vintage type "cyclometer," "odometer" etc?
I am tired of looking at various electronic computers, for recording everything from mileage to perspiration in liters, quarts or molecules; and much liked the little front wheel mount, aluminum housing mileage counter I think was French made, I'd once had:
On a '73 Windsor Carerra Sport 27" bike-purchased new and ridden May of '79 cross country from Dallas to near Bonners Ferry via San Diego, in a month, both hitching and pedaling-1400 miles under my own power, trying to make a deadline I aced beautifully-for a gathering of Antahkarana Circle of healers, about 4000 miles total.
I ride a very similar Windsor now, also a 27" modified with more upright handlebars; as I'm an older person-with some physical disability problems, due to spinal disease earlier in life.
I sent an email to a large on-line bicycle parts website; who answered informatively, suggesting one eBay product they'd come up with as an example I might follow up on, or search similarly on my own. Their search specified; "vintage NOS cyclometer" amongst other things, though I've also tried "odometer" too-with other interesting results.
I've still not seen anything exactly like what I'd gotten for that '73 Windsor; though a Schwinn 27" plastic housing model which can be reset, looks very much along the lines I'm seeking most. If anyone has any further information or ideas about finding one of these, I'd sure be interested?
And, I really think a manufacturer could do people a favor; by producing more of these quite handy, durable, simple and nearly indestructible items-
As opposed to contemporary complex devices, which always seem to overkill with information, easily malfunction, while frequently difficult to comprehend let alone use; when all I need is a good idea of how far I've gone, or how far I've yet to go getting somewhere:
I'm still irked they did away with 27" which has always seemed simply to screw people who'd committed to those, now years ago.
Nowdays seems nearly forgotten, what once had been a mantra of at least a few; that somewhere between "high tech" and "low or no tech" is "appropriate technology," which pedal power bicycle and cycling gear manufacturers seem particularly to've lost track of-in a realm where this seems most crucial, for the largest number of people, too.
I think mainly, to turn a buck: Mimicking the computer industry's logarithmic spiral of technical expansion.
post script: What means "NOS"?