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FOLD LIGHT 1"

Ref: 8554730

B'TWIN FOLD LIGHT 1" FOLDING BIKE

2022

Designed for commuters who want an ultra-compact bike so that they can take it everywhere and switch from walking to cycling in 1 motion and 1 second!

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GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR BIKE

Take delivery, unpack it, and off you go!

Find the answers to all of the questions you might have the first time you use your bike.
Ready to head out on your bike for the very first time? Before you step outside, there are a few bits and pieces to check ;)

Here's our guide to getting started:

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WHAT SHOULD YOU CHECK BEFORE RIDING?

There are a few things to check before you use your bike for the first time:
- check that the hinges on the frame and stem are correctly locked in place
- check that the gears and brakes are working properly
- make sure there is no unusual play in the stem and frame
- make sure the tyres are inflated to the right pressure

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TIPS FOR FOLDING AND UNFOLDING THE BIKE

1) Stand on the left of the bike. If it's resting on the adjustable stand, fold the stand away. 

2) Use your foot (so that you don't get your hands dirty) to move the left pedal to the front, just below the frame, so that it won't get in the way when you fold the bike.

3) With your left hand, hold the left handlebar. Use your right hand to unlock the frame's hinge. To do this, press the button with your thumb, then pull the lever away from the frame.
Once the hinge is open, fold the back of your bike towards the front so that the wheels end up pointing in the same direction. There's no need to lift your bike while doing this.
Fold the bike until the wheels are touching. The magnets will hold the bike in this position.
Tip: To make this easier, squeeze the front brake with your left hand until you've folded the back of the bike forwards.
To fold the back wheel forwards, let go of the hinge with your right hand and hold the back of the saddle until you've aligned the wheels and they've clicked together with the magnet. You don't need to pick up the bike to fold it. The front wheel stays on the ground and the back wheel also rolls.

4) Lean the bike on the bracket at the base of the frame so that you don't damage the chainset.

5) Fold the stem. To do this, place your left hand on the left handlebar. Use your right hand to unlock the hinge on the stem.
Then, clip the stem to the frame. There's a small box on the stem tube: hook it onto the pin on the frame.

6) Fold the saddle. Place your left hand on the bike's frame. Lift the seat clamp lever with your right hand to unlock it.
Then, use your left hand to slightly lift the bike. At the same time, use your right hand to lower the seat post. It will automatically rotate. The seat post is all the way down when the bottom end of it sticks out of the underside of the frame to act as a stand. At this point, lower the seat clamp lever to lock it, then put the bike down.
It should now be resting on its stand.

7) Lastly, fold up both pedals.
You can now pick up your bike by the saddle handle and carry it.
How to partially fold your bike so that you can push it along while folded:

1) Raise the seat post. To do this, lift the seat post clamp lever to unlock it.

2) Use the saddle handle to lift the seat post, allowing it to rotate. Once it's at the correct height, lower the clamp lever to lock it. 

3) Hold the bike by the handle under the saddle, tilt it backwards, then you can push the bike as you walk.

How to completely unfold your bike:

Stand on the left of the bike. Raise the saddle (see previous step).

1) Unfold the pedals. The left pedal should still be further forwards so that it isn't in the way of you unfolding the bike.
Place your right hand on the saddle. Hold the left handlebar with your left hand. Unclip the stem from the frame and lift it up. Once it is unfolded all the way, the hinge will instantly automatically lock into place. (Warning: make sure it has clicked into place and that the lever is flush against the stem tube).

2) How to pull the front wheel away from the back wheel and unfold your bike:
Use your left hand (which should still be on the left handlebar) to gently pull the handlebar towards you. This movement will easily pull the magnets apart without you having to strain or put your hands on the wheels.

Once the wheels have been separated, continue pulling to unfold the frame all the way. When everything is in the correct position, the hinge on the frame will instantly automatically lock (warning: make sure it has clicked into place and that the lever is flush against the stem tube).

3) Get on your bike and ride.

In the interests of safety, before each ride you should check that:

- the hinges have clicked into place and are locked.
- the seat post clamp is locked in place.
- your brakes are working.
- your tyres are inflated to the right pressure (between 5 and 6 bar).

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WHAT PRESSURE SHOULD YOUR TYRES BE INFLATED TO?

To reduce the risk of getting a puncture and to make your pedalling as efficient as possible, we recommend inflating your tyres to 6 bar (maximum pressure).

Note: check your tyre pressure every three weeks.

