Croozer Kid for 1 Croozer Kid for 2 3-in

Croozer Kid for 1 Croozer Kid for 2 3-in
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
Buggy
Bicycle Trailer
Stroller
OWNER’S MANUAL
ENGLISH
CroozerKid14-ENG-11-13
3-in-1
Item Number: 124 002 514
CroozerKid14-ENG-11-13
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www.croozer.eu

IMPRINT
Published by: Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Str. 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
Copyright © 2013 Zwei plus zwei GmbH. All rights reserved. No part of this
manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form for any purpose other
than the purchaser’s personal use.
Additional manuals and instructions on the use of this vehicle and its accessories can be ordered from Zwei plus zwei GmbH or downloaded from the
website www.croozer.eu. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of this manual. However, if you do find an error, we would appreciate hearing
about it so that we can correct it.
Planning, text, graphic design and editing:
W. Piontek, www.technik-transparent.de
Photos: W. Piontek and Zwei plus zwei GmbH
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
What’s what? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-in-1 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-releases and Security Pins . . . .
What is the Croozer Kid?. . . . . . . . .
How should the Croozer Kid be used? . .
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid be used?
Orientation and wording . . . . . . . . .
Applicable standards . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Symbols and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read and observe this manual . . . . . . . .
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid? . . . . . . .
Who can ride the towing bicycle? . . . . . . .
Requirements for the towing bicycle . . . . . .
Legal requirements for transporting children . .
Before your first ride... . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pulling the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer . .
Using the Croozer Kid as a fixed-wheel Stroller
Storage and transport . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly, maintenance and repair . . . . . .
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding
the Croozer Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Checking package contents . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfolding the Croozer Kid . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the bumper, reflectors and brake shoes
Attaching and removing the wheels . . . . . . .
Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transporting your Croozer Kid . . . . . 36
Croozer Kid Inspections and
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Inspection intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector,
Stroller Kit components and Buggy wheel . .
Inspect the fabric body . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspecting and servicing the wheels . . . . .
Checking tyre pressure and treads. . . . . .
Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles . .
Inspecting the Croozer Kid after an accident.
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid . 40
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer Kid? . . . 40
How do I store my Croozer Kid? . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Preparing the Croozer Kid for disposal. . . . . . . . 41
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Servicing and warranty claims . . . . . 45
Distributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Converting the Croozer Kid to
a Bicycle Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Installing and removing the hitch arm . . . . . . . . 14
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle. . . . . 15
Installing the safety flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Converting the Croozer Kid
to a Buggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the Buggy wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Converting the Croozer Kid to
a Stroller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Attaching the wheel arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Stroller wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using the safety wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using your Croozer Kid . . . . . . . . . 23
Engaging and disengaging the parking brake .
Opening and closing the cover . . . . . . . . .
Loading and unloading passengers . . . . . .
Fastening and unfastening the safety
harness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the safety harness . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the head pads . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitching the Croozer Kid to the Towing Bicycle
Special considerations when riding with
the Bicycle Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special considerations when using the Buggy .
Special considerations when using the Stroller
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Description
Description
What’s what?
Safety flag
Handlebar
Low position
5-point safety harness
Two-in-one cover
Front bumper
Hitch arm attachment bracket and
bracket for Stroller wheel arm
Front reflector
Quick-release wheel
Attachment bracket for
Stroller wheel arm
Attachment socket
for Buggy wheel
Handlebar
High position
Attachment site for handlebar
Safety wrist
strap
Mounting loops for battery-powered taillight
(taillight not included)
Cargo compartment cover
Cargo compartment
Reflectors
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Lever for parking brake
Push button for
quick-release wheels
Brake shoe
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Description
3-in-1 System
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Stroller Kit
Wheel arms
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Stroller wheel
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Safety wrist strap
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Croozer Kid Stroller
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Hitch arm
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Safety flag
Croozer Kid Chassis
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Croozer Kid Bicycle Trailer
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Buggy Kit
Buggy wheel
Croozer Kid Buggy
Quick-releases and Security Pins
Quick-release for:
High clamping force
Closed
Quick-release for:
Stroller wheel
Open
Handlebar
Hitch arm
Hitch connector
Buggy wheel
Stroller wheel arms
Closed
Low clamping force
Open
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Description
What is the Croozer Kid?
The Croozer Kid is a vehicle for transporting children.
It consists of a Chassis that can be quickly and easily
converted to a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel Buggy or
a fixed-wheel Stroller. No longer will you need a fleet of
vehicles because, with the Croozer Kid, you can take your
child on a bike ride, a walk in the park or a trek through the
countryside. It can even be used as a fixed-wheel sport
stroller for walking.
How should the Croozer Kid be used?
The Croozer Kid is intended for private use for carrying
children in daylight hours on roads and other smooth,
well-surfaced paths as a Bicycle Trailer, a swivel-wheel
Buggy or a fixed-wheel Stroller. The instructions and safety
guidelines provided in this manual must be followed at all
times. Only children who are able to sit upright unassisted
and are within the specified age range should ride in the
Croozer Kid. If a child is unable to sit upright unassisted,
the Croozer Infant Sling must be used. Be sure to secure
all cargo and take-along items in the designated pockets
and compartments and observe the weight limits specified
in the table below. It is vitally important that all cargo be
secured to prevent it from shifting while the Croozer Kid
is in use. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the
transported cargo does not compromise the safety of the
passengers.
Maximum Weight of Loaded Trailer (Trailer + Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
110 lbs (50 kg), max. 1 child
132 lbs (60 kg), max.
2 children
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
77 lbs (35 kg)
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg)
Of which in rear cargo compartment
Of which in handlebar Console
(accessory)
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
With Infant Sling (accessory)
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
6 months (if child can sit
upright unassisted)
1 month
How shouldn’t the Croozer Kid be used?
The Croozer Kid may not be used in any manner other
than as specified above. Never transport animals together
with children in the Croozer Kid. Never use the Croozer
Kid as a cargo trailer. Never use the Stroller or Buggy for
jogging or skating. Commercial use, overloading, excessive speeds, improper repairs and use on unsurfaced
roads or paths are not permitted. Never install a car seat
or other seating device not approved by Zwei plus zwei
GmbH. Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such
as children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory).
Never pull the Croozer Kid with a motorised vehicle, such
as a moped or scooter. This also applies to motorised
bicycles with a maximum speed of more than 15 mph (25
km/h). Do not mount the hitch nut to a bicycle with a rearwheel hub motor, unless this modification (the replacement
of the original axle nut) is approved by the manufacturer of
the bicycle and/or motor. Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be
liable for any damages resulting from non-compliance with
these requirements.
Orientation and wording
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms right and left in this
manual refer to the passenger’s right or left when seated in
the Croozer Kid, facing forward (i.e. relative to the direction
of travel).
For simplicity, this manual generally refers to the child or
passenger in singular form. It is understood, however, that
the Croozer Kid for 2 will be carrying up to two children
and the Croozer Kid for 1, one child.
For the sake of clarity, the Croozer Kid for 2 is shown
in most of the photos and graphics used in this manual.
However, all descriptions and instructions also apply to the
Croozer Kid for 1 and, in this case, refer to a single seat.
Applicable standards
The following standards were taken into consideration:
EN
15918:2011 and EN A1: 2013, EN 1888:2012.
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling (accessory)
10 months
Maximum Height of Passengers 46 inch (117 cm)
Hitch-arm Load (Nose Weight)
6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3 - 8 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 28.
When in use as a Bicycle Trailer in poor visibility conditions or at night, dusk, or dawn, the Croozer Kid must be
equipped with a lighting system that complies with the
applicable laws and regulations in the country of use. Any
spare parts used for the Croozer Kid must be approved by
Zwei plus zwei GmbH and properly installed, ideally by a
professional bicycle mechanic. Use only accessories that
are suited for the Croozer Kid and/or have been approved
by Zwei plus zwei GmbH.
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Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
Symbols and warnings
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which, if not avoided, could
result in damage to the Croozer Kid or the environment.
Tip:
In this manual, “Tip” indicates helpful advice about
the use or maintenance of the Croozer Kid.
Read and observe this manual
This manual contains information that is extremely important for the safe transport of your child. Therefore, it is essential that you read the entire manual carefully and follow
the instructions closely. If you should experience difficulties understanding any of the information or instructions,
please contact your Croozer dealer. Keep this manual
handy at all times for future reference. If you loan or sell
your Croozer Kid, pass on this manual to the new user.
It is also vitally important that you read and observe the
instructions provided in the manual of the towing bicycle.
Who can ride in the Croozer Kid?
The Croozer Kid can transport children from approx. 6
months to 6 years of age, with a maximum height of 46
inches (117 cm). All child passengers must be able to sit
upright unassisted. Children who are not able to sit upright
without support do not have fully developed muscles
and could therefore experience injury when riding in the
Croozer Kid. These children may only be transported in the
Infant Sling that is available as an optional accessory. The
Croozer Kid for 2 can carry one or two children, and the
Croozer Kid for 1, only one child.
Who can ride the towing bicycle?
The minimum age for the rider of the towing bicycle in
most countries of the EU is 16 years.
In case of doubt, be sure to acquaint yourself with the applicable laws in the state or country where you plan to use
the Croozer Kid.
Requirements for the towing bicycle
The towing bicycle must be approved by its manufacturer
for pulling a trailer. This information can be found in the
owner’s manual of the bicycle. Furthermore, the towing
bicycle must be in perfect working order and have strong,
properly functioning brakes. The rear wheel of the towing
bicycle must be equipped with an effective splashguard.
Otherwise, the passenger could be injured by stones and
other debris thrown up from the road. Motorised vehicles
may not be used for pulling child trailers. The only exception to this rule is a pedelec. This special type of e-bicycle
has an electric motor that delivers assist only when the
rider pedals. In many countries, pedelecs legally qualify as
bicycles. However, e-bikes with a maximum speed of more
than 15 mph (25 km/h) may not be used for pulling the
trailer. The towing bicycle should be equipped with a sturdy
rear-mount kickstand to ensure safety when passengers
are getting in and out of the trailer.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the legal requirements
that apply to towing bicycles in the country or state where
you will be using the Croozer Kid.
