I'm getting a Townie!
- I went into town with the intention of just pricing the Townie and
looking at it. I took one for a test drive. It was a 21 speed. The
lowest gear feels similar to the lowest gear on my Trek, so I think
it'll be fine climbing hills, although I don't take really steep
It did feel kinda weird, though, b/c of the handlebars being up so
high. It felt kinda like riding a chopper, although I've never ridden
a chopper. :-) I guess it felt like what I imagine riding a chopper
would feel like. :-)
I'll be picking it up next week. I had them special order me one in
my choice of color.
- Enjoy your new bike Marcy!
One trick from Rans with the crank-forward bikes is to set the
handlebars about an inch above your knees while riding, and it greatly
improves climbing ability. Don't know if it will work as well with a
Townie, but it may be worth trying.