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User’s Guide

MAMA

KIDS

TOUR

CITY

URBAN

BMX

Congratulation on the purchase of your new quality bicycle. We have done our best to ensure that you will always reach your destination safely, comfortably and reliably.

Your Montego team wish you enjoyable cycling.

manual Keep this manual for future reference.

Contents:

At a glance

Description of parts

Good habits

Check before every ride

The essentials

Brakes, gears, light

Make yourself comfortable

Adjusting the bike

Special situations

Care, luggage, kids, transport

Troubleshooting / break-down help

Tyres, brakes, gears, bell

Maintenance

Index

Handover receipt

Bike licence

Terms of warranty

You and your children are much safer when wearing a helmet.

Key to symbols

Info Warning Technical note Hint

The following part is valid for models listed

M

IMI

, R

AINBOW

, ...

... 3

... 5

... 6

... 10

... 17

... 21

... 29

... 30

... 31

... 32

... 33

Models MONTEGO

M

AMA

Liberty 3

Liberty 7

K

IDS

Mimi

Rainbow

Rocket

Free Spirit

Scout

Wild Rose

Lizard

T

OUR

Villager 7

Villager 21

Traveller

Voyager

C

ITY

Avantgard+

Heritage 7

Society

Distinction

Status

Elite

U

RBAN

Barrow

Legend

Divine

Daily Urban

Daily Classic

BMX

Turbo

Downtown

Graffi ti

Voodoo

2

© GuideXpert, Dalibor Sevcik, www.guideXpert.net. All rights reserved.

Edition 02/2010

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At a glance

Bikes with a hub gear system

Frame

Seat

Seat post

Quick-release/ seat post clamp

Rack

Rear light

Lock

Chainguard

Crankset

Pedal

Handlebar

Shift lever

Brake lever

Stem

Hub

Front light

Fork

Tyre

Rim

Valve

Spoke

At a glance

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Bikes with derailleur gears

Seat

Seat post

Quick-release/ seat post clamp

Rack

Rear light

Frame

Lock

Rear derailleur

Crankset

Pedal

Handlebar

Shift lever

Brake lever

Stem

Front light

Fork

Tyre

Rim

Wheel nut

Valve

Chainguard

Spoke

At a glance

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Good habits

... a short start-up check for more safety and comfort

Check the tyres Test the brakes

At maximum pull the lever doesn‘t touch the handlebar

Right pressure?

All blocks touch along the whole length

Check for rattling Test the suspension fork

Feels normal?

Drop your bike from a few inches‘ height onto the fl oor and listen for any clatter.

If there is any, tighten all bolts and nuts.

Sit on the bike to test this.

Good habits

Check the wheels’ rotation

Smooth and regular?

Observe the distance between the rotating wheel and the brake pads.

Checklist

1) Brakes OK

2) Tyres OK

3) Wheel rotation OK

4) No unusual noises

5) Suspension visibly OK

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Don’t use your bike if any of these points are in doubt — consult an expert. Using a bicycle that is not in good working order may result in serious injuries.

Braking

Gear shifting

Lights on / off

The essentials

... to pedal and stop correctly.

Basic knowledge

Respect maximum overall weight

Max ...... Kg

Bike licence

(Page 32)

Use the bike for designed purpose only

Only on streets, public roads and tarred bicycle paths; not under extreme conditions; no sport riding or competitions.

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Braking

Avantgard+, Distinction, Divine, Downtown, Elite, Free Spirit, Graffi ti, Heritage 7, Legend, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Lizard, Mini, Scount, Society, Status, Traveller, Turbo,

Villager 21, Villager 7, Voodoo, Voyager:

Front + rear

pull the lever slow down or stop release the lever

Remember which lever operates the front brake and which the rear brake.

Ideally use both front and rear brakes simultaneously.

Preferably brake short and hard instead of long to prevent overheating of the components.

Longer braking could cause the hub brakes to overheat and subsequently fail. As soon as you note the braking force is getting weak, stop and let the brakes cool down.

