Old 11-20-21, 06:54 AM
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Bikes: 1984 Miyata 310, 1986 Schwinn Sierra, 2011 Jamis Quest, 1980 Peugeot TH8 Tandem, 1992 Performance Parabola, 1987 Ross Mt. Hood, 1988 Schwinn LeTour, 1988 Trek 400T, 1981 Fuji S12-S LTD

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There are a few things that I not only accept, but are mandatory on my bikes. I use rechargeable blinking LED lights to make me more visible to inattentive drivers on the rural roads I ride. I use a Garmin Edge 200 to keep track of my mileage and which bike it was on. It was the smallest Garmin made, so it isn't much bigger than an Avocet or Cateye computer, but it doesn't need calibrated for each bike. If I wanted an even cleaner look, I could put it in my pocket. I found I liked spd shoes and pedals after getting my first pair when my Avocet Touring shoes were worn out. There are no straps to pinch and I don't like hobbling around on external cleats.

I have some bikes with index shifting, and I like them, but not enough to put index shifting on the older bikes.
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