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NEW BICYCLE PURCHASE TERMS & CONDITIONS & BUYER’S CHECKLIST

Thank you for purchasing your new bicycle from Gorham Bike & Ski.  As in many recreational activities, accidents can and do occasionally occur.  It is for this reason that we specifically bring the following points to your attention.  We ask that you read each point carefully and ask questions to our staff if you do not clearly understand any particular point addressed.

BY PURCHASING A NEW BICYCLE FROM GORHAM BIKE & SKI, YOU HAVE INDICATED YOUR AGREEMENT TO AND COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE POINTS BELOW, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE CONTENTS.  YOU ALSO AGREE TO EXPLAIN THE POINTS ON THIS CHECKLIST TO ANYONE BESIDES YOURSELF WHO WILL BE USING THE BICYCLE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.

  1. You have received the owner’s manual and agree to read it, especially the safety warnings, before using the bicycle. You understand that all riders (adults and children) should wear a bicycle helmet whenever riding a bicycle.
  2. You understand that this bicycle is subject to all the laws of the road and that many states and localities have additional laws which specifically apply to bicycles, including licensing the bicycle.
  3. You understand that riding at dawn, dusk, after dark and at times of poor visibility is extremely dangerous.  You understand that it is your responsibility to equip this or any bicycle with an appropriate lighting system which meets or exceeds all local, state, or federal requirements before you ride your bicycle under these conditions.
  4. You understand that regular maintenance is required to keep this bicycle operating properly and that failure to maintain it may void the manufacturer’s warranty and may make the bicycle unsafe.  Regular maintenance includes frequent inspection of all quick release mechanisms and wheel retention devices.  You also understand that maintaining appropriate tire pressure at all times is essential for the safe use of this bicycle.  The recommended tire pressure is marked on the tire.
  5. You understand that cables stretch and bolts loosen which affect performance and safety and that you should make adjustments to keep this bicycle operating properly.
  6. You understand that this bicycle may be physically capable of handling terrain which is too dangerous for your riding style, ability and experience and you should only ride in areas which are safe.
  7. You have been instructed in and understand the use of the brakes, gear shifting mechanisms and all of the quick-release mechanisms (wheels, seatpost and brakes) on this bicycle, as well as any wheel retention devices.
  8. You have been advised of the proper size for yourself, but the final selection of this bicycle has been your own decision.
  9. You understand that you have an obligation to read the warranty information provided with this bicycle.
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