Please read this before you start assembling your new bike. If you have any doubts about your ability to properly assemble your bike, Wabi Cycles strongly recommends you find a local bike mechanic to do the work. This is not expensive, and is usually quick and easy. The bike shops generally love seeing the craftsmanship of Wabi bikes.
The instructions below reference torque settings for a metric torque wrench. One is not required for installation; the torque settings are provided for those who prefer to get these things exact.
Your bike was completely assembled and tested before being packed for shipment. The shipping process requires us to remove a few items, which you will have to reinstall. When you remove the packing material, you'll notice a black plastic protector in the fork ends and/or the rear dropouts. These are easily removed by simply tapping them out. There's no hidden catch or attachment.
Use the 4 bolts in the stem cap to secure the handlebars. Tighten by hand, evenly until snug. Then, in an X pattern, continue tightening ¼ turn each to 6Nm (53 inch/lbs).
Use the bolts supplied with your wheel and tighten to 20Nm (177 inch/lbs). Note that your brakes have quick releases (QR) to allow removing the wheel easier. Place the cam in the up position for removing and installing wheels. Make sure you switch the cam down for riding—otherwise your brakes may not work properly.
Seatpost and Saddle
Install and tighten bolt to 5Nm (44 inch/lbs). Remember to remove your post and oil it every few months, as failure to do so may make removal impossible years down the road.
For your safety:
- After you have ridden your bike a few times, check to ensure the crank arm bolts are tightened to 40Nm (354 inch/lbs)—these may loosen as the arms seat themselves.
- Always wear your helmet and other protective gear.
- Wabi never recommends removing your brakes, as cool as it may look!
Thank you for your purchase. From all of us at Wabi Cycles, we wish you many years of enjoyment on your beautiful new bike.
If you run into any problems, feel free to contact us with questions.