One of many colorful, casual Townie bikes made by Electra. This one has the cherry motif, including bell and valve cap!
With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, the Townie sets a new standard in comfort and control.
See more at: http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/townie
Firelands Rails to Trails Inc usually holds two work days per month on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday. We are an all volunteer non-profit trail building and maintenance group. We need all kinds of help from carpentry to computer skills. Contact Excel Bike for more information. Or go to www.firelandsrailstotrails.org.
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Top Off Those Tires! - The number-one cause of tire problems is riding with too little air pressure (this happens because bicycle tubes naturally seep air). This simple mistake increases the risk of flats two ways (this holds true for road and off-road rubber): First, softer tires pick up more debris, which may work into the tires popping the tubes. Second, when you hit holes, ruts, rocks, etc., soft tires can deform to the point that the rim pinches the tube (between the rim and obstacle) and cuts it in two places, which is what's known as a pinch flat or snakebite puncture (because the holes in the tube resemble a snakebite). Besides damaging the tube, this impact can bend the rim, leading to an expensive repair. Under-inflated tires also lack the sidewall rigidity needed for safe cornering. And, too-soft tires wear quicker and are considerably harder to ride on. So, save yourself a lot of hassle and top off your tires regularly. We recommend pumping before every road ride and once a week on your off-road machine.
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