Manual for the Nordic Cab

Manual for the Nordic Cab
Manual
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USER MANUAL AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Warning! Failure to carefully read and follow these instructions could result in serious injury or death.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations! Your new NordicCab promises to offer you years of outdoor enjoyment, whatever the season. Our Norwegian
design team has spent over 20 years developing and perfecting each component to ensure your NordicCab performs to the
highest standard. Check the parts list for your model to make sure you have received all of the correct parts. Contact your
authorized NordicCab dealer immediately if any parts are missing. Practice assembling, opening, adjusting, fastening and
collapsing your cab so that you are familiar with its safety and comfort features prior to use. Your cab is delivered as fully
assembled as possible. Read the entire instruction manual carefully and be sure to try out the NordicCab before pulling your
child. Happy trails!
Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
This Limited lifetime warranty will last for a period of 10-years for the frame and 1-year for all other parts (except the tires)
NordicCab 1-year warranty covers factory defects or malfunctions on your new NordicCab. NordicCab distributer., or an
authorized NordicCab dealer, promises to repair or replace a defective plastic cab, aluminum frame, fabric canopy or any other
part (except the tires) for one year following the original purchase.
The one-year warranty, as stated above, applies only to factory defects and is valid only as long as the NordicCab is used in a
normal manner and in accordance with the instructions provided in the user manual. This warranty applies only to original
NordicCab owners who provide an original proof of sale (receipt) to an authorized NordicCab dealer or the local NordicCab
distributer. This is the only warranty of the NordicCab Explorer bike trailer by NordicCab distributer, the manufacturer NordicCab AS Norway and its authorized dealers. No other oral agreement, warranty, conditions, loss of use coverage,
consequential property coverage and liability, collateral or otherwise, shall apply to this agreement. This warranty does not
apply if the Nordic Cab is misused, modified, intentionally damaged, rented out or neglected.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Key safety features of the Nordic Cab
Reflective fabric - used extensively on canopy and flag for excellent visibility
LED light and highly visible flag included with each bike trailer
Hard plastic cab protects and insulates
Safety wire runs from bicycle, through bike fork, to cab
High quality non-PVC windows protect from debris
Sunshades on all windows protect from UV rays
Safety strap is included
Adjustable, firm, padded seat supports the spine
Adjustable padded five point safety harness
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Bicycle Riding
Before use, complete a safety check of your bicycle by a qualified bicycle mechanic. Please control that the bicycle brakes are
in good condition and that the tires have the recommended air pressure.
Practice riding, accelerating, slowing and cornering with a 30-45 kg load to learn the difference in riding with a bike trailer in tow.
The NordicCab is 31 in or 79 cm wide from axle tip to axle tip with wheels mounted. Ensure minimum clearance of 20 in or 50
cm either side of your bike to avoid accidentally hitting obstacles with the bike trailer wheels. Always use a properly maintained
bicycle with good brakes and proper tire inflation.
Children below 1- year should not be transported in a bicycle trailer. Maximum speed with a bicycle trailer shall never exceed
24km/h
NOTE: For your child’s comfort, it is best to inflate trailer tires close to the minimum PSI recommended.
Check tire inflation for bike matches recommended pressure on tires each time you use the trailer. Always follow bike safety
rules when riding. Your child’s safety harness should be properly fastened at all times. Always use the safety flag.
Bike Helmets - Only passengers who are able to wear a helmet and sit upright, unassisted should ride in a child trailer in any
mode. The child’s helmet must be correctly fitted and CPSC or CE approved. Consult a certified bicycle technician for advice on
child helmets. The child’s neck must be strong enough to hold its head upright while sitting in the trailer. Please consult your
physician to ensure your child is developmentally ready to wear a helmet and use this restraint device.
Canopy Openings - Always ride with the canopy cover secured tightly under all side clips along the cab rim. Ride with the front
plastic cover zipped closed, as flying debris could cause injury.
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Weather - Environmental conditions such as heat, cold, pollution and road damage may be a hazard when bike riding. Be
aware of such conditions and prepare accordingly. Check ventilation regularly, dress appropriately for weather, carry water and
avoid damaged roads.
Maximum Load - Maximum total trailer load (children and cargo combined) is 110 lbs or 50 Kg. When placing children or cargo
in the trailer, keep load centered or forward of the axle. Pack the load as low as possible and secure items so they cannot shift
around. Nordic Cab is recommended for children from age 1 to 4 ½.
Wheel Placement - Test wheel placement with children in seat, and bike fork on, to ensure that cab level is correct. Weight
distribution may vary with size of children, chosen seat position and type of bicycle.
