Hello everyone, I've been lurking the forums for a few days now while I save my pennies for a Path 8. The wife won the Rock-Paper-Scissor tourney so she gets her Rover 8 first (sometime in the next 2 weeks). I figured that since I have about a month to wait, that I would ask some questions and prepare for ordering. We will be doing mostly trail riding (lots of Rails2Trails in Ohio), but my wife is interested in doing some touring as well in the next few years. Here goes:
1. As far as accessories/additions here is my order of priority, am I missing anything... clipless pedals/shoes, fender(s), luggage rack, upgraded tires, flag(s), mirror(s). I put flags/mirrors low on the list since for the first month or so we will be exclusive to non-motorized trails, so being seen/seeing others isn't an issue.
2. My only complaint about the Path is the twisting of the gripshifter and how difficult it is to see the numbers. I plan on upgrading to a bar end shifter asap. Any suggestions for brand/model? Most that I've seen online come in sets for front/rear derailurs. I've looked everywhere and have only found one specifically made for the Sturmey-Archer 8 speed hub. I'm sure my LBS will be able to hook me up, but I like to research as much as possible first.
3. Any SW Ohio trikers out there?
I'm sure more things will come up as these questions get answered. Feel free to answer any of the questions or completely ignore me, either way I'll still be hanging around here passing time until I can order and drooling over everyone's pictures (keep 'em coming).
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for any answers.