The rear is spaced for a 5 spd so I'm using a new IRD 14-28 freewheel. Works out with a good gear range with the 50-46-28 front rings. I'd hang on to your Panasonic. 26" touring is the way to go IMO.
They were kind of common on older 80's MTB's. Try searching for "dirt drop quill stem"
I think Nitto still makes a version too, but in silver
1986? Here's my Stumpy from that same year...just took off the rack & slicks to put knobbies back on - taking it to the mtb park for some trail riding this weekend
^ That color is rad. I took mine on some trails with the slicks and it was definitely a challenge but really fun. I'd love to find a 22" 80's Stumpy one day.
looovin the raleigh, and the miele
this page is looking awesome
Hehe appearantly everybody cross chains on their first geared bike.
My '77 Fuji S-10S, an everyman's bike from the year when I graduated high school. I rode to the pharmacy yesterday and had to stop to take a call, deciding to snap this picture because I liked the sun angle on my leaning bike.
The drivetrain is 2 x 6 (52/39 and 13-30T), original SunTour Vx and SL derailleurs, bar end shifters, and SunTour freewheel. It has the satisfying "clunk" of a SunTour upshift, and requiring slight overshift and correction for downshifts.
It has the original Fujita Belt saddle, too, which I find most comfortable. I run 27 x 1 1/8 Paselas. Anyway, it's my general purpose bike and I enjoy riding it.S_10S 2014.jpg
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I didn't know those existed. I'm so getting one.
Nice Nano, Nag.