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Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,895
Posted By Emz

I see you have a Trek 850 too! I will to keep...

I see you have a Trek 850 too!
I will to keep it and not punt and buy a new bike.
But the chain slips from the chosen front ring when I change gears IN BACK! so something's up. PLus stilll trying...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,895
Posted By Emz

hi guys, as the original poster of this thread, I...

hi guys, as the original poster of this thread, I wanted to say thanks. This makes for some very interesting reading and shines alot of light on things for me.

For the moment, I have decided to...
03-27-07, 07:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By Emz

my inner city area of town is full of people on...

my inner city area of town is full of people on bicycles.
For the most part, old beater bikes. Mostly men and boys.
My suspicion is they can't afford cars and don't want to put up with waiting for...
03-27-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Emz

makes me want to restore my all original '67 Slik...

makes me want to restore my all original '67 Slik Chik I have sitting out back.
fun stuff!
Em
03-26-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Emz

its messing with my mind alot. That red line I...

its messing with my mind alot. That red line I made that runs along that part of the frame under the seat - I copied that line and pasted it on the next bike down..... didn't draw that line new. So...
03-26-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Emz

hello, thx for your input. A wheelbase stretch...

hello, thx for your input.
A wheelbase stretch could also be accomplished by using a longer fork, or a fork that curves forward more or less from top to bottom.
My hunch is the frame is the same....
03-26-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Emz

hi, the website gives the same tire size as well...

hi, the website gives the same tire size as well as same rim. It occured to me that maybe some models just have a fatter tire mounted, but the website says they all three have the same tire size....
03-26-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Emz

Electra sizing oddity/hey Electra guy!

1st off, I do hope I'm not breaking a rule by doing this.
I captured the image of the 3 Electra bikes I am most interested in and put them on one page.
Then wanted to compare them to see if the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-07, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,895
Posted By Emz

hey thanks, everyone who chipped in with...

hey thanks, everyone who chipped in with thoughts, facts, etc.

Thank you for educating me. Now I'm tending to want the steel. The point made about any "overage" in rider weight pretty much...
03-26-07, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Emz

thanks guys, lots to think about. Maybe the...

thanks guys, lots to think about.
Maybe the shop will have one in alu and one in steel on display, and I can compare the weight by picking them up. If the difference is not too noticeable, maybe...
03-23-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Emz

thanks Aaron, for your .02. I appreciate it. :)...

thanks Aaron, for your .02. I appreciate it.
:)
Em
03-22-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Emz

HI, never mind! I found some threads! :) thx ...

HI, never mind! I found some threads!
:)
thx
Em
ps unless of course there's something you'd really like to say, lol
03-22-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Emz

trying to figure something out re: internal hub vs derailleur

Just looking to get back riding again and am attracted to some of the Electra models. Have determined I definately want one of their aluminum framed ones. And I'm pretty sure I want one of their 3...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-22-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,895
Posted By Emz

thank you! I appreciate it. :) I will get...

thank you!
I appreciate it.
:)
I will get aluminum then, for sure.
Em
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,895
Posted By Emz

possible weight diff between hi-ten steel and aluminum

Hi,
I am about to buy an Electra cruiser/comfort bike. Am shying away from the "hi-ten" steel models, in favor of the aluminum framed models. Thinking the aluminum ones must be much lighter.
Is...
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