The towing bicycle must have a 26” or 28” (559 or 622mm)
rear wheel. This information can be found on the tyre
sidewalls. The numbers 42-622, for example, indicate that
the tyre has a width of 42 mm and a bead-seat diameter of
622 mm (28 inches).
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Safety Guidelines
Legal requirements for transporting children Using the parking brake
Be sure to observe all laws that apply to the transport
of children in child trailers. Some countries prohibit the
transport of children in child trailers, and others prescribe
certain age limits. In case of doubt, be sure to familiarise
yourself with the legal requirements of the country in which
you plan to use the Croozer Kid.
Before your first ride...
It is vitally important that you familiarise yourself with the
Croozer Kid before you use it for transporting children.
Prior to your first trip with passengers, Zwei plus zwei
GmbH recommends taking a practice ride with the trailer
in a calm, traffic-free area; load the trailer with cargo of
approximately the same weight as the child or children you
will be transporting, for example, by strapping a loaded
backpack/rucksack into the child seat. This is a great way
to acquaint yourself with the handling of the bicycle and
the dimensions of the trailer.
Buckle up!
Children riding in the Croozer Kid must be strapped into
the safety harnesses at all times. Follow the instructions
provided in this manual for fastening the safety harnesses
correctly. Children who are not properly secured in a safety
harness could sustain life-threatening injuries in the case
of accidents or sudden braking.
Looking after child passengers
Never leave children in the Croozer Kid unattended. It is
the user’s responsibility to ensure that the ventilation and
temperature in the trailer is comfortable for the passengers
at all times. Check on the passengers frequently to make
sure they are safe and comfortable in the Croozer Kid.
Keep handlebar attached
Leave the handlebar attached to the Croozer Kid at all
times. In the event of an accident, it acts as a roll bar,
protecting the passengers.
Crushing hazard
When folding and unfolding the Croozer Kid, keep fingers
and hands clear of all possible pinch points (e.g. movable
frame parts and locking mechanisms).
Pulling the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer
Before each ride, check the following:
• Are the wheels securely attached?
• A
re the locking mechanisms on both vertical frame
tubes securely engaged?
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re all security pins correctly inserted and locked?
Check that none of the security pins are hanging freely
from their straps.
• C
heck tyre pressure prior to each ride. The actual tyre
pressure should never be higher or lower than the
maximum and minimum inflation pressures marked on
the tyre sidewall. (See also page 38). Never use compressed air, e.g. from a gas/petrol station, to fill your
tyres. The rapid airflow and high pressure can overinflate the tyres, causing the tube and/or tyre to burst.
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When loading or unloading children, or when passengers
are getting in or out of the trailer, the parking brake of the
Croozer Kid must be engaged to prevent unintentional
rolling.
Turning
Always reduce your speed to a walking pace when making turns with the Bicycle Trailer. Keep in mind that riding
speed is often underestimated, especially on bikes with
electric assist. When turning at high speeds, the increased
centrifugal force can cause the trailer to skid or tip over
and result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Riding downhill
Always reduce your speed when riding downhill. Riding at
excessive speeds can cause the trailer to skid and result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
Riding over curbs or uneven surfaces
Riding over a curb or other obstacle with only one wheel
of the trailer could cause the trailer to tip over, resulting in
accidents with serious injury or death. Empty trailers are
especially susceptible to tipping. Therefore, if you have to
ride over a curb or similar obstruction, always use extreme
caution and ride at very low speeds. Never use the Croozer Kid on stairs or escalators.
Risk of injury from rotating parts
Always make sure that the child cannot reach the wheels
of the Croozer Kid or the rear wheel of the towing bicycle.
Touching wheels that are in motion could result in serious
injuries.
Close the cover
When riding with the trailer, always close the mesh cover –
or both covers – in order to protect the passenger from flying insects or small stones thrown up from the rear wheel
of the towing bicycle, which can result in serious injuries
for the passengers.
The vehicle’s plastic windows and fabric cover offer only
minimal protection against UV rays. Take the same precautions as you would outdoors to protect your child’s skin
from the harmful rays of the sun.
Being visible to others
Never use your Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer without
the safety flag mounted. The safety flag makes it easier for
other road users to see you.
Carrying cargo
Never transport cargo items together with children on the
seat or in the foot area. Cargo must be well secured in the
rear cargo compartment to ensure that it cannot shift during transport. Loose cargo and overloading can change the
handling of the Croozer Kid, making the vehicle more difficult to control. Furthermore, cargo items can fall against
the seatback and injure the passenger. Never transport
animals together with children in the Croozer Kid.
Never attach loads, such as children’s vehicles or bags
(other than the Handlebar Console available as an accessory), to the handlebar of the Croozer Kid, as doing
so compromises the stability and handling of the vehicle,
which can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Stowing the safety wrist strap
The safety wrist strap required when using the fixed-wheel
Stroller should never be removed from the handlebar.
When using the vehicle as a Bicycle Trailer, the safety
wrist strap should hang inside the trailer, beneath the
cargo compartment cover.
Using the Croozer Kid as a fixed-wheel
Stroller
The Croozer Kid with Stroller Kit is considered a walking
stroller and is not approved for jogging or skating. Although
the standard vehicle comes equipped with a Stroller Kit
and meets all safety standards, we are required to provide
this warning because there are factors other than the vehicle itself that may constitute a hazard.
Storage and transport
Never transport the Croozer Kid – even when folded – on
the roof of a motor vehicle.
Never use or store the Croozer Kid at temperatures below
– 4°F (–20°C). Extremely low temperatures can cause the
plastic windows to become brittle.
Assembly, maintenance and repair
Suitable accessories and original spare parts
Only use accessories and original spare parts that have
been recommended and approved by Zwei plus zwei
GmbH. These are the only components that can be used
safely with the Croozer Kid. When in doubt, consult a
Croozer dealer. The use of non-approved accessories or
incompatible spare parts could result in accidents with
serious injury or death. Zwei plus zwei GmbH cannot be
held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of
non-approved accessories or incompatible spare parts.
Changes and modifications
For safety reasons, no modifications or changes can be
made to the vehicle.
Do not install attachment parts, such as luggage racks etc.
Do not use a car seat or any type of seat or seat support
that has not been approved by Zwei plus zwei GmbH. Do
not install electric drive systems. Making modifications or
changes to your Croozer Kid can result in accidents with
serious injury or death. Furthermore, changes or modifications will void any warranty claims. Zwei plus zwei GmbH
will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from
changes or modifications that have been made to the
Croozer Kid.
Purchased condition and initial assembly
If you have purchased the Croozer Kid from a shop, the
retailer should install the front bumper, reflectors and brake
shoes. If you ordered your Croozer Kid from an online or
mail-order catalogue, we recommend having the initial
assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Dealers are required to provide the customer with all important information on the use of the Croozer Kid.
Technical condition
Never use the Croozer Kid if it is not in perfect working
order. The Croozer Kid must be periodically inspected for
damage and/or wear to the wheels, hitch arm, frame, fabric
body, security pins, quick-release mechanisms and safety
harnesses. If any of these parts are found to be damaged,
the Croozer Kid may not be used until the damage has
been properly repaired, ideally by a professional bicycle
mechanic.
It is critical that all maintenance work specified in the
section “Croozer Kid Inspections and Maintenance” be
performed in the specified intervals.
Using the Croozer Kid when it is not in perfect working
order can result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Proper assembly and repair
The Croozer Kid must be properly assembled. Follow the
instructions for the correct installation of the hitch nut, hitch
arm, Stroller Kit components and Buggy wheel. When in
doubt, contact your Croozer dealer. All repairs must be
carried out to professional standards using only original
Croozer parts, ideally by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Incorrect installation or repair work could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer Kid
Initial Assembly and Unfolding the
Croozer Kid
If you have purchased the Croozer Kid from a shop, the
retailer should install the front bumper, reflectors and brake
shoes and sell the vehicle “ready to use”. If you ordered
your Croozer Kid from an online or mail-order catalogue,
we recommend having the initial assembly performed by
a professional bicycle mechanic. Dealers are required to
provide the customer with all important information on the
use of the Croozer Kid. If the initial assembly has been
performed, you can skip the first few steps of this section.
If your Croozer Kid was not assembled prior to sale, then
have the initial assembly performed by a professional bicycle mechanic or follow the assembly instructions below. If,
for any reason, you do not feel completely confident about
your ability to properly install these components, then have
this work performed by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Various tools are required for the assembly.
5/32”
(4 mm)
7/16”
(11 mm)
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required tools
The Croozer Kid must be properly assembled. Improper
assembly can result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Checking package contents
The Croozer Kid is packaged in a box for shipment. In
order to minimise package size, the Croozer Kid is shipped
in its folded state. All of the removable parts are removed
for shipment. The front bumper, brake shoes and front
reflectors are also shipped unattached.
1.
Remove all packaging materials from the Croozer Kid
and individual parts. Recycle all packaging material if
possible. Keep the box for storage or transport.
2.
Using a knife or a pair of scissors, cut the two cable
ties with which the frame of the Croozer is secured.
3.
Remove all individual parts from inside the Croozer
Kid.
These parts include the front bumper and a package
containing the front reflectors, mounting hardware, brake
shoes and two axle hitches. Unfold the Croozer Kid before
installing these parts.
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Initial Assembly and Unfolding the Croozer Kid
Unfolding the Croozer Kid
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Unbuckle the transport safety strap (1) at the rear of
the Croozer Kid.
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Tuck the strap (2) into the special strap-storage pocket
under the cover.
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Brace the lower part of the Croozer Kid frame with one
hand while using your other hand to lift the top part of
the frame.
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Holding the upper frame tube in the raised position,
pull the seat frame slowly and carefully back and
towards you until the locking pins (4) of both locking mechanisms (3) engage with audible clicks in the
holes (5) of the frame tubes.
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RISK OF PINCHING OR CRUSHING! There are pinch
points between the seat frame and Croozer Kid frame, as
well as between the locking mechanism and frame tube,
that may cause painful injuries. Use caution to avoid
these points when folding or unfolding the trailer.
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In order to avoid damaging the frame tubes and locking
mechanisms, please use caution and slow movements
when pulling back the seat frame.
Tip:
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6.
