Helios Separable Tandem Manual

Helios Separable Tandem Manual
Helios
Separable Tandem
Manual
This manual accompanies the Helios owners manual
Introduction
The separable kit fitted to your Helios tandem allows for even greater flexibility in the way you can enjoy your tandem. This
manual gives you the information needed to use and look after the separable features of your tandem.
Contents
1.0 Introduction.............................................................................................................................................................................................................1
1.1 Contents..................................................................................................................................................................................................1
1.2 Overview.................................................................................................................................................................................................2
2.0 Transporting your tandem........................................................................................................................................................................................3
2.1 One case system using the Traveller case.................................................................................................................................................3
2.11 Disassembly...........................................................................................................................................................................................3
2.12 Assembly...............................................................................................................................................................................................6
2.2 Two case system using standard suitcases...............................................................................................................................................8
2.3 Two bag system using the soft bag.........................................................................................................................................................9
3.0 Maintenance...........................................................................................................................................................................................................10
4.0 Warranty.................................................................................................................................................................................................................11
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2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Stoker cross bar
2. Couplings
3. Drain pipe
4. Front section
5. Fork
6. Rear Section
Key
2.0 Transporting your tandem
Depending on the method of transport the Helios separable tandem can be packed in a number of ways. For full protection,
suitable for air travel, we recommend either the one or two case system. For partial protection , suitable for car, boat or train
travel, we recommend using two soft bags.
2.1 One case system using the Traveller case
The one case system allows the whole tandem to go into one case and, depending on configuration, will also take the
optional Traveller Trailer Kit.
Restrictions
- Mudguards need to be removed
- Only certain pannier racks will fit in the case, racks need to be removed for packing.
- Ursus Jumbo stand has to be removed (Pletscher twin leg stand can be left on)
- Some bar configurations may be problematic.
Necessary tools
- 4, 5 and 6 mm allen key
- Pedal spanner
- Long nose pliers
2.11 Disassembly
Step 1.
Prepare your tandem for packing by removing the
pedals and ensuring the drive chain is in the smallest
sprocket at the rear (for derailleur gear system) for
hub gears ensure it is in the lowest gear with the least
cable tension.
Step 2.
Remove the captain seatpost, release the brakes
(applies to V brakes only) and turn the bike upside
down. Remove the wheels and skewers (for hub gears
follow the dedicated manufacturers’ instructions for
wheel removal). Install the chain keeper into R/H rear
dropout as shown to hold the drive chain in place.
Release all the zip ties so the the cables are no longer
attached to the frame, this can be done with the end
of your finger nail or a small flat screwdriver.
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Step 3.
Lay the bike down and remove the following:
- stoker seatpost (Q/R)
- stoker bars from the captain seatpost (5mm)
- handlebars from the stem (4 or 5mm)
- steerer extender from the frame (Q/R)
- timing chain by releasing the joining link(Long nose
pliers)
To separate the handlebars from the front section the
front brake cable needs to be removed from the brake
lever.
Step 4.
Using a 6mm allen key undo the coupling bolts so that
the stoker cross bar can be removed. Then undo the
pinch bolts on the drain pipe, also with a 6mm allen
key. The pinch bolts don’t need to be removed
completely, but should be sufficiently undone so that
they allow the drainpipe and frame sections to slide
apart with a moderate twisting/pulling force.
Step 5.
Place the front frame section and the rear triangle
into the case as shown. Foam packing should be fitted
between all contact points to prevent damage.
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Step 6.
Place the stoker and captain bars into the case as
shown. The stoker stem will need to be aligned in such
a way that the bar and stem are effectively flat. Add
foam packing where parts come into contact.
Step 7.
Put the stoker seatpost inside the rear triangle as
shown (position 1). Slide the captain’s seatpost inside
the drain pipe and place in the case in position 2. Place
the stoker crossbar in position 3. Ensure all contacting
parts are well protected with foam packing.
Step 8.
