JTX-1 - Allen Sports

JTX-1 - Allen Sports
INSTRUCTIONAL
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODEL JTX-1 BIKE TRAILER 1
Please keep this Owner’s Manual for future reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
• Failure to follow these warnings and assembly instructions could result in serious injury or death!
• Immediately discard all plastic bags and plastic wrapping materials!
• Maximum total weight capacity for one child is 50 pounds
• Never use this trailer/stroller if it becomes damaged!
• To avoid serious injury, children should always wear the seat belt and the shoulder straps!
• Never leave children unattended in or around this product!
• Never allow children to assemble, fold, or disassemble this unit!
• Accessories or parcels placed in trailer/stroller may cause it to become unstable!
• Not for use with children under 12 months old! Children must be able to support their own head!
• Before riding, check that all parts are assembled according to the manufacturer instructions!
• Tires should be inflated to 25-35 PSI for maximum comfort! Check tire pressure before each use!
• Use a foot pump or hand pump to inflate tires! Pressurized air hoses can cause over inflation!
• Periodically re-check all fasteners to make sure they are tight!
• Clean trailer only with soap and water. Do not use solvents
SAFE TOWING TIPS
• Make sure your bike brakes work properly! Braking distance is increased when pulling a trailer!
• This trailer is wide! Allow extra clearance near curbs, signs, parked cars, and other obstacles!
• A bicycle with trailer attached requires a wide turning radius! Do not turn sharply!
• Children must wear an approved safety helmet when using this product in trailer mode!
• Never remove protective canopy when pulling children in the trailer!
• Always use the safety flag when pulling this trailer!
• When pulling one child in the trailer, seat him/her in the center!
• Do not ride over curbs! Avoid bumps and holes! Always signal your turns!
• Use extra caution when turning on uneven pavement, and going downhill!
• Not for use at high speeds! Do not exceed 10 MPH!
• Do not pull this trailer at night!
• Install a rearview mirror on your bike to check on children in trailer!
• Dress children appropriately to prevent them from getting chilled or overheated while riding
WARNING WARNING
WARNING WARNING
1. Please read this Owner’s Manual completely before assembling or operating this product.
2. This product should be assembled by an adult.
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FULLY ASSEMBLED TRAILER
PARTS LIST
QUANTITYDESCRIPTION
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Frame w/ Canopy, Sling
Seat with 5 point safety
harness, tow bar, tow
bar coupler and rear wheel bracket attached
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16” Rear wheels
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Safety flag
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MAIN CABIN FRAME AND ASSEMBLY
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NOTE: Remove the trailer, wheels, hitch arm and jogger kit from the box. Set the jogger kit aside, as you will install this later. Lay the trailer on the ground with the black fabric side down.
STEP 1:
STEP 2:
Remove trailer and all components from carton. Unfold
trailer frame and remove all components from inside
(Fig 1).
Position the frame with handlebar up as above, Lift from the side holding by the handlebar and
the front lower frame into an upright position (Fig 2 When locking, you will hear an audible “click”
to indicate the mechanism is engaged. Keep fingers away from locking assembly during opening
or folding to avoid injury. After assembly, push down on the handlebar to make sure the folding
latch is locked
FIGURE 1.
WARNING!:
FIGURE A
FIGURE 2.
You must make certain the frame is locked before using the trailer. Failure to do so could result in serious injury to you or your child. INSTRUCTIONAL
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WHEEL INSTALLATION
Your Allen Sports trailer uses simple and convenient push button quick-release wheels.
STEP 1: To install the wheel, first push the button on the outside of the wheel hub,
and insert the axle through the hanger bracket on the frame as shown.
STEP 2: Push all the way in and release the pushbutton. The wheel is automatically
locked in place.
STEP 3: Give each wheel a tug to make sure they are secure.
FIGURE 7
WARNING!:
Check the wheels periodically during and before each use to be sure they have not become loose. Failure to do so could result in serious injury to you or your child.
WHEEL REMOVAL
To remove wheels for folding or storage, simply depress and hold the “Push” button in the center of the wheel hub, and pull the wheel out of the frame.
