I inherited a Free Spirit Tourney (I know I know - dept. store special) from a friend who was moving and had it in the garage. It has obviously had a few improvements made in the way of components. I have a problem identifying what kind of rear derailleur is on the thing, though. The only significant markings I could find were on the backside of the rd, which makes it difficult to get a decent picture. It says: "Maeda ind Japan", has a stamping on it that says "VIA" and another that says "BD" (date code??). It's aluminum and hangs from a derailleur hanger. Here's the pics I could get:
This bike has a Falcon (cheapy) front and this unidentified rd. The wheels are Alex Rims RP15F (with 8 cogs on the rear) and Suntour "power shifters" on the downtube. Anyone out there have any idea what I am looking at?