A day later…we have been trying to contact a small local bike shop to get the bike registered. I have taken the rear rack off the old bike and put it on the newer one, changed the rear view mirror, also from the old bike. I have also checked in to a lock. Japan has these lock that fit on to the bike so you always have it and the key stays in the lock until you lock it. Pretty cool and pretty low cost.
I also checked into a new front basket. The old from the other bike will fit, if LZ is not going to use it. We may pickup another bike with a basket from the realtor for her, another multi-speed. We’ll see if it is still there later this week when I go to Kyudo. I was going today but it was/is way too cold, even snowed some , yuk! The plan is once the seat is lower LZ , who is short can ride it. If so we will get her another bike the multi-speed which maybe easier for her to ride in somewhat hilly places. Right now she is riding a 16 in folding single gear bike, with no basket. A bigger bike that can carry maybe better for her. My old one will work, but it is single geared, she would like multi as well if possible.
So we have been calling bike shops, no one answers! We decided to try the bike shop at the mall in the large department store. We had thought to avoid them because figuring they would be less lenient. Turns out we were wrong. They said, yes no problem. Just bring us some ID and the name and phone number of the policeman who checked we can file the license application. We do not issue it, but we can file it. Oh, snap we thought how simple, cool!