No grease, oil or wax on the brake pads or rims.

The essentials

Braking

The essentials

Gear shifting

Lights on / off

Free Spirit, Lizard, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Turbo, Wild Rose:

Front

slow down or stop pull the lever release the lever

Ideally use both front and rear brakes simultaneously.

Preferably brake short and strong instead of long to prevent overheating of the components.

Longer braking could cause the hub brakes to overheat and subsequently fail. As soon as you note the braking force is getting weak, stop and let the brakes cool down.

No grease, oil or wax on the brake pads or rims.

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Barrow, Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Free Spirit, Lizard, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Turbo, Wild Rose:

Rear (coaster brake)

slow down or stop

Interrupt pedalling Pedal carefully backwards

Pedal forwards a little

(freewheel) or restart pedalling

The strongest braking is achieved in the horizontal pedal position.

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Braking

Gear shifting

Gear shifting

Avantgard+, Barrow, Distinction, Divine, Elite, Heritage 7, Legend, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Lizard, Society, Status, Villager 21, Villager 7, Wild Rose:

Slow pedalling down

Traveller, Voyager:

Twist the grip up to a click

Pedal lightly until the gear shifts

Avoid using extreme gear ratios with the

derailleur gears (big in front — big in rear; small in front — small in rear). These hugely increase the wear on the chain.

û

û

The lightest pedalling (e.g. uphill) is with the smallest chainring in front and the largest chainring at the rear.

The most effective pedalling frequency is about 60 - 70 revolutions per minute; much less downhill.

Push the HIGH lever

Slow pedalling down Pedal lightly until the gear shifts

Press the LOW button

Lights on / off

Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Downtown, Free Spirit, Graffi ti, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Turbo, Voodoo:

Single speed

The essentials

Braking Gear shifting

The essentials

Lights on / off

Lights on / off

Avantgard+, Barrow, Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Distinction, Divine, Elite, Heritage 7, Legend, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Lizard, Mimi 20", Society, Status, Wild Rose:

On

front rear

Off

front rear

Position AUTO: The front light turns on automatically when it is dark (at night or in tunnels).

Shift the switch to ON Press the button

Free Spirit 20", Scout 20", Traveller, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager:

On

front rear

Off

front

2x

Shift the switch to OFF Press the button twice rear

Front light illuminates only while riding (hub dynamo), rear light also when standing (battery).

“Smart” rear light has three states: on (1x press), auto (2x press) and off (3x). In AUTO the light turns on automatically when it is dark (at night or in tunnels).

Don't turn the dynamo on or off while riding — risk of accident.

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Press the button — dynamo touches the wheel

Press the button Pull the dynamo from the wheel

Downtown, Free Spirit 16", Graffi ti, Mimi 16", Rainbow, Rocket, Scount 16", Turbo, Voodoo:

No lights

Press the button

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Make yourself comfortable

Saddle height

... adjustments for comfort, effi ciency and safety.

Checklist: Adjustments

Handlebar height

1) SADDLE

Height

ü

Tilt

ü

Horizontal position

ü

2) HANDLEBAR

Height

ü

Tilt

ü

Saddle position

3) BRAKE LEVERS

• Tilt and position

ü

4) SUSPENSION FORK

• Rigidity

ü

Handlebar tilt

Brake levers

Suspension fork

Saddle height

Ideal height Height test

In special conditions, such as slippery roads, it is sensible to lower the saddle height for increased safety.

It is important that children can easily reach the fl oor with both feet to avoid falling.

Optimum foot position on the pedal:

(Knee slightly bent) - Pedal in the lowest position

- Heel on the pedal

- Leg completely straight

For correct adjustment, how it feels is more important than general rules.

