Mine arrived earlier today so took it out for a quick spin - nothing serious, just the park / old railway lines.
I've read the brakes are a bit poo when the bikes loaded, what's the real-world opinion of them?
Mine needed a fair bit of fettling but are still a bit poo tbh - perhaps I've been spoiled by a few years with hydraulic brakes?!
And here it is not looking out of place at the local pub beer garden. Please noter, I haven't fitted a wicker basket - there's a rusty old vintage ladys' shopper behind it...
The deck at the back is a bit loud - tempted to spray it black but on the whole, first impressions very good. The saddle is going - really short and uncomfortable for my bony arris, the pedals are already gone, replaced with some old V12s. The seatpost was the only thing not greased - pretty well built altogether.
It'll take me a while to remember not to throw a leg over it (rather than stepping through) but really, no complaints at all. Also came with a free spanner pedal, CRC multi-tool and dinky CRC bottle.