Tips & Guides "Partially assembled", what did you wind up doing?


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3:02 PM
Jul 29, 2022
Upstate NY
Partially assembled can mean a lot of things so I'm curious as to what people have had to do with various brands/makes/models. (Discounting the usual seat/handlebars dance to get it fitted to you as the individual)
I'll start off with my Addmotor Motan M-560 P7 where the Basic assembly consisted of;
  • Mounting the front tire in the forks
  • Mounting the handlebars on the stem
  • Attaching the pedals
  • Attaching the fenders and front light
  • Inflate the tires
  • Charge and mount the battery
  • The front brake was horribly misaligned (rear was perfect)
  • Derailleurs needed some fine-tuning (they were super fiddly to work with for some reason)
  • Handgrips kept moving around, had to remove and treat w/soapy water. After drying they stayed properly in place.
  • Snug multiple bolts up to acceptable torque (mostly on the headset and handlebar controls)
NOTE: Addmotor included a fairly nice and complete little toolset with the bike that took care of all the assembly/adjustment needs though I found I preferred my longer hex-wrench to torque up the seat.