Make yourself comfortable

Saddle height

Handlebar height

Saddle position

Handlebar tilt

Make yourself comfortable

Brake levers

Suspension fork

Changing the saddle height

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Open quick-release / loosen the nut

Change the height

(twist the saddle a bit)

Check the alignment Close the quick-release

/ tighten the nut

Check it's tight by twisting

Alternatively to the quick-release, some bicycles are equipped with an Allen screw.

Children's saddle height should be adjusted every 2-3 months.

Keep the inside part of the seat post well greased.

The quick-release lever should be very hard to move towards the end. If it moves too easily, tighten the opposite nut a little.

Do not pull out the seat post beyond the “Minimum insert” sign — it could break!

û

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Handlebar height

Steerer tube height

Saddle height

ü

Handlebar height

Saddle position

Handlebar tilt

Brake levers

Suspension fork

Do not pull out the steerer tube beyond the “Minimum insert” sign — it could break or damage the frame!

With the model B

ARROW

, the handlebar height should only be changed by an expert.

Loosen the screw Adjust the height Tighten the screw

Stem tilt

Avantgard+, Distinction, Elite, Heritage 7, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Society, Status, Traveller, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager:

Stem tilt is adjustable in stages by one or more dent.

Loosen the screw suffi ciently

Adjust the height Tighten the screw

A

Move the stem upwards fi rst to loosen the pad (A) and only then downwards.

Make yourself comfortable

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Saddle height

Handlebar height

ü ü

Saddle position

Handlebar tilt

Make yourself comfortable

Brake levers

Suspension fork

Saddle position

Adjusting horizontal position and tilt

Loosen the screw Shift the saddle Adjust the tilt Tighten the screw

Daily Classic, Kids and BMX bicycles have the nut to be loosened on the side.

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Saddle height

Handlebar height

Saddle position

ü ü ü

Handlebar tilt

Brake levers

Suspension fork

Handlebar tilt

Tilt adjustment

Loosen the screw Twist the handlebar Tighten the screw Check it's tight

Make sure the handlebar is fi xed exactly in the middle.

û

ü

With models V

OYAGER

and E

LITE

you can change the handlebar tilt without tools; the stem lever can be opened and closed with bare hands.

Make yourself comfortable

Brake levers

Ideal tilt

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(Forearm and lever are in one line)

Changing the tilt

Loosen the screw Turn / shift the lever Tighten the screw

Saddle height

Handlebar height

Saddle position

Handlebar tilt

ü ü ü ü

Make yourself comfortable

Brake levers

Suspension fork

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Saddle height

Handlebar height

Saddle position

Handlebar tilt

Brake levers

ü ü ü ü ü

Suspension fork

Optimum rigidity

The suspensions go down approximately 10% when sitting on the bike

The suspensions should never reach the lowest end of their track

Adjusting the rigidity

Distinction, Elite, Heritage 7, Lizard, Society, Status, Traveller, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager, Wild Rose:

Suspension fork

Turning in direction of + (plus) increases the rigidity, in direction of

- (minus) decreases the rigidity.

Get on the bike and test

Turn the cap in direction of + or -

Test ride

Avantgard+, Barrow, Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Divine, Downtown, Free Spirit, Graffi ti, Legend, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Turbo, Voodoo:

No suspension fork

Make yourself comfortable

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Special situations

Special situations

... know what is needed.

Transporting the bicycle by car

This position could put exceeding pressure on the handlebar and the seat post and damage them.

û

Avoid transporting upside down.

Measure the total height of your car including the bicycle to pass securely through car-park gates or tunnels.

Adjust the car speed to the altered aerodynamics of your car.

Riding with baggage

Optimum loading

Distribute the load (as close to the ground as possible)

Do not overload the bicycle

Bike licence

Max ...... Kg

Use panniers, bags and baskets only with suitable racks!

Racks have a maximum load of 25 Kg.

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Riding with children

Child seat

Use only suitable seats with foot straps

The child should wear a helmet

Always fasten your child securely

Trailer

Fasten your child in the trailer

Even in trailers your child should always wear a helmet

Do not overload the bicycle (see

Bike licence)

A long pole with a fl ag makes trailers more conspicuous.

