I'm 82 years old and bought this bike for exercise because I feel unsteady on my two wheeler. The trike arrived sooner than expected...well packaged and undamaged. Suggest placing the carton with correct side up as noted on the carton. Use a box knife to cut across the top of the carton and down each end. When folded down this provides a nice surface for assembling the trike. As you unpack the parts and remove the protective materials check to be sure that all items are included as noted in the owner manual. Manual suggest two person assembly...good idea. My neighbor and are are pretty handy with tools and follow directions well. We assembled the trike in one hour flat. One nice feature...the tires came fully inflated. I'm looking forward to many hours of pleasant exercise on my new trike.
This bike sure has been an experience! I was able to assemble this bike in my living room in under an hour and peddle it out my front door (I have a wide door, be sure to measure first if you're unsure) and have fun almost immediately! I have taken this bike on a variety of adventures, a 14 mile (round trip) trek to a friends abode for some burgers, thankfully my basket was able to hold all of that soda pop! Who would have thought cruising down the beach could get better than with a beach cruiser (not me, obviously) and still have all the class of a beach cruiser!I can say that I am very happy with this purchase, and if I were to do anything to change this bike, I may end up purchasing a new seat a little bit later down the road, but that's for my own personal preference. Schwinn Meridian 26'' 3W gets a 5 out of 5 in my book!