A new Croozer Kid will be slightly more difficult to
unfold because the canvas is still stiff.
Then check that the locking pins (4) of both locking
mechanisms (3) are fully engaged by pulling gently
inwards on the locking mechanisms (3), attempting to
move them away from the frame tubes without actuating the red slide buttons (6).
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To fold the Croozer, follow the above steps in the
reverse order. Begin by pushing the red slide button
(6) on both locking mechanisms (3) towards the rear
of the trailer and pulling the two locking mechanisms
inwards, away from the frame tubes.
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If the locking mechanisms are not properly engaged,
the frame of the Croozer Kid could collapse while riding,
potentially resulting in serious injuries for the passenger.
Installing the bumper, reflectors and brake
shoes
Because packaging size is limited, the bumper, brake
shoes and front reflectors of the Croozer Kid are shipped
unattached. These parts are included in the scope of delivery and must be properly installed.
Box contents
The box with your Croozer Kid should contain the following
items:
• bumper (1)
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• package containing
two short ¼” Allen bolts with washers and locknuts (2), two long ¼” Allen bolts with rubber
washers (3), two front reflectors (5) with bolts (4) and
two axle hitches (7), which will be mounted to the towing bicycles.
• two brake shoes (6) (one left and one right) and two
short ¼” Allen bolts with locknuts (8).
For the installation of the reflectors, bumper and brake
shoes, the following tools are required: a 7/16” (11mm)
open-end spanner/wrench, a Phillips screwdriver and a
5/32” (4mm) Allen key.
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Mounting the front reflectors
1. Hold the reflector (5) against the mounting plate on the
front bumper, positioning it so that the pin (9) on the
back of the reflector fits through the lower hole of the
mounting plate.
2. Insert the bolt (4) through the upper hole of the mounting plate, and fasten the reflector (5) by tightening the
bolt with a Phillips screwdriver (8).
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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to fasten the second front reflector to the other mounting plate on the bumper.
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Mounting the bumper
1. Insert the two long Allen bolts (3) from inside through
the holes in the front frame tube of the Croozer Kid.
2. Slide the rubber washers over the ends of the Allen
bolts protruding through the front of the frame tube.
3. Place the bumper (1) onto the mounting plates on the
sides of the frame, lining up the holes.
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4.
Screw the two long Allen bolts (3) into the threaded
holes of the bumper (1), tightening lightly at first.
5.
Insert one of the short Allen bolts (2) through the
aligned holes of the bumper and the mounting plate.
6.
Place a washer and locknut from below onto the end
of the bolt, and tighten the nut lightly at first.
7.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to attach the other side of the
bumper (1).
8.
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Adjust the position of the bumper as necessary to
ensure that it is even and level; then tighten all bolts,
using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key and a 7/16” (11mm)
open-end spanner/wrench.
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Installing the brake shoes
It is vitally important that the brake shoes are correctly
installed. Improperly installed brake shoes can cause the
parking brake to malfunction. The parked Croozer Kid
could roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death.
1.
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Lay the trailer on its left side.
The left brake shoe is marked with an “L”, and the
right brake shoe, with an “R”.
2.
Remove the brake shoes and Allen bolts with locknuts (1) from the package, and place a locknut in the
recess (4) in the right brake shoe.
3.
Hold the right brake shoe (2) against the mounting
plate (3) of the parking-brake mechanism.
4.
Insert the Allen bolt (1) into the brake shoe, and
tighten it using a 5/32” (4mm) Allen key.
5.
Lay the trailer on its right side, and repeat steps 2-4 to
install the left brake shoe.
Be careful when tipping the trailer without wheels, as the
entire weight of the chassis is resting on the brake shoes,
making them especially susceptible to damage.
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Now that the front bumper, reflectors and brake shoes are
installed, and the Croozer Kid is unfolded with the locking
mechanisms safely engaged, the wheels and handlebar
with safety wrist strap can be mounted to complete the
Chassis. Then, with the enclosed conversion kits, the
Croozer Kid can be easily converted to a Bicycle Trailer, a
swivel-wheel Buggy or a fixed-wheel Stroller.
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Attaching and removing the wheels
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The wheels of the Croozer Kid are equipped with pushbutton axles. By pressing the dust cap (1) on the wheel
hub, the retaining balls (2) will retract within the axle to
permit the attachment or removal of the wheel. The wheels
cannot be attached or removed unless the dust cap is
pressed in.
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1. Check that the brake lever (3) is in the disengaged
position. If not, pull back the lever to disengage the
mechanism.
2. Use one hand to lift up the back of the Croozer Kid.
3. Press the dust cap (1) of the wheel hub with the marking “PUSH”.
4. Insert the wheel axle (4) into the axle receiver (5) of
the Croozer Kid, and release the dust cap.
5. Check whether the wheel is locked securely in the axle
receiver by pulling firmly on the wheel. It should not be
possible to remove the wheel without pressing on the
dust cap.
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6. Repeat steps 2-5 to attach the second wheel.
Wheels that have not been securely attached can fall
off when riding, resulting in accidents with serious injury
or death. After you have attached the wheels, it is vitally
important that you check whether the axles are securely
locked into the axle receivers by firmly pulling on the
wheels. It should not be possible to remove the wheels
without pressing on the dust cap.
7. Check the function of the parking brake by pushing the
lever (3) forward. Both brake shoes should press firmly
against the tyres. When the parking brake is engaged,
it should not be possible to move the wheels.
8. To remove the wheels, follow these instructions in the
reverse order.
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Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap
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The handlebar has two functions. Firstly, it is used for
pushing the Croozer Kid as a swivel-wheel Buggy or
fixed-wheel Stroller. For this purpose, the handlebar can
be mounted in either a high or a low position, depending
on the height and preferences of the user. Secondly, the
handlebar functions as a roll bar, protecting the passengers should the Croozer Kid tip over in the rare event of an
accident.
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If you are installing the handlebar for the first time,
begin by removing the transport inserts (1) from the
upper frame tubes.
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Decide whether you would prefer to use the handlebar
in the high (2) or low (3) position.
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Slide the smaller loop of the safety wrist strap (4) over
the handlebar, and insert both ends of the handlebar
simultaneously into the upper frame tubes. Take care
to align the tubes properly to keep them from jamming
or getting stuck.
The ends of the new handlebar may stick somewhat
when inserting them into the frame tube for the first
time. If so, a light coating of silicon spay can help.
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Push the rear flap of the cover slightly forward to
locate the hole in the upper frame tube.
5.
Insert the security pin (5) through the hole.
6.
Snap the wire loop (6) of the security pin over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the frame tube to
lock it in place.
7.
Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of the handlebar.
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The handlebar must be secured with both security pins
at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could fall off when
you are pushing it, and the Stroller or Buggy could roll
away unintentionally, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
When the Croozer Kid is being used as a Bicycle Trailer,
the handlebar must remain securely attached at all times.
If the trailer should ever tip over, the handlebar acts as a
roll bar, helping to prevent injuries.
Tip: When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
inside the rear compartment area.
8.
To remove the handlebar, e.g. for storage or transport,
follow these instructions in the reverse order.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Bicycle Trailer
If the Buggy wheel or Stroller wheel and wheel arms
are mounted to the Croozer Kid, remove the respective
components and lock the security pins into the appropriate
holes.
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
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Installing and removing the hitch arm
The hitch arm is installed on the left side of the Croozer
Kid (relative to the direction of travel).
Tip: The first time you install the hitch arm, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back end
in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarising yourself with the procedure. Make sure
that your working surface is clean and flat to avoid
soiling and/or damaging the fabric body. Later, once
you are familiar with the installation and removal
procedures, you can install the hitch arm with the
front of the Croozer Kid slightly raised.
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1. Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto
its back end.
2. Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the hitcharm attachment bracket, and pull the security pin out
of the hole.
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3. Hold the hitch arm (2) with the hole (4) facing upwards
and the hitch arm at an approx. 45° angle to the attachment bracket (3).
4. Guide the retaining bolts (5) at the end of the hitch
arm gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment
bracket.
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5. Then fold the hitch arm upwards into the hitch-arm attachment bracket until the bolts (5) of the hitch arm are
fully engaged in the slots of the attachment bracket.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the hitch arm and attachment bracket as this could
damage the strap.
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6. Insert the security pin (1) through both holes of the
hitch-arm attachment bracket.
7. Lock the security pin in place by snapping the wire
loop over the pin end.
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Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the hitch arm could fall off while in
use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
8.
To remove the hitch arm, follow these steps in the
reverse order.
After removing the hitch arm, always lock the security
pin back into the holes in the bracket. Never leave the
security pins hanging freely from their straps. They could
get caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Installing the axle hitch to the towing bicycle
The hitch assembly is mounted to the left side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel) and consists of two
parts: a hitch connector on the hitch arm of the Croozer
Kid and an axle hitch, which is mounted to the rear axle of
the towing bicycle.
However, before using a bicycle for pulling the Croozer
Kid, you must first check whether it is suitable for use as
a towing bicycle. This information can be obtained from
the bicycle manufacturer, a bicycle shop or the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
It is vitally important to confirm that the towing bicycle is
suitable for pulling trailers. Pulling a trailer with a bicycle
that has not been approved by its manufacturer for use
as a towing bicycle can result in frame breakage or other
material damage. This could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
If you are not completely confident about your ability to
install the axle hitch correctly, please consult with, or
have the installation performed by, a professional bicycle
mechanic.
It is vitally important that the hitch be properly installed.
An improperly installed hitch could come loose while riding and cause accidents with serious injury or death.
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Installing the axle hitch to a bicycle with a quickrelease axle
The quick-release lever (1) must be positioned on the right
side of the bicycle (relative to the direction of travel). If the
lever is on the left side, the quick-release assembly must
be removed and reinserted from the right side. Be sure to
follow the applicable instructions in the owner’s manual of
the bicycle and/or consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
1. Disengage the quick-release lever (1) on the rear
wheel of the towing bicycle or loosen the hex bolt
(5 mm), depending on the version. Often, the open
position is indicated on the lever by the word “OPEN”.
In this case, when the word “OPEN” can be seen, the
lever is in the open position.
