I bought this bike for my fiancé. We recently moved to a quiet little community, 3/4 of a mile from a grocery store, and 1 1/4 mile from her job. We wanted to sell our car as we really have no use for it anymore but also wanted a way to cart groceries home and to generally get around without walking. I saw this bike and knew I'd found the solution.
Assembly wasn't too complicated, but you will need a few tools. A few wrenches in various sizes, a 15mm deep socket, couple different size Allen wrenches, and a couple screwdrivers. You will also need access to an air compressor or air pump, as the tires arrive with only about 1/3 inflation.
You will likely need help attaching the rear axle frame, as it needs to be secured in place while keeping tension on the bicycle chain. Having slack in the chain could result in the master link popping apart, and trust me when I tell you, those little pieces are difficult to locate in the grass. I improvised by suspending the bike from the ceiling and using the bike's weight to create tension, but having someone to help would be a lot easier. There are a few videos online that walk you through the assembly process for this model. Arm yourself with knowledge.
The bike is a one-speed, which means it's great for cruising around on relatively flat areas. We live atop a steep hill, and she often has to walk the bike up that part, but can ride it normally everywhere else. This is definitely not a bike to take off the beaten path, so consider your intended terrain before purchase.
I was concerned about the basket size but was pleasantly surprised once I got to see it in person. The photos really don't do it justice. I set a ten gallon tote inside the basket, and there was still room to spare around the tote, so you can haul quite a bit with this bike. The basket also folds down flat so you could potentially strap a larger box to the basket base.
Overall, she loves this bike! She can hardly leave the house without someone complementing it, and asking where she got it. It's a solid, quality product, easy to adjust for size and comfort, and ideal for living in a small community. The money we're saving by not using a car, paid for this bike, and continues to save us money. Even just as a recreational cruiser, it's fantastic. I shopped around and by far, Walmart has the best price for this model, and ships quickly.
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