TOW ARM
STEP 1: Locate the hitch arm, and position to insert in the center connector of the trailer, as shown. The hitch arm
is held in place by a quick release pin.
STEP 2: Insert the hitch arm in the bracket on the frame as shown.
STEP 3: Slide the hitch arm all the way through
the center receiver block, aligning the
pins with the slots in the receiver, Locate
the quick release pin, found on the trailer
frame, then Insert the pin through the
hole in the tow arm. The pin should go
completely through the tow arm and
bracket.
STEP 4: Once the pin is through, flip the safety
clasp over and onto the pin. Give the pin
a tug to be sure it is secure.
FIGURE 8
WARNING!:
Check this pin periodically during and before each use to be sure it has not become loose. Failure to do so could result in serious injury to you or your child.
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TOP COVER/WINDSCREEN
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NOTE: Your Allen Sports trailer is equipped with an all-weather cover that snaps in place on the trailer frame as shown below.
STEP 1:
The upper frame has snaps located just below the adjustable handlebar fittings. To fix, simply snap the snap
buttons on each side.
STEP 2:
The lower fixing points are elastic fittings. To fix the lower cover, simply pull the elastic portions fully over the
corner of the frame.
NOTE: The clear vinyl windscreen and the protective mesh barrier zip open for loading. In inclement weather, the clear windscreen protects your passengers from the elements. Weather permitting, you can roll up the clear window and affix with Velcro straps provided. The mesh allows ventilation, but prevents debris from entering the trailer.
WARNING!:
Rocks and castoff from the bicycle wheels could injure your child. Never use the trailer without closing the
mesh cover. Failure to do so could result in serious injury .
SAFETY FLAG INSTALLATION
STEP 1: Assemble the flag and insert the end into the
small sleeve on the side of the trailer skin.
WARNING!:
This flag is meant for use only with the trailer. This flag is not a toy. Do not let
your child play with this flag at any time. Failure to comply with this warning
could result in serious injury of your child.
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SAFETY WRIST STRAP
NOTE: The model JTX-1 includes a safety wrist strap that should be installed and used
whenever the JTX-1 in the jogger/ stroller mode. Always use the wrist strap
when a passenger is in the stroller.
Wrist Strap
STEP 1: Make sure saftey wrist strap is secured to the bottom of the rear axle of your
stroller. To secure the strap lace the larger looped end through the samller
end and tighten around botto rear axle.
STEP 2: Place large loop over your hand, coming to rest on your wrist. Simply
remove when not using the stroller. (Fig. A)
FIGURE A
WARNING!:
Never leave passenger unattended and use wrist strap anytime a passenger is in the stroller.
WARNING!:
Always remove the wrist strap when using the JTX-1 in trailer mode.
FIVE-POINT HARNESS
NOTE: Place a single child in the center and use the center strap in the middle.
STEP 1: Unclip the straps and place your children in the seat.
STEP 2: Adjust the upper buckles to fit snugly above your child’s shoulders. The crotch strap buckle should come just
below your child’s belly button, where a normal belt could lay.
STEP 3: Adjust the ladder lock so the buckle is in the correct position.
STEP 4: Buckle the two side straps to the crotch strap and adjust snugly so you can fit average size fingers between
belt and your child.
STEP 5: The buckle should be centered in your child’s abdomen. Hook the shoulder straps to the D-rings on
the buckle and adjust the ladder locks so they fit
snugly.
WARNING!:
To avoid serious injury or death, children should always wear the seat belt and shoulder straps and helmet.
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FOLDING
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STEP 1: To fold your trailer, first, push the locking button on the right side trigger, then while still holding
the locking button, pull up on the right and left triggers simultaneously.
STEP 2: Second, push handlebar down to fold frame. Continue until fully folded.
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NOTE: The trailer can be folded with or without the wheels on. If the wheels are removed, they can be stowed inside the trailer when not in use. To remove the wheels, simply push the button in the wheel, and pull
the wheel out from the frame.
STORAGE
NOTE: The trailer has a rear storage area located behind the seat. This is not intended for items weighing more than 5 lbs. It can be accessed by opening the rear logo flap.
