Old 03-29-12, 10:30 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Plymouth, Northern CA
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Bikes: 1970 Schwinn Ladies Collegiate 5-spd, 1970 Schwinn Ladies Suburban 5-spd, 1971 Raleigh Ladies Sports 3-spd, 1955 Schwinn Ladies Lightweight 3-spd, 1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 2012 Electra Amsterdam Royal 8i.

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Thanks for the input. I bought the Electra. I'd decided that to get a Pashley, I had to go almost all the way to San Francisco (3hrs) and not many dealers around for service/parts. I liked the riding position on the Electra (mostly upright) and that it was very easy to ride, I really liked the drumbrakes which had much better stopping power than caliper brakes, and dyno hub for lighting. I initially thought that I wouldn't like the Foot Forward geometry, but it was very comfortable without feeling like I was loosing too much in power.

I also test rode the Electra Ticino, as I was curious about the mixte framed bike. It rode great, very nimble but comfortable. Will definitely be interested in this one after I get to Colorado.
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