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Old 07-06-14, 03:05 PM   #1
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Love the Townie, hate the long reach to the handlebars-any suggestions?

I loved how the Townie felt on my bottom and legs/knees, but felt like I was reaching out too far and wide to reach the handlebars.
I also rode a Trek Verve 3 and loved how that felt, but it was not quite as comfortable in the legs. I was fitted at a quality bike shop, and the associate made several adjustments. Anybody ever swap out the Townie's straight bars for some curved ones?
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I loved how the Townie felt on my bottom and legs/knees, but felt like I was reaching out too far and wide to reach the handlebars.
I also rode a Trek Verve 3 and loved how that felt, but it was not quite as comfortable in the legs. I was fitted at a quality bike shop, and the associate made several adjustments. Anybody ever swap out the Townie's straight bars for some curved ones?
Pics please, so we know what you are talking about.
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I have changed out the handlebars on all my bikes. You can order straight from the Electra Store. Handlebars - Parts - Electra Bike Store I've ordered bars from Modern Bike: Cruiser Bars - Modern Bike Any at 25.4mm
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I have changed out the handlebars on all my bikes. You can order straight from the Electra Store. Handlebars - Parts - Electra Bike Store I've ordered bars from Modern Bike: Cruiser Bars - Modern Bike Any at 25.4mm
That's good to know, thanks!
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I have a chart with measurements here so you can get some perspective.

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Going to a Bike shop you can hold various handlebar choices in your hands and over the bike to see if you like them better .
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Townies have some pretty adjustable bars. The stem is the older quill-type so that could be raised as long as you're not already at the insertion limit, also the bars can be tilted back toward you. Last resort, you could also swap out the stem to an adjustable one, like on the Verve 2.
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