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Frank's Electra Sparker

Frank has sent us his 2007 Electra Sparker

2007 Electra SparkerWho

Username
Frank
City
East Van

What

Make
Electra
Model
Sparker
Year
2007?
Modifications
Bone stock, for now!
When
June

Story

I put a down payment on this baby the first week of April, but the bastards at Caps made me wait (like a kid waiting to open his Christmas present) for 2 months due to ????? at the Factory. I rode it once for about 30 minutes (i'm outta shape), but because my Dog is really sick I have not been able to ride it since and may have to give up my Summer to care for my Dog, Seager who has an Inoperable Brain Tumor. Sorry bike riders, but my Dog comes first and it may be his final months coming, so my Electra will just have to wait!
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Sparker and Seager

Avatar Posted by David Walker at Jun 28, 2007 12:56 PM
I've been drooling over a Sparker myself and it's a shame you won't be riding it, but I totally understand where you are coming from

Understandable!

Avatar Posted by Nashira at Jul 03, 2007 01:24 PM
It's a shame you won't be riding it, but totally for an understandable reason. A dear friend's final days will never come again, whereas your bike will always be there. As a pet owner, my heart goes out to you and your pup!

Seager

Avatar Posted by Frank at Jan 07, 2008 01:36 PM
Well that day came. On Thursday Dec.20/07 I had to say Good-bye to my Son, Seager. It was the worst day of my entire Life and the weeks that have followed have not been easy. Life really sucks sometimes and then we die. I sold my stupid Helmet and am almost ready for a "Reckless Ride". I need to meet you People soon for a ride. Something slow and easy, to help me with my Broken Heart.

need advice

Avatar Posted by Igor at Apr 05, 2010 08:24 AM
I´m interested about this bike, but I´m wondering is it enough just one brake on rear tire? Is it enough practical? Thank you for answer.

Coaster Brakes

Avatar Posted by Bryn at Apr 05, 2010 08:28 AM
It really depends what kind of riding you do. Bikes have been made since the late 1800's with nothing but a coaster brake, so it's nothing new. If you live in a hilly area, you may find it barely adequate. Riding around on the seawall, or even quite a bit of the bike paths in Vancouver it's usually fine.

I have bikes with just a rear coaster brake, but I also have bikes I have upgraded and added a front drum brake. Coaster brake with a drum brake is a great combination!

Coaster Brakes

Avatar Posted by Frank at Apr 26, 2010 09:43 PM
I've had bikes with Coaster Brakes since I was 6 years old. Stomped on em til I was blue in the face, never had a problem. In my early teens I took em apart and put em back together and they still stopped with brute force. So these new ones should be even better - I hope!

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