How do I attach the hood of the Van Raam Chat rickshaw bike?

In the front seat of the Chat rickshaw bicycle, two people can be transported. Optionally, the Chat can be expanded with a hood, so passengers are protected from the weather. See in this article with video how to attach and remove the hood on the rickshaw bike.


Video: Attaching the hood to the Chat

Watch the video below to see how to attach the hood to the Chat rickshaw bike from Van Raam.

Tip: Turn on the subtitles for accompanying text and explanation.

attach the hood to the seat of Chat rickshaw bike
Take the extra tubes and insert the bent tubes into the fixing points.

Read step-by-step how to attach the hood

Step 1:

Take the extra tubes and insert the bent tubes into the fixing points.

Step 2:

Secure the tube by placing the locking pin, close the retaining pin bracket so that it wraps around the pipe. Look out! Be careful not to pinch your fingers while closing pin bracket.

Take the metal hood construction and place it in the bent tubes of the Van Raam Chat rickshaw bike
Take the metal hood construction and place it in the bent tubes.

Step 3:

Take the metal hood construction and place it in the bent tubes.

Step 4:

Unroll the canvas of the hood and open the hood.

Step 5:

Attach the poppers of the hood to the seat and close both zippers at the back of the hood.

Close the buckles to keep the straps tight of the hoof of the Chat rickshaw bike
Pull on the end of the straps to tighten the fabric.

Step 6:

Open the buckle and hook the eyes of the straps around the round lugs attached to the bench.

Step 7:

Pull on the end of the straps to tighten the fabric. Close the buckles to keep the straps tight and fasten the elastic around the hooks again.

Step 8:

You are ready to cycle! Let's all cycle!

Video: Disassembling the hood of the Chat rickshaw bike

Watch the video below to see how to disassemble the hood to the Chat rickshaw bike from Van Raam.

Tip: Turn on the subtitles for accompanying text and explanation.

Open the buckle for disassembling the hood and frame of Chat rickshaw
Open the buckle and release tension of all straps.

Read step-by-step how to disassembe the hood

Read below how to disassemble the hood including the frame and store it safely.

Step 1:

Open the buckle and release the tension of all straps and unhook the rings from the lugs.

Step 2:

Open the zippers on both sides of the hood and detach the poppers from the hood and the bench.

Stap 3:

Fold both sides of the hood on the roof.

Push the front and rear of the frame of the hood towards each other
Push the front and rear of the frame towards each other.

Step 4:

Push the front and rear of the frame towards each other.

Step 5:

Fold the canvas tightly over the folded structure. Attention! The back side must be rolled up along the bottom. Then fasten with the elastic.

Step 6:

The rolled hood and frame can be lifted from the bended tubes.

Step 7:

Place the hood on the two lower hooks that can be found on the rear of the bench.

after disassembling the hood, store the tubes in the back of the Chat bench
The bended tubes can be stored in the rear of the bench.

Step 8:

Place the frame in the top two hooks and fix them with the elastic cords.

Step 9:

Remove the securing pin by opening the brace and pulling the pin out of the hole. Make sure to hold the bended tube to prevent the tube from sliding down.

Step 10:

The bended tubes can be stored in the rear of the bench.

chat rickshaw bike Van Raam with optional hood

Configure your own Chat

It is possible to configure your own Van Raam Chat with hood or other options in our online configurator. All options you choose are visible in the overview at the bottom of the page and you can see immediately what the price of the Chat rickshaw is with the chosen options.

Do you already have a Chat and would you like to buy the hood afterwards? That is possible! Please contact your Van Raam dealer.

Configure your bike

Customer experiences Chat rickshaw bicycle with hood

Read more about the Chat rickshaw bicycle with hood from Van Raam in the customer experiences below. 

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"Jan-Willem is a volunteer at Riksja Harderwijk, where he cycles around with people who can't cycle independently (anymore). Recently they received the Chat rikshaw bike from Van Raam."

Riksja Harderwijk - Harderwijk

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"We would like to thank Van Raam for using the Chat. The residents really enjoyed the bike! Everyone was having a nice chat and felt like the queen! "

Residential care centre and nursing home Debbeshoek Azora - Ulft

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