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      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/
    Looks great, its a 2000 Atlanta---single owner, 2yo factory refinish, always framesaver-ed. Hope to build it up this week.      
^ What are your thoughts on the suspension system?
I'll be picking up an Osprey hydration pack for that same purpose.
Great responses, but I'll chime in anyway. For most high quality *working* (western) kitchen knives which will for the most part be maintained with a steel, 1000-1200 waterstones are ideal. Japanese polishing stones 6000-8000 grit are more appropriate, but not necessarily exclusively for handforged Japanese kitchen knives and woodworking blades. ymmv
    I gots dose two.
      Cool bikes dude! Inside info man, ride impressions etc!
Colnago still fabs there totl carbon frame in Italy. All C 40-50s were built there.
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