WARNING!:
The storage bag can be fixed in the up and closed position if you wish, to avoid contact with legs or knees when
jogging. Simply take the Velcro strap in the center the storage bag frame, and loop it through the buckle, centered on the rear of the fabric body.
Distribute items carefully and evenly. Items may cause the trailer to become unstable. Failure to comply with this warning could result in serious injury to your child..
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ATTACHING TRAILER TO BICYCLE
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Your Allen Strailer is designed to attach easily to just about any full-size bicycle. The hitch fitting must be attached to the rear axle of
the bike. Do not attach to any cycle where it cannot attach to the axle. It is recommended that the bicycle(s) to which the trailer will be
attached undergo a safety check by a qualified bicycle mechanic before attaching the trailer to it.
NOTE: This trailer is not designed to be used with electric bikes or motorcycles.
STEP 1: Loosen left side rear axle to allow the hitch to attach to frame.
STEP 2: Position hitch over left rear axle of bicycle frame (Fig. 11).
STEP 3: Tighten axle nut securely, testing to see the hitch is unable to pull loose (Fig. 12).
STEP 4: Loop Safety Strap around frame and secure to D-ring on hitch arm (Fig. 13).
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 12
WARNING!:
FIGURE 13
Safety strap must attach to the bike frame when using this product in trailer mode. QR snap pin must be in place and locked before riding. Added weight of it’s passengers or cargo, or both will affect the handling characteristics of the bicycle to which it is attached.
REMOVAL OF TRAILER
STEP 1: Remove Safety strap by releasing D-ring
STEP 2: Remove QR snap pin from hitch connection
STEP 3: Pull trailer arm away from black hitch
STEP 4: Black Hitch attached to axle can remain with the bicycle for easy reattachment.
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TRAILER MAINTENANCE
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Your trailer will give you many years of service with minimal care. To ensure safe and dependable operation, we recommend the following regular maintenance:
STEP 1: BEFORE EACH RIDE:
a. Check all fasteners to make sure they are tight. Tighten or replace if needed
b. Check to make sure wheels are fully secure in the frame. Wheels must be fully
inserted to lock in place, Attempt to pull the wheel out without pushing the release button. Wheel should not move.
c. Check tires for wear and proper inflation as listed on tire sidewall. Use only hand operated pump to avoid tire damage. Underinflation or overinflation can result in unsafe handling.
d. Double check hitch attachment, making sure QR pin is locked, and safety strap is in place.
e. Check harness straps for wear, and make sure buckles lock properly
STEP 2: ANNUAL CHECK-UP
a.Once a year, or sooner if needed, have the trailer inspected by a qualified bicycle mechanic for signs of wear or needed adjustment.
STEP 3: AS NEEDED
a. Trailer can be clean with mild detergent and water. Do not remove the seat or cover for washing.
Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners, as they may damage the fabrics or the frame materials
or surfaces.
USING PARKING BRAKE
STEP 1: Figure 22 shows the brake mechanism on the trailer in locked position. In this case, the locking bar is
pressed down with the foot until the brake lever locks with the wheel hub
STEP 2: Figure 23 shows the parking brake in un locked position, with the foot lifting the locking bar to disengage
the parking brake.
NOTE: When releasing the brakes, make sure to return the locking bar to the upper-most position parallel to the frame, to prevent the brake from engaging while riding.
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JOGGER & STROLLER KITS 10
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1. Adult Assembly required. No tool required.
2. For ages 6 months or 50 lbs.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING WARNING
SAFE TOWING TIPS
WARNING WARNING
• Failure to follow these warnings and assembly instructions could result in serious injury or death!
• Do not use your Jogger Stroller if any part is damaged or missing
• Never leave child unattended
• Avoid serious injury from falling or sliding out. Always use safety restraint harness.
• Never hang items from handlebar, as it may result in tip over or loss of control
• Do not skate with your Jogger stroller. Always use wrist strap.
• Maximum load for seatback storage pockets is 2 lbs. Max weight for storage basket is 5lbs.
• The stroller may become unstable if any of the manufacturers’ recommended weight loads are exceeded.
