Your new bicycle was assembled and tuned in the factory and then partially disassembled
for shipping. You may have purchased the bicycle already fully assembled and ready to ride OR
in the shipping carton in the partially disassembled form.
If you have questions or concerns about any of these steps, please see a bicycle
dealer or contact Montague's Customer Support Team at +1 617-491-7200.
Carefully follow the "Final Assembly Instructions" attached to your bike. Once you have
completed the assembly, read the remainder of this Owner's Manual.
Inside your box you will find:
- 1 Mostly Assembled Bicycle, folded with rear wheel attached
- 1 Saddle with seat post
- 1 Front Wheel with quick release
- 1 Small Parts Box which includes:
- 1 Pedal (Right)
- 1 15 mm Pedal Wrench
|Never attempt to ride a bicycle that is not properly assembled
Carefully remove the bicycle and all accessories from the box to avoid scratching the frame.
Check the carton for loose parts before discarding.
|CAUTION: Do not raise seat post beyond the minimum insertion line. To maintain rider safety, at least 2 1/2" of seat post must be in
the frame at all times (Fig. 8)
Fig 7. Opening and adjusting a quick release.
Note: If you own a Montague bicycle purchased prior to 2010, your bicycle may be assembled
differently. For more information please visit
- Open the seatpost quick release lever (Figs. 7 & 8).
- Insert the seatpost into the seat tube to a sufficient depth so that the minimum insertion
line is no longer showing.
Fig. 8 Insert seatpost beyond minimum line.
- When you are satisfied with the height of the seatpost, close the seatpost quick release
lever. The tightness of the lever is adjusted by rotating the adjustment nut opposite
the quick release lever. Turn the nut by hand to adjust the tension while holding the lever
stable (Fig. 7).
- The lever is securely tightened when it leaves an imprint on the palm of your hand from
pushing it closed.
- Once the lever is securely closed, you should not be able to move it unless you open it
again. If you can move the seat up and down or side to side with the quick release lever
in the closed position, repeat the seatpost installation process from step 3. Repeat until the
seat cannot be moved when the quick release lever is closed.
- If you have adjusted the nut too tightly and cannot push the lever to the "close" position,
open the quick release lever again and turn the adjusting nut 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
Continue with Step 3.
- Adjust for comfort of the rider. The saddle is properly adjusted when you can sit on the
saddle, and with your knee only slightly bent (approximately 15º), reach the pedal at its
lowest point with the ball of your foot.
You will find a single pedal in your small parts box. This pedal is stamped "R" for
Right. The left pedal should be located on the bike and clearly market "L" for Left, on the
ends of the axle shaft to differentiate between right and left.
Fig. 9: Install the pedals
|Do not try to insert the wrong pedal into the crank arm as it will strip the threads in the crank. Always check that the pedals are securely
tightened before riding.
- Align the right pedal axle with the threaded hole in the right crank arm and secure the
pedal in the crank by hand.
Note: The right hand side of the bicycle is the side of the bicycle with the chain.
- The right pedal is installed by turning the pedal axle clockwise. The left pedal is
installed by turning the pedal axle counterclockwise (Fig 9).
- After the pedals can no longer be turned by hand, use the 15 mm pedal wrench (included in
small parts box) and tighten the pedals securely to 350-380 lb •in (40.2-42.9 N•m). Each
pedal should fit tightly against the crank arm.
To complete the assembly of your Montague bicycle, continue with the instructions provided
in the next section; "Unfolding your Montague Bicycle