With a rear-view mirror you can check your child during the ride.

The bike becomes unstable! Mounting and dismounting requires particular attention and practice.

Check on the bike licence whether child carriers are allowed on your bike.

A windshield (for the front seat) could make your child more comfortable.

Special situations

Special situations

Cleaning the bicycle

Use a hose or a bucket of water

Use a sponge or a large brush

Cleaning is also a good opportunity to closely check for cracks or scratches.

Salt from winter roads, dirt or mud damage the materials and impair the functionality of brakes and other parts.

Clean all parts

Greasing the chain

Let dry Cover the frame with hard wax

Grease the chain

The chain is the part that needs the most frequent care. A worn chain can damage chainrings and sprockets.

Clean and grease the chain especially after rides on wet roads and in rain.

Don't get chemicals or oil on the brake pads or rim sides — brakes could fail.

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Open and remove the chaincase

Grease the chain

(rotate the pedals by hand)

Put the chaincase back

Storing the bicycle

Clean, dry and polish the bicycle before storing it, e.g. for the winter.

Infl ated tubes slowly lose air over time. Long periods standing on fl at tyres could damage the tyres.

Check the air pressure monthly over the storage period.

If you hang the bike, the tyres will not get damaged even if the air is lost.

Store in a dry and airy place

Using the lock

Avantgard+, Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Distinction, Divine, Elite, Free Spirit, Heritage 7, Legend, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Mimi, Scout, Society, Status, Traveller, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager, Wild Rose:

Locking Unlocking

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Turn the key Shift the handle down Remove the key

The key can be removed only when the lock is locked.

Insert the key

If you leave your bike unlocked, it could be stolen or someone could close the lock and take the key away.

Turn the key Pull out the handle until it clicks

Special situations

Troubleshooting / break-down help

Troubleshooting / break-down help

... getting you back on your bike as soon as possible.

Infl ating a tyre

Avantgard+, Daily Classic, Daily Urban, Distinction, Divine, Elite, Free Spirit, Heritage 7, Liberty 3, Liberty 7, Lizard, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Society, Status, Traveller,

Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager, Wild Rose:

Defl ating

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Remove the cap Infl ate

Downtown, Graffi ti, Legend, Turbo, Voodoo:

Tighten the cap

Remove the cap Infl ate Tighten the cap

...

Defl ating

Loosen the nut

...

An overinfl ated tyre could burst — risk of accident!

Higher air pressure means less rolling resistance, but also less comfortable riding.

Lower air pressure means more rolling resistance, but more ride comfort.

Air-pumps designed for different valve types will not work with this type.

...

Press the stem inside

(e.g. with the lock key)

...

Repairing a puncture (on the road)

Lever tyre edge over the rim (one spot)

Lever tyre over the rim

(second spot)

Lever as much edge as needed (shift both levers apart slowly)

Pull the tube out

(partly)

Repair the tube Insert the tube and mount the tyre back on the rim

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Infl ate the tyre Check the tyre position

The distance between the control line and the rim must be constant.

Punctures can also be repaired on the road, if you always take a repair kit

(or a spare inner tube) and an air-pump along with you.

A puncture repair spray can also help you to fi nish your ride.

The inner tube cannot remain squashed between tyre and rim.

To fi nd the puncture you can pass a slightly infl ated tube by your ear and listen for the air coming out, or dip it into a bucket of water and watch for bubbles.

The objects that caused the puncture could still be in the tyre and cause further damage. Also check the inside of the tyre.

There could be more than one punctures. Check the whole inner tube for more holes.

Troubleshooting / break-down help

Troubleshooting / break-down help

Gear shifting problems

Noises / gear shifting not precise

... Adjust the cable on the handlebar

To test the gear shifting without riding, lift the rear wheel a bit and turn the pedals by hand.

