I was visiting Vancouver last weekend and stopped by a bike shop to kill some time. I found a orphan peaking out from behind some boxes, it was a Kona chromoly road bike frame and wouldn't you know it, it was my size. Not that I need another bike, BUT, it had a disc brake ISO mount which got me to thinking, this could make a nice bike for around town when I don't feel like wearing lycra and road shoes, or want to pedal the heavy mountain bike.
So now that the orphan has come home with me I've started to think about how I'd like to build it up. First is to find a 700c carbon disc fork, matte black preferred, but glossy okay. The drivetrain will be Campy thanks to friends who coverted me on a recent previous build. Finding CX disc wheels with a Campy hub isn't exactly easy, or should I say inexpensive, but there are some reasonable options. My biggest question, and reason for this post, is to solicit comments with respect to the component colors. I know this photo isn't the best, but I'll try to describe it. The frame is a dark gray fine metallic paint - sparkles in the sun. The logo outline is a muted gold with Kona in glossy black. The question in general is alloy or black? Accent colors? Saddle & bar tape colors? I know that everyone has their opinion - so I'm not expecting any kind of concensus. It would be nice to get some ideas though. If you have photos of your bikes, or suggestions that might spark some thought, I thank you in advance!