Folding and Unfolding the RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru

The RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru are designed to fold at the center of the frame, handlebar stem, and pedals-- all without any tools!

Click on a heading below and follow the instructions within to fold and unfold the RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru.

Warning_-_Transparent.png When folding and unfolding, use caution to keep fingers, clothing, etc. away from folding parts and potential pinch points to avoid injury. Ensure the frame is properly aligned and hardware is secured before riding.

RadMini Frame

Folding the RadMini Frame

1. Stand at the left side of the bike and ensure the cranks are parallel to the ground, so the left crank is pointed forward and the right crank is pointed toward the back of the bike.RadMini_Unfolded1.jpg

2. Open the frame hinge.

a) Fold the frame hinge quick release lever down, so it is in line with the quick release lever axle (parallel to the ground).

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b) Swing the frame hinge quick release lever to the right, so it is perpendicular to the bike frame.

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c) Pull directly upward on the frame hinge quick release lever to unlock the hinge pin and begin folding the hinge open at the same time. Once the hinge pin is clear of the hinge, release the lever.

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3. Turn the front wheel slightly left and fold until both wheels are side by side. Rest the bike on the frame stand under the cranks. 

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4. Secure the frame with the Velcro strap if desired. Move the bike by tilting onto the front wheel or lift with care or help if needed.

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Notice: Rolling on the back wheel will revolve the pedal which will stop against the front wheel and may cause superficial damage. Remove the battery to reduce the bike weight and use caution to lift the bike. Enlist the help of another person to help lift the bike if needed.


Unfolding the RadMini Frame

1. Remove the Velcro strap if needed and set aside.

2. Turn the front wheel slightly right to help move the frame back into place until both sides of the central hinge are touching.

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3. Close the secure the frame hinge.

a) Pull directly upward on the frame hinge quick release lever to lift the hinge pin. At the same time, push the bike frame together so the hinge is fully closed. Then, release the lever to allow the hinge pin to drop into the frame hinge.

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b) Swing the frame hinge quick release lever toward the front of the bike, so it is parallel to the frame.

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c) Fold the quick release lever upward to securely lock the frame hinge. The quick release lever should have enough resistance when closing to leave an imprint on your thumb.

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d) Reattach the Velcro strap to the frame.

e) Test the bike fully after unfolding the frame and before riding.

RadMini Step-Thru Frame

Folding the RadMini Step-Thru Frame

1. Stand at the left side of the bike and ensure the cranks are parallel to the ground, so the left crank is pointed forward and the right crank is pointed toward the back of the bike.

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2. Open the frame hinge.

a) Unseat the locking lever. Press down on the small locking clasp on the central frame hinge lock and, at the same time, pull the quick release lever out and toward the back of the bike. 

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b) Unhook the back of the locking lever to release the frame hinge lock.

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3. Turn the front wheel slightly left and fold until both wheels are side by side. Rest the bike on the frame stand under the cranks.

Step-Thru_Folded.jpg 

4. Secure the frame with the Velcro strap if desired. Move the bike by tilting onto the front wheel or lift with care or help if needed.

Step-Thru_Velcro_Strap.jpg

Notice: Rolling on the back wheel will revolve the pedal which will stop against the front wheel and can cause damage. Remove the battery to reduce the bike weight and use caution to lift the bike. Enlist the help of another person to help lift the bike if needed.


Unfolding the RadMini Step-Thru Frame

1. Remove the Velcro strap if needed and set aside.

2. Turn the front wheel slightly right to help move the frame back into place until both sides of the central hinge are touching.

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3. Close and secure the frame hinge.

a) Lift the small locking clasp on the central hinge lock and pull the central frame hinge lock quick release lever out and toward the back of the bike. Hook the back of the locking lever around the frame of the bike.

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b) Push the central frame hinge lock quick release lever toward the bike frame and release the small locking clasp.

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c) Reattach the Velcro strap to the frame.

d) Test the bike fully after unfolding the frame and before riding.

Notice: Always ensure the frame folding mechanism latch and the handlebar folding mechanism latch are locked before moving or riding the bike.

RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru Handlebar Stem

Folding the Handlebar Stem

The handlebar stem folds and unfolds the same way on the RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru.

1. Press and hold the red button on the stem clasp release lever and push the stem clasp down.

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2. Fold the handlebar stem to the side, hinging away from the clasp.

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Unfolding the Handlebar Stem

1. Lift the handlebar so it sits upright and the hinge is closed. Use caution to keep fingers, clothes, or anything else away from the clasp.

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2. Fold the stem clasp release lever up and press toward the stem until the red button on the lever clicks into place. When properly secured, the stem clasp should not move.

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Notice: Always ensure the handlebar stem folding mechanism latch is locked before moving or riding the bike.

RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru Pedals

Folding the Pedals

The pedals fold and unfold the same way on the RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru.

1. Ensure the cranks are parallel to the ground, so one crank is pointed forward and the other is pointed toward the back of the bike.

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2. Press the pedal end directly toward the crank and, at the same time, fold the pedal end upward. Repeat on the other pedal.

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Unfolding the Pedals

1. Press the pedal end directly downward, so it is parallel to the ground. The pedal will make a clicking sound when it is locked into place. Repeat on the other pedal.

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2. Ensure both pedals are locked in the unfolded position before each ride.

 

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