I bought this bike as a birthday present for my wife. It is very similar to her first bike as a child. She loved it and thoroughly enjoyed riding it today on the Northern Virginia Bike trail. It looks great and was easy to assemble. One of the reasons we selected this bicycle was the addition of a front linear brake. This brake did not arrive with the bike and when I called customer service learned that the inclusion of the front brake was an error by Overstock. Nevertheless, the bike was a big hit and my wife is very pleased with it. I certainly recommend it to anyone wishing a classic cruising bike (no gears).