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Old 06-12-16, 09:24 PM   #1
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Newbie needs y'all help.

Hi everyone.

I am wanting to buy a bike to ride around my neighborhood, the beach, & run errands. I have narrowed it down to the Electra Townie 7 speed (maybe a cruiser 7 speed) or the hybrid bike from SixThreeZero. Thoughts on both?

Thank you so much.
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Old 06-13-16, 06:46 AM   #2
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Electra Townie, well built and they hold their value. If you live near an REI, you can get one thru them and earn a 10% rebate. Usually great service and flexible return policy.

https://www.rei.com/b/electra/c/hybr...d-bikes&page=1
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My wife and I both have Townies and they are great around town bikes. Super comfortable to ride and you can put your feet down while sitting when you stop.
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I'd vote for the Electra Townie. Nice bike and well built.
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I bought the Super Deluxe 3i. I didn't care for the way I felt a little cramped when riding the Townie. Now hubby loved the Townie and ordered that one. I loved the feel of cruisers and I feel a little more relaxed and spread out. I have ordered it sight unseen but it had everything I wanted. 3 speed w/ coaster brakes. Hope I love it when it comes in this week.

Thank you to all who answered my question.
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I bought the Super Deluxe 3i. I didn't care for the way I felt a little cramped when riding the Townie. Now hubby loved the Townie and ordered that one. I loved the feel of cruisers and I feel a little more relaxed and spread out. I have ordered it sight unseen but it had everything I wanted. 3 speed w/ coaster brakes. Hope I love it when it comes in this week.

Thank you to all who answered my question.
Don't forget pics when you get it.
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