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Old 09-26-07, 12:22 PM   #1
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hollywood bike gallery, electra amsterdam, or how everyone got a bike but me

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Old 09-26-07, 12:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great day. Love the bike.
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...so what did the kid get? No pictures?

Nice Amsterdam, though.
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It must be a fun bike to ride. Unfortunately you can never park that bike in public cause it will will get surrounded by flowers and wreaths and cyclists crying "it's so sad... we lost another one."
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Wow... that bike is purty! My wife would be jealous! *hides the screen so she can't see it*

The only thing she wouldn't like is the gears... she needs lots of gears for all the hills around here.
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Old 09-26-07, 07:04 PM   #7
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Wow... that bike is purty! My wife would be jealous! *hides the screen so she can't see it*

The only thing she wouldn't like is the gears... she needs lots of gears for all the hills around here.
They make an 8 speed version

Its a nice bike, just too much money
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They make an 8 speed version
When I go to Electra's site, I'm only seeing 3 speeds listed. Where are you seeing 8 speed hubs?

My soon to be sister-in-law got herself one of these. It's an 8 speed and she loves it.
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Old 09-26-07, 11:38 PM   #9
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...so what did the kid get? No pictures?

Nice Amsterdam, though.
I have to wait until he gets it Sunday to post photos of it

They only have a 3 speed as far as I knew. We don't have anything around here that we can't handle with 3 speeds so it was just fine for us

unkchuck- That one went right over my head- you'll have to explain if you want me to get it

Perfect day for a nice long ride on our favorite MUP- the chehalis western trail
Sunny blue skies, cool crisp air,leaves turning color(and falling!) riding bikes.

She absolutely loves it




I was a little taken with it myself, so I had her get a photo

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Old 09-27-07, 12:25 AM   #10
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Gorgeous!
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Old 09-29-07, 10:48 PM   #11
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Nephew got his new bike today!! Went for a short ride and he loved it of course, but we got rained out

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That is too cute, BAH! (but don't tell your nephew I called it cute )
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When I go to Electra's site, I'm only seeing 3 speeds listed. Where are you seeing 8 speed hubs?
I was apparently mistaken. I could've sworn they offered more than 3 speed though. Maybe they removed that option?
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Love all the pictures. Donnamb, is that a Breezer? All the models look fabulous!
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That is too cute, BAH! (but don't tell your nephew I called it cute )


speaking of cute- he seemed pretty happy about the whole first bike/bike ride experience


1st bike!






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I was apparently mistaken. I could've sworn they offered more than 3 speed though. Maybe they removed that option?
Addendum to my initial mistake, Electria IS offering an 8 speed Amsterdam but for the 08 model year
Catalog here: http://www.electrabike.com/06_new/do...G_FULL_REV.pdf
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Wow--love the pic of your wife on the Amsterdam, BAH. What a great setting. I'm jealous, since I can't get my wife to ride with me. She's just not into it, even though she's excersizing daily. I'll invite her on a nice fall ride in a couple of weeks, when the leaves change, and see what happens.

I flipped though that Electra catalogue, and am impressed. This new line of Amsterdam bikes seems to be growing!!! Love it!

Donnamb--what make bike is it, the one with your sister-in-law to be?
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When I go to Electra's site, I'm only seeing 3 speeds listed. Where are you seeing 8 speed hubs?

My soon to be sister-in-law got herself one of these. It's an 8 speed and she loves it.

I dig them. even planned on saving enough to get an 8 spd one. Sadly, they went up some $200+ in the last few months at the shop! Now I am looking for alternative places that I can purchase one for closer to a grand.


Any idea how the bike has operated on hills? The 8spds enough for trips to my area of SE PDX with a few hills?

I cannot recall what brand bike these Dutch commuters are? I know of Azor, Batavus, jorg and olif, & a few other names I cannot recall at the moment?

anyone know which modles tend to be the better made and all around best Dutch?

Is the lighter wieght slightly sportier and newer models still give the Mercedez like ride of the heavier Dutch, while remaining very practical?
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