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8093 55 Monster High 18″ Bicycle Assembly

8093 55 Monster High 18″ Bicycle Assembly


(upbeat techno music) – Hi, I’m Chris, and today,
we’re going to be assembling the Monster High 18 inch kids’ bicycle with a bluetooth speaker. Before we get started
on this ghoulish ride, you’ll need a few tools: one or two 15 millimeter wrenches, an adjustable wrench, a Philips-head screwdriver, and a standard Schraeder-type tire pump. Scissors or a box cutter
may also be helpful, as well as some white
grease for lubrication. Open the box and check
that all parts are present. You can check against the
list in your assembly manual. If any parts are missing or damaged, or if you have any
trouble with the assembly, don’t return to the store. Call Dynacraft at 1-800-551-0032. We strongly recommend reading the manual or watching this video all the
way through before beginning. If you aren’t comfortable
with the assembly, you should bring your new
ride to your local bike shop to have a qualified mechanic
put it together for you. In any event, you need to read
the entire owner’s manual that came with the bike before you ride it or let anyone else ride it. This video is not a
substitute for the manual, which contains very important information for the safe use of your new bike. As we assemble the bike, it’s a good idea to place a little white grease or anti-seize compound on the seat post, stem and thread of the
bolts to prevent rusting. Got your tools? Let’s get started! You’ll see that the frame,
handlebars, front wheel, and other components are
attached with zip ties. Cut the zip ties, and remove
any padding or packaging. First, we’ll install the seat. Set the bike upright, rotating the forks so the blades are facing forward. Your Monster High bike has
a quick-release seat post, so installing the saddle is very easy. Just add a little white
grease inside the seat tube and slide the post into the seat tube. Estimate the placement while making sure the
minimum-insertion mark is hidden, and tighten the quick-release lever. Rotating it clockwise with the lever open
will tighten the clamp, and you lock it into place like this. It should take some effort to close it, but if you have to force it,
loosen the lever one rotation. Again, we will set this
bike up for you later. On to the pedals. Remember the old saying,
“Righty tighty, lefty loosy?” Well, for bicycle pedals,
that’s only half true. Fortunately, the side that
turns “right” is on the right. The left pedal is reverse threaded, so make sure you choose the
correct pedal for each side. A red sticker should
indicate the right side, and a green sticker is for the left. Place the pedal into the crank, and use your fingers to get it started. Threading it in can be tricky, so make sure to do it correctly. Regardless of which
side you’re working on, the top of the thread will rotate towards the front of the
bike to tighten the bolts. Once you’ve finger tightened the pedals, use your 15 millimeter
wrench to snug them down. They are properly tightened
when the pedal spindle, which is the axle that the
pedal platform spins around, begins to bite into
the metal on the crank. Now we’ll install the front wheel. The front brake will have to be loosened to allow the tire to fit through. With your adjustable wrench,
loosen the bolt here. Check the tire sidewall for the
correct direction of rotation. If you can’t find that symbol, it means the tire can be
installed in either direction. To install the front wheel,
place it on the ground, and set the fork into the gaps between the hub and retaining washers. If there isn’t enough room, just open the nuts a little farther. Install the two retaining washers with the raised lip
pointed towards the fork, and insert them into the
small hole in the fork blade. Use your fingers to tighten
the wheel nuts evenly. We want the wheel to be
in the middle of the fork. If not even, adjust the
placement with the wheel nuts by loosening and tightening either side. Use your 15 millimeter
wrench to tighten the wheel. This is where that second
wrench can be helpful. Next, take a look at
the handlebar assembly, which already has brake levers installed. Remove the plastic protector
on the bottom of the stem, and add a little white grease
inside the steerer tube. Lift the handlebar assembly
to the steerer tube, making sure this wedge is loose. Slide the stem down into the steerer tube, making sure any cables track
smoothly along either side. Check for the minimum insertion mark. For safe riding, the minimum insertion mark
should never be showing. Align the stem by
looking down at the tire. The handlebars should be
perpendicular to the wheel. Use your adjustable
wrench fasten it in place. We need to tighten the front brake back up by squeezing the brakes
together, pulling the cable taut and tightening the bolt
