Moving is one of those inevitable inconveniences in life, and you sometimes just have to grit your teeth and get through, just like going to the dentist or doing your taxes. But while moving can be stressful, planning ahead and being organized can help promote a smooth transition.
When it comes to packing up your indoor cycling bike for a move, one of the safest options to keep your bike from getting damaged is to disassemble it and place it back into its original box. Then, once the move is complete, unpack and re-assemble. While it might seem overwhelming at first, disassembling your indoor cycling bike for a move is relatively easy to do. Spinning® bikes are made to be easily assembled and disassembled in case they need to be moved from place to place. When you first get your bike, it’s always a good idea to keep the original box as well as all of the extra parts and, of course, the service manual. The manual will be your best friend when it’s time to disassemble your bike for your big move.
When you get ready to pack up your bike, take out your Spinning® service manual and work backward through the assembly instructions, starting with the handlebars. First loosen and raise the handlebar to its highest position until it pops out of place. Then set it aside for packing. Next, detach the pedals. This can be done by using a 15mm open-end wrench. Loosen the pedal first by turning counter clockwise, while using the crank arm. Once loose, turn pedals until they detach. Do the same to the second pedal.
The next step is to remove the saddle and seat slider. This can be done by raising the seat post from the frame to the highest position, until it comes out. Next, unscrew the seat slider pin far enough so that it slides out of position. Set it aside to be packed. Now that the components are off the bike, it’s time to start disassembling the front leg. The best way to go about this is to stand the bike frame upright by gently tipping the front end up. Using a 5mm hex wrench and a 13mm combination, you can loosen the installed screws, nuts and washers from the frame of the bike and remove the front leg entirely. Next, move to the rear leg and do the same thing, lifting up the end of the bike and using the same tools to remove the screws, washers and nuts. You will be left with just the main frame of the bike, which can be wrapped in protective packing material and placed into the box along with the additional pieces of the bike. You can make reassembly more easily by separating your parts into plastic bags and marking them, so that you know which pieces go where. This can easily be done with a marker.
For more information about Spinner® bike assembly and parts, or to find a new quality indoor cycling bike, visit the Spinning website.