Great thread - I've learned a lot.
Just got a 2001 and the original owner installed a 16/40 sprocket combination so I can confirm it works pretty well hauling my lard ass around (6'1" / 200#). I'm not sure I'd like the stock combination much - ISTM it would wind up pretty tight pretty quick...
anyway, sprockets and chain are shot so any recommendations on where I can pick them up cheaply?
And the bike has 5k miles: should I anticipate replacing front brake pads and rear liners? TIA.