Maintenance - Perform regular maintenance check of your bike trailer. Pay special attention to the bike hitch, the Snap-Lock
bolt, the safety wire, and the canopy side panels. Immediately replace any part that could pose a hazard to your child’s safety.
Starting and Stopping - Riding with a bicycle trailer is VERY different from regular cycling. The added weight makes it slower
to start up and stop. Your vehicle is also much longer and wider, so you must allow more time to cross streets. Make wide turns
to allow for the trailer’s width. Practice riding with your bike trailer, without children first, to get used to the feel.
Do not TIP - Bicycle trailers can tip over if you are negligent. Do not pull your trailer over holes or obstacles. Instruct children
not to bounce, rock, or lean, which can cause a shift of weight. Do not make high-speed turns or descents when pulling the
trailer. Always corner with caution at 5 mph or 8 km/h or less.
Maximum speed is 15 mph or 24 km/h.
STROLLER SAFETY
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This product may become unstable if the recommended load of 110 lbs or 50 kg is exceeded.
This product may become unstable if a parcel bag or rack is used when there is no provision for one.
Care must be taken when folding and unfolding to prevent finger entrapment.
GENERAL BIKE TRAILER RULES
Warning!
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NEVER install a car seat or other seating device not approved by the manufacturer.
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Make no modifications to the trailer.
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Do not allow any of child’s body, clothing, shoelaces, or toys to come in contact with moving parts.
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Never leave a child unattended in the trailer.
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A reflector that complies with CPSC regulations shall be visible on rear of trailer.
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Before each ride, ensure attached trailer does not interfere with braking, pedaling, or steering of bicycle.
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Never ride a bicycle at night without adequate lighting. Obey all local legal requirements for lighting.
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Failure to comply with manufacturer’s instructions can lead to serious injury or death of passenger/rider.
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Do not use with children who exceed the weight or height limitations (max combined child and cargo load is 110 lbs or
50 kg total.) Child’s length from top of leg to top of head should not exceed 50 cm.
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Do not use cleaning solvents. Clean only with mild soap and water.
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When used with only one occupant, the occupant should be seated in center seating position.
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When used with two occupants, the lighter occupant should sit on the left. (Opposite for left lane driving countries.)
REMEMBER TO INSPECT BOTH BICYCLE AND BIKE TRAILER EACH TIME YOU RIDE!
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PARTS LIST
Part NR.
EXPLORER
3-in1
SKI-KIT
5001
Plastic cab
1
5002
Red rear reflectors
2
5003
Aluminum canopy frame with handle bar
1
5004
Water resistant Denier poly canopy
1
5006
Seat with Styrofoam support block
1
5007
Five point safety harness
2
5010
Back cushion
2
5011
Head rest
2
5012
Flag and flag staff
1
5013
Cab wheels (20”) with fixed axle bolts and
wheel reflector
2
5015
Skis
2
5049
Ski axle bolts
2
5016
Child ski holders
2
5017
Bike fork + safety wire + 5047 Lock pin
1
5019
Bike hitch
1
5020
Stroller wheel
1
5022
Safety Strap
1
5053
Parking break straps
2
5025
LED light (batteries not included)
1
5023
Jogger fork
2
5024
Jogger wheel (16”)
1
5027
Bent aluminum tube – insert into cab
2
5028
Nylon pull grips with stainless swivel hook
2
5029
Telescopic aluminum connectors
2
5030
Harness
1
5034
C-lock pin
5035
Velcro-lock pin
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ASSEMBLE OF THE NORDIC CAB
1. Stroller-wheel
bracket assembly
Tools:
a. Wrench
b. Screwdriver (Phillips)
2. Insert the bracket
3. Fix the bracket
4. Maintenance
Insert the stroller-wheel
bracket with the plastic cap
and the push button facing up,
Into the center front of the
aluminum frame on the trailer.
Insert screw from inside the
plastic box, and fix with the
nut and washer on the
underside.
Tighten until there is no slack
in the bracket.
Be careful
Take care if using power tools
as to hard torque may cause
damage to the parts or frame
Parts:
c. Wheel Bracket
d. 2x Screw, washer and nut
Check on regular basis if there
is any slack in the bracket.
Tighten screws if necessary.
Slack in the bracket may
cause noise and ware on the
frame and structure.
(attached to bracket in delivery)
1. Seat Slider
Stand in front of cab. Insert
seat sliders into back end of
grooves in aluminum track
along cab sides.
Slide into desired position and
release levers so that pins
click into holes and seat locks
in place.
Seat recline may be readjusted by lifting up on levers
and sliding seat to desired
position. NB! Attachment
straps must be loosened for
recline position.
