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302 Aspen Airport Business Center
Aspen, CO 81611
USA

9709489888

ReCycle Art Aspen brings the craft of custom vintage cycles to you via the talented hands of Billy Taylor.

Reassembling Your Bike

For proper assembly and safety, ReCycle Art Aspen always recommends that a professional bicycle mechanic reassembles your bicycle. If you choose to reassemble your bicycle yourself, we have provided an instructional guide below.

Your ReCycle Art Aspen bicycle will arrive partially disassembled for shipping. Assembly will require you to attach the pedals, handlebar with stem, saddle with seat post, front wheel, and front fender. 

 
 
Congratulations! You are the proud new owner of a ReCycle bicycle. You are a few minutes away from your maiden voyage with your vintage bicycle, but before you can ride you'll need to follow this handy guide to reassembling your bike.

Congratulations! You are the proud new owner of a ReCycle bicycle. You are a few minutes away from your maiden voyage with your vintage bicycle, but before you can ride you'll need to follow this handy guide to reassembling your bike.

Carefully lift the bicycle out of the box. 

Carefully lift the bicycle out of the box. 

Set aside the bag containing the pedals and front quick release.

Set aside the bag containing the pedals and front quick release.

Install the seat post into the frame.

Install the seat post into the frame.

Remove the packaging material and carefully cut all zip-ties, being sure not to scratch the frame. Keep the bicycle upright.

Remove the packaging material and carefully cut all zip-ties, being sure not to scratch the frame. Keep the bicycle upright.

Insert the seat post to approximately 3". You will adjust the saddle to a comfortable height once your bicycle has been reassembled. 

Insert the seat post to approximately 3". You will adjust the saddle to a comfortable height once your bicycle has been reassembled. 

Loosely tighten the bolt using the 5mm allen tool.

Loosely tighten the bolt using the 5mm allen tool.

Next we will install the handlebars. When your bicycle has been reassembled, your handlebar stem should look like this.

Next we will install the handlebars. When your bicycle has been reassembled, your handlebar stem should look like this.

Before inserting the handlebar stem, make sure that each side of the headset has one brake and one derailleur cable (2 cables total per side).

Before inserting the handlebar stem, make sure that each side of the headset has one brake and one derailleur cable (2 cables total per side).

Insert the handlebar with stem assembly into the headset covering the minimum insertion line.

Insert the handlebar with stem assembly into the headset covering the minimum insertion line.

Using the 6mm allen tool, tighten the stem bolt, making sure that the stem is parallel to the bicycle frame.

Using the 6mm allen tool, tighten the stem bolt, making sure that the stem is parallel to the bicycle frame.

Using the 6mm allen tool, tighten the head bolt that holds the handlebar so that the grips have a slight downward tilt.

Using the 6mm allen tool, tighten the head bolt that holds the handlebar so that the grips have a slight downward tilt.

Flip the bike upside down so that it is resting on the saddle and handlebar grips. Remove the plastic cover from the front fork. If it is tight, use a hammer to knock it out.

Flip the bike upside down so that it is resting on the saddle and handlebar grips. Remove the plastic cover from the front fork. If it is tight, use a hammer to knock it out.

Using the 10mm socket tool or wrench, remove the nut, washer, and tag marked "fender".

Using the 10mm socket tool or wrench, remove the nut, washer, and tag marked "fender".

Slide the fender between the front fork as indicated in the photo (the open side of the fender should be toward the front of the bike). Find the small circular hole in the fender and insert the bolt on the fork into the hole.

Slide the fender between the front fork as indicated in the photo (the open side of the fender should be toward the front of the bike). Find the small circular hole in the fender and insert the bolt on the fork into the hole.

Place the washer and then the nut onto the bolt and tighten securely using the 10mm socket tool or wrench.

Place the washer and then the nut onto the bolt and tighten securely using the 10mm socket tool or wrench.

Place the wheel into the front fork guides. Slip the quick release through the hollow axle, making sure that the clamp is on the non-drive/non-crank side of the bicycle.

Place the wheel into the front fork guides. Slip the quick release through the hollow axle, making sure that the clamp is on the non-drive/non-crank side of the bicycle.