Whenever you buy something it always comes with a manual. Study the manual below and answer the questions at the end. You may find it useful to copy the entire text into your text editor to save it properly. Use the dictionary in the menu on your right!
Keep brake shoes adjusted 3-4mm from rim. Inspect them for wear and replace when necessary. Wipe any dirt or oil from rims.
Inspect cables and take up slack. Replace when worn or damaged. Do not allow cables to kink
Bent or damaged forks should be replaced. Never attempt to repair by straightening.
Keep locknut tight, making sure there is no play in bearings. The fork should turn freely.
Keep axle nut or quick release tight. Keep spokes tight and rim true.
Inspect crank after wet or muddy ride. The spindle should
turn freely without side play. Keep the bearings well
Check frequently for damage or stretch, replacing when necessary. Lubricate often with a suitable bike chain lubricant. Be sure not to get spray on wheel, rim or tire.
Adjust height and angle for comfort. Do not raise seat post past minimum insertion mark. Tighten the quick release bolt until the seat can not be rotated in the frame.
Keep tires inflated to the pressure indicated on the tire wall. A foot or frame pump should be used. (Do not use unregulated pressure pumps.) Make sure tires are properly seated on rims.
Extracts from Owner's Manual, Marin Mountain Bikes.
Check Your Understanding
- Look at the picture of the mountain bike at the top of the page and translate the names of as many parts as possible into Norwegian.
- Answer the following questions about the text:
- How should you treat the cables?
- What should you do if the chain is stretched?
- What maintenance should you carry out every 1-2 weeks?
- What must you never do to the front forks?
- What should you do to make the saddle comfortable?
- What should you do if the brake shoes are worn?
- What should you do with the crank bearings?
- Do you own a bike? If so, describe it.
- What are the differences between a mountain bike and an ordinary one?
- What (do you think) is the best make of mountain bike?
Building and Construction Tools - ResourcesKjernestoff
Tools and MachinesKjernestoff
Colours and What They MeanKjernestoff
Finding Your Personal ColoursKjernestoff
The History of DrawingKjernestoff
Being a ButlerKjernestoff
Multicultural Cooking in the UKKjernestoff
An English BreakfastKjernestoff
Fish and ChipsKjernestoff
In a UK RestaurantKjernestoff
British Food - Regional SpecialitiesKjernestoff
Spices and HerbsKjernestoff
Micro-Organisms and InfectionKjernestoff
Health Issue: ObesityKjernestoff
Our Amazing Defence SystemKjernestoff
Crude Oil - UpstreamKjernestoff
Crude Oil - DownstreamKjernestoff
Electric, Electrical or Electronic?Kjernestoff
Marking and Measuring ToolsKjernestoff
Power to the PeopleKjernestoff
Transmission of PowerKjernestoff
A Carpenter in the UKKjernestoff
Heavy Construction EquipmentKjernestoff
Tools and Machines - ResourcesKjernestoff
Turning a Centre Punch in the LatheKjernestoff
Actor in the UKKjernestoff
Art - Further WorkKjernestoff
Beautician in the UKKjernestoff
Graphic Designer in the UKKjernestoff
A Hairdresser in the UKKjernestoff
A Live Sound Engineer in the UKKjernestoff
Musician in the UKKjernestoff
A Photographer in the UKKjernestoff
Video Producer in the UKKjernestoff
At the Restaurant (dialogue)Kjernestoff
Chef in the UKKjernestoff
Cottage Pie with a TwistKjernestoff
Hard Rock Cafe InterviewKjernestoff
Meet a ConciergeKjernestoff
Working at a Hostel - InterviewKjernestoff
Waiter in the UKKjernestoff
Childminder in the UKKjernestoff
Health Care Assistant in the UKKjernestoff
Pharmacy Technician in the UKKjernestoff
Talking About DisabilitiesKjernestoff
The Human BodyKjernestoff
The Muscular SystemKjernestoff
A Baker in the UKKjernestoff
A Confectioner in the UKKjernestoff
A Sales Assistant in the UKKjernestoff
Working as a Flight AttendantKjernestoff
A Railway AccidentKjernestoff
Career Related TasksKjernestoff
Car Mechanic in the UKKjernestoff
Dialogue - Car RentalKjernestoff
CNC Operator in the UKKjernestoff
Electrician in the UKKjernestoff
Hand Tools, Drag and DropKjernestoff
Marking and Measuring Tools - Drag and DropKjernestoff
Various Tools - TasksKjernestoff
Electrician's Tools - Drag and DropKjernestoff
HSE in Agriculture and Related IndustriesKjernestoff
An ICT Technician in the UKKjernestoff
Laboratory Assistant in the UKKjernestoff
A Plumber in the UKKjernestoff
Carpenter's Tools - Drag and DropKjernestoff