Change gear to the smallest sprocket

Turn the adjusting nut in or out

Test the gear shifting

Chain falls off the sprockets

Traveller, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voyager:

... Adjusting the limit stops on the rear derailleur

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Change gear to the smallest sprocket

Turn the screw marked

"H"

Change gear to the largest sprocket

Turn the screw marked

"L"

This adjustment is very sensitive.

Consult an expert if your attempts fail.

Check that the derailleur isn't bent.

This easily happens when the bicycle falls or simply when parking.

A bent derailleur could get into the spokes and cause a serious damage to the wheel, frame or other parts.

There are two adjusting screws on the rear derailleur: H (High gear) for the smallest sprocket and L (Low gear) for the limit stop on the side of the largest sprocket.

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Chain falls off the chainrings

Traveller, Villager 21, Voyager

... Adjusting the limit stops

Change gear to the smallest chainring

Turn the screw marked

"L"

Change gear to the largest chainring

Turn the screw marked

"H"

This adjustment is very sensitive.

Consult an expert if your attempts fail.

A wrong adjustment can cause the chain to block — risk of accident!

There are two adjusting screws on the front derailleur: H (High gear) for the largest chainring and L (Low gear) for the limit stop on the side of the smallest chainring.

Troubleshooting / break-down help

Troubleshooting / break-down help

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Brake problems

Downtown, Free Spirit, Graffi ti, Lizard, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Traveller, Turbo, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voodoo, Voyager, Wild Rose:

Rim brakes squeak

... Change the alignment of the brake pads

If this doesn‘t help, check (and replace) the brake pads or consult an expert right away.

When the brake pad is already touching at the front, its rear part should still stay at about 1mm distance.

Loosen the brake pad Align to touch at the front fi rst

Tighten the brake pad

Braking is ineffi cient

... Adjust the cable on the handlebar

Loosen the counternut Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut

Tighten the counternut Test

Also clean any dirt or oil from the brake pads and rims.

If this doesn‘t suffi ce, adjust additionally the cable directly on the brake or consult an expert right away.

Replace any damaged cables immediately, even if only a few wires are loose — risk of accident!

Changing brake pads

Downtown, Free Spirit, Graffi ti, Lizard, Mimi, Rainbow, Rocket, Scout, Traveller, Turbo, Villager 21, Villager 7, Voodoo, Voyager, Wild Rose:

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Loosen the bolt Remove the old pad Place the new pad Align the pad

When the brake pad is already touching at the front, its rear part should still stay at about 1mm distance.

Tighten the bolt Test the brake

Replace the brake pads as soon as you notice any damage or excessive wear.

Use only matching brake pads.

Change the brake lever's play

This changes only the free movement

(play) of the lever before it starts braking, not the braking force.

Pulling the lever all the way to the handlebar should be impossible.

Turn the adjustment screw

Test

Troubleshooting / break-down help

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Adjust the bell position

Turning the lever

Press and hold the bottom ring upwards

Turn to desired position Release the bottom ring

Adjusting position and tilt

Loosen the screw Shift / turn the bell Tighten the screw

Troubleshooting / break-down help

The bell lever can be turned to 12 positions around the bell.

You need a cross-point screwdriver.

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Improve kickstand stability

Adjust the length

Loosen the screw Shift the lower part in or out

Tighten the screw

Troubleshooting / break-down help

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Maintenance

Purchase

4 - 12 weeks

First inspection

(by your dealer or a bicycle workshop)

Regular maintenance:

Once a month

ü Grease the chain

ü Grease the derailleurs (front, rear)

ü Clean the brake pads

Tighten

ü All nuts, bolts and screws

ü Suspension fork *

ü Pedals

Check

ü Tread of the tyres

ü Brake cables

ü Play of the suspension fork *

ü Play of the headset

ü Chain (state, tension)

ü Trueness of wheels (rotation)

ü Tension of the spokes

ü Play of the hubs

ü Play of the bottom bracket

ü Tightness of the saddle bolt

ü Position of valves

Every 6 months

ü Polish the frame

ü Polish all metal surfaces, except brakes and rim sides

Once a year *

ü Maintain the suspension fork *

ü Regrease the headset bearing *

ü Regrease the hubs *

ü Regrease the seat post *

ü Disassemble and when needed regrease all cables *

* Should be done by a professional.

