ELOPS 520 LOW STEP FRAME BLUE

Item  8378612

Designed for everyday cycling in town ... and enjoying it! Comfortable town bike ("Dutch" style), fully equipped (carrier rack or pannier rack depending on the model). Anti-rotation coil to assist turning and improve stability when stopped.

First use

HOW TO ADJUST YOUR SADDLE AND HANDLEBAR HEIGHT BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE

Before setting off on your first ride on your new bike, it's imperative that it is properly adjusted (if it was not already adjusted in the store), and the tyres are fully inflated (see next point). You'll need a #6 Allen key for this procedure. Follow the pictures below:

THE RIGHT TYRE PRESSURE FOR YOUR BIKE

The recommended tyre pressure is between 3.5 bars (comfort) and 4.5 bars (performance).   A foot pump with a pressure gauge makes it very easy to check the pressure as you inflate your tyres. If you don't have one, check the tyre pressure by squeezing it between two fingers. It should be firm while still yielding a bit when pressed. The harder the tyre, the faster the wheels turn, but the more you'll feel the bumps in the road. On the other hand, riding with under-inflated tyres risks damaging your wheel rims and increases the chance of a flat tyre.   IMPORTANT: Inflating your tyres to at least 3.5 bars ensures better puncture-resistance and a good balance between comfort and performance.   We recommend re-inflating your tyres every month.

HOW TO USE THE DYNAMO CORRECTLY

To use the dynamo without damaging your tyre, follow the recommendations shown in the video below:

HOW TO MOUNT A PANNIER BASKET ONTO YOUR BIKE

A front carry system has been created for your bike: the pannier basket! The following video explains how to mount this accessory (included with your bike) onto your bike.

WHICH CHILD SEAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR BIKE

The Groovy baby seat by Polisport can be easily and safely fastened to the pannier rack of your standard town bike. It is designed for children ages 12 months to 4-5 years and weighing less than 22 kg. This baby carrier is ISO11243 compliant, and includes a 3-point safety belt and adjustable footrest.

CARING FOR YOUR TOWN BIKE

ONCE A MONTH: INFLATE YOUR TYRES

If you ride your town bike daily, remember to check the condition of your tyres every week and re-inflate them every month.   The recommended tyre pressure is between 3.5 bars (comfort) and 4.5 bars (performance).   A foot pump with a pressure gauge makes it very easy to check the pressure as you inflate your tyres. If you don't have one, check the tyre pressure by squeezing it between two fingers. It should be firm while still yielding a bit when pressed. The harder the tyre, the faster you can ride, but the more you'll feel the bumps in the road. On the other hand, riding with under-inflated tyres risks damaging your wheel rims and increases the chance of a flat.   IMPORTANT: Inflating your tyres to at least 3.5 bars ensures better puncture-resistance and a good balance between comfort and performance.

ONCE A MONTH: GREASE YOUR CHAIN AND BIKE LOCK

If you store your town bike outside at night, the chain and bike lock will rust more quickly. This is why it's important to clean and grease them regularly.   How to grease your chain Turn the wheel using a pedal, and spray grease along the entire length of the chain while changing gears.  How to grease your bike lock Hold it straight and spray into the lock. Then insert the key and turn it a few times. Wipe off any excess grease with a paper towel.    

EVERY 2 MONTHS: WASH YOUR TOWN BIKE

Riding in town — except when it rains — won't get your bike as dirty as if mountain biking through the woods, so you won't need to clean it as frequently. Every two months, give your bike a big cleaning. Using bike shampoo and a bucket of hot water, wipe down the frame, handlebar, mudguard, etc. It's best to avoid hosing it down with a water jet, as this could damage some of the components. When done, dry your town bike with a dry cloth to prevent any rust. Use the opportunity to check that all the screws and bolts are nice and tight. Sometimes, when riding on uneven or cobblestone streets, your Elops will experience small jolts, and this can cause the bolts to loosen, little by little. As for greasing your chain, do this at the end after you've finished washing your bike.

EVERY 3 MONTHS: CHECK THE BRAKES

Brake pads don't last forever. Depending on how you ride, where you ride, and how much you weigh, your brakes will wear down slowly or quickly. This is why it's important to check them regularly and change them if necessary.  Also, are your brakes tight? If you have any questions, we highly recommend visiting a Decathlon workshop, where a bike technician can adjust your town bike's brakes to ensure they are in tip-top shape.

REPAIRING YOUR TOWN BIKE

How to change the wheel and inner tube on your bike.
  • How to change the wheel and inner tube on your bike.
    How to change the wheel and inner tube on your bike.
  • How to change a V-brake pad on your bike.
    How to change a V-brake pad on your bike.
  • How to change your bike's V-brake's cable and housing
    How to change your bike's V-brake's cable and housing

User guide and software app

Instructions for use

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