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    All Bikes All The Time Sawtooth's Avatar
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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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    My brain bench.(saddle)
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    Pretty much all the bikes at the North American Handmade Bike Convention. Never been to one, but the pictures sure are nice. Wow.

    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/images2009.htm

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    Modernjess..fantastic...like dreamland. I'll have more time to look at it tonight.
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    Kickstands wrapped in hemp twine.




    And pretty much any part made by Vanilla, especially their custom polished/painted lugs....





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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by truman View Post
    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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    It's true, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
    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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    The Barbie Handlebar mirror... of course.

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    disc brakes



    and powercranks

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    My Brooks B17 perched on a miche supertype seatpost


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    On my bike- Tektro CR720's:


    And I've been having an irrational desire to buy an Eriksen seatpost for my good bike:

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    All Bikes All The Time Sawtooth's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat22 View Post
    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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    Fenders... pretty, shiny fenders. (Not my bike in the picture... sorry to say!)

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    Pace carbon fork on my street Cannondale mountain bike.


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    Tires? Thanks sawtooth, When I see tires on sale I get them to try them out.
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