• Take care to avoid injury to fingers when unfolding and folding frame. Keep child away from stroller when
preparing the stroller for use, making adjustments, or folding for transport or storage.
• Check that all folding elements are secure and operating correctly before each use.
• Do not inflate tires above 25-30 PSI. Always use a hand or foot pump to inflate tires.
• Follow all manufacturer’s instructions
• Put on all the brakes whenever you park the stroller
• Do not leave children unattended
• Do not carry extra children or bags on this stroller
• Make sure children are clear of any moving parts if you adjust the stroller. Otherwise they may be injured.
• A child’s safety is your responsibility
• This manual contains valuable information concerning the safe operation of this stroller. Keep it in a
convenient place for future reference regarding safe operation and maintenance.
• Failure to read and follow the instructions provided in the manual can result in serious injury or death of
your child.
• If you have any questions regarding the operation of this product, please refer to this owner’s manual or
contact your dealer
• Adult assembly is required.
• No tools are required.
• Product features and decorations may vary from photo.
• The Jogger Stroller is designed to carry two children from 6 months to 50lbs.
• Adjust the harness as per the manufacturer’s instructions
• The child must be kept clear of all moving parts during folding or adjusting the stroller
• This product is not designed for in-line skating. Always use wrist strap.
• Do not carry additional items or children in this stroller except as advised in this owner’s manual. Failure to comply may cause damage to the stroller and / or make it unstable.
• Overloading or incorrect folding may cause damage to the stroller
• Never use stroller on stairs or escalator.
• Do not use stroller near open flame or fire, and never leave exposed to heat sources or direct sunlight
• Do not place items on top of canopy.
• Do not hang shopping bags on stroller, as an unstable condition may result.
• Maximum load for seatback storage pockets is 2 lbs. Max weight for storage basket is 5lbs.
• Use parking brake when loading or unloading stroller.
• Brake is only to be used for parking.
Plastic bags used for packing can create a suffocation hazard. Dispose of these immediately upon removing
stroller components. Keep all packing materials away from young children.
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JOGGER KIT
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Your JTX-1 trailer can accept an optional jogger kit. If not included with your trailer at time of purchase, please contact your retailer
for more information on how to purchase this accessory.
INCLUDES: The kit consists of a 12 inch wheel
with fork.
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INSTALLING THE JOGGER KIT
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STEP 1:
To install the jogger kit, first remove the hitch arm by releasing opening and releasing the QR pin, then
pull out the arm.
STEP 2:
Next, take the jogger wheel and insert into the bearing on the bottom side of the front receiver block.
Push the axle through the bearing until the wheel assembly contacts the receiver block. There will be
and audible “click” to indicate the wheel is securely locked in place.
NOTE:
After the wheel is assembled, give the wheel a good tug to make sure it is securely locked. If not properly
fixed, the wheel may come lose and risk injury to you or your child..
STEP 3:
The swivel wheel assembly has a locking pin to enable the wheel t be secured for jogging. The small
knob under the fork crown can be pulled out and twisted counter-clockwise to allow for swivel function.
To lock the wheel, turn the small knob clockwise to release, and then allow the wheel to rotate until the
lock pin snaps in place.
STEP 4:
To remove the jogger wheel, simply push the red button on the rear of the connecting block, and pull the
wheel out.
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ADJUST HANDLEBAR.
Your Allen Sports jogger has an adjustable height handlebar, for users of all sizes.
Push the red buttons inside the handlebar assembly, (both sides simultaneously), and push down or lift
STEP 1:
up to a preferred height. Then release the red buttons and allow the handlebar to lock in place.
When using the trailer as a jogger, make sure to use the safety wrist strap shown above.
NOTE:
WARRANTY
IF YOUR PRODUCT REQUIRES WARRANTY SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO RETAIL
STORE.
PLEASE CONTACT:
ALLEN SPORTS USA
(800) 722-5536 ~ C[email protected]
Please note that all returns and exchanges are subject to the return policy of the retailer where the product was originally purchased
R. A. ALLEN CO., INC. - 60 Thoreau St. #161 Concord, MA 01742, USA
Product designed in USA, Made in Ningbo, China
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