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2. Remove the tension-adjusting nut (2) of the quickrelease assembly by turning the nut anticlockwise.
Use caution: the spring located just beneath the nut is
under tension and could fly off when removing the nut.
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3. Fit the axle hitch (3) over the end of the quick-release
skewer by sliding the skewer (with the spring) through
the hole in the hitch.
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4. Without removing the spring on the end of the quickrelease skewer, thread the tension-adjusting nut (2)
back onto the skewer. Tighten the tension-adjusting
nut until you feel a slight resistance.
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The tension-adjusting nut must engage the threads for at
least five full turns in order to ensure adequate clamping
force for holding the rear wheel securely. Failure to tighten
the tension-adjusting nut adequately may result in accidents
with serious injury or death. If the quick-release skewer is
too short, it must be replaced. Consult a professional bicycle
mechanic for the appropriate parts and assistance.
5. Check that the rear wheel is properly aligned, adjusting
the position if necessary; then close the quick-release
lever (1) or tighten the hex bolt, depending on the version. Often, the closed position is indicated on the lever
by the word “CLOSE”. In this case, when the lever side
marked “CLOSE” can be seen, the lever is in the closed
position. If the tension-adjusting nut has been tightened
the proper amount, you will be able to feel the resistance increase when the lever is about halfway closed,
i.e. parallel to the axle. The adjustment is correct if you
can fully close the lever but with considerable force. In
the closed position, the lever should be parallel to the
frame, i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
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6. Check whether the quick-release is securely engaged
by trying to rotate the endcap of the mechanism
(where the lever is attached) without opening the lever.
If the endcap is loose enough to rotate, then the
clamping force is inadequate. In this case, open the
lever, and tighten the tension-adjusting nut half a turn
clockwise. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
If it is impossible to push the quick-release lever into
the closed position, then open the lever, and unscrew
the tension-adjusting nut half a turn anticlockwise.
Repeat steps 5 and 6. Keep in mind that the tensionadjusting nut must engage the threads of the quickrelease skewer for at least five full turns.
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The tension-adjusting nut must engage the threads for at
least five full turns in order to ensure adequate clamping
force for holding the rear wheel securely. Failure to tighten
the tension-adjusting nut adequately may result in accidents
with serious injury or death. If the quick-release skewer is
too short, it must be replaced. Consult a professional bicycle
mechanic for the appropriate parts and assistance.
7. Hold the rear wheel with both hands, and try to rock it
back and forth to check that the quick-release mechanism is securely fastened. If there is any play in the
wheel, repeat steps 5 and 6.
It is vitally important that the rear wheel with the hitch
be installed correctly. Riding with an incorrectly installed
rear wheel could result in accidents with serious injury or
death. Follow the instructions and warnings given in the
owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When in doubt,
consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
Installing the hitch to a bicycle with a solid axle
1. Remove the nut (1) on the left side of the solid axle by
turning it anticlockwise.
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It is vitally important that you leave the existing washer on
the axle. This washer prevents the axle from rotating in
the dropouts. Riding without the axle washer can result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
2.
Without removing the retaining washer, place the axle
hitch (2) onto the axle by feeding the end of the axle
through the hole in the hitch.
3.
Screw the nut (1) back onto the axle, tightening lightly
at first.
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To ensure adequate clamping force, the axle nut must
be tightened onto the threads of the axle by at least 5 full
turns. If it is not possible to tighten the nut at least 5 full
turns, then the axle is too short, which could allow the
rear wheel or hitch to come loose, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death. When in doubt, consult a
professional bicycle mechanic!
4.
Check that the rear wheel is properly centred, adjusting the position if necessary; then tighten the nut (1)
using the tightening torque specified in the owner’s
manual of the bicycle.
5.
Finally, hold the rear wheel with both hands and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the wheel is held
securely in the dropouts.
The rear wheel must be properly attached after the
axle hitch has been installed. Riding with an improperly
installed rear wheel can result in accidents with serious
injury or death. Follow the instructions and warnings
given in the owner’s manual of the towing bicycle. When
in doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
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Installing the safety flag
The safety flag makes it easier for other road users to see
the Croozer Kid, increasing your child’s safety, as well as
your own.
The safety flag slides into a canvas sleeve that is attached
to the left rear frame tube with two Velcro straps.
1. Assemble the flag pole (1) by connecting the two sections of the pole.
2. Slide the flag pole through the opening where the
handlebar (2) passes through the fabric cover.
3. Guide the pole of the safety flag into the canvas
sleeve (3) attached to the rear frame tube.
Wenn du den Croozer Kid als Fahrradanhänger nutzt,
muss der Sicherheitswimpel immer montiert sein. Ohne
Sicherheitswimpel könnte der Croozer Kid im Straßenverkehr leicht übersehen werden, was zu Unfällen mit
lebensgefährlichen Verletzungen führen kann.
Tip: When you are using the Croozer Kid in countries
with left-hand traffic, the safety flag must be mounted to the right side of the Croozer. To move the flag,
the canvas sleeve can be easily removed and reattached to the right rear frame tube using the Velcro
straps.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Buggy
If the hitch arm or Stroller Kit (wheel and wheel arms) has
been mounted to the Croozer Kid, remove the respective
components and lock the security pins into the appropriate
holes
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Installing the Buggy wheel
Tip:
The first time you install the Buggy wheel, we
recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back
end in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarising yourself with the procedure. Make sure
that your working surface is clean and flat to avoid
soiling and/or damaging the fabric body. Later, once
you are familiar with the installation and removal
procedures, you can install the Buggy wheel with the
front of the Croozer Kid slightly raised.
1.
Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto
its back end.
2.
Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the middle
of the front bumper, and remove the security pin.
3.
Insert the Buggy wheel (2) into the wheel socket (3) in
the middle of the front bumper.
4.
Push the security pin (1) through the hole in the
Buggy-wheel socket (3).
5.
Snap the wire loop of the security pin (1) over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the frame tube to
lock it in place.
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Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the Buggy wheel could fall off while
in use, resulting in accidents with injuries.
6.
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To remove the Buggy wheel, follow these steps in the
reverse order.
After removing the Buggy wheel, be sure to lock the
security pin back into the holes in the wheel socket.
Never leave the security pin hanging freely from its strap.
It could get caught on passing objects and be pulled off,
damaging the vehicle.
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Converting the Croozer Kid to a
Stroller
If the hitch arm or Buggy wheel has been mounted to the
Croozer Kid, remove the respective components and lock
the security pins into the appropriate holes.
Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their
straps. They could get caught on passing objects and be
pulled off, damaging the vehicle.
Attaching the wheel arms
The Stroller Kit, which converts the Croozer Kid to a walking stroller, consists of two wheel arms, one wheel and
a safety wrist strap. The wheel arms are attached in the
same way as the hitch arm. One wheel arm is mounted
to the hitch-arm attachment bracket on the left side of the
frame, and the other, to the wheel-arm attachment bracket
on the right side of the frame (relative to the direction of
travel).
Tip: The first time you install the Stroller Kit, we recommend tipping the Croozer Kid onto its back end
in order to have a better view of the parts when
familiarising yourself with the procedure. Make
sure that your working surface is clean and flat
to avoid soiling and/or damaging the fabric body.
Later, once you are familiar with the installation and
removal procedures, you can install the wheel arms
and Stroller wheel with the front of the Croozer Kid
slightly raised.
1. Lift the front of the Croozer Kid, or tip the frame onto
its back end.
2. Open the wire loop of the security pin (1) in the hitcharm attachment bracket, and remove the security pin.
Follow the same steps for removing the security pin in
the wheel-arm attachment bracket on the other side of
the frame.
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Tip: Position each arm so that it curves inward and the
hole (4) in the left arm is facing upwards.
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3. Hold the left wheel arm (2) (with hole) at an approx.
45° angle to the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
4. Guide the retaining bolts (3) of the left wheel arm gently into the slots of the hitch-arm attachment bracket.
5. Then fold the wheel arm upwards into the hitch-arm
attachment bracket until the bolts of the wheel arm are
fully engaged in the slots of the attachment bracket.
Do not let the strap of the security pin get caught between the wheel arm and attachment bracket as this
could damage the strap.
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6.
Insert the security pin (1) through both holes of the
hitch-arm attachment bracket.
7.
Lock the security pin in place by snapping the wire
loop over the end of the pin.
8.
Repeat steps 3 to 7 for the right wheel arm.
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Always check that the wire loops of the security pins are
snapped securely onto the pin ends. If the security pins
are not securely locked, the wheel arms could fall off
while in use, resulting in accidents with serious injury or
death.
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Installing the Stroller wheel
1.
Open the quick-release of the Stroller wheel by lifting
the quick-release lever (6) until the lever side marked
“OPEN” is facing outwards, away from the wheel.
2.
Slide the Stroller wheel (2) as far as possible into the
slots in the dropouts of the wheel arms. The flattened
surfaces (3) on the axle must be lined up with the slots
in the dropouts.
Tip:
3.
4.
5.
If you have difficulties sliding the Stroller wheel into
the slots in the dropouts, then loosen the tensionadjusting nut of the quick-release by turning it a few
turns anticlockwise and try again.
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With the quick-release lever in the open position,
tighten the tension-adjusting nut (4) by turning it clockwise until you feel a slight resistance.
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Close the quick-release by moving lever (1) towards
the wheel arm until the lever side marked “CLOSE”
is facing outwards. If the tension-adjusting nut has
been tightened the proper amount, you will be able to
feel the resistance increase when the lever is about
halfway closed, i.e. parallel to the axle. The adjustment is correct if you can fully close the lever but with
considerable force. In the closed position, the lever
should be parallel to the dropout (5) of the wheel arm,
i.e. it should not stick out to the side.
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Check whether the quick-release is securely engaged
by trying to rotate the endcap of the mechanism
(where the lever is attached) without opening the lever.
If it is impossible to push the quick-release lever (1)
into the closed position, then open the lever, and
unscrew the tension-adjusting nut half a turn anticlockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
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If the endcap is loose enough to rotate, then the
clamping force is inadequate. In this case, open the
lever, and tighten the tension-adjusting nut (4) half a
turn clockwise. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
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6. Hold the Stroller wheel with both hands, and try to
rock it back and forth to check that the quick-release
mechanism is securely fastened. If there is any play in
the wheel, repeat steps 4 and 5.