2.
Warning
Always make sure that the
seat bottom slider pins are
securely fastened in the track
holes.
3. Canopy Frame
Insert the four canopy frame
posts into the holes in the
cab’s corners. Shorter posts
go in rear, where red
reflectors are.
After each post is inserted,
slide a C-Lock pin through
aligned holes. Repeat for all
four posts. Secure the C-Lock
over pin as shown in inset
photo.
When locked, it should not be
possible to push the release
buttons together. Stow release
handle down under top flap.
Be careful
not to get finger inn between
any folding or unfolding parts.
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Warning
Control that the frame is
securely locked.
Place Styrofoam support block
under seat and affix with
Velcro.
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4. Frame
Pull front of aluminum frame
up into hinge at top. Test
frame is locked into place.
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5. Seat Attachment
Ensure upper seat attachment
straps go over top cross bar in
frame.
Ensure lower seat attachment
straps go under lower cross
bar.
WARNING
Always use upright (TIGHT)
position for bike trailer mode
and for any speed greater
than normal walking (4 km/h –
2.5 mph.
6. Canopy
Zip side panel CLOSED.
WARNING
Failure to close side zippers
could result in serious injury or
death.
Straps should almost form a
triangle. Attach buckle, test
and pull tight.
8. Secure front and back corner
flaps with the velcro attachment.
9. Wheel Guard
Place wheel guard over screws
on side of cab as shown in
photo.
Push down and slide wheel
guard backwards until it clicks
into place.
Use two hands to pull the
center of the side panel down
and under cab rim.
Secure back Velcro flaps
tightly around corners.
Secure front Velcro flaps
tightly around corners.
Side panels are designed to
be tight fitting at first.
10. LED Light
11. Rain Cover (accessory)
The battery operated LED
light attaches to the small loop
on the back of the canopy.
ALWAYS open back vent
when using rain cover.
Remember to purchase and
insert batteries before use.
Test to see that the wheel
guard is immovable. Repeat for
wheel guard on opposite side.
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7. Carefully pull back end of
side panel down and under
rim of cab. Pull front end of
side panel down and under
rim of cab.
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WARNING
Check frequently for adequate
ventilation in cab. Failure to do
so could result in serious
injury or death.
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12. Side sunscreen
Pull down and attach to the
velcro attachment. Stow in the
top pocket and secure with
Velcro attachments.
13. Front sunscreen/ Meshnet/ Front window
Pull zipper on both sides to
open/ close window and meshnet. To stow, roll up and stow
under the top pocket.
14. Handle Bar
The handle bar may be
adjusted to almost any height
by pushing on the large round
plastic buttons and rotating
the handle to the desired
position.
Loop one end of the safety
strap around the cab frame
down where red reflectors are
and loop the other end around
your wrist. Fasten strap to
handle bar when not in use.
15. Wheel Attachment
Pushing with your thumb over
the black tip of the axle bolt,
insert into desired hole on side
of cab. Release the bolt and
push until you hear it click. Pull
on the wheel to ensure it is
locked in place.
WARNING
Axle bolts that are not
correctly inserted pose a
serious hazard to the trailer
occupants. Failure to check
axle bolts are locked in place
could result in serious injury or
death.
TEST the position of the
wheels with the children sitting
in place and the cab loaded.
Cab should be level.
PARKING BREAK
1. Attach the parking break
strap to the back frame.
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2. Adjust the length of the
strap so that you are able to
attach the hook to the wheel
spokes. Tighten the strap to
get minimum movement of the
wheel
3. When not in use, secure to
the plastic ring on the strap.
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4.
IMPORTANT
The parking break should
have good clearing to the
ground and secured as
showed in the picture.
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NORDICCAB FOLDING, UNFOLDING AND STORAGE
NORDICCAB FOLDING
1.
Open the vertical zippers
about half the way – one on
each side
2.
Lift the overlapping fabric flap
at the top to expose the
folding mechanism.
Lift the safety handle and
push together the knobs.
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3.
Push the seat at same
time as pushing the back
frame under the front
frame.
4.
Warning
Open and stow the front window to
prevent damage to the material.
Remove bicycle arm and stow
beneath the seat. Remove wheels
and stow on top of the seat.
Be careful
not to get finger inn between
any folding or unfolding parts.
Warning
Prevent metal and hard parts to
come in contact with fabric or
plastic material as this can cause
damage.
NORDICCAB UNFOLDING
1.
Remove all external parts
from inside the trailer.
2.
Lift front frame and pull the
back frame all the way out.
The frame should the click in
correct position. Make sure
that the front and back frame
is securely connected.
