Assembly question

Feliz

Active Member
#1
I know, lame question but my new Trecking Sduro 9 will be arriving in a box soon and I'm concerned about my ability to assemble the bike. I have limIted tools, space, and knowledge of bikes. I understand the bikes comes without any instructions............will I have a problem or should I arrange to have a mobile mechanic, like Velofix, do it for me? Thanks for any insight.
 

Nova Haibike

Well-Known Member
#2
People bring me bikes that they attempted to assemble themselves all the time. It is not difficult to put together; typically you only have to install the seat, handlebars, front wheel, and pedals. But bikes are not necessarily adjusted properly from the factory...the manufacturer builds for speed, not accuracy, because they assume that final adjustments will be done by a shop mechanic. That is also why most bikes do not come with instructions.

I have no doubt others will tell you it is easy and that you can do it yourself, but if you have limited tools and knowledge, I suggest having it professionally assembled.
 

Feliz

Active Member
#3
People bring me bikes that they attempted to assemble themselves all the time. It is not difficult to put together; typically you only have to install the seat, handlebars, front wheel, and pedals. But bikes are not necessarily adjusted properly from the factory...the manufacturer builds for speed, not accuracy, because they assume that final adjustments will be done by a shop mechanic. That is also why most bikes do not come with instructions.

I have no doubt others will tell you it is easy and that you can do it yourself, but if you have limited tools and knowledge, I suggest having it professionally assembled.

Thanks for the advice Nova. It's not that I'm mechanically inept, my hobby for decades was restoring and riding vintage motorcycles plus I'm a mechanical engineer. It's just that I've recently moved and left most of my tools behind due space restrictions and at 80 I guess I've just lost confidence. If it's only what you've indicated I might give it a try. The dealer I've purchased the bike from is going to make sure it's properly adjusted before shipping it to me. Cheers.
 

batmick1

Active Member
#4
Just like Nova Haibike said, it is not all that complicated, especially if the dealer had it pre-assembled and checked before shipping. I am sure there are videos on Youtube to show you how it is done but if you have any doubts, spend the money for Velofix or someone similar. That will be especially valuable if something is wrong or damaged in transport. As an amateur you might miss something that may prove to be important when you actually ride the bike.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
#5
Good idea to carry a combo allen wrench tool to tighten loose fasteners when riding. That's usually enough to assemble the loose stuff on a shipped bike.
 
#6
Coming from no experience with bikes since I was 20 years old (52 years ago!) I have put together 3 bikes (one for myself, 2 for friends).
Yes, one can assemble the few pieces that need to be installed, without much difficulty. The hard part comes from fine tuning all the parts, and also adjusting the bike to properly fit you.
Very cool to hear you, at 80, getting into it! Wishing you many happy, safe rides!
 

Feliz

Active Member
#7
Just in case anyone else has an interest in this topic I received my Trekking Sduro 9 today which is one day after it was shipped and I had it together and was riding the bike an hour after Purolater dropped it off. I never had to refer to any videos or instructions of any kind. Compared to my Pedego Platinum Interceptor this is a much better dialled in bike, it's a more stable better balanced ride. The Pedago is a cruiser so hence more laid back, both are quality bikes but I would give the edge to the Teutonic terror.