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Is Electra Townie 7d a beach cruiser?

Old 03-08-21, 03:03 AM
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Is Electra Townie 7d a beach cruiser?

Is electra Townie 7d a beach cruiser? I just bought this bike recently.
The townie 7d has a straight handle bar compared to the electra cruiser. The townie can pedal backwards and it is not used as a brake.

My townie 7d feels alot of bump in the sidewalk. I'm wondering if I should switch to better tires that will absorb the impact. Maybe I should have bought an Electra cruiser or a mountain bike with better shocks.
Overall, I still like my townie if the road is completely flat. However, sidewalks here in Los angeles are not really that flat.
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You could try different (less) air pressure in your tires or a different saddle. Roger
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I switched my handle bars to the Electra Bullhorn and Cafe ones. The bike rides more like a cruiser then. I have a 21d but wishes I had a 7d.
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The Townies have an aluminum frame, right? A tensile steel framed beach cruiser will generally ride smoother, but it will be heavier.
-I think I would experiment with the saddle and tires, as rhenning suggested, before trading in the Townie.
-maybe try a suspension seatpost.
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