty of CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. and its authorized
agents and dealers and no other warranty or conditions, statutory, parole, collateral or
otherwise (including conditions requiring compliance with description, fitness for
purpose and merchantable quality) shall be implied.
CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. garantit le cadre contre tout défaut tant que le produit
sera utilisé et garantit aussi le tissu ainsi que le dispositif d’attelage pendant un an à
compter de la date de livraison du produit à l’acheteur d’origine. La présente garantie
ne s’applique pas aux roues ni aux pneus et elle n’est valable que pour l’acheteur d’origine,
dans des conditions normales d’utilisation.
Les réparations doivent être effectuées par CHARIOT CARRIERS INC. ou un détaillant
autorisé sans quoi la garantie devient nulle et non avenue. CHARIOT CARRIERS INC.
se réserve le droit de réparer ou de remplacer la remorque.
La présente garantie ne s’applique pas à des problèmes découlant d’une utilisation
abusive du produit, aux dommages intentionnels ou accidentels, aux cas de négligence ni à ceux d’utilisation à des fins commerciales. La garantie ne porte pas non
plus sur la responsabilité pour dommages indirects à la propriété ou aux biens, ni à la
privation de jouissance. Il s’agit de la seule garantie accordée par CHARIOT
CARRIERS INC. et ses détaillants ou agents autorisés. Aucune autre garantie ou
condition réglementaire, verbale, accessoire ou autre (y compris toute condition
exigeant la conformité à la description, à l’usage souhaité ou à la qualité marchande)
n’est sous-entendue.
WARRANTY/GARANTIE
To validate your warranty and for contacting you for any future potential safety notices, please complete the following information and send to:/Pour que votre
garantie entre en vigueur, fournissez les renseignements suivants et faites-les parvenir à: Chariot Carriers Inc., Bay F, 6810 – 6th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2K4,
CANADA . You can also validate your warranty on-line at www.chariotcarriers.com.
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