I finally got my 2007 Downtube NS fixed up like I want, front rack, fender extender for rear, and added a 39 chainring. I have since found out I could of put on a 38. I may sometime change the big ring to a 53 or 54. I will shift by hand, no front derailleur. The front rack is $7.99 at Nashbar. I found that by tipping it forward regular panniers fit to hub better but it easily will go flat if you prefer. The fender extender is from a gallon milk jug-gives just the correct curve, covered with duct tape and attached with 2 large paperclips, easily removable for dry days. Here are some pics and some pics of the homemade trailer wheels I made to tow suitcase with. I will tour with the panniers and racks when going greyhound and the trailer when flying. Still looking for a cheapo 31" hard suitcase. Oh and I included a picture of my service dog that goes with me everywhere, Rosie a 7lb Yorkie.