8 Easy Steps On How To Assemble An Electric Bike
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Getting your first electronic bike is very exciting. However, before you jump on your new bicycle and ride away, you need to perform some basic assembling of the e-bike parts. They are not delivered fully assembled as they have to make sure that it will fit in a box for ease in transport.
You don’t need to worry because the assembly process is not too difficult as long as you know what to do. There’s no need to call on a professional to assemble it for you if you have any mechanical knowledge. We will help you build it in just a couple of minutes so you can ride your electric bike right away.
Simple Steps to Assemble Your E-Bike
Before you start the assembly process, you have to take note that the assembling of the e-bike parts depend on the brand and model that you’re going to buy. The steps below will explain the basic process of how to put together your electronic bicycle.
1. Prepare the Tools
You need to prepare all the tools that you’ll need to assemble your bike. Here are some of the things that you need to bring out.
- Philips and flat head screwdriver
- 4mm and 5mm hex or Allen head wrench
- 10, 13, and 15mm wrench or socket set
- Adjustable wrench
- Scissors or cable cutters
You may or may not use them depending on the bike model that you purchased, but it’s better if you can prepare all these tools just in case.
2. Bring Out All the Parts
After preparing the tools, the next step is to bring out the bike from the box. The parts are usually separated so you need to bring them all out so you can check if something is missing. Check all the parts and make sure that they are in all good working conditions.
If some of the pieces are missing, you can check out the instruction manual as they usually have the number of the manufacturer to call customer service. You can tell them what’s missing so it will be sent to you immediately.
3. Connect the Wires
The next step is to connect the wires so the battery will work once you attach it. This step will only be done if it is already attached to the bike. You have to remove it first and reach out to the top tube to search for the wires.
You can see a black and red wire from the tube. Usually, the black wire is already connected, but it’s better to check it out to make sure that it’s not loosely attached. As for the red wire, you will have to connect it yourself.
Once you’ve connected it successfully, put the wires back on the top tube and place the battery back.
4. Attach the Pedals
The pedals are marked left and right so you won’t get confused about where to put them. The right pedals should go to the right-side area of the rider and the same goes for the left one. This is very easy to do as you just need to use your hands to screw them slowly.
To tighten the pedals, you need to use your wrench. Most bikes will require you to have a 15mm wrench.
5. Attaching the Handle Bar
Here is a short step-by-step guide in adding the handlebar:
- Use the 5mm hex wrench to loosen the stem and turn it in the front part of the bike. Tighten it in place because it will hold the handlebar of your bike.
- Take your 4mm hex wrench to remove the cap from the handlebar clamp. Go ahead and align the handlebar in your front fork.
- Once you’ve aligned the handlebar, the next step is to tighten the screws. The trick is to place the screws first and use your hand to tighten them a bit. Use your 4mm hex wrench to fully attach the handlebar.
6. Install the Fender
There is a small screw located at the top part of the fork where the fender will be attached. You will also notice that there are wirings connected to the light. You can see a red wire hanging from the bike where you can attach the light from the fender.
7. Attach the Front Wheel
You will notice that the back wheel is already attached to the bike. It’s because the hardware connected to it is very complicated. The gears, the disk brake, and the other parts will be extremely difficult to put together if you’re not a professional. The front wheel is the easiest to remove and install so it won’t take too much of your time. Here is what you should do:
- When the fender is already attached, get your wheels and loosen the hardware on the end of the axles
- Take the wheel and slide it below the fender. Make sure that you slide the axles perfectly into the dropouts. You should also guarantee that the disk brake will attach properly to the caliper.
- Tighten the loosened hardware on the axles and get your 15mm wrench to connect it completely
- Adjust the fender so it won’t hit the surface of the wheel
8. Put Air in the Tires
The tires are usually flat when they are shipped to you so you need to put in some air before you use them. Remember that you should only do this when all the other parts are already connected. You can adjust the fender again afterward if it hits the surface of the wheel.
Assembling your e-bike may seem intimidating at first, but once you get started, you will realize that the process is basic and easy. By reading the manual and having proper tools, it will only take a few minutes to completely assemble your electronic bike. You don’t have to bring it to a repair shop just to get it assembled if your are mechanically inclined.
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