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Old 03-03-09, 10:35 AM   #1
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What bike parts make good "eye candy" for you? Show Pics.

Hey all, I was thinking this morning about how much I love the look of utlegra 6600 series hubs (particularly with Open Pro's). Can't really explain it...they just make my heart beat a little faster like a pretty girl would. Maybe it is the sensibility of the whole package. I am a bit of a geek.

I also love the look of a butchered brooks b17. Oh, and the old Campy Delta Brake Calipers.

I only have a pic of the hubs, though. What about you folks? What bike parts make you feel like your climbing the rope in gym class?
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Old 03-03-09, 11:01 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-09, 11:28 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-09, 11:56 AM   #4
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Modernjess..fantastic...like dreamland. I'll have more time to look at it tonight.
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And pretty much any part made by Vanilla, especially their custom polished/painted lugs....





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Old 03-03-09, 02:08 PM   #6
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I've gotta agree with you about the Ultegra hubs.



And the sound of them is as good as the look. I could just sit in my garage all day with the bike in the stand listening to the rear wheel spin.

I'm also quite taken with the Ultegra SL rear derailleur:



On the MTB side, I like the XT crankset and rear derailleur:





Of course, these things aren't in the same class as those Vanillas.
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Old 03-03-09, 02:20 PM   #7
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I like old Campy high-flange hubs, the sultry droop of track bars, filed Nervex lugs and flawless candy paint next to chromed or polished lugs.
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I like old Campy high-flange hubs, the sultry droop of track bars, filed Nervex lugs and flawless candy paint next to chromed or polished lugs.
There was a white CIOCC in the Italian Steel thread with high flange Campy hubs. Just gorgeous.
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Basically any bike built by the boutique companies:

Vanilla (ESPECIALLY their touring bike...mmmmm), the older Rivendells, Shamrock, etc.


Barring that, a good set of downtube shifters, or perhaps the loud, hollow ticking of a cheaper freewheel (yeah, I know)
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Wheels do it for me...nice split-spokes with some deep V rims...mmmm.




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I installed the springs on the 96 Pro Flex mtb to complement the Magurra hydraulic brakes.
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Old 03-03-09, 04:02 PM   #12
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There was a white CIOCC in the Italian Steel thread with high flange Campy hubs. Just gorgeous.
Aye, my '71 Crescent has them and they always get comments.
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Barring that, a good set of downtube shifters, or perhaps the loud, hollow ticking of a cheaper freewheel (yeah, I know)
I hear that. I love the sound of one of my cheaper 7 speed freewheels. I am not even sure it is a shimano.
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This is my eye candy

I can't wait until the snow and cold are gone so I can get on my bicycles..
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Wow, that Eirksen is beautiful!
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I will add Chris King hubs and headsets to the list (like a kid at a candy store)
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I installed the springs on the 96 Pro Flex mtb to complement the Magurra hydraulic brakes.
Nice, and that is a lovely kaliadescope of tires you have hanging there!
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Tires? Thanks sawtooth, When I see tires on sale I get them to try them out.
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