The Pro's Closet's Certified Pre-Owned bikes and new bikes are easy to assemble right out of the box. All you'll need is the torque wrench included with your bike and a few common Allen/hex wrenches. Follow these simple instructions, and you'll be ready to ride in minutes!
Need any help along the way? Our Ride Guides are available seven days a week and happy to answer any of your questions.
Tools Needed for Bike Assembly
- Metric hex wrench set - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm are the commonly required sizes for most bikes. Most bike multi-tools will also have the required hex wrenches. These are used to install the handlebars and pedals. Sometime they're also needed to install wheel axles or adjust your saddle height.
- Torque wrench - TPC includes a small torque wrench with every new and Certified Pre-Owned bike. The torque wrench is used to ensure important bolts at you handlebars, stem, and seatpost are properly tightened.
How to Assemble your TPC bike
1. Install the front wheel
The front wheel is removed for shipping and will need to be installed into the fork before riding. Front wheels are installed either with a quick-release skewer (used on most rim brake bikes) or a thru-axle (used on most disc brake bikes).
2. Install and align the handlebars
Handlebars will be removed and/or rotated for shipping. Install the bars in the stem and evenly tighten the stem bolts. Use the torque wrench to ensure they are tightened to 5Nm (Newton meters). If the bars are rotated down, loosen the stem bolts and rotate the bar to your desired position, then torque the stem bolts to 5Nm. For more details see: How To Change and Adjust Your Bike Stem.
3. Install your own pedals
Traditionally, both new and Certified Pre-Owned bikes do not come with pedals so riders can choose their preferred pedal option. The right pedal is tightened by turning clockwise. The left pedal is reverse threaded and tightens by turning counter-clockwise. For more details see: How To Install Bike Pedals.
Before riding your bike for the first time, check that components such as the handlebars, saddle, seatpost, and wheel axles are secure and will not loosen or slip. You may need to adjust the saddle to your preferred height. Air up the tires to your desired pressure, put on a helmet, and go out and ride!