It is vitally important that the Stroller wheel and wheel
arms be installed properly. Operating the Croozer Kid
with improperly installed Stroller Kit components could
result in accidents with serious injury or death. When in
doubt, consult a professional bicycle mechanic.
The Croozer Kid with the Stroller Kit installed is considered a walking stroller and is not approved for jogging or
skating. Jogging or skating with the Stroller could result in
accidents with serious injury or death.
Tip: Although the Croozer Kid with the Stroller Kit inTip: stalled meets high safety standards, we are required
to provide this warning because there are factors
other than the vehicle itself that may constitute a
hazard. Zwei plus zwei GmbH will not be liable for
damages of any kind resulting from the use of the
Croozer Kid for jogging or skating.
If you notice that the Stroller is pulling to the right or
left during use, check whether the Stroller wheel is
straight and the axle is properly seated in the dropouts. If not, realign the wheel.
7. To remove the Stroller wheel and wheel arms, follow
these steps in the reverse order.
After removing the wheel arms, lock the security pins
back into the holes in the brackets. Never leave the security pins hanging freely from their straps. They could get
caught on passing objects and be pulled off, damaging
the vehicle.
Using the safety wrist strap
To prevent the Croozer Kid from accidently slipping out of
your hands and rolling away, for example when pushing
the Buggy or Stroller downhill, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety strap (1) around your wrist at all times. Use
the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit snugly around
your wrist.
The safety wrist strap is usually mounted with the handlebar. Before using the Buggy or Stroller version of the
Croozer Kid, check that the safety wrist strap has been
mounted. If the handlebar has been installed without the
safety strap, remove the handlebar and reinstall it with the
safety wrist strap attached, following the instructions given
in the section “Attaching and removing the handlebar with
safety wrist strap” on page 13.
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety wrist strap fastened securely around your
wrist at all times. Otherwise, the handlebar could slip out
of your grip and roll away, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Using your Croozer Kid
Engaging and disengaging the parking brake
The parking brake locks the wheels of a parked or stopped
Croozer Kid to prevent it from rolling away. Never use the
parking brake to slow down the Stroller or Buggy. Always
engage the parking brake in the following situations:
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when releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped
Stroller or Buggy
•
when loading/unloading children or helping a child into
or out of the Stroller, Buggy or Bicycle Trailer
•
to keep the Croozer Kid from rolling away from you
when folding the frame
The parking brake is operated by a lever behind the right
wheel of the Croozer Kid. When the parking brake is engaged, both wheels are locked.
1.
To engage the parking brake, push the lever (1)
forward until both brake shoes (2) are pressing firmly
against the tyres.
2.
Give the Croozer Kid a gentle push and pull to check
that the brake is correctly engaged.
3.
To release the parking brake, pull the lever (1) back as
far as it will go. When the brake is correctly disengaged, neither of the brake shoes (2) will be in contact
with the tyres, and the Croozer Kid wheels will be able
to move freely.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of a parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Always set the parking brake when loading/unloading
children or helping a child into or out of the Croozer Kid,
and check that the wheels are securely locked by giving
the Croozer Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not securely engaged in this situation, the
vehicle could roll away, resulting in serious injuries to the
passengers.
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Never use your foot for operating the parking brake lever.
Doing so could damage the braking mechanism.
After releasing the brake, always check that the brake
shoes are no longer pressing against the tyres. Never
pull the Bicycle Trailer or push the Stroller or Buggy with
the parking brake engaged, as doing so could damage
the brake shoes or tyres.
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Opening and closing the cover
The two-in-one cover consists of a transparent plastic window (1), which protects the passenger from wind and light
rain, and a mesh cover (2) beneath it. The plastic window
can be rolled up by itself or together with the mesh cover
and is secured at the top with elastic loops (3).
3
3
1
2
When unrolled, the mesh cover or both covers together are
secured by Velcro tabs (4) on the lower frame.
4
When riding with the trailer, always close the mesh cover
– or both covers – to protect passengers from insects
(e.g. getting into children’s eyes) and prevent small
stones and other road debris from flying into the passenger compartment and injuring passengers.
Tip:
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For stronger rain, we recommend using the additional Rain Cover, which is available as an accessory.
The plastic windows and fabric cover of the Croozer Kid
offer only minimal protection against UV rays. Therefore,
young passengers could suffer from sunburn when the
Croozer is used in strong sunlight. Take the same precautions as you would outdoors in an unshaded area to
protect your child’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
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3
Loading and unloading passengers
When loading or unloading the child or, in the case of
older children, when the passengers are getting in or out
of the seat, the parking brake of the Croozer Kid must be
engaged to prevent unintentional rolling. In addition, when
you are using the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer, the
towing bicycle must be safely and securely supported to
prevent it from falling.
1.
Open the cover, roll it up, and secure it at the top, using the elastic loops (3).
2.
If you are near traffic, have the child get in from the
side that is away from the traffic if possible. When
using the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer, passengers
should climb in from the right side (with respect to direction of travel), so that they do not have to step over
the hitch arm. Always assist children as they enter and
exit the passenger compartment.
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Never allow the child to sit, stand or lean on the hitch arm
or wheel arms, as doing so could damage these parts.
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Fastening and unfastening the safety
harness
When using the Croozer Kid to transport children who
are not able to sit upright unassisted or babies under 6
months of age, you must use the Infant Sling, which is
available as an accessory. The seats and safety harnesses are designed for older children. In dangerous
situations, a baby could slip out from under the safety
harnesses, resulting in serious injury or death.
1.
Make sure that all straps are unbuckled; then place
the child in the seat.
2.
Place both shoulder straps over the child’s shoulders.
3.
Place the crotch strap between the child’s legs.
4.
Clip the end of the crotch strap (1) into the lower, middle buckle of the padded harness. You should hear
a click and be able to see that the buckle is correctly
fastened.
5.
Clip the ends of the two shoulder straps (2) into the
upper buckles of the padded harness. You should
hear a click and be able to see that the buckles are
securely fastened.
6.
Tip:
For babies between 1 and 10 months of age, use
the Croozer Infant Sling, which is available as an
accessory.
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Clip the ends of both lap belts (3) into the lower, side
buckles of the padded harness. You should hear a
click and be able to see that the buckles are securely
fastened.
2
2
When riding in the Croozer Kid, your child must be
strapped securely into the safety harness at all times. Always use the lap belt and shoulder straps in combination
with the crotch strap. Otherwise, in dangerous situations,
the child could slip out from under the safety harness,
resulting in serious injury or death.
Failure to adjust the straps of the safety harness properly
or to fasten the buckles correctly could result in accident
and serious injury or death.
7.
Tip:
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When unfastening the harness, it is possible to leave
the crotch strap (1) attached to the padded harness
and only unfasten the two shoulder-strap (2) and lapbelt buckles (3).
The two webbing loops (4) are for the attachment of
an Infant Sling or Baby Supporter.
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Adjusting the safety harness
The Croozer Kid is equipped with 5-point safety harnesses.
1. Make sure that the harnesses are unbuckled; then
place the child in the seat.
2. Slide the triglide adjusters up or down to adjust the
height of the shoulder straps.
3. Adjust the lengths of all straps by tightening or loosening the Ladderloc adjuster buckles (1).
4. Adjust the tension of all straps so that the child is held
snugly but comfortable in the harness.
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1
The shoulder straps must fit comfortably yet snugly over
the passenger’s shoulders to ensure that the passenger
is held securely in the seat. If the straps are too loose,
the safety harness may not be able to hold the child securely, and in the event of an accident the child could slip
out, resulting in serious injury or death. Straps that are
too tight can cause discomfort to the passenger.
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Adjusting the head pads
The top section of the seatback has Velcro strips for attaching the head pads (5). The position of the head pads
can be adjusted to the height of the child.
2
1. Pull off the head pad.
2. Press the head pad onto the Velcro strips of the seatback at the appropriate height.
Tip: You can remove the head pads for a more comfortable sitting position when your child is wearing a
helmet.
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Transporting cargo
Load capacity and cargo compartments
The Croozer Kid has a large cargo compartment (1)
behind the seat for holding your gear and essentials. The
cargo compartment has has an inside pocket (2) with a
Velcro closure; this pocket can be used for stowing the
Buggy wheel when not in use. In the passenger compartment of the Croozer Kid, beside the seats, are two mesh
pockets (3) for smaller take-along items, such as drinking
bottles, dummies/pacifiers, sunglasses etc.
Tip:
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2
In addition, we recommend using the optional Handlebar Console for additional cargo capacity with the
Stroller or Buggy.
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However, when transporting cargo, never exceed the
weight limits specified below.
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
Of which in rear cargo
compartment
Of which in Handlebar Console
(accessory)
77 lbs (35 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
max. 11 lbs (5 kg)
max. 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 28.
NEVER OVERLOAD THE CROOZER KID. Doing so can
severely affect the Croozer Kid’s handling and cause
accidents with serious injury or death.
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Never transport cargo items together with children on
the seat or in the foot area. The cargo could shift during
transport and injure the Croozer Kid passengers.
Cargo in the rear cargo compartment must always be
well secured to ensure that it cannot shift during transport. Loose cargo can change the handling of the Croozer Kid, which could cause accidents with serious injury
or death. Furthermore, loose cargo items can fall against
the seatback when braking and injure the passengers.
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Proper weight distribution and hitch-arm load
For safe handling, the weight on the hitch connector
should be between 6.6 and 17.6 lbs (3 and 8 kg); the
hitch-arm load (nose weight) is associated with an even
distribution of weight in the trailer. If the centre of gravity is
too far forward, the hitch connector will be overloaded. If
the centre of gravity is too far behind the wheels, the rear
wheel of the towing bicycle could lose traction, especially
when making turns. If the centre of gravity is too far right
or left, the trailer has a stronger tendency to tip over when
making turns. Check the weight on the hitch connector
before using the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer.
Follow these steps, using your bathroom scales, to determine the weight on the hitch connector:
1. Place your bathroom scales beside the hitch arm of
the loaded and unhitched trailer.
