I am primarily a road biker, however I am becoming interested in distance cycling. I've seen a wide variety of bikes being used and want to get your opinion about whether this 1989 Fisher Procaliber would do.
The frame is too large for me as an MTB, but is just about exactly my road biking size with a 31.5" standover height. It has Deore XT components. And, it is a very comfortable ride.
I added the 1.5" Avocet Cross tires, but could easily go to a 1" tire.
Would I be at a disadvantage with the 26" wheels?
Also, should I install a drop bar? I have an old Japanese drop with the proper diameter.