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Barcelona Citizen Folding Bike

quick start guide supplement


5mm hex wrench

(a) For shipment, your handlebars are secured to the frame and fork of your bicycle. Carefully remove the binding straps and protective packing material to release the handlebars.

(b) Bring your handlebar stem up to the vertical position. Remove the faceplate of the stem by removing the four retaining bolts with the included hex wrench.

(c) Install the handlebars into the stem and replace the faceplate. Tighten the retaining bolts completely.

In the folded position, your handlebar should be oriented as below. The handlebars, brake lever, and shifter should not interfere with the wheel, frame or optional basket.

To orient your handlebars in this position, you may need to make orientation adjustments to the handlebar stem base, stem and handlebars.

First, ensure that the handlebar stem base and stem are in line with the frame.

To make adjustments to their orientation, loosen the handlebar stem and stem bolts, with the included hex wrench, reorient, and retighten completely.

To make adjustments to the handlebar orientation, loosen the stem faceplate, rotate the handlebars and retighten the faceplate completely.

You may also need to make adjustments to the grip shifter orientation and brake levers for optimal positioning.

Your internal hub system

Your BARCELONA Citizen Bike includes a Shimano Nexus internal hub.

Though your hub system is relatively maintenance free, this system requires regular inspection to ensure proper shifting. If your shifting requires adjustment or is not operating properly, please check for the proper adjustment.

To adjust the hub, first set your grip shifter to second gear.

Next, remove the protective cover to expose the hub pulley by removing the retaining screw and cover.

Note that the hub pulley has a red indicator line that may or not be visible in the 2nd gear position.

For a properly adjusted hub, this red indicator line will be evenly aligned with the threaded axle end. Shift your grip shifter between gears to note the travel of the pulley and to reveal the position of the red indicator line if needed. Return the grip shifter to 2nd gear.

To adjust the position of the red indicator line, you will need to adjust the gear cable tension by
rotating the barrel adjuster until proper alignment is achieved.

You may need to release the lock nut on the barrel adjuster before making any adjustments.

After completing your adjustment, tighten the lock nut and replace the pulley cover.

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