got 3 15' strands of garland for 97 cents@ at walmart, a lot of cable ties from harbor freight and homeless depot (~$6 total, with colors), and 2 bike glow lights ($25@ +shipping).
there's garland around the rack, too, but the side views are hidden by the panniers. everything is under the cables. took 2 hours to winterise the bike, replace the rear brake cable, put on the garland, and remove/replace the lights. a month ago i bought a park cn-10 cable cutter and finally got to use it- mostly on the garland. it has a monofilament line that is very tough. did use it on the brake cable.
rei has them ,too.
gonna see whether arvada has a christmas parade. denver's grossly overshadows most of the metro area.
merry christmas from colorado!
the other bike was seen in eldorado springs last weekend. it is a montgomery ward, model unknown, apparently still being ridden. looks like old-style glow light on it (much thicker optic fiber). the battery pack has been removed.