So, there's a shop in town that carries Electras and I may go test one, but I'm not sold on them yet. The cute ones are all steel framed, and I want an aluminum frame so I can lift it without groaning. Not just hoist it off the ground, but lift and maneuver it. Not just into Baby if I'm going somewhere, but at the end of the day, when I'm tired. So I'm thinking an Electra is not for me. Not crazy about their Townies; sorry, but they're kinda Uglies. The adorable cruiser bikes all have those heavy steel frames.
So, I'm looking online at local bike shop choices, and the closest place to me is all about Trek. (My son rides a Trek, but he's a guy and wanted a different kind of bike, the kind you can pick up on Craigslist. Oh, to be young.) And they do have a model that looks just like what I'm lookin' for: Wasabi Bamboo. But whoa, I have to adore it before I spend that money.
And if I want the retro-cute-comfort plus a lightweight frame, there's this: Raleigh. They also carry Electras, so I could do a side-by-side comparison. But that won't be happening this weekend, because we are expecting rain on Saturday, and I have plans for Sunday. But I'm shopping, see?