I only comment because of the subject of the thread. I figure if color is being scrutinized, a word for form wouldn't be rejected. I'm a firm believer in looking good as long as it doesn't cost too much.
You can test out colors with your photo app:
You can do a lot better job than this.
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I don't like the blue because it doesn't match the blue on the bike. I think that a natural cork would look good.
I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes