Frequently Asked Questions Assembly

FAQs Assembly

Gingersnap and Moonbug Balance bikes

Assembling a Bobbin balance bike is really easy and fun. Please click here to view our step by step guide to assembling the bike. 

  • The bike arrives in a box. The handlebars and front wheel must be attached.
  • The basket is attached simply by the straps.
  • The box contains basic tools. You will also need scissors, pliers, a screwdriver and a pump.

Some things to note:

  • The basket is not machine made, it is hand woven from natural materials. Inconsistencies in weave, finish and colour are to be expected and are part of its charm.

Classic and Messenger Tricycles

Assembling a Bobbin tricycle is a little bit like making flat-pack furniture. The tricycle is packed in pieces to reduce the box size and risk of transit damage. Please click here to view our step-by-step guide to assembly.

  • The tricycle arrives in a box. All the components must be slotted together.
  • You will need scissors to remove the packing. For assembly you will need a 10mm spanner, 13mm spanner, Medium slot-head screwdriver and a hammer. The box contains basic tools.

Gingersnap and Moonbug pedal bikes

Assembling a Bobbin junior bike is really easy and fun. Please click here to view our step by step guide to assembling the bike. 

  • The bike arrives in a box. The handlebars, front wheel, front mudguard and pedals must be attached.
  • The basket is attached simply by the straps.
  • The box contains basic tools. You will also need scissors, pliers, a screwdriver and a pump.

Some things to note:

  • The basket is not machine made, it is hand woven from natural materials. Inconsistencies in weave, finish and colour are to be expected and are part of its charm.

Adult bikes

Assembling your bike is empowering. It’s a great way to understand how it works! Please click here to view our step by step guide to assembly. View our assembly video here.

  • The bike arrives in a box. The handlebars, front wheel, front mudguard and pedals must be attached.
  • You will need a multi-tool or hex key set, 10mm spanner, 15mm wrench, scissors, pliers, a screwdriver and a pump.

Some things to note:

  • If you assemble your own bike, it’s very important that you do it correctly. If you have doubts, pay your local bike mechanic to check over your handiwork or assemble it for you.
  • In the first few weeks of use, you can expect your bike to ‘bed-in’. You must check everything is tight before each ride. Cables will stretch so your gears and brakes will need adjustment.