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HOW TO ADJUST THE HEIGHT OF YOUR SEAT POST

To keep you sitting as comfortably as possible, we recommend adjusting the saddle so that it is at hip height when you are standing next to it.

The seat post has markings on it so that you can easily identify the correct height each time you adjust it.

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WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM INSERTION LIMITS FOR THE SEAT POST?

The saddle can be adjusted to fit cyclists from 1.45 m to 1.95 m tall. There are markings on the seat post to help you. There are limiters to stop you raising the saddle too high. In the interests of safety, we advise against removing them.

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HOW TO CHANGE GEAR

To make pedalling easier, push the trigger down. To make it harder, pull the lever up so that there's more resistance.

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HOW TO USE THE FRONT AND REAR USB LIGHTS (INSTALLATION, CHARGING)

The lights can be charged via a double USB cable that comes with the bike.
The front light (10 lux) clips onto the mount on the handlebar.
The rear light (5.4 lumens) clips onto the seat clamp.

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HOW TO FOLD AND UNFOLD THE PEDALS

Each pedal can be folded by simply pulling it forwards and pushing it down.

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GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR BIKE?

Something not quite right with your bike? Don't panic!
Whether it's the joints, gears or even a punctured tyre, our FAQ is sure to have the answer to your questions!

THE HINGE AND THE DRIVETRAIN ARE GRATING

We recommend using our All in one lubricant (ref: 8650988).
Use it to lubricate every moving part of the hinges that's accessible.
Open and close the hinge three or four times to distribute the product.
Wipe away any excess product with a dry cloth.

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THERE'S SOME PLAY IN THE FRAME'S HINGE

You'll need a 6 mm spanner to hold the connecting rod and an 8 mm spanner to tighten the nut.
We recommend getting a technician at your local Decathlon store to do this for you.

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THERE'S SOME PLAY IN THE STEM'S HINGE

You'll need a 6 mm spanner to hold the connecting rod and an 8 mm spanner to tighten the nut.
We recommend getting a technician at your local Decathlon workshop to do this for you.

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THE HINGE ON THE FRAME OR STEM IS NOT LOCKING PROPERLY

There are two possible causes for this type of problem:
1) The hinge needs to be lubricated. In this case, we recommend using our All in one lubricant (ref: 8650988). There's a video in the "The hinge and the drivetrain are grating" section that shows what to do.
2) The hinge might need adjusting. There's a video in the ''There's some play in the frame's hinge" section that shows what to do.

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THE BIKE WON'T FOLD

We recommend using our All in one product (ref: 8650988) to lubricate the hinge. Once you have done this, fold and unfold the bike several times.

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THERE'S MORE AND MORE PLAY IN THE BRAKE LEVERS

Some play might develop in your brake levers after you have used them a few times.
To resolve the issue, get yourself a 5 mm Allen key and watch the video:

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THE BIKE WON'T STAY FOLDED

If your bike won't stay folded, either the wheel's magnet has stopped working, or the stem's clip is damaged or in the wrong place.

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YOU'VE LOST THE MAGNET THAT KEEPS THE BIKE FOLDED

You can buy replacement magnets (ref: 8757203 ) from our "spare parts" website. 
To avoid losing them, we recommend using thread-locking fluid. This stops the parts from coming loose by themselves as you ride.

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THE BIKE'S SEAT POST IS DROPPING BY ITSELF

Here's what to do to resolve this problem:

1/ Clean the seat post with a damp cloth to remove any dust and other residue that has built up.
2/ Grease the inside of the seat post, making sure not to get any lubricant on the seat post itself.
3/ Put the seat clamp and saddle back on. Tighten the seat clamp to 4Nm.

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THE SEAT POST GUIDE SCREW IS BROKEN

To guide your seat post and stop it getting scratched, you'll need to replace the broken screw.
You'll find the screw you need on our "spare parts" website ( ref: 8757180 )

THE INNER TUBE NEEDS CHANGING

If you've got a puncture, you can either apply a patch to the inner tube or replace it.
Thanks to the single-chainstay frame design, you don't need to remove the back wheel in order to repair or change the inner tube.

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THE WHEEL NEEDS CHANGING

This should be done by a professional.
It needs to be adjusted to a very precise torque using a special spanner.
Please get in touch with your local Decathlon workshop.

THE FRAME HINGE NEEDS REPLACING

This should be done by a professional. Please get in touch with your local Decathlon workshop.

THERE IS PLAY IN THE STEERING

Use this video as a guide or visit your local Decathlon workshop and our technicians will be happy to help. 

