This is a nice bike for the money and the only part I tossed was the pedals. If you're a big guy, I wouldn't recommend standing on those plastic platforms for very long.
I also recommend removing the wheels before ever riding. They have mashed the axle nuts up too tight to the cone nuts and the bearings do not roll properly. Very simple fix. You will need a 15 mm & 17 mm end wrench and a 15 mm cone wrench. A 10 mm end wrench and screwdriver for the brake stop. The front wheels have an 'axle retainer washer' so remove the outer nut completely, then remove the washer, then the wheel. The rear wheel has barbed washer that easily seat into the softer aluminum on the rear fork stays. Therefore, remove those nuts also, then use a screwdriver, or try jarring the wheel to pop them loose.
I returned today and bought the little sister of this bike, the 29" Genesis. It is a bit easier to handle in tight spots, but is equally credible as a great value. Serial numbers are stamped into the bottom bracket, the round part where the crank spindle sits. With some fingernail work, I had all of the decals off both bikes in under 10 minutes.
Roll on Fogies
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