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Old 04-20-17, 12:50 PM   #1
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Townie Electra Commute 27D

Anybody have one? Opinions? Don't own a cruiser and this one looks like what I could use a good bit....
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Awesome! If you like CF, an Electra Townie is your ride.
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What is CF?
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Carbon Fiber made frame $$$$$$. Roger
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This is an aluminum frame?
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He said the Townie is Carbon Fiber. Different model. Roger
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Anybody have one? Opinions? Don't own a cruiser and this one looks like what I could use a good bit....
I am a big fan of Electra townies and have a 21d and love it (~2000+ miles) but the frame/seat position isn't for everyone. I would try to test ride and go up a hill if that will be in your terrain.
Differences from mine are 700c vs 26 inch, disc vs V brakes, 9 speed cassette vs 7speed freewheel and a dyno hub/light? And racks, but those can be added. Handlebars look different and more swept back.
I also have a 7d and 3i.
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I have Townie 21D with a suspension front fork. It has a lot of miles, still looks and rides great. The Commute 27D is beautiful. It is nicer than a 21D. If money is no problem, get it, you won't be sorry.....OH! Electras, they're excellent bikes, but not geared for speed (neither am I).
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What is CF?
CF is crank forward in this situation.

What bike did you decide on?
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CF is crank forward in this situation.

What bike did you decide on?
Haven't decided yet.
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