Put the chain, stem, skewers and pedals in the mesh
bag and place securely in the case, then put the foam
divide over the bike. Put the axle protectors onto the
wheels and place into case as shown. Pull the straps
over and tighten. Close case.
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2.12 Assembly
Step 1.
Remove all the parts from the case taking care not to
damage any of the parts in the process. Start by
sliding the drain pipe on to the rear section, pushing
on as far as the end of the matt section. Leave the
pinch bolts loose for the moment. If the bike has a
stand fitted, use it to support the rear end.
N.B. Ensure you have the drain pipe the correct way
round, with the chain tensioner on the drive side.
Step 2
Slide the front section into the drain pipe pushing it
up to the end of the matt section. Then align the front
and rear section, so that the stoker cross bar can be
fitted. To ensure correct engagement of the
couplers the position of the front or rear section may
need to be adjusted in the drain pipe until the
couplers fit together correctly. Insert the bolts into the
couplers and with a 6 mm allen key tighten them to
the recommended torque setting (17 Nm).
N.B. Note cable orientation before fixing the stoker
cross bar in place.
Step 3
Fit the Captain’s handlebars on to the stem and fit
back onto the bike (make sure the Q/R is tightened
fully). Insert the Stoker seatpost into the bike and
extend enough to stand the bike upside down. Using
the change tensioner align the drainpipe with the
stoker and captain chainsets. Once aligned tighten the
pinch bolts to recommended torque setting (17 Nm).
N.B. When tightening the pinch bolts it is advisable to
alternate between each bolt in a pair, so that they are
tightend together, this ensures correct
tension.
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Step 4
Thread the timing chain round the smallest ring on
both chainsets and reconnect using the joining link
(refer to the manufacturers instructions if you are
unsure how to do this). Once connected you can lift
the chain on to the tensioner. Re attach all the cables
using the zip ties, make sure the cables are are
orientated correctly at the handlebars.
N.B. Make sure the cranks are orientated correctly,
adjust by lifting the chain off the captain’s crank and
then repositioning until stoker and captain’s cranks are
at the same orientation.
Step 5
Put the wheels back in to the bike and replace the
skewers ensuring they are tightened correctly. The
bike can now be turned over and put on the stand if
the bike has one fitted.
Step 6
Reconnect the front brake to the lever, reconnect the
rear brake if required. Ensure both brakes are
working correctly before riding. Fit the stoker bars
on to the captain’s seatpost and insert into the bike.
Install the pedals, then make final adjustments to seat
and handlebar position.
N.B. Before riding double check all bolts and Q/R’s are
tightened correctly.
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2.2 Two case system using standard suitcases
The two case system requires two suitcases of sufficient size and rigidity to carry the two separate parts of the Helios tandem.
This system offers the advantages of using readily available suitcases and the reduction in weight and volume of each package making it easier to carry, and utilise individual baggage allowances.
Restrictions
- Requires two suitcases of min. internal dimensions of 77 x 50 x 25 cm (30” x 20” x 10”)
- Mudguards need to be removed
- Only certain pannier racks will fit in the case, racks need to be removed for packing.
- Ursus Jumbo stand has to be removed (Pletscher twin leg stand can be left on)
- Some bar configurations may be problematic.
Necessary tools
- 5 and 6 mm allen key
- Pedal spanner
- Long nose pliers
Packing
Follow Steps 1 - 4 for packing the one case system.
Step 5.
Place the rear end of the tandem, rear wheel, captain
handlebar and captain seatpost into the case.
Positioning may vary depending on the case. Ensure
all parts are sufficently protected with foam packing.
N.B. Depending on the case the rear tyre may need to
be deflated.
Step 6.
Depneding on the case, remove the forks from the front
section by first loosening the clamp bolt using a 5 mm allen
key. Then undo the top cap bolt completely, again using a 5
mm allen key. The forks should now slide out of the headtube.