3.
Control that the frame is
locked before pushing down
the safety handle.
4.
Close zippers on both sides to
complete the action.
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SAFETY HARNESS
WARNING - Children must be properly secured in restraint device provided whenever the Nordic Cab is in use. Only
children who can support their neck independently may ride safely. Consult your physician before transporting your child in the
Nordic Cab. Failure to properly secure your child could result in injury. Failure of occupants to wear a correctly fitted CPSC or CE
approved helmet when trailer is towed behind a bicycle could result in serious injury or death. Failure to correctly attach seat and
restraint device could result in serious injury or death.
One Child
Unbuckle each shoulder harness from the seat-back buckles. Stow one shoulder harness
away. Remove one headrest and affix the remaining one to the center Velcro strips. Adjust to
correct height.
Attach between-leg buckle. Place child in cab. Adjust straps to the correct height for your
child. Attach shoulder harness to the two center buckles on seat back. Push harness padding
up over buckles for your child’s comfort and safety.
Buckle the lap belt across your child’s lap and tighten. Use elastics to secure all straps up and
away.
Two Children
Begin with both shoulder harnesses inserted in buckles on seat. Adjust headrests for each
child. Attach between-leg buckle. Place children, side by side, in cab. Adjust shoulder straps
to correct length for each child.
Attach shoulder each shoulder harness above shoulders. Push harness padding up over
buckles for your child’s comfort and safety.
Buckle lap belt across children’s lap and tighten. Use elastics to secure straps up and away.
WARNING
: Whenever in bicycle mode children must always wear fitted
CPSC or CE approved helmets.
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STROLLER
ASSEMBELED
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1. STROLLER WHEEL
Push and hold the small button on
the mechanism to insert or
remove wheel.
Stow stroller wheel in the mesh
pocket behind the seat when not
in use.
2. WHEEL POSITION
Test the wheel balance with
children and cargo in the trailer.
The balance/ tipping point may
vary concerned children weight
and size, and cargo weight and
position.
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BICYCLE TRAILER
ASSEMBELED
1. Bicycle connector arm
Open tightening clamp on left front corner of
cab before inserting bike fork. Pull SnapLock bolt toward center of cab as you insert
bike fork into hole. Push bike fork in gently.
Release Snap-Lock bolt. Bolt will “find” the
hole, and “snap” into place.
2. Stroller wheel
Push and hold the small button on the
mechanism to insert or remove wheel.
Stow stroller wheel in the mesh pocket
behind the seat when not in use.
WARNING
Check red tip of Snap-Lock bolt sticks
about 4 mm
(1/4 “) out from side of cab. Failure to
correctly lock the bike fork into the trailer
could result in serious injury or death.
NB! Red line on bike fork should line up
with clamp.
Tighten and fasten the quick release clamp
to stabilize and secure the arm.
3. Fixing the safety wire to trailer
After inserting and securing the Bicycle
arm correctly in the trailer, fix the karabiner
hook attached to the red safety wire, to the
red attachment point on the front side of
the trailer frame.
4. Hitch to Bicycle
Remove rear axle rod and spring from
bicycle. (Watch small parts do not fall and
go missing.) Insert bike hitch over axle rod
(1) and replace rod into bike axle hole
exactly as you removed it.
Warning
Before using, always control that the
safety wire is securely fastened. Not using
or incorrect use of the safety wire may
cause serious injury or death.
Tighten bicycle axle rod securely with
handle. (If bolt type axle, remove nut with
wrench, put bike hitch on and tighten nut
over hitch.) Insert bike fork through large
hole in bike hitch.
LOCK the bike hitch onto the bike fork with
the Bike U-Lock pin (2).
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5. Loop red safety wire around BIKE
FRAME and clip back onto itself.
WARNING
Each time you ride, check bike hitch is
securely fastened to bicycle and U-lock
pin is secured over end of bike fork.
Check NO STRAP or WIRE can come in
contact with wheel. Failure to correctly
secure U-Lock pin, safety wire and bike
hitch could result in serious injury or
death.
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6.
7. Flag
WARNING
Make sure that no parts can come in
conflict with bicycle tires.
Each time you ride, check bike hitch is
securely fastened to bicycle and Ulock pin is secured over end of bike
fork.
IMPORTANT
The safety flag must be used at all
times when in bike trailer mode.
8. NordicCab is delivered with large 20“ wheels
that can be fixed in three optional positions for
optimal weight distribution.
Connect the two flag parts and insert
into the long narrow pocket sewn into
the black fabric on left side of canopy.
