Electra Townie - Help Choosing Number of Gears
Originally Posted by natex14
I love my Townie. My typical ride on it is about 10 miles, but I have done a lot of 20 mile rides and even a 25 mile ride with lots of hills. I always get looks when I pass people, but that thing is so comfortable and pretty quick for a cruiser. On my 10 miles rides I average 16 mph. Not bad for a fat guy on a cruiser.
You said you ride your Townie with "lots of hills". Can you tell me how many gears you have on your Townie? I'm have a hybrid bike but would like to get a Townie for ease of riding around the city streets but would also like to ride on the Metro Parks paved trails. I'm thinking of a 3 speed -- or should I get 7 or 21? Would love to hear from you or anyone else with an Electra Townie who can give some advice.
Also, any other thoughts about Townie's from folks who own them? Do you love yours or not so much? Did you add a rack or other accessories and what's your review of these?