This time plan is valid if you ride 1,000-2,000 km a year on tarred roads.

Maintenance

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Index

A

Air pressure. see Tyre

B

Baggage 17, 32

Bell 27

Bike licence 2, 6, 17, 18, 32

Brake 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,

25, 29

C

Chain 8, 19, 23, 24, 29

Chainguard, chaincase 3, 4, 19

Chainring 8, 24

Child seat 18

Cleaning 19

Crankset 3, 4

D

Derailleur 4, 8, 23, 24

F

Fork 3, 4, 32

Frame 3, 4, 12, 19, 23, 32, 33

Front light. see Lights

G

Gear, gear shifting 3, 8, 23, 24

H

Handlebar 3, 4, 12, 14, 17, 23,

25, 31

Helmet 2, 18

Hub 3

K

Kickstand 28

L

Lock 3, 4, 20

Lights 3, 4, 9

M

Maintenance 29

P

Pedal 3, 4, 7, 8, 10

Puncture 22

Q

Quick-release 3, 4

R

Rack 3, 4

Rear light. see Lights

Rim 3, 4, 25

S

Seat 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 31

Seat post 3, 4

Shift lever, shifting 3, 4, 8, 23, 24

Spoke 3, 4, 23

Sprocket 23

Steerer tube 12

Stem 3, 4, 12

Storing 20

Suspension fork 5, 16, 29. see also

Fork

T

Trailer 18

Tyre 3, 4

V

Valve 3, 4, 21, 22

W

Weight, load 6, 18

Index

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Handover receipt

Retailer

The bicycle was delivered to the customer ready for use, i.e. after completion of assembly, inspection, and operational checks as listed below.

Brakes front and rear

Pedals

Wheels (trueness/spoke tension/tyre pressure)

Handlebars/stem (position/bolts checked with torque wrench)

Saddle/seat post (height and position of saddle adjusted to suit customer, bolts checked with torque wrench)

Lighting

Suspension fork (adjusted to suit customer)

Gears (limit stops adjustment, function)

Test ride

Others:

Handover date:

Name

Address

Handover receipt

One copy stays with the retailer

Customer

I confi rm that I have received the bicycle in proper order along with the accompanying documents specifi ed below and that I have been instructed on the proper use of the bicycle.

User‘s guide

Suspension fork

Suspension seatpost

Brakes

Other:

Phone (, fax)

E-mail

Date, signature

Retailer's stamp, contact information and signature

Bike licence

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Manufacturer

Brand

Bike identification no.

Montone Cycling B.V.

Montego

Colour

Frame no.

Frame type

Frame size

Fork manufacturer/brand

Fork model

Fork serial no.

Maximum overall load

(including rider, baggage and bicycle)

Child seats allowed yes 

Permissible trailer load

Size of wheels / tyres

Special equipment no 

Allocation of brake levers front wheel brake right lever left lever

 rear wheel brake right lever left lever

Retailer: stamp, signature

One copy stays with the retailer

Bike licence

33

Montone Cycling B.V.

Terms of warranty

5-year warranty

Frame and solid front fork

2-year warranty

All bicycle components, except those which fall under normal wear.

NOT covered under warranty

Items under normal wear and tear and those which require replacing, such as tyres, chains, sprockets, chainwheels, brake pads, grips etc. are not covered.

Warranty will also be refused if damage is deemed to have been caused by misuse or accident.

The complete warranty terms can be found at www.montegofietsen.nl

Terms of warranty

Montego fietsen

Salland 2

1948 RE Beverwijk

+31 (0) 251 267287 www.montegofietsen.nl

[email protected]

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