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Notes on my non-used bike search thus far:

Jamis Earth Cruiser 2
(avail at Proteus College Park 301-441-2928)
Raleigh Retroglide AL
(avail at Princeton Sports Columbia 410-995-1894)
Giant Simple Single
(avail at Princeton Sports ibid., in stock at Performance Rockville 301-468-0808)
Electra Rosie or (*drool*) Hawaii in mint green
(avail at Plum Grove Cyclery Lessburg, VA 703-777-2252 or Continental Ocean City 410-524-1313)
Iron Horse PT
(avail at Proteus ibid.)

Sadly the only one I can get a look at in person is the Giant Simple and that's kind of the one I like least.



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May. 25th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Jamis--my blue beloved is an original Earth Cruiser, a strong, solid, pretty bike, and the only repair it's needed in twelve years was a replacement for the original plastic pedals. The new ones are not as pretty, IMHO, though I hear they're even stronger and more robust.

The Raleigh Retroglides are nice, though they dropped the lovely (hub-geared) Retroglide 7, and those Electras are to die for.

I'll bet you can find a nice vintage Raleigh 3-speed if you scout the local yard sales long enough, though.
May. 26th, 2003 03:13 am (UTC)
I think I will give the yard sales a chance, if it will stop raining! It is nice to hear that you like the Jamis and that it has served you well for so long. I really wish that all of them could be in one place so I could touch them and see them up close, but thus far I can't even see one let alone all of them! I may have to go to Ocean City, which would be neat anyways, because I have never been there.
May. 26th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
Ocean City's sort of just a hick town with a huge tourist draw - just don't go on a Saturday! (9 miles of rolling backup to cross the bridge...)

I am going to OC probably for a day in July to visit some family, but you might not want to wait that long. But if you want company on your trip, hey, lemme know.
May. 28th, 2003 01:28 am (UTC)
I really want a bike before the end of June; I am holding out faint hope for a used one to fall in my lap, though. I'll let you know if/when I decide to go to Ocean City! It would be nice to take someone along who like, has ever been there before.
May. 28th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)
Sure thing! If you do wind up going, it could be kinda fun. I don't go there so much any more but we did family vacations there for years and years, so I can find my way around pretty well!
May. 28th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
As stated in my earlier post, sadly, I realized that there may not be enough room in my car for the bike, let alone the bike and a passenger, if I'm really serious. Of course, also as stated during our evening confederation, I might have to put the whole thing off altogether.
May. 25th, 2003 10:08 pm (UTC)
I must confess to loving the Electra Rosie and the Hawaii Mint Green. Though the Earth Cruiser looks like it has a comfy seat.
May. 26th, 2003 03:14 am (UTC)
If you look at all the bikes on the Electra page, you'll see why I am leaning towards those. *sigh* So pretty!
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