This bike is an utter luxury. There is no possible justification for a guy like me owning such a machine. There is nothing it will do that I can't accomplish on my less pretentious retro grouch bike - except, of course, for scoring poseur points. This bike does it.
It has a Thompson stem and seat post and a Brooks Swift saddle. The handlebar is a Kestrel carbon and I even made a custom length carbon stack spacer for it. What freaks out the bike guys is the Chris King hubset and the utterly pointless Salsa titanium skewers. The non-bikers are impressed by the light weight and the Flight Deck computer that shows what gear I'm in.
I may not be fast but I can still look good riding slow.