So I've been riding my Maruishi RX-6 as my daily commuter for almost two years now, and I was growing tired of riding drops day-in and day-out.
It was time for a change, but I really wanted to try continuity with the looks of the bike, so I started searching around for a new cockpit setup. I wanted to go with new parts, as my LBS doesn't have too much in the ways of nice vintage parts, and I wanted the parts to fit in nicely with my Shimano croupset.
I was a bit skeptical of the Dia Compe's - would they function well/ would they fit in with the rest of the bike? But I think everything has really come together nicely.
Anyways, here's a before picture, taken two years ago in the same spot:
And then the new setup: (sorry, pictures aren't quite as vibrant, it was overcast today ;P)
Tell me what you think! And for you C&V purists, I actually have the entire cockpit setup from before in storage at the moment so that one day I can go back to it if I feel the need.
Oh yeah, the new setup feels awesome!!