I purchased this bike mainly to use for exercise and (hopefully!) weight loss. I ride it 6 miles every day, without fail. The assembly, which I did myself, went pretty smoothly. The only hiccups were realizing I attached the front wheel while the fork was backwards, and then having to deflate the tire (which I had just pumped up) so I could fix the problem. Another issue I had was adjusting the fenders. They look simple enough- screw the arms to the mounts, you're ready to go. However, they aren't very straight, and I had a problem with them rubbing against the tires until I bent and manhandled them into shape. The brakes also hit the fenders when engaged, which I determined to not be much of an issue at all since it doesn't impede function in any way.
Adjustments I had to make within the first few rides include tightening the quick release on the seat post (it worked its way loose and the seat plummeted all the way down to the frame on a pothole), tightening the bolts under the seat which allow it to tip forwards and backwards (they also worked loose, and the seat tipped me forward onto the cross bar), and tightening both front and rear brakes.
I have absolutely no experience putting bikes together or riding them, but all of those adjustments were very easy to diagnose and fix with a simple wrench. You will need a wrench and screwdriver with all bits (flat, phillips, hex) to put the bike together and to adjust it.
I also put a standard Wald basket on the front, and haven't had any issues with that either.
All in all, this is a pretty sturdy and fun bike. It needed some adjustments, but it's a great value for the money. It's a joy for me to ride every day, and I would recommend it to any casual rider.
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