I have been riding this bike regularly for a month now, and so far have had no serious problems or issues, and I am very pleased with my purchase. The vast majority of my riding is urban commuting on mostly flat, paved roads. I have done some hilly rides, which is a hard with the single speed, but not impossible. I did a ton of research when I was looking for a bike, because I wanted something pretty specific, and I didn't have a lot of money to spend. This bike fit the bill perfectly. I wanted 1) a men's road bike that looked nice, 2) drop-down handlebars with front and rear brakes, 3) a single speed or fixed gear, and 4) it had to be lightweight. I live in a fourth floor apartment (no elevator), so the weight was perhaps the most important issue for me. This bike weighs less than 15 pounds, which is pretty great considering the price! The only issue I've had is that the you cannot raise the handlebars (the headset has some spacers which you can remove to lower the handlebars, but they come from the factory at the highest setting). The style of headset is threadless (as opposed to threaded), which I didn't realize also meant single-height. I have gotten used to it now, but it took some adjusting in my riding style and seat height to make it comfortable. Oh, I should add - I am a female, 5'7", and I'm right at the bottom of the height range for this bike. I clear the crossbar with about an inch to spare, so I wouldn't get this bike if you are any shorter! Overall:Pros:- You can't beat the price for this type of bike- Looks great- Components are not fancy, but so far seem to be solid- Lightweight- Agile, quick riding and maneuvering- Saddle is comfortable and cleans easily- Assembly was straightforward- Wheel hubs are bolt-on (not quick-release), which was also important for me living in a city; the saddle, however, is quick-release, which is nice for making adjustments on the fly and is easier to take with me if I lock up outside.- Tires and tubes have held up fine so far - good tread on the tires.- The frame has bolts for a bottle cage- Although I may take them off to save even more weight, the kickstand and chain cover are nice perks.Cons:- Threadless headset - would have preferred threaded if I knew the difference before buying- The white grip tape will start to get gray very quickly and is difficult to clean- The instruction manual is pretty useless (it covers every kind of bike Schwinn produces, so it's very generic), though assembly is pretty common-sense.Make sure to visit the Schwinn website to read all the specs before buying.
Bike arrived in great condition, packed well. Husband put it together himself. He had some difficulty, but not much. You MUST read the directions on how to put it together men! He took it for a test drive after putting it together, said the down shifting was a little rough, otherwise good. After taking it to a bike shop to get adjusted properly, it rides great. He loves it!
I bought my schwinn tourist at the lancaster, calif. target.
it was put together and adjusted perfectly.
this is an excellent bicycle.
it has very good components.
I ride it about 20 miles per day.
Like pretty much everything in life... you get what you pay for. However I give it 5 stars overall as you can't beat a bike like this for the price. It looks like a more expensive bike. This is not a comfort or racing bike but it'll get you from here to there. The flat and low handlebar takes a little getting used to, someone here got an extender which is a great idea. Get it tuned up once you get it and enjoy.