Check NO STRAP or WIRE can come
in contact with wheel. Failure to
correctly secure U-Lock pin, safety
wire and bike hitch could result in
serious injury or death.
JOGGER
Assembled
1. Jogger fork
IMPORTANT
The wheel must not be
attached when assembling.
Pull on one ”Snap Lock Bolt”
and insert one arm of jogger
fork. Pull other ”Snap Lock
Bolt” and insert opposite arm
of jogger fork. You will hear a
”SNAP” when the bolt has
found the hole. Tighten clamp
at left front corner of cab.
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2. Jogger wheel
Insert wheel AFTER jogger
fork is inserted. Loosen black
tip of axle and insert wheel front on - into jogger fork.
Close axle lever tight.
4. Adjust the wheel angle
The jogger might pull to one
side affected by weight
distribution, air pressure or
other causes. This can be
compensated by adjusting the
screw on the jogger fork in
either direction.
IMPORTANT
Red tip of Snap-Lock bolts
should stick out side of cab.
Failure to lock Snap-Lock
bolts into place could result in
serious injury.
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SKI-KIT / TREKKING (SEPERATE UPGRADE)
Assembled
1. Aluminum pullers
Insert in the trailer while
pulling the snap-lock bolt.
In the following order:
Insert A in the front trailer.
Insert B into A. Secure with
velcro locking pins. Insert C
into B. Secure with velcro
locking pins. Attach C to Oring on harness.
2. Ski
Insert axle bolt into the hole
in the ski.
Pushing with your thumb
over the black tip of the axle
bolt, insert the bolt into the
middle hole on the side of
the cab.
3. Person Harness
Put on harness so the
logo/symbol is between your
shoulders.
Adjust length of shoulder
straps so that belt sits on hips
and back cross rests between
shoulder blades.
Release the bolt when you
here it clicks in place. Pull on
the ski to ensure it is locked
in place. Repeat above for
the other ski.
Adjust hip belt so it is snug.
Secure straps up out of the
way with the elastic holders
on straps.
VIKTIG
Pull ski to secure proper
attachment.
Comes with water bottle
holder!
Ta på selen med logoen bak.
Child Ski Holders
It is easiest to insert these
before securing side panels
to cab.
Insert plastic buckle up
through slots in rim of cab.
The buckle will rest on top of
the slot.
WARNING!
Child ski holders must
NEVER be used with wheels.
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DIMENSIONS
B x L x H cm (inches/ Ibs)
FOLDED (without wheels)
61 x 90 x 39
(24x35x15)
ERECTED (with wheels)
79 x 90 x 97
(31x35x38)
WEIGHT chassis only
14 kg / 30 lbs
SEAT WIDTH
55
(22“)
ALBUEBREDDE
62 cm
(24.5”)
HØYDE (setet til topp)
65 cm
(25.6”)
AGE
1 til 5 (consult your physician)
NORDIC CAB MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Your Nordic cab is virtually maintenance free. When the cab fills up with mud or cracker crumbs, just take off the canopy, slide
out the seat and give it a good spray with a garden hose. Both seat cover and seat cushions may be removed and machinewashed on a gentle cycle. Practice the following simple maintenance tips and your cab will last for years.
Before Use Complete a safety check of your bicycle by a qualified bicycle mechanic. Practice riding, accelerating, slowing and
cornering with a 30-45 kg load to learn the difference in riding with a bike trailer in tow.
Wheels Periodically clean and grease the axles and bolts. IMPORTANT - Always ensure correct tire pressure as indicated on
the tires! Slightly less air in the tires will provide some suspension in the cab.
Bike Hitch IMPORTANT - Inspect bike hitch, hydraulic tube and bike fork for wear and tear and replace immediately if any wear
is noticed. Always check to ensure no straps or objects can get caught in the wheel.
Canopy PU coated, water resistant Denier polyester fabric. Wash marks and stains by hand with soap and warm water and
brush if necessary. NEVER use cleaning solvents on your Nordic Cab. Ripped fabric may be a hazard and should be repaired
immediately. For lengthy storage, keep out of direct sunlight and the elements. Fold down cab and store all components inside
the cab with a waterproof cover over top if left outside. For extra waterproofing, the canopy may be sprayed with an
environmentally friendly waterproofing spray.
Skis Reduce friction on ski bottoms even more by spraying with glider wax. Be sure to choose the glider designed for the
temperature and conditions you’ll be skiing in.
Seat / Seat Cushions Wash marks and stains by hand with soap and warm water and brush if necessary.
Do not use cleaning solvents. Cushion covers may be washed on a gentle cycle in cool water in the washing machine. Lie flat to
dry. Do not use dryer.
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