6.6 to 17.6 lbs
(3 - 8 kg)
2. Step onto the scales and make a note of your weight.
3. Now lift the hitch connector of the hitch arm about 1
foot (30 cm) off the ground.
4. The weight shown on the scales should be 6.6 to 17.6
lbs (3 - 8 kg) more than your own weight.
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Never overload the trailer and never ride with a hitch-arm
load that is outside the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs
(3 - 8 kg). Always distribute the load evenly. Failure to do
so could compromise the handling properties and cause
accidents with serious injury or death.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar compromises the stability and handling of the vehicle,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
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Hitching the Croozer Kid to the Towing Bicycle
It is vitally important that you check whether the towing
bicycle has been approved by its manufacturer for pulling
a trailer. Towing a trailer with an unsuitable bicycle can
result in frame breakage and accidents with serious injury
or death.
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Never hitch the trailer with passengers inside.
1.
Lift the hitch arm of the Croozer Kid, and push the
hitch connector (1) as far as it will go onto the hitch (2)
that has been installed on the towing bicycle.
2.
Insert the security pin (3) attached to the end of the
hitch arm through the hitch connector.
3.
Snap the wire loop (4) of the security pin over the pin
end protruding from the other side of the hitch connector to lock it in place (see Fig. 65). Then pull gently on
the security pin to ensure that the wire loop is locked
securely onto the end of the pin.
4.
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3
Check whether the hitch connector is securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
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Always check that the wire loop of the security pin is
snapped securely onto the pin end. If the security pin is
not securely locked, the hitch arm could fall off the towing
bicycle while riding, resulting in accidents with serious
injury or death.
5.
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Wrap the hitch-arm safety strap (5) around the chainstay, and clip it to the D-ring (6) on the hitch arm. Make
sure there is no danger of the hitch-arm safety strap
(5) getting caught in the spokes or disc brakes of the
towing bicycle.
Closed
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Never pull the Croozer Kid as a Trailer without the hitcharm safety strap securely fastened to the towing bicycle.
The safety strap ensures that the Trailer would remain
connected to the towing bicycle if the hitch connector
were to fall off the axle hitch. Failure to use the safety
strap as specified above could cause accidents with serious injury or death.
Never leave the Stroller wheel attached when using the
Croozer Kid as a Trailer. The Stroller wheel could get
caught on obstacles as you pass, resulting in accidents
with serious injury or death.
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Special considerations when riding with the
Bicycle Trailer
Speed
When pulling the Croozer Kid, never ride faster than the
trailers’s maximum allowable speed of 15 mph (25 km/h).
Always reduce your speed to a walking pace when turning.
Keep in mind that riding speed is often underestimated,
especially on bikes with electric assist, which require less
muscle power.
Riding too fast could cause the trailer to skid or even tip
over, resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Load capacity
Never transport more than the specified load capacity
(passengers + cargo). And never ride with less than 6.6 lbs
(3 kg) or more than 17.6 lbs (8 kg) of weight on the hitch
connector (nose weight). See section “Transporting cargo”
on page 27.
Never overload the Croozer Kid. Excessive weight will
have a significant effect on the Croozer Kid’s handling,
which could result in accidents with serious injury or
death.
Riding in conditions of poor visibility
If you plan to use the Croozer Kid as a Bicycle Trailer
at night, dusk or dawn – or when visibility is in any way
reduced – the trailer must be equipped with a lighting system. Battery-powered LED lights, for example, are suitable
lighting options.
There are two taillight-mounting loops sewn onto the rear
cover, near the top, for the attachment of taillights. For
both one-seaters and two-seaters, a taillight is attached
to the mounting loop on the left side in countries with
right-hand traffic (and on the right side in countries with
left-hand traffic).
For two-seaters, a white headlight is mounted on the left
side of the front bumper in countries with right-hand traffic
(and on the right side in countries with left-hand traffic), in
addition to the taillight.
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Never use a trailer without lighting at night, dusk or dawn
– or whenever visibility is in any way reduced. Other
road-users may not be able to see you, which could
result in accidents with serious injury or death.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the trailer unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, hazardous, unforeseen situations could arise, including accidents with serious injury
or death.
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Tips for the towing bicycle
• We recommend using a towing bicycle with multiple
gears. The more speeds the bicycle has, the easier it
will be to find the appropriate gear, for example, when
starting, climbing hills and riding with a headwind.
•
The towing bicycle must have two strong, independently operated brakes that are not only in
perfect working order but also work effectively in wet
weather conditions. This is vitally important, as the
brakes must be able to stop the bike with the additional
weight of the trailer.
•
The towing bicycle must have a sturdy, rear-mount
kickstand able to hold the bicycle firmly upright to guarantee safety and comfort when loading and unloading
children. Single-legged kickstands mounted in the
middle of the bicycle, under the bottom bracket, are
NOT suitable because the weight of the hitched bicycle
trailer, which rests on the chainstay, would make the
parked bicycle unstable. Consult a bicycle shop for
choosing the right kickstand.
•
We recommend riding with a rear-view mirror on the
towing bicycle. A rear-view mirror makes it easier to
check on passengers in the trailer and keep an eye on
the vehicles behind you so that you can react appropriately. Always ride defensively.
•
The towing bicycle should have a long rear fender
with a mudflap in order to protect the passenger from
stones and other road debris that could be thrown up
by the rear tyre and to avoid soiling the body or interior
of the trailer.
Guidelines and tips for riding with a trailer and children
• When pulling a loaded trailer, the handling, balance
and performance of the towing bicycle will be affected,
especially when starting, braking, turning and riding
downhill. Take adequate time to familiarise yourself
with the Croozer Kid before transporting children. Prior
to your first ride with children, we recommend taking a
practice ride with the trailer in a calm, traffic-free area;
load the trailer with cargo of approximately the same
weight as the child or children you will be transporting,
for example, by strapping a loaded backpack/rucksack
into the child seat. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with the handling of the bicycle and the dimensions
of the trailer.
•
The safety flag on the long, vertical pole will make you
more visible to other road-users. Never ride without the
safety flag properly mounted.
•
Always ride with the cover closed to protect passengers from road debris and flying insects.
•
Cyclists should always use available bike paths or
lanes, even when pulling a trailer. Be especially careful
when riding on narrow bike paths or lanes, as well as
on paths and trails with two-way traffic. The trailer is
generally wider than the handlebars of the towing bicycle. In addition, most trailers will not be centred behind
the towing bicycle. Reduce your speed in places where
navigation is especially challenging; and if you are
ever in doubt about whether the trailer will be able to fit
through an opening, dismount and push the bike and
trailer through.
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• T
he trailer requires a wide turning radius in both directions. Do not turn sharply. When turning left, keep in
mind that the angle between the rear wheel of the towing bicycle and the hitch arm of the trailer must never
be greater than 90°. Turning at sharper angles could
damage the hitch connector. Be extremely cautious
when turning right, as extreme right turns can cause
the wheel to hitch arm, potentially damaging the hitch
arm and/or the rear wheel of the towing bicycle. .
• R
educe your speed when riding on paths or streets
with bumps or uneven surfaces to keep the ride as
smooth and safe as possible for your passengers. Reduce your speed when turning. Otherwise the centrifugal force could cause the trailer to tip over.
• B
e cautious, patient and attentive when riding with your
child. The first few trips should be short and easy, to
give your child time to get used to riding in the trailer.
max. 90°
O.K.
O.K.
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• C
hildren in the Bicycle Trailer should wear a helmet
at all times. In the case of an accident, a helmet will
prevent or reduce head injuries. In some countries, the
use of helmets is required by law.
• D
ress passengers appropriately and check frequently
to make sure they are comfortable in the trailer, with
adequate ventilation. Under the rain cover, the passenger compartment can become warm more quickly
than otherwise, especially in direct sunlight. However,
in colder weather, children sitting inactively in the trailer
will feel colder and need more insulation than the
person who is pedalling the towing bicycle. In colder
temperatures, be sure to dress them in warm clothing and, if necessary, use a blanket, such as the Cosy
Blanket or Bunting Bags available as accessories. You
will find a list of Croozer accessories in the back of this
manual.
• K
eep your passengers’ needs and well-being in mind:
always take along small toys so that your child does
not get bored. And when planning longer trips, keep in
mind that your child will require frequent breaks. Be attentive to your child at all times, especially when riding
over bumpy surfaces. In these situations, ride slowly
and cautiously.
• The Baby Supporter available as an accessory from
Croozer dealers gives your child additional support in
the passenger seat.
• If you are planning a cycling trip with the trailer in another country, be sure to familiarise yourself in advance
with the legal requirements that apply in the country
or countries you intend to visit. Some countries do not
permit the transport of children in bicycle trailers, and
others impose certain age restrictions for the child passenger.
• The equipment legally required for bicycle trailers varies from country to country, and sometimes even from
state to state. Be sure to observe and comply with the
laws that apply in the country or state you will be using
the Croozer Kid.
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Special considerations when using the
Buggy
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid with the Buggy Kit is intended for use as
a pushchair. Pushing the Buggy faster than a walking pace
is not permitted. Therefore, the Buggy may not be used for
skating or jogging.
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The Buggy is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Buggy could result in an accident
and serious injury or death.
The Buggy has the same load capacity as the Bicycle
Trailer (maximum allowable weight for passengers and
cargo). See page 27 for the applicable weight limits.
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
Handlebar Console could cause the Buggy to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar could cause the Buggy to tip backwards, resulting in
serious injuries for your child.
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Tip:
If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid is
overloaded, you can perform this simple test WITHOUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar of
the loaded Buggy by about 4 to 6 " (10 to 15 cm) to
raise the Buggy wheel. Then carefully release the
handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid immediately returns to its original standing position, then the Buggy is correctly
loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid tips backwards,
then the Buggy is overloaded and cannot be used.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Buggy unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, life-threatening, unforeseen situations could arise.
Parking the Buggy
Only park the Buggy on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Guidelines and tips for using the Buggy
• Check the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover
is attached, the passenger compartment can become
warm more quickly than otherwise, especially in direct
sunlight. However, in colder weather, children sitting
inactively in the Buggy will feel colder than the person
pushing the Buggy. Therefore, in colder temperatures,
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dress children in warm clothing and, if necessary, use
a blanket, such as the Cosy Blanket or Bunting Bags
available as accessories. You will find a list of Croozer
accessories in the back of this manual.