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THE GEARS AREN'T CHANGING VERY SMOOTHLY

Use this video as a guide or visit your local Decathlon workshop and our technicians will be happy to help. 

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THE BRAKES AREN'T WORKING

There could be several reasons why your brakes aren't working:

- your brake pads are starting to wear out. Remember to adjust your brakes regularly so that they keep working efficiently.
- your brake pads are completely worn and need to be changed (ref: 3256737, 3153601 or 3256796).

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NEED A SPARE PART?

You can find spare parts for your folding bike in our workshops and on our website.

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SERVICING YOUR BIKE

How to make your bike last longer

To keep your bike working reliably, it's important to service it regularly!
Taking good care of it means that it'll last longer. That's why we've provided a comprehensive set of tips on servicing and repairing your bike at home.
Regular maintenance keeps your bike working better for longer.

1. Before each ride, make sure your tyres are inflated to 6 bar.
2. Clean and lubricate your bike's drivetrain.
3. Regularly check the brake pads and tyres for wear.
4. Clean it regularly in accordance with the instructions

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SERVICING YOUR DRIVETRAIN

We strongly recommend lubricating your drivetrain regularly so that it runs smoothly.

A bike workstand will make this easier. 
Position the chain on the smallest cog and apply the lubricant to the entire chain, including between the links and on the inside.
Next, use your hand to turn the pedals as you shift through the gears. With each gear shift, the chain will move from one sprocket to another and distribute the grease over the entire drivetrain system, including the derailleur.
Lastly, use a microfibre cloth to remove any excess lubricant from the chain. Your bike is now ready to go again!

Another option is to put the lubricant on a toothbrush and then hold the toothbrush underneath the chain as you turn the wheels.
You can then rub the toothbrush over the cassette and derailleurs if you think they need a bit more lubricant.
This technique stops you using too much lubricant, which would be wasteful and lead to dirt building up on the drivetrain more quickly.

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LUBRICATE THE HINGES EVERY THREE MONTHS

Your bike's hinges are very important. They're going to be exposed to rain, dust and the worst of the weather. That's why they should be lubricated regularly. 

We recommend doing this:
- every three months
- or when the hinges are grating

You can use our All in one product (ref: 8650988).

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ADJUSTING THE BRAKING STRENGTH

Over time, the brake pads will wear out. For this reason, we recommend adjusting the brakes every three months.

CLEANING THE SEAT POST

Clean your seat post regularly with a damp cloth so that it keeps sliding smoothly.

CHECK THE TYRE PRESSURE REGULARLY (EVERY THREE WEEKS)

it's important to check your tyre pressure regularly.

When the tyres are inflated to the right pressure:
- the bike is more efficient
- there's less risk of you getting a puncture

We recommend inflating your tyres to 6 bar.

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KITTED OUT

Explore all of our accessories for making your commutes easier!
Add the finishing touches with the 16" protective cover, the One Second Clip 25 L front messenger bag that clips on and comes off in one second, and a smartphone holder that clips to the built-in interface. The rest is up to you!

HOW TO USE THE PROTECTIVE COVER AND ITS POUCH

This protective cover comes in a zip-up pouch that can be attached to the underside of the Fold Light 1" bike's frame.
The pouch is designed to be left in place regardless of whether you're cycling or folding and unfolding the bike.

The protective cover will cover your bike but will not fully encase it. It isn't a carry case as it doesn't have handles.
There's a zip-up opening for the saddle. You can still push your bike along when the cover is on it.

The cover stops the bike from making you or other passengers dirty, particularly when you're transporting it by car, train or underground.
NB: You might be asked to use a cover on the TGV, but it's rarely enforced. On the other hand, it's compulsory to cover your bike when taking the Eurostar.

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR SMARTPHONE HOLDER

The smartphone holder fixes to the special bracket in the centre of the handlebar.
To attach the holder, position it parallel to the handlebar then turn it a quarter turn to lock it to the bracket.
To take it off, press the tab on the back and turn it a quarter turn in the opposite direction. 

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CAN YOU INSTALL A PANNIER RACK ON THIS BIKE?

No, because this bike only has one chainstay. In addition, the seat post has not been designed to take this type of accessory.
However, we have developed a bracket for the front of the bike that you can clip a special bag onto: the Onesecondclip 25L front bag.

CAN YOU FIX A TRAILER TO THIS BIKE?

No, this bike only has one chainstay and there is no way to attach a trailer.

CAN YOU CHANGE THE SADDLE?

You can change the saddle if you don't like the one it comes with.
All saddles sold by Decathlon are compatible with the bike.