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Questions & Answers for Schwinn 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green

Question

Band brakes

Followed the directions but cants seem to get it work. Anyone have tips on how they got theirs to work..... ?? Thanks.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Fustrated
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Frustrated,

Thank you for your question and I'm sorry you are having difficulties. I would suggest following the adjustment instruction included in the owner's manual. You may download a copy of the manual at http://media.schwinnbikes.com/media/s/c/schwinn_meridian_manual.pdf. If you are still having issues with the brakes, please call Schwinn Customer Service at 1-800-626-2811 option 1. Customer service is available Monday thru Friday 8AM to 5PM CST.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
SchwinnCustomerSupport
answer 2
Your question is not specific. What doesn't work? If you put it together and the peddles don't move the chain, you didn't assemble the frame properly It takes two people to set the frame. Re-read the directions, you have to pull on the frame, front and rear once you have the chain in place to secure the proper tension.
Good Luck
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
VWLV
answer 3
It took a few minutes for us to understand how the hand brakes work. It did take 2 adults to make the necessary cable adjustments. It also required some tweeking with 2 adults.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
fatherOFtwoAUTISTICkids
Question

I am having trouble attaching back fenders. Have they changed the engineering? No matter what I do they rub against the tires and do not seem to fit

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Joker2
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I ended up having the local bike shop just remove the back fenders altogether. We simply couldn't get them to stop rubbing no matter how much we messed with them. Much happier with the bike now.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
gardeningatnight
answer 2
I had the same problem. Just keep twisting, bending, and banging and you will work it out.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Slipdip
 - Santee, CA
answer 3
The bike shop said they are pretty flimsy but can be adjusted. You might ask a professional to do it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Pat68
 - Grass Valley, CA
answer 4
you might try putting them on backwards. I'm not joking with you. That's the only way we got our front fender to fit. Worked an hour trying to comply with instructions, but it just didn't go on that way. Put on backwards and works fine. Best of luck!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Lanie46
 - Ohio
answer 5
I had to slightly adjust the supports to center the fenders over the wheels.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Fairhopeman
 - Fairhope, AL
answer 6
Mine would rub so I bobbed them, cut it down. Works great now.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
bsbilly
 - Coarsegold
answer 7
I had same problem. Took bike back to store & was told wheels needed to be aligned which they did. When I picked it up, was told they fixed it as best they could. Rode 2 times and fender was rubbing tires again. Called a bike shop and they said they couldn't fix it; that I needed to get money back or have Walmart fix. Walmart gave me my money back.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
bjeanr
 - Morehead City, NC
answer 8
I also had problems with the rear fenders and finally gave up on the rear fenders and removed them.
also the chain guard is not very strong
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Kansas75
 - Mesa, Az
Question

does this bike come with 24 inch wheels?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
vanbergquist
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
8 answers
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answer 1
If you look closer at this site you will see they do have a 24" version of the Meridian for $289. Hope this helps.
answered 3 months ago
By
GoingGreenOk
answer 2
This 26" trike has 26" wheels.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Slipdip
 - Santee, CA
answer 3
It's a Schwinn 26" - not 24". I think it's the only one made. Bike shops here don't even carry it - I had to order it on line and then pick it up at the store.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Pat68
 - Grass Valley, CA
answer 4
No, this bike only comes with 26 inch wheels
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
cherrih
answer 5
No, they are only available with 26 inch wheels.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
proudownerOCT
 - Springfield, MA
answer 6
No, I did not see this bike offered with 24" wheels
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Bochar
 - Texas
answer 7
25 in tires
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
chuckleby
 - SLC, UT
answer 8
Not to my knowledge...26inch only
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
phile123
 - Medford, Long Island
Question

I have been looking for this exact thing, but is there any way to pay extra and get it assembled? I cannot assemble it.

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
7 answers
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answer 1
Ship it to the store for free and once it arrives, ask for assembly. It is free but it takes a day or two. We have ordered three of the trikes, now.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
jakesdad4314
answer 2
They will assemble it free of charge at the store, but it is large to transport. We have a Chevy Traverse and it would not have fit into our vehicle if it was assembled. You would probably need a truck. We would have needed to leave it for 24 hours to have it assembled after we handled the paperwork.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
trikehappy
 - Sun City, Arizona
answer 3
Most Walmart managers would be happy to arrange for that to be done for you if you explain the problem.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Glendale, AZ
answer 4
Our local walmart put ours together for free. You just need to ask them.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Zappy
 - Ohio
answer 5
walmart will assemble it for you.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
smartwannabe
 - portland OR
answer 6
Free Assembly! Says so on paper
swivel within the front bike tire when
unpackaged.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indiantown, FL
answer 7
Buy through Wal Mart and have it shipped to your local Wal Mart. You might first talk to the bike assembler at your local Wal Mart ahead of time just to confirm that they will assemble it. My local Wal Mart assembled by wife's Women's Solitaire and my Men's Solitaire without charge... and they did a good job.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
okiedokiedo
 - Sparks, Nevada
Question

