Tuesday, January 20

Electra Bikes

I can't say that I've had the best luck with bikes in recent years. As a child, no problems. As an adult...well, it started in college with a squeaky brake on my campus ride, and it really went downhill from there. After a spill-and-skid on the pavement following a $100 bike purchase from a local megamart, I decided to buy a bike from Electra, a bicycle company based in Carlsbad, California. Founded in 1993, they claim to be one of the main reasons the cruiser bike has come back into popularity.

I say that they're more popular for their quirky rides, such as their "Karma," which I bought last fall. I'm not really outgoing enough to ever pick a car color bolder than silver, white, or black, but when it comes to a bicycle, I went all out! It's a 3-speed cruiser bike in shiny metallic purple that fades from front to back, gold swirly decorations on the tire guards, leather tassels on the handlebars and seat, and...well, that's about as technical as I can get with bikes. All I can say is that it's a gorgeous ride and is so fun to ride. Mr. Bean and I took a long ride this weekend and although my cruiser can't go as fast as his commuter bike, we had a great time.

Even if you're not in the market to buy a new bicycle, visit Electra's website to at least check out their cruiser designs! Here are some of my favorites:

Recently, even celebrities have jumped on the Electra bandwagon including Paris Hilton, Jenny McCarthy, and Hansen (who are they again)?


Gratitude Gal said...

Thanks for stopping by! How cute are these bikes???!!! I love to ride bikes and cruisers are really comfy. I hate being all hunched over when I ride. Cute blog, I'll come back for a visit.

Betty Basket Liners said...

I have an Electra Bike and I love it! I also LOVE my basket so I have started making basket liners that are functional and fashionable. They have three designer fabrics, numerous pockets, and a key chain holder. Not to mention you can lift your liner and go! It turns into an attractive handbag when you're on the go! Check out my site at www.bettybasketliners.com. I guarantee you'll love it too..why not ride in style?

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Down Under! I am zeroing in on my first bike in 50 years (blush) and have fallen for the Electra Karma Cruiser, but have yet to even see one - got some leads though here in Australia. Your site is pulling me closer to the edge...this bike is very seductive! -A Broad in a Quandary

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