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Silent One back to his roots.      I took the orientation classes at Hellyer quite a long time ago, and if I'd lived in the bay area, I'd probably would have been a track rider-racer.
      Lucky you. :) Its a beautiful place--great surf.    That hill (Kamehame Ridge) with the guard rail on one side is a gated utility access road. One of my favorite little climbs--3.63k climbing dist, 1085 climbing ft, 18% max grade.    Here's a vid I made yesterday, looking at that ridge from a (hiked) summit peak at about north northwest.  
I'll probably go with the Vee Rubber Vee12, for dual purpose use. Here's the 2013 El Mariachi SS 29er, with the 38mm Vittoria Randonneur Hyper tire mounted for test rides. The Vittoria's are on the cyclocross commuter bike now.    Check out the slideshow--its pretty cool.   http://www.veerubber.co.th/2013/?p=1543&cur-cat=bicycle      http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigmode/9395183762/
Downsize Cables RS-1 Reference UPOCC Pure Silver Ribbon ICs with Furutech Rhodium RCAs     - priced for a quick sale - $80 including shipping in the U.S. - paypal - my poor pictures above, and link to another classified for reference   http://www.head-fi.org/t/653542/downsize-cables-rs-1-reference-silver-ics-with-furutech-silver-rcas-1m-final-price-drop
^ Wow you must have BIG shoes.     These are Downsize RS-1 Reference Silver ICs
I'd like to put them in classified. They are actually black, .5m, gold IIRC. Could be wrong on the latter.       
    If not for my knee health, for sure I'd have a fixed gear. Have had a couple through the years. I'm at the point where it almost looks like I need to husband my injuries, or face the end of my cycling activities. Neither are very attractive alternatives.
      Singlespeed for the quiet simplicity, and mostly flatland commuting. Will start out with 44x18 gearing, which will allow some *gnarly* climbing ability. With the 38mm tires I think that puts me around 20mph @ 100rpm.   My knees have all of a sudden been bothering so maybe it'll get gears later, along the lines of a cyclocross-style 1x9.   Probably will sell the Schwinn cheap, give it away, or donate it to the University bicycle lend/lease program. Might use it for a...
Just ordered one of these for *hopefully* a final commuter build (single speed). Not too keen about having to deal with canti brake set up again, but oh well. Got a pair of 38mm Vittoria Randonneur Hyper tires.        http://www.flickr.com/photos/46195580@N03/5099798734/
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