Is this bike a direct drive where you have to keep pedels moving or can you stop pedeling and coast?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
crakenup2
 - florida
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
7 answers
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answer 1
You can stop pedaling. It will free wheel and coast.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
jakesdad4314
answer 2
you can stop peddling and coast
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KIWILOU
 - Port Orange FL
answer 3
You can coast. It has hand brakes.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Glendale, AZ
answer 4
Not sure if you've already bought this but you can coast with it. The breaks are on the handlebars so the pedals do move backwards
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Zappy
 - Ohio
answer 5
yes,this bike does coast when you stop peddaling
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
smartwannabe
 - portland OR
answer 6
:Yes, you can coast
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
OregonRider
answer 7
you can coast
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
johnchicago
 - chicago, il
Question

could we get standard brakes instead of hand brakes?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
36reasons
 - Pilot Knob
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
7 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Slipdip
 - Santee, CA
answer 2
I doubt it because of the 3 wheels. The braking mechanism is pretty intricate.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Pat68
 - Grass Valley, CA
answer 3
no this bike does not come with standard brakes only hand brakes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
cherrih
answer 4
Due to the The design of this bike regular foot brakes are not an option.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RouteRider
 - San Fernando Valley, ca
answer 5
Not that I am aware of. You may be able to find a classic modle on the internet but expect to pay over a $1000.00 for it.

Now their are other types of levers that can be placed on the bike to make the breaking easer. You would need to look under special levers for bike hand breaks.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Keeprolling
 - Cincinnati, Ohio
answer 6
I do not see any way you could use standard brakes on this model, there are other brands that are supposed to have a drum brake.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
REWD
answer 7
I'm sorry, but no. The hand brakes are the only ones available. But they do have a very nice feature-push buttons that stop the trike from rolling, making it easy to get on and off. To me, that made them worth having.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
proudownerOCT
 - Springfield, MA
Question

I see that the blue bike has a rear band brake. What does this mean? Is it operated by turning the pedal backwards?

asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The rear brake is hand operated not by the pedal.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
jljones62
 - Grand Prairie, TX
answer 2
The back brake is a drum brake mounted low on the chain jackshaft. It is operated my a hand lever just like the front caliper brake.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
jakesdad4314
answer 3
yes the band brake is part of the chain drive system, operates with a hand lever, seems to work very well.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
smartwannabe
 - portland OR
answer 4
No it is on the handle bars
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
GFJohnson
 - Chatt, TN
answer 5
No, both front and rear brakes have hand controls. Turning the pedal backwards does nothing.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
cardoyoung
 - Peoria AZ
answer 6
I called Schwinn about the brakes while assembling one I recently purchased. The brakes you describe are called "coaster brakes" and are not available on Schwinn Trikes per the Schwinn representative; not sure about other brands. I was somewhat disappointed to learn this after the fact but the handbrakes on this model (Schwinn Meridian 3-Wheeled Adult Trike, Dark Cherry) work well.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
KGandAG
 - Alabama
Question

Does this trike go in reverse?

Looking for a trike for my 15 year old daughter who has cerebral palsy, who recently had surgery on both of her feet. She has never had a bike and i am looking around for Christmas.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Mahoganybrown
 - Charleston, South Carolina
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No reverse. You place your feet on the ground and roll it backwards.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
jakesdad4314
answer 2
NO
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
schwinndisappointment
answer 3
No, you have to push it backwards, and it can be difficult in a tight space.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
keninflorida
 - florida
answer 4
yes it coasts
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KIWILOU
 - Port Orange FL
answer 5
NO only forwards but it will roll backwards
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
KIWILOU
 - Port Orange FL
answer 6
Not quite. You can't actively pedal it in reverse; however, you can get it to roll backwards and perform a sort of slow bootleggers turn to get the trike to reverse direction.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
SirrusRider
 - Huoston, Texas
Question

If I order this item for shiping to store would a walmart associate will assemble for me?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MarusiaPo
 - Murfreesboro TN
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I called my local store before I bought the tricycle, and they told me they do assemble them at no charge. I waited until I got notice that the tricycle had arrived at the store, and then I called and asked if they could put it together for me. It was ready that same afternoon! I was very pleased with the service.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
SWTSMILE74
 - PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
answer 2
every store has a different assembly procedure so you would need to contact the individual store.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
cherrih
answer 3
Yes, I went in to claim my purchase, did a little paperwork transaction and said I'd like it assembled. The associate said it may take 3 days, I said fine. It was done the next morning at 9am
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
CJSASSY
 - Newport, RI
answer 4
definately
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Granbury, Tx
answer 5
yes, if you ask the manager and explain why you cannot assemble it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
retiredteacher68
 - Boiling Springs, SC
answer 6
Yes. I requested assembly and it was done within a few hours.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BobQueen
Question

Do you recommend this bike for a college student who will be living in the dorms?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle in Cherry, Blue, Silver, or Mint Green
6 answers
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answer 1
No, not unless there is ground level storage - a garage - this is not easily carried up and down stairs and would be difficult to hang.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
4Bells
answer 2
Yes, with a good chain and heavy duty lock.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
TrickeRider
 - Florida
answer 3
It will be perfect but you will need a place to secure it. The basket is excellent for books and personal belongings.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BobQueen
answer 4
You have to have a VERY secure lock, at least one maybe two Master Lock Python cables that are 6 feet long to secure it to trees or posts, etc. so it is not stolen.

Would be great for carrying groceries, books, etc.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
TheBunnie
 - Los Angeles
answer 5
Yes, it is one speed.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
jeffpkf
 - Bloomington, IN
answer 6
No. Even thoug the basket is great to transport the laundry to laundromat or books to campus. The bikes has Just one speed and its oversize so is hard to park takes probably 3 spots...
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Milagritosbazan
 - Sayville, ny
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