Ordered this bike for my son's birthday. It came in plenty of time since I ordered it a week ahead of time. But when I went to put it together, half way through the process I came to the realization that the front fork was not aligned properly, and the front tire would not go on both sides of the fork. I removed the tire and inspected for damage...if you've ever seen a bend in painted tube metal of any kind you know to look for chipped paint, and usually behind that is the bend...that wasn't the case here. When I asked for overnight of a new one, they said they could do 2nd day air and it would get here in time for his birthday on Saturday (this was thursday when I found out the bike was no good) The bike made it on time...hopefully this one isn't broke!
Very unique design with twin top tubes, reminding me of the cargo bicycles used by the stores to make delivery. But this is not for that commercial use. Reasonably well made and of decent quality material, its built to a price. The side skirts and chain guard are PLASTIC, Its ok to use plastic, but these are not the stiff hard plastic, but more like a thicker version of food wrapper. I seriously doubt that it will last long in the sun. The user manual is a thick one, its one of those that is universal type, packed with info for all sort of different models that the manufacturers made. Very generic. The problem is, this bike is not one of those popular type that is listed inside, thus there is zero info on how to assemble it. I was a bike wrench decades ago, so I have no problem putting it together. But that front rack is in lots of pieces and unlike all the racks that I had experience with, its not frame and fork mounted but on the handlebars and the fork. I had to go on line and research this bike form other web sites to locate a frontal photo of the rack so I wont muck it up. Overall, its a fun bike, comfy and easy to ride. Wont win any races and wont carry much either. Fairly light weight construction with modern components that works fine but nothing to boost off. Its is however almost an ideal bike to putt around town and is able to carry two or three bags of grocery, so you don't have to haul them on your back.. Just make sure there is no heavy item inside. I think the racks are good for about 15 pounds, twenty max. For a single speed bikes, there are many that sell for much less, so this is not a great value. But the styling is unique and it does have reasonable utility.
I purchased this ride as an upgrade for my 19 yr old son with Down syndrome and autism. We bought a Triton many, many years ago and my son has loved it. It was worn and needed to be replaced. This model looked like a good upgrade for him. When the item arrived, I unpacked and assembled it. There were a couple issues. First, one bolt and one washer had fallen out of the plastic bag, and out of the small cardboard box, and into the main cardboard box. I thought I had been shortchanged on hardware until I found them. Then one of the rear wheel bolt holes in the frame was not large enough to insert the wheel bolt. I had to use my Dremmel tool to enlarge the hole. The front tire extension does not lock in place as solidly as the Triton did. It's a little loose and wobbly. The tube that is supposed to hold the flag is really short. I'm concerned that the flag is not going to stay in place very long. Lastly, the shift lever would not engage the reversing mechanism. After investigation I have determined that the L shaped metal tube that guides the shifter cable had broken loose from its place, and was not allowing the rocker arm to extend fully to engage the reversing mechanism.
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