Yeah, I'm a little sorry about kicking around the Townie in an earily post... there's nothing wrong with bike and it does look cool. I'm not sorry about being mean to those %#@^&*(@ Electra employees who have hyped their product here. It's pretty lame folks-- I know you're trying to get business with bike newbies becuase anyone who knows anything about bikes to easily see though the crap-storm. It really makes your product look worse than it actually is.
To anyone buying a comfort bike-- most big manufactures make a good bike for under $500. Don't believe any of the hype and take a 30+ minute test ride. Try climing a hill. Talk to the guys or gals at your local bike shop. It doesn't take a *patent pending* or *revolutionary* bike to start riding.