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  1. #1
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    Electra Townie 24D

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    My Electra Townie 24D arrived on Saturday, was assembled and serviced by my LBS, and was picked up for its first ride last night!

    What a fun bike! It is a mid-2000s model, or so I can tell, and it has front shocks, 24 speeds of fun, and is a unique green. It came with a rack, fenders, computer, and compass/bell, but I have a replacement bell from etsy on order that I will post a pic of when it arrives. It will have Grumpy Cat and have the saying "They see me rollin, I hate them," which I saw floating around on FB recently and continues to crack me up. The icky Electra seat immediately came off (and when I say icky, it was actually falling apart) and I replaced it and the seatpost with the Brooks B67 I had and the better seatpost from the Trek Pure Lowstep I had. I also had my MKS Lambda ("grip king") pedals put on to replace the original Electra pedals. Oh yeah, had the LBS add a mirror, too.

    It will be a little sad to sell my Trek Pure Lowstep....if they had a way to add gears I would have done it. Or, if Trek still made the 21 spd (they don't) I would have purchased that instead. Someone will be getting a nice barely-used but well loved bike. The Electra is just a ton of fun and I really love having more gears. It also shifts so much more easily, and that is really awesome.

    My step son recently got a new-to-him Giant mountain bike from our LBS. This is his first bike with gears (think it is 18 spd) and handbrakes. He and my husband went to buy him a helmet as his old one was too small - and ended up with the bike, too. So guess who wanted to bike ride with me last night? I told him I wanted him to learn his bike better, and for me to get acclimated on mine, before we do so and he understood. However, we can't find that brand spanking new helmet he just got. UGH on the money spent and seemingly gone - but maybe good for me. Right now he is going to use mine, and it will likely mean that I get a new one, which could be good because my current helmet gives me a hell of a headache.
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    200x Electra Townie 24D/Brooks B67

  2. #2
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    What a cute bike -- I love it!

    Definitely treat yourself to a new helmet. I never even notice mine. It should NOT give you a headache. Mine is one of the less expensive Giros (Havoc model) made for mountain biking (as it has a brim). You don't have to spend a ton for comfort!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  3. #3
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    Re: Electra Townie 24D

    Ditto on the green!
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
    2012 Jamis Dakar XC Comp SI Ldy Gel
    2013 Electra Verse

  4. #4
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    My helmet was a Bontrager Solstice Size U. Does anyone know if that model is more oblong or round?

    MTA: I almost feel like a nutcase watermelon helmet would go nicely with the green bike.....so many helmet choices all over the place!
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    200x Electra Townie 24D/Brooks B67

  5. #5
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    Congrats on the new bike!
    2014 Bobbin Bramble / Brooks B67
    2008 Rodriguez Rainier Mirage / Terry Butterfly Tri Gel
    2007 Dahon Speed Pro TT / Biologic Velvet
    1998? GT Rebound / Serfas Gel

  6. #6
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    Got my grumpy cat bike bell! Adds just the perfect amount of snark needed.

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    200x Electra Townie 24D/Brooks B67

  7. #7
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    I think the watermelon helmet would be a nice choice.

 

 

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