User/Build Guide & Tricycle Maintenance

 

Check out our assembly guide instruction PDF booklet here

or see the assembly video below

Simple User Guide: Relates to all our models

Position the handle bars to your requirements, they can be altered for height and angle, both with a 6mm allen key. To set the height, loosen/tighten the bolt located at the top of the handlebars. To adjust the angle, loosen/tighten the bolt under the handlebars (near where the handlebars meet the stem)

To adjust the saddle there is a quick release lever located under the seat loosen/tighten this and move saddle into the desired position.

  1. Key/Battery settings: When the keys are inserted into the battery, turn to the ON position to turn the trike on or to the OFF position to turn trike off. You can remove the key in the off position and this will lock the battery into the tricycle to prevent theft. To remove the battery for charging or security, push the key in, turn to the unlock position and locate the small lever directly under the back of the saddle, this will flip the saddle forward, firmly pull the handle and the battery will slide out. Use the charging lead provided and charge at any plug socket. To place the battery back in, slide back in using the guide tracks on the frame. The battery can also be charged without removing the battery from the trike. The Battery life can be located on the handle bar display panel and on the top of the battery itself by pressing the power button.
  2. Handlebar Display panel: The trike can be ridden as a normal tricycle with not pressing the power button. To ride with electric power turn the key to the on position on the battery and keep your finger on the ON button until it lights up and it will default into low mode. Start pedalling and it begins to have power assistance, if more power is required, press  the mode button and it will move to medium then high then back to low again.
  3. PAS: Whilst using pedal assist it will go up to max speed of 15km, if you want the tricycle to cruise without pedalling keep finger pressed on the mode button (or turn throttle, depending on the model) and it will propel the trike to the EAPC regulated speed of 6kmh.
  4. Folding Frame Mechanism: This is the same on the electric and non electric models. To fold the tricycle open the lever on the down tube, lift the lock catch and open the lever by slightly lifting and pulling to the open. Position the front wheel in between the rear wheels for best results. To unfold, reposition the tricycle into its standard position and lock the lever back into place. Please check secure before use.
  5. Handbrake: If the tricycle does have the added handbrake, simply hold in the brakes and clip the black lever into lock (if this is a pushpin mechanism then push the pin in, once the lever is held tight). This is located on the brake lever itself. To release the handbrakes just apply the brakes.
  6. Braking: Always apply front and rear brakes together when braking.
  7. Gears: To select the desired gear, use the lever on the gear shifter to move the gears up and the button to move the gears back down. The pedals must be rotating at the same time.
  8. PLEASE NOTE: Point 7 on page 12 of the instruction booklet is not applicable to the Odin tricycle
  9. TOP TIPS For Riding: Please keep practicing! Trikes need practice on flat ground until you get your confidence. They will not tip and the art of trike riding is to remember not to lean but to steer. Don’t jerk your arms around and steer smooth and slow, you only need to gently pedal for pedal assistance to begin working. Some riders initially get the sensation that they pull to one side , this can occur if never ridden a tricycle before but after a little practice the sensation will go as it is just caused by a nervous rider. Once you get the hang of them you will have years of happy safe cycling! THEY ARE GREAT FUN!!!

IMPORTANT CHECK-LIST: BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE, YOU MUST CHECK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS…

  • Ensure the tricycle is correctly assembled. Check that the handlebars, wheels, pedals and saddle are secure.
  • If you have not already done so, adjust the handlebar and saddle height to suit.
  • Check that you know how the gears and brakes operate.
  • Check all nuts are bolts are tight and none have become loose in transit.
  • Check that your tyres are inflated correctly. Use a pressure gauge to check tyre pressures.
  • Check that the handlebar stem bolts are tight by holding the front wheel between your feet and attempting to turn the handlebars.

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Whilst your Jorvik tricycle is designed to reduce servicing requirements to a minimum, regular maintenance and simple care are essential to keep your tricycle running smoothly and in the best condition. We have listed some extra tricycle maintenance tips below…

  • Check tyre pressure: Overinflated tyres are as much to blame for pinch flats as under inflated ones. A floor standing pump allows you to pump large volumes of air with ease, making them quicker, easier and more efficient than a hand pump. Some bike shops will let you borrow theirs. Look on the side of your tyre for a number.
  • Check brake pads: Worn brake pads reduce breaking efficiency. If you feel your tricycle is no longer braking with ease, please get a qualified bike mechanic to repair or replace as this is a vital part of road safety.
  • Clean your chain: Regularly cleaning your trike’s drive train, including the chain, means it will perform better and last longer. You don’t need to remove the chain; all you need is hot water, a toothbrush, rags, brushes and sponges, a degreaser and chain lube. For a quicker job, you can use a handheld chain cleaner. Just wash and degrease, rinse, dry and then lubricate.
  • Silence squeaky brakes: Screeching brakes are often dirty brakes, or at least dirty wheel rims. Clean and dry both properly, and 50% of the time you’ve solved the problem. If that doesn’t work, they might need adjusting.
  • Lubricate: Buy some bike-specific lubricant and use it sparingly on any parts of your bike where metal touches metal, such as the chain, brake and dérailleur levers, cables and bearing systems. Don’t oil your chain unless you’ve cleaned it properly first, as this will create an abrasive paste that will grind away at the chain. Use a lube appropriate to the weather conditions you ride in.
  • True wheels: Turn your bike upside down and spin your wheels. Do they wobble a little from side to side? If so, they need “truing”, which involves adjusting the length of some of the spokes using a spoke key. Anyone can true a wheel but there’s a knack to it. If it’s your first time, best not to do it on your swanky racer! A bike shop will do this for a small fee. True wheels are stronger, roll better and don’t rub brake pads unevenly.
  • Sitting comfortably: If you are prone to sore bum syndrome, experiment a little with your saddle, raising or tilting it slightly to suit your riding style. If you get sore knees while cycling, you might have your saddle too low. When you pedal, your legs should be almost straight on the downwards revolution.
  • Storing your ride: Storing your bike somewhere dry, away from rain, dampness, dust and direct sunlight will improve your trike’s upkeep and reduce the amount of maintenance required.
  • Service your bike: Servicing your bike once a year is usually adequate, ideally at the start of spring if you’ve been brave enough to cycle though winter. However, there is no shame in getting an expert to take a look– think of it as your tricycle MOT.