In riding position, the key remains inserted (like on most vehicles) and the safety knob is set forward to ‘ride’.
First, turn the safety knob completely to the left (counterclockwise). Do this with your left hand. Only when the knob in completely at the left, the key can be turned a half turn counterclockwise to the ‘park’ position. Now, the key has to be removed. The handlebar is now N-Locked and the bicycle cannot be used.
Insert the key with the little point downwards and turn it in a half circle clockwise to the ‘ride’ position. Now rotate the handlebar to the direction of the wheel. It will snap in automatically when handlebar and front wheel are aligned. Now the safety knob will automatically go into the ‘ride’ position and face forward. Only when the knob faces ‘ride’, it is safe to ride the bicycle. To ensure that the handlebar is locked, push the knob slightly to the right.
Do not use a high pressure cleaner. A wet towel is sufficient for cleaning your N-Lock.
Once a year, it is recommended to have all moving parts of the bicycle greased or oiled, including N-Lock.
1. The key cannot be turned or removed for parking: The safety knob is not turned left properly.
2. The key cannot be removed for riding: The key must remain inserted for riding. It is an additional safety feature to see the key.
3. The safety knob does not go into ride position after turning the key into ride position: Turn the knob to the left and move the handlebar at the same time. Then release the knob.