N.B. Slide all the headset parts back on to the fork as shown so
that they don’t get lost or damaged.
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Step 7.
Place the front frame section, forks, stoker handlebar,
drain pipe, stoker cross bar, captain’s bar and front
wheel into the case. Positioning may vary depending
on the case. Ensure all parts are sufficiently protected
with foam packing.
2.3 Two bag system using the Circe soft bag
The two bag system offers a lighter, quicker pack than the hard case systems. It doesn’t offer the same protection as the hard
case system and is not recommended for air travel, but works well for train, coach or car travel. As the bags can fold up small
enough to be carried on the tandem, this system is particularly suitable where several intermediate modes of transport are to
be used.
Necessary tools
- 5 and 6 mm allen key
2.31 Disassembly
Step 1.
Remove the stoker bars from the captain’s seatpost,
and then swap the captain and stoker seatposts round
whilst dropping them to their lowest postions. Remove the front brake cable form the lever and release
all the zip ties holding the cables so that the captain’s
handle bars are disconnected from the front section.
Lift the timing chain off the tensioner and remove it
from the captain’s chainset. Put the chain in the mesh
bag as show and hook round stoker chainset.
Step 2.
Using a 6mm allen key undo the coupling bolts so that the stoker cross bar can be removed. Then undo the pinch bolts on the
drain pipe, also with a 6mm allen key. The pinch bolts don’t need to be removed completely, but should be sufficently loose so
that they allow the drainpipe and frame sections to slide apart with a moderate twisting/pulling force.
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Step 3.
Once the two frame sections are apart the front
section including the fronnt wheel, stoker bars, stoker
cross bar and drain pipe can be put in one bag.
There rear section including the rear wheel captain bar
and stem can be placed in the other bag.
Ensure sufficient protection is placed around the
frame parts as required.
3.0 Maintenance
The separable tandem parts made up of the couplings and drain pipe require minimal maintenance. However, they should be
kept as clean as possible to avoid damage to the contacting surfaces. The couplings, drainpipe and frame ends can be cleaned
using a cloth and a weak degreasing agent, for larger debris use a soft sponge and soapy water to clean the surfaces before
gently wiping dry.
Before every ride the couplings and drain pipe pinch bolts should be checked to make sure they are tight (correct torque
setting is 17 Nm).
To prevent gauling the bolt threads used on the couplings and drain pipe should be lightly coated in anti-seize.
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4.0 Warranty
Cyclecentric warrants, to the original owner, that the retrofitted separable tandem kit, made up of two frame couplers and
‘drain pipe’ are free of defective materials and workmanship for two(2) years from the original date of purchase. This warranty
is independent of the original frame warranty and is in no way an extension of that warranty. Warranty is conditional upon the
bike being operated under normal conditions and being properly maintained. This warranty does not apply to:
• damage through normal wear and tear
• neglect (inadequate care and maintenance)
• damage from crashes or jumping
• overloading through excess weight
• incorrect assembly
• modifications to the bike (additional or changed components)
• theft
• use as a power driven vehicle
• failure to follow instructions or warnings in the owner’s manual
• activities for which they were not designed.
Bending of frames, forks, handlebars, seat posts or wheel rims can be a sign of misuse or abuse. Cyclecentric reserves the right
to make sole determination of whether any failure or damage claimed under warranty was caused by material or manufacturing defect, and reserves the sole discretion to repair or replace any parts covered by this warranty. The owner shall be responsible for all labour, shipping, and travel costs connected with the repair or replacement of warranted parts. Cyclecentric will, at
our sole discretion, normally consider compensation for reasonable labour, shipping, and travel costs associated with warranty
claims. Cyclecentric shall in no event be liable for incidental or consequential losses, damages or expenses in connection with
its bicycle products.
4.1 Contact information
Cyclecentric Ltd
37 High Street
Longstanton
Cambridge
CB243BP
tel. +44 (0) 1954 782020
email. info@circecycles.com
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