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    is electra a good company

    im moving to austin and preety much everthing is modern up to date every one rides bikes in austin and i mean everyone and since cruisers are back in the scene. i was wondring about electra there bikes are drop dead gorgous. and espacilly that amsterdam

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    Yep, good company, solid bikes.
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    Solid indeed! They're not lightweights...

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    I managed to bust one of their frames, but it took more abuse than any bike should. And they replaced the whole frame at no cost.
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    I know many shops including the one at which I help sell Electras. They're great looking bikes and a quality product.
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    Electra: Boney Finger

    I recently purchased an Electra Boney Finger. So far it seems like a good bike. Your correct when you say they are very nice looking bikes. Here is my blog of the bike and a picture. http://allcruiserbikes.blogspot.com/ Are you looking for the cruiser or townie style? Which model of those do you like most? The Rat Fink is WILD!

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    People really like the "Flat Foot" geometry. You can stop at a red light and put both heels on the ground. The geometry enables full leg extension, even with the low seating position.

    My Daughter Mellisa designed a Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle in 1991, and it was listed as the Number One Ladies Bicycle on Google for over a year. Here's a scan of the listing:

    The bottom of the page didn't come out in the scan, but that doesn't matter, she's at the top of the page.
    Mellisa's bike has the "Flat Foot" geometry, although it was accomplished by moving the seat back without increasing the wheelbase.
    Electra
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    has capitalized on the demand by producing the Townie, the Amsterdam, the Rat Fink and the Pink Fink.
    If "Flat Foot" geometry (technology, ergonomics) wasn't in demand, Mellisa's bike wouldn't have been listed #1 on Google.
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    Mellisa gave me the go-ahead to sell the Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle when the offers went over eleven hundred dollars. It sold for twelve hundred dollars.
    You can get an Electra for a lot less, and the increased wheelbase is an advantage (unless you want to "freestyle" and do 360's on it).

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    Electra is a great company with excellent customer service. They have replaced a frame that had a minor crack after the warranty expired.

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    does anyone have any links? i'm getting some of my co-workers to start commuting by bike, and they've asked me for information about electra bikes. i really have no experience with them.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Develyn View Post
    I recently purchased an Electra Boney Finger.
    What does the boney finger weigh? I'm looking at their straight 8 for my every day to work, pull my daughter in the trailer, bike. I only live a mile from work but I live in a hilly town.
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    I sold my MTB today to free up enough cash to by the Boney Finger at my LBS. I road ride now mostly anyway and never get the chance to hit the trails anymore with anyone. I saw this bike and fell in love the second I saw it. I really like orange, so the choice was obvious. Once I test rode it, I knew I had to have it.

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