• N
ever manoeuvre the Buggy over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer Kid. Never use the Buggy on
escalators.
• A
lways use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
Special considerations when using the
Stroller
Speed and load capacity
The Croozer Kid with the Stroller Kit is intended for use
as a fixed-wheel stroller. Pushing the Stroller faster than a
walking pace is not permitted. Therefore, the Stroller may
not be used for skating or jogging. The difference between
the Buggy and the Stroller is that the Stroller is easier to
push and control over longer distances because of its
fixed-wheel design. Therefore, it is an ideal stroller for touring on foot and walking as a sport.
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The Stroller is not approved for jogging or skating. Jogging or skating with the Stroller could result in an accident
and serious injury or death.
Tip: If you are not sure whether your Croozer Kid is
overloaded, you can perform this simple test WITHThe Stroller has the same load capacity as the Bicycle
OUT PASSENGERS: Depress the handlebar of the
Trailer (maximum allowable weight for passengers and
loaded Stroller by about 4 to 6 “ (10 to 15 cm) to
cargo). See page 27 for the applicable weight limits.
raise the Stroller wheel. Then carefully release the
handlebar.
If the Croozer Kid immediately returns to its original standing position, then the Stroller is correctly
Never carry more than the maximum allowable weight.
loaded. If not, e.g. if the Croozer Kid tips backwards,
Overloading the rear cargo compartment or the optional
then the Stroller is overloaded and cannot be used.
Handlebar Console could cause the Stroller to tip backwards, resulting in serious injuries for your child.
Never use the handlebar for carrying loads, such as
children’s vehicles or bags (other than the Handlebar
Console available as an accessory). Loading the handlebar could cause the Stroller to tip backwards, resulting in
serious injuries for your child.
Adult supervision
Never leave a child in the Stroller unattended, not even
briefly. In your absence, life-threatening, unforeseen situations could arise.
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Parking the Stroller
Only park the Stroller on flat surfaces, and always secure it
with the parking brake.
Always set the parking brake when releasing the handlebar of the parked/stopped Stroller or Buggy, and check
that the wheels are securely locked by giving the Croozer
Kid a gentle push and pull. If the parking brake is not
correctly engaged, the vehicle could roll into harm’s way,
resulting in accidents with serious injury or death.
Use the safety wrist strap
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you keep
the safety wrist strap around your wrist at all times. Use
the rubber ring to adjust the loop size to fit snugly and
comfortably around your wrist. Using the safety wrist strap
prevents the Stroller from getting away from you.
When using the Stroller, it is vitally important that you
keep the safety wrist strap fastened securely around your
wrist at all times. Otherwise, you could accidently lose
control of the Stroller, causing accidents with serious
injury or death.
Tip:
When not in use, the safety wrist strap can hang
down into the rear cargo compartment.
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Guidelines and tips for using the Stroller
• Never allow children to step, sit or lean on the wheel
arms, e.g. when climbing in or out of the Croozer Kid.
•
Check the passengers frequently to make sure they are
comfortable, with adequate ventilation, and dress them
appropriately. Keep in mind that, when the rain cover
is attached, the passenger compartment can become
warm more quickly than otherwise, especially in direct
sunlight. However, in colder weather, children sitting
inactively in the Stroller will feel colder than the person
pushing the Stroller. Therefore, in colder temperatures,
dress children in warm clothing and, if necessary, use
a blanket, such as the Cosy Blanket or Bunting Bags
available as accessories. You will find a list of Croozer
accessories in the back of this manual.
•
Never manoeuvre the Stroller over stairs or other obstacles. The jolting motion could injure your child and/
or damage the Croozer Kid. Never use the Stroller on
escalators.
•
Always use the safety harness and ensure it is correctly adjusted to fit the child snugly and comfortably.
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Transporting your Croozer Kid
The Croozer Kid can be folded to a compact size for transport.
1.
Before folding, make sure the Croozer Kid is completely empty.
2.
Remove, as applicable, the hitch arm, safety flag,
Buggy wheel and/or Stroller Kit components.
3.
Remove the handlebar and safety wrist strap. See
page 13.
4.
Remove the wheels. See page 12.
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Be extremely cautious: when the Croozer Kid is lying on
the ground with no wheels, the brake shoes are very susceptible to damage because the vehicle’s entire weight is
resting on them.
5.
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Fold the Croozer Kid. See also page 9.
When folding the Croozer Kid, never let the plastic side
windows get pinched between the frame parts, as this
could damage the windows.
6.
Place all removed parts inside the Croozer Kid.
7.
Close the cover. See page 24.
8.
Thread the end of the transport safety strap through
the buckle (1) to secure the folded Croozer Kid for
transport. The transport safety strap is kept in a special storage pocket (2) at the top of the cover.
9.
The Croozer Kid is now ready for transport in a vehicle.
When the wheels of the Croozer Kid are removed, the
brake shoes extend from the folded frame with no protection and are therefore especially susceptible to damage.
Be very cautious during transport and loading.
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Never transport the Croozer Kid – even when folded –
on the roof of a motor vehicle, as this could damage the
fabric cover.
10. For air travel etc., we recommend packing the folded
Croozer Kid in its original box. To do so, the brake
shoes and front bumper must be removed.
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Croozer Kid Inspections and Maintenance
To ensure that your Croozer Kid will have a safe, long and
problem-free service life, inspections and maintenance
must be performed at regular intervals. The Croozer
Kid’s wheels, hitch arm, frame, fabric body, security pins,
quick-release mechanisms and safety harnesses must be
checked periodically for damage. If any of these parts are
found to be damaged, the Croozer Kid may not be used
until the damage has been properly repaired.
Never use the Croozer Kid if it is not in perfect working
order. Damaged parts could cause accidents with serious
injury or death. Therefore, it is vitally important that you
have your Croozer Kid serviced regularly – at least once
a year – by a professional bicycle mechanic.
It is vitally important that the maintenance work described
in this section be performed to professional standards
and at the specified intervals.
Inspection intervals
Check the overall condition of the Croozer Kid periodically to identify any parts in need of repair or replacement.
Some parts should be checked before each use, and
others only monthly. Generally, a visual inspection is sufficient: is everything where it belongs, are there any tears in
the fabric of the body, are any of the metal parts cracked or
bent, are the safety harnesses intact, are the tyres in good
condition and properly inflated, and, if applicable, are the
accessories in perfect working order? A complete checklist
for inspection is provided in the table on the right.
Daily
Overall condition
Check for damaged
parts
Fabric body
Check for tears etc.
Safety harnesses
Check for damage and
proper function
Locking mechanisms and
security pins
Check for proper
function and whether
securely locked
Hitch arm, hitch connector,
wheel arms, Buggy wheel
Check for damage and
proper installation
Attachment of side wheels
Check that the axles are
locked securely in the
axle receivers
Hitch-arm security pin and
safety strap
Check for correct attachment
Lighting system (optional)
Check for proper function
Tyres
Check tyre pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Quick-release axles with retaining balls and push- button
pins (side wheels)
Check for proper function
Quick-release mechanism for
Stroller wheel
Check for proper
function and whether
properly closed
Cargo weight and hitch-arm
load (nose weight)
Ensure that all values
are within specified
limits
Safety flag on Bicycle Trailer
Check that flag is
mounted
Towing bicycle
Check that towing bicycle is in perfect working
order
Monthly
What should be done?
Tyres
Check tyre pressure
Check for damage or
cracks
Check tread depth
Side wheel axles
Clean and lubricate
retaining balls and
push-button pins
Yearly*
What should be done?
Thorough maintenance check
Croozer must be serviced by a professional
bicycle mechanic
Service intervals
Have the Croozer Kid serviced by a professional bicycle
mechanic at least once a year. The actual necessary
service intervals will depend on various factors, such as
weather conditions, road conditions, loading etc. If the
Croozer Kid is not being used very often, then an annual
service by a professional bicycle mechanic is sufficient. If
the Croozer Kid is used on a daily basis, even in the winter,
then we recommend having it professionally serviced more
often, as the parts can wear significantly faster. Pulling the
trailer with an e-bike (with electric assist) will also subject
the Croozer Kid’s parts to much greater wear, meaning
that shorter service intervals will be necessary.
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Visual Inspection by User
* depending on type and frequency of use
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Inspecting the hitch arm, hitch connector,
Stroller Kit components and Buggy wheel
Inspect the hitch arm, hitch connector, Stroller Kit components, Buggy wheel and their respective attachment
brackets regularly for damage. If a part is cracked, dented,
bent or damaged in any way, the Croozer Kid may not be
used with the respective part until it has been replaced or
repaired. Have all damaged parts repaired or replaced immediately by a professional bicycle mechanic. Check that
the hitch nut is securely fastened.
Inspect the fabric body
Check the fabric body and the two-in-one cover regularly
for damage. Small tears or holes can be repaired. In the
case of irreparable damage, the fabric body must be
replaced.
Your child may be able to reach the wheel spokes
through tears or holes in the fabric, which could result in
serious injuries. If you notice tears or holes in the fabric,
do not use the Croozer Kid until all damage has been
properly repaired or the body has been replaced.
Inspecting and servicing the wheels
The wheels should be checked for alignment (radial and
lateral true) on a regular basis and retrued as necessary.
An annual wheel inspection by a professional bicycle mechanic is usually sufficient.
Checking tyre pressure and treads
Check the tyre pressure before each use. The actual tyre
pressure should never be higher or lower than the maximum and minimum inflation pressures (1) marked on the
tyre sidewall. Riding with under-inflated tyres can damage
the tyres and rims. Over-inflation can cause the inner tube
or tyre to explode. The inner tubes have Schrader valves,
also known as car valves. You will need a pump with the
appropriate nozzle. Never use compressed air, e.g. from a
gas/petrol station, to fill your tyres. The quick flow and high
pressure can overinflate the tyres, causing the tube and/or
tyre to burst.
Inspect the tyres periodically for adequate tread depth and
any signs of damage or excessive wear. Worn-out or damaged tyres can affect the handling and even burst, which
could result in accidents with serious injury or death.