with the adjustable wrench. Now we need to check to make
sure everything is tight. Standing in front of the bike, grab the wheel between your knees, and try to move the
handlebar from side to side. It should not move. If it does, tighten the stem a little more until it’s secure. The training wheels are easy. Lay the bike down on one side. Remove the outer nut on the rear axle, but make sure you leave the square plate and inner nut in place. Then slide the training-wheel
support into place. Tighten the nut back up. Do
the same for the other side. Now it’s time to pump up the tires. Check the sidewall of the tires for the correct inflation range, which will be a number followed by PSI. Our bike is built, but
it’s not time to ride, yet. Before hopping on, we need to
set up the bike for the rider. Let’s start with the seat. Have your little ghoul stand
to the left of the bike, open the quick release, then
raise or lower the saddle so that it’s just below her hips, making sure the minimum-insertion
mark remains hidden. Tighten it, then have her
hop on to see how it feels. At the bottom of the pedal stroke, her knee should have a slight bend in it. To start, she may prefer a
somewhat lower seat height. The saddle should also always
be parallel with the top tube. Next, adjust the handlebar height by loosening the bolt
at the top of the stem, and slide it up and down. Take note of the minimum
insertion mark, and make sure to check that the stem
connection is properly tightened as we did earlier. To rotate the handlebar,
just loosen this bolt, place the handlebar in a
comfortable spot for the rider, then tighten it up again. The Monster High bike has a
feature your child will love. A detachable, pre-installed
bluetooth speaker that pairs with any
bluetooth-capable device. The rechargeable speaker
charges via micro-USB, so you can juice it up by plugging the included micro-USB cable into any compatible wall
charger or computer. While it’s charging, the
light will flash red. To connect your device to the speaker, turn the power switch to the on position. The light will slowly flash yellow. Next, put your device into
Bluetooth discoverable mode, and look for “M H Speaker.” Click on the name, and
you should be connected. You’ll know you’ve paired successfully when the light on the
speaker is solid yellow. Now the rider can control
her favorite tunes. Devices are not included. Great, we’re set up. Now, we need to make sure
everything is working properly. Your bike may require some adjustments and tuning from a
professional bike mechanic. Holding first the front, then the rear wheel off
the ground, spin the wheel. Look through the brake pads. Give the brake handle a squeeze. The pads should be evenly spaced
on either side of the rim, and they should contact it simultaneously, stopping the wheel so
that it cannot be rotated with the brake engaged. If not, check the
installation of the wheel. If your wheel is even, you will need to adjust the brake caliper. See your owner’s manual
for detailed instructions on how to adjust your brake. This bike is equipped
with a coaster brake, and you need to make sure it’s working. Hold up the back of the bike
and spin the rear wheel. Now, apply backwards
pressure to the pedals. Your wheel should stop. If it does not, please
give Dynacraft a call. If a wheel is wobbling,
it may be out of true. That could be caused by
uneven spoke tightness or some damage. In that case, you should go
to a bike shop for assistance. To balance the bike with
the training wheels, set the bike upright perfectly straight, and loosen the nut on one side. Leave about a quarter-inch space between the ground and the training wheel. Once the training wheel is in place, tighten the nut back up. Now
do the same for the other side. The space between the ground and training wheel should be
exactly the same on both sides. Before the first ride, it’s a good idea to go over
all the nuts and bolts, even those you didn’t work
on for this installation. Make sure they are snug,
but don’t over-tighten. You should also lubricate the chain using a lube specifically
made for bicycles. Most other common oils will not provide the required lubrication. As the bike is being used, never ignore unusual sounds
and mechanical difficulties, as these can lead to a loss of control, and never neglect proper
maintenance and tire inflation. Check the tires before
every ride, and of course, always make sure the rider wears a helmet. So that’s how we assemble your Dynacraft Monster
High 18 inch bicycle. Now send your spooky sweetie
out for a frightfully fun time! This video is for
informational purposes only and does not replace the
owner’s manual supplied with the product. Please read the owner’s manual for complete assembly instructions and important safety information. And remember, be safe. (upbeat techno music)

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