Assembly Instructions


 

 Assorted Assembly, Maintentenance, and How-to Videos Videos PLUS Warranty Information

Your bike is factory direct. It is mostly assembled, but bolts may be loose, the wheels or fork may need truing, and it must be properly adjusted and tuned prior to your initial ride and then after subsequent use. If you are unsure about assembly, please take it to a bike shop. Here are shops selling Vilano Bikes and they would be happy to work on your bike.  
Threaded parts (crank arms, stem, and bottom brackets) are not covered under warranty.    

   Bike Assembly Videos                    Maintenance / How to Use Videos                 
  Bike Adjustment / Alteration     
 Single / Fixie Part I *** Pedal Installation ***  Brake installation 
 Single / Fixie Part II  Install Tubes and tires  Remove a Bottom Bracket Cartridge
 Balance Bike Assembly   Using a quick release  Install a Bottom Bracket Cartridge
 Folding bike assembly  Adjust your saddle  Remove A Stem From a Threadless Headset
 Avanti Folding Bike Assembly  How to install cleats on cycling shoes  Adjust Dropouts on Your Steel Fork
 Road Bike Part I  Conquer Trainer How to use  Fork Removal
 Road Bike Part II  Adjusting the Tuono Flat Bar Stem  Installation of a Road Bike Fork
 Tuono Assembly Part I  BlackJack 29er brake adjustment  Quill Assembly
 Tuono Assembly Part II  How to use a locking kickstand  Crank Set Removal
 Pro build - GENERAL - what's left  How to Shift Gears w/ the Avanti Folding Bike  
 3 in 1 Trike   2in1 Push Bike to Pedal bike W/ Training Wheels     
   2in1 Push Bike Out of box to be a Push Bike  
   2in1 Push Bike Convert from Push to Pedal  

 

General Assembly Checklist (not all-inclusive)
1. Attach your wheel / use quick release (Video)
2. Adjust your front and rear derailleur (Video)
3. Adjust and test your brakes (Video)
4. Inflate your tires to proper pressure (max pressure is on your tires)
5. Pedals have both left and right threadsPlease see Video and instructions to the right.
6. Tighten crankset to 20-22 lbs of torque.
7.The wheels may require truing. This is normal with a factory direct bicycle. (How to true wheels)
8. Tighten all parts, check adjustments, and tune your bike prior to riding. All parts, including pre-installed parts must be tightened and adjusted. After a few rides you should tune your bike again. Regularly check your bike to make sure it is in good working order. Inspect your bike prior to each ride. Be safe, have fun, and always wear your helmet. 

                    

Bike Pedal Assembly/ Installing Pedals (NOTE: threaded parts are not covered by warranty)
The right pedal screws on clockwise while the left pedal is installed counter clockwise
Do not force a pedal, it should thread easily. Once it is on, tighten with a wrench. We don't warranty crank arms.  Begin by identifying the right and left bike pedals by finding the "L" and "R" marking on the axle or wrench flats. If no "L" and "R" marking are seen, use pedal thread direction to identify pedals. Left threaded pedals (threads sloping upward to the left) go to left crank. Right threaded pedals (threads sloping upward to the right) attach to the right crank. 

a. Heavily grease the threads of both pedals using pedal grease. 
b. Using fingers on the wrench flats, thread each pedal until snug.
c. Use a wrench to snug pedal until tight and position your wrench on the flat portion of the pedal. 
d. Using opposite arm as second lever, tighten pedal. Don't forget the process for the left pedal is to thread counter-clockwise to install.

Always have your bike properly tuned / adjusted by a qualified bicycle mechanic after assembly and prior to riding. Improper assembly / tuning can lead to damage of the bicycle and/or injury to yourself. Regular maintenance and tuning is essential to ensure proper and long term operation of your bicycle.

Please take your bicycle to a professional for regular safety inspections. Please inspect your bike prior to each ride to ensure it is safe to use. If at any time you have a concern, don't ride the bike. Get it checked out by a professional bike mechanic. We want every ride to be fun and safe. Thank you. 

Always wear your helmet. If you run into a snag during or after assembly, please call us at (904) 425-1366 or Contact Us