"I see my nearly 4-year old Path is now a Tour". I wrote this in a post in 2012 so I guess I have been riding this machine for about 9 years. They must have installed good bearings in the wheels because it still rolls down even the slightest incline. I wish it had the locking brake levers like the one I bought for my wife last year. I use these elastic bands women, and men I suppose, use for their pony tails.
As my grip gets weaker it is hard to shift down into my two lower gears. I finally put a hose clamp on the shift grip, folded the excess threaded part back and wrapped it with black electrical tape. Now there is a little more something to grip and shifting is no problem. I used to reach over with my left hand to shift.