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Cleaning and lubricating the wheel axles
The wheels of the Croozer Kid are equipped with a special
mechanism for easy attachment and removal. The retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the axles must be
cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
The retaining balls (1) and push-button pins (2) of the
axles must be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis.
Otherwise, the wheel could fall off while riding, resulting
in accidents with severe injury or death.
1.
Wipe off the axle with a clean cloth to remove dirt and
grime.
2.
If any dirt or grime remains around the push-button pin
(2) or retaining balls (1), then clean them with a small
brush.
3.
4.
Tip:
Lubricate these parts, and press the push-button (3)
several times to distribute the lubricant evenly. The
push-button pin and retaining balls must be able to
move freely.
Use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess lubricant.
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1
2
1
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The axle can be lubricated using a bicycle-chain
lubricant.
Inspecting the Croozer Kid after an accident
If the Croozer Kid has been involved in an accident, it must
be inspected by a professional bicycle mechanic before it
can be used again, even if there is no visible damage. Accidents can leave behind tiny, and often invisible, hairline
cracks in critical components whose failure would adversely affect the safety of the vehicle.
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Cleaning and Storing the Croozer Kid
Cleaning and Storing the Croozer
Kid
How do I clean and maintain my Croozer
Kid?
Fabric body
Clean the fabric body and seat with water, a soap solution
or a mild household detergent. Use biodegradable cleaning agents whenever possible to minimise environmental
impact. A soft brush can be used to clean areas of heavy
soiling.
Never use solvents, such as mineral spirits, or other aggressive chemicals, as these can damage the fabric, seat
and plastic windows. Never use pressure washers. The
strong water pressure could damage the fabric and plastic
windows.
Frame and other metal parts
Clean all metal parts with water, a soap solution or a mild
household detergent. Use biodegradable cleaning agents
whenever possible to minimise environmental impact. A
soft brush can be used to clean areas of heavy soiling.
Never use solvents, such as mineral spirits, or other aggressive chemicals, as these can corrode the metal parts.
Never use pressure washers. The strong water pressure
can force water into the wheel bearings, shortening their
service life.
To protect metal parts from corrosion, a thin coat of paste
wax can be applied. Preserving metal parts with paste
wax is especially important if you plan to use the Croozer
Kid often in wet weather, in salty air near the sea or in the
winter.
How do I store my Croozer Kid?
General information
Store your Croozer Kid, if possible, in a dry, warm and
well-ventilated area. The minimum storage temperature is
– 4°F (–20°C); lower temperatures could cause the fabric
and plastic windows to become brittle.
If you cannot store your Croozer Kid indoors, then use a
waterproof cover to protect it from the rain. For this purpose, we recommend the Croozer Storage Cover, which is
available as an accessory.
Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight, which will fade
the fabric over time.
If possible, avoid using the Croozer Kid in salty air, e.g.
near the sea, or during winter months on salted roads, as
the salt can corrode metal parts. To protect metal parts
from corrosion, apply a thin coating of paste wax to all
metal surfaces.
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Long-term storage
If you will not be using your Croozer Kid for an extended
period of time, for example over the winter months, then
prepare the vehicle for storage as follows:
1.
Clean the Croozer Kid thoroughly as described above.
2.
Allow the Croozer Kid to dry completely, and apply
paste wax to protect the metal parts from corrosion.
3.
Store the Croozer Kid in a dry, dust-free and wellventilated room. Cover the Croozer Kid with a sheet,
tarp/tarpaulin or the Croozer Storage Cover, which is
available as an accessory.
To prevent mildew and mould growth, the Croozer Kid
must be completely dry and clean before being put into
storage.
Tip:
To save space, the Croozer Kid can be stored in its
folded state.
4.
Inner tubes will slowly lose pressure over time. Storing
the Croozer Kid on flat tyres for an extended period
of time could damage the tyres. Therefore, if you plan
to store the Croozer Kid several weeks or months,
it should be either hung from the wall or ceiling or
propped up with its wheels off the ground. Otherwise,
check the tyre pressure periodically, and keep the
tyres inflated.
5.
Before using your Croozer Kid after a long period of
storage – for example, if you have stored it over the
winter – check that it is perfect working order, and
have it serviced by a professional bicycle mechanic.
Tip:
The fabric of the Croozer Kid body is not, in itself, an
ideal medium for the growth of mould and mildew.
Moulds feed off organic matter in the fabric, e.g.
food residues, dirt etc., and grow best in warm,
damp and humid conditions. Therefore, it is very
important that you follow these storage guidelines to
prevent mould growth.
However, if you do happen to find mould or mildew on your Croozer Kid, it can be cleaned in mild
cases, using a mild alcohol-based cleaning agent,
5% household vinegar or a 5% sodium bicarbonate
solution. NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES. These chemicals are often highly toxic and
could be very dangerous to your child’s health. For
severe cases of mould or mildew, the fabric body
must be replaced. Contact a Croozer dealer.
Preparing the Croozer Kid for disposal
The Croozer Kid is extremely durable and robust. However, if the vehicle must be disposed of, e.g., owing to severe
damage etc., then contact your Croozer dealer, who can
help you dispose of the Croozer Kid, or individual parts, in
an environmentally sound manner. Furthermore, be sure
to dispose of any spare parts, such as tyres, in an environmentally sound manner. In case of doubt, contact your
Croozer dealer.
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Dimensions of Open Chassis (Without Hitch Arm) L x W x H
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
43 x 29 x 33 inch (110 x 74 x 84 cm)
44.5 x 35.5 x 33 inch (113 x 90 x 84 cm)
Dimensions of Folded Chassis (Without Wheels) L x W x H
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
40.5 x 29 x 11 inch (103 x 74 x 27.5 cm)
41 x 34 x 11 inch (104.5 x 86.5 x 27.5 cm)
Maximum shoulder width
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
23.5 inch (60 cm)
27.5 inch (70 cm)
Headroom (seat to upper frame)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
25.6 inch (65 cm)
25.6 inch (65 cm)
Leg length/legroom
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
22.8 inch (58 cm)
22.8 inch (58 cm)
Weight of Empty Chassis with Wheels and Handlebar
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
26.67 lbs (12.1 kg)
30.65 lbs (13.9 kg)
Maximum Weight of Loaded Trailer (Trailer + Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg), max. 1 child
132 lbs (60 kg), max. 2 children
Maximum Load (Passengers + Cargo)
Croozer Kid for 1
77 lbs (35 kg)
Croozer Kid for 2
100 lbs (45 kg)
Of which in rear cargo compartment
max. 11 lbs
Of which in Handlebar Console (accessory)
max. 4.4 lbs
Maximum Height of Passengers
46 inch (117 cm)
Minimum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 months
(if the child can sit upright unassisted)
With Infant Sling (accessory)
1 month
Maximum Age of Passengers
Without Infant Sling
6 years
With Infant Sling (accessory)
10 months
Wheel/Tyre Size, Chassis
20", 47- 406 (20 x 1.75 inch)
Recommended Tyre Pressure
Minimum and maximum values marked on tyre sidewall
Wheel/Tyre Size, Stroller Wheel
16", 47- 305 (16 x 1.75 inch)
Valves
Schrader (car valve)
Wheel Size, Buggy Wheel
8"
* Weight limits only apply if the hitch-arm load is within the specified range of 6.6 to 17.6 lbs (3-8 kg). See page 27.
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Accessories
Accessories
Several accessories are available for even more comfortable Croozing. Accessories can be purchased from any
Croozer dealer.
Sun Cover
A practical sunshade for your
child. Available in Croozer Kid
colours: one-seater (peppermint green) and two-seater
(peppermint green)
Rain Cover
For one-seater or twoseater
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Handlebar Console
For one-seater (peppermint
green) or two-seater (peppermint green)
85
Storage Cover
Grey, waterproof
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Baby Supporter
For small children aged approx. 10 to 18 months, height
adjustable, 2-part
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Foot Mat
For the Croozer Kid, one
size fits all
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Hitch
For equipping additional
bicycles as towing
Infant Sling
For babies aged 1 to 10
months
90
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Baby Winter Bunting Bag
For babies, dark grey outer
shell, light grey cotton-fleece
liner, ideal for Infant Sling
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Toddler Winter Bunting Bag
For small children, black
outer shell, light grey cottonfleece liner
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Warranty
Warranty
The statutory warranty in the country or state of purchase
has unlimited application to the above-mentioned products.
This warranty only applies to defects inherent to the material supplied and does not cover damage due to improper
use, use of force, lack of maintenance or normal wear and
tear. The period of statutory warranty depends on the law
of the country in question.
Our products have parts and components that, even with
normal use, are subject to natural wear and tear; the rate
of wear, however, will depend very much on the type and
intensity of use, as well as the respective level of care and
maintenance.
Therefore, individual parts or components may reach their
wear limits before the end of the statutory warranty period,
especially if the product has been used intensively (daily
use in any weather, the use of a towing bicycle with electric
assist etc.). In such cases, premature wear is caused by
the product’s use and does not represent a defect in the
sense of the warranty.
The rate at which parts will reach their wear limits depends
very much on the type and intensity of use, the level of
care and maintenance, and the following factors:
• mileage
• loading:
passengers
cargo
• riding style:
harshness of acceleration and braking
• high-speed turning
• w
eather and environmental factors:
UV radiation moisture and humidity
soiling/dirt/dust
temperature
salty air
contact with salt water
road salt
• storage
• maintenance status:
service intervals
use of maintenance products
maintenance work and inspections
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Servicing and warranty claims
Servicing and warranty claims
If any part of the Croozer Kid is not working properly, if the
vehicle requires servicing or to make a warranty claim,
contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Croozer
Kid. The dealer will either help you directly or forward your
claim to us. In order to process your claim, we – and/or
your dealer – will need the original sales receipt and the
serial number of your Croozer Kid.
The serial number can be found on the sticker that is affixed to the bottom of the black frame on the left side of the
cargo compartment.
Distributors
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For a list of distributors, visit our website at www.croozer.eu.
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CONTACT
Zwei plus zwei GmbH
Oskar-Jäger-Straße 125
D-50825 Cologne
Germany
[email protected]
www.croozer.eu
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