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Trek Pure Sport or Electra Townie 21 or Trek Lime ???

Old 09-06-07, 04:46 AM
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Trek Pure Sport or Electra Townie 21 or Trek Lime ???

For general riding.....which is the preferred bike? Reputation of Trek vs. Electra in general? Help please. I want to be able to stand with both feet on the ground....therefore my choices...unless other choices should be added. Thank you!
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Old 09-17-07, 04:52 PM
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K. After much debate...research...and yes...actually trying out the Electra Townie, Trek Lime and the Trek Pure Sport...it became clear and obvious as to which bike I much preferred. Forgetting the specs...just sitting and then riding...the Trek Pure Sport was the definitive 'winner' in my personal contest. Comfort and capability were the deciding factors. I made my purchase yesterday...and I spent about an hour cruising around the area. That hour only confirmed the correctness of my decision for me, personally. The Trek Pure Sport handled extremely well, is very very comfortable and has the geometry to make me feel very secure and happy. I'd like to thank everyone, on this and other forums, that helped contribute to my decision through their well considered and knowlegable input. Enjoy riding and keep a happy (and safe) smile on your faces. Thank you all once again.
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Sorry you had to answer your own questions, but sometimes that's how it goes.
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Old 09-17-07, 07:21 PM
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I just saw a lime today for the first time. Wtf?
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I want a bike like one of those so bad.. I don't have a good reason, though! I've already got 3 bikes. I just think they're cute and they look fun! <3 <3 <3
I keep trolling craigslist looking for a good deal...
Enjoy your new ride!
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I got to try out the Trek Lime. It seemed kind of, well, not solid. I've seen the Raleigh bike with the Coasting group, and it's more aesthetically pleasing to my eye. I'd like to try it out. I don't think I'd get one, just because I'm fine shifting a 3 speed myself, but if any of you have a mom in a flat-ish place who hates shifting and prefers coaster brakes - this is the bike for her!

I would really enjoy having one of those wildly decorated, color-coordinated Electra cruisers - just 'cause I'm a girl about stuff like that.
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
I got to try out the Trek Lime. It seemed kind of, well, not solid.

I would really enjoy having one of those wildly decorated, color-coordinated Electra cruisers - just 'cause I'm a girl about stuff like that.
Yeah, the Lime seemed plasticky, like gimmicky Ipod design on a bike.

I also agree that there are some pretty good looking Electras out there.
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The Lime is fine but unlike prior 3 speed hubs, it was ment to be ridden in 3rd gear. Second gear is too low and actually a "Startup" gear designed to get you up to speed. Once you reach about 7 or 9 mph, the bike shifts to 3rd gear which I suspect is a step and a half higher. It's a sound idea because you actually use all three speeds unlike the AW-3 where one would ride in 2nd gear 95% of the time and hardly ever use 3rd gear because it was too high.

You also have to learn to slow the peddling down when going up hill so the bike will shift to 1st gear, otherwise, you'll hear a loud pop!
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Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
Yeah, the Lime seemed plasticky, like gimmicky Ipod design on a bike.

I also agree that there are some pretty good looking Electras out there.
ahhhhh you beat me to it, i wanted to call it they ipod of the bike world. at my lbs they had match ipod cases to.
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
at my lbs they had match ipod cases to.
You're kidding me.
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I personally tried the Electra, the Trek Lime and the TREK Pure Sport. The Trek Pure Sport is the most comfortable of the above bikes. It was a pleasure to ride.
The Electra 21 and 3 not only is not as comfortable, it also has lower quality components than the slightly more expensive Trek Pure Sport. By the way, the Trek LIme is not a crank forward/feet on the floor design, while both the Electra and Trek Pure Sport are crank forward/feet on the floor designs. I agree that the Trek Lime is appropriate for those who are gear 'phobic' and live in a relatively flat area.
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