I just bought a Brooks B-17 Special in green with the copper rivets. I think it is the coolest looking thing ever. It is my second Brooks saddle. I was going to put it on my Trek 3700 but now I think I want to design a bike around the saddle. I want this to be a very good bike. I want the best quality I can reasonably afford. I do not want to get all crazy and spend $2000 on a set of wheels. I just want the durable good quality items that will make me proud of what I have even though 98% of the people I pass will not have any idea of what I have. Most people I know think a bike is a bike and think I am a complete idiot for buying a saddle for $100. I have no problem buying a saddle for that much money and almost spent $160 on a Brooks Sprinter but decided that I want to get the Green Brooks because I have lusted after it ever since seeing it. I want the bike itself to be a trekker/commuter/all-weather bike. I am not sure if I want drop style handlebars or time trial handle bars but I know I do not want mountain bike bars. I do like trekking bars to a point. I am thinking I want the handlebars wrapped in tape or leather that will accent the saddle. As a matter of fact and vanity I want everything to compliment the saddle without getting all crazy and overdoing it. Any suggestion will be thoroughly looked at and researched. I am wanting fenders front and back and a rear rack as well. I want to critique every little detail from the pedals and cranks to the valve stem caps. Put on your thinking caps and help me. This was spurred on by the thread about someone bike being 'almost perfect' or something like that. I want my own version of perfect. I am also inspired by the Trek Portland someone posted here as well. I look forward to any comments.