I enjoy writing reviews when it's warranted, and this is one of those instances. I am still a relatively young person, but with age comes those little signs that say " You need to be more careful" I fought it for a long time due to stubborn pride. That was quickly swallowed when I developed a nice case of "road rash" after taking a fall while running errands.
I'm a pretty fortunate person, but at 53 and with very mild cerebral palsy, my balance and coordination is awful at best. Being a bit introverted, and fine with being at home, my anxiety level went up dramatically if I had to be out in the real world. My muscles grow even tighter which makes things much worse. For 83.00 dollars, I got true independence and my security back. Within the two minutes it took me to adjust the handles on the cruiser to my liking, I knew I had done the right thing. No more "seeing eye friends" who would lend a shoulder if we were out and about.
About the 3 wheel cruiser, to make it functional and ready to roll, I attached the two handle knobs to my comfort level, and it's perfect for my 5 foot, 10 inch frame. Don't panic. You'll find the knobs to attach the handles in the convenient, roomy pouch between the two handles. You do have a few color choices too. I couldn't imagine rolling around with a standard, chrome cruiser. I picked a vibrant "Bondi Blue" to roll around in STYLE. I'm going to be keeping this in the car for those times I will need to face the world. My stress and anxiety level is gone now. The next time I have to go anywhere, especially for long periods, I'll be the last man standing. Not only that, if I decide to hike the Appalachian trail, I could do it without batting an eye in addition to being able to tote a bus load of goodies. Screw a back pack!
The nice thing about getting older is that you know it's okay to be who you are, and present yourself in any way that makes YOU feel comfortable. Hemorrhoid are another matter.
This Cruiser came on time and was pack...
Great device for someone who is not too steady on their feet. Lightweight and easy to fold up and place in trunk or backseat. Recommend keeping hands on brakes at all times, especially going down slopes, as it can get away from you quickly. The 3-wheel deign makes it easy to close up in order to maneuver through doors or narrow spaces. Downside is no seat, and the pouch on mine started to tear and often comes unsnapped and it is difficult for me to reattach. At the store, I can fold it and place it in my shopping cart, as it is so light.
I bought this item for my Dad who just was not ready to use a walker. Just made him feel old. I got I'm one of these cruisers, and just had it delivered to him. My Mom had brought home a used old fashion walker with the wheels on them that someone gave to her, pror to me sending this. And he would have nothing to do with it! So he got this cruiser, and he is using it. And he is getting out again. We go to visit them soon, and I will find out just how much he likes it, and report back. But so far, my Mom says he's using it. This is one cool cruiser! I call it the cruiser.