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    IRO group buy aesthetics question

    so i got the threadless in matte black. im thinking:

    white oury's on black risers and black stem
    black seatpost with white sella italia slr
    silver cranks (anodized cranks are stupidly easy to scratch and f up imo)
    maybe those mks's with black sides and white double straps

    kind of an all black and white theme, but now i dont know what to do with the wheels.
    white deep v's laced to those dura-ace hubs with the black composite material in them and silver spokes?
    all black spokes/hubs/tires with white deep Vs?

    any other wheel suggestions? (yeah this is sort of if price were no object, i have a 1 percent chance of actually buying dura ace hubs)

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    White deep v's with black spokes and hubs.

    Kinda like this (imagine black spokes/hubs) but without the horrible MOT H logo.

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    Do white rims stay clean looking?

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    since my normal rims don't stay clean looking, i'm going to go with:

    "if you clean them."
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    Does anything white on a bike that gets ridden stay clean looking?

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    i've never actually had anything white on a bike so this will be first. maybe ill keep my black slr

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    here's how i'm doing mine... flat black threadless.

    silver components
    +nitto ct-80 stem
    +sugino rd crankset
    +formulas laced to mavic cxp
    +cheap seatpost
    +nitto rb-018 bullhorns
    +tektro brake caliper

    my mechanic, really awesome dude, is gonna de-brand the seatpost and brake caliper for me. he's been ridiculously helpful on this build.

    then i'll have some black stuff
    +dia compe dirty harry brake lever
    +brooks b-17

    i'm probably gonna go green bartape.

    (since i listed every other part here i'll add my aesthetic gearing in too: 46x16 fixed / 46x18 freewheel... dura ace cogs and lockring.)
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    i'm planning on doing the same thing -- black with silver components and green bartape. i'll have drops, clipless and i'm looking for a green seat though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xylophonecks
    i'm planning on doing the same thing -- black with silver components and green bartape. i'll have drops, clipless and i'm looking for a green seat though.

    brooks limited edition green and copper seat-----that is what i am getting; black frame, silver components; mustache bar; clippless

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2create
    White deep v's with black spokes and hubs.

    Kinda like this (imagine black spokes/hubs) but without the horrible MOT H logo.

    Now I'm thinking I should have gone with black.

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    i can has tarck?
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    is this the seat you mean?



    i'd like something with more green -- and preferably non-leather. i've never ridden on a brooks but i hear wonderful things.

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    blue frame
    risers-white cloth tape
    silver/silver/silver wheels
    white tires
    white regal
    silver cranks
    silver chain
    sliver w/ blue accents post
    possibly a nitto crystal blue stem


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    Quote Originally Posted by xylophonecks
    is this the seat you mean?



    i'd like something with more green -- and preferably non-leather. i've never ridden on a brooks but i hear wonderful things.
    indeed. Brooks are wonderful a$$ hammocks

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    Flat Black
    Black/black/black wheels(machined)
    Bblack RD2 cranks
    Black Moustache bars.

    So far.

    I' thinking just touches of silver.
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    +1 on the black spokes, black hubs, white rims. Spoke nipples: color for looks, brass for strength. Not sure.

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    blue threadless frame,
    sliver cranks, silver handpolished ring, silver chain, silver handpolished stem w/ black faceplate (looks mad)
    anodised silver velocity rims (laser etched logo, no crappy stickers) fusion 28 3X to rear, 28 radial front.
    Lookin for cinelli criteriums/b125AAs, gonna have white bar tape. Black road bars for most other times.
    american classic post with white and silver Arione
    Haven't decided on tyres
    eggbeaters

    Goin for a more classy look. God damn anodising is annoying to get rid of. This'll be raced, even though it will probably spend most of its time as a street bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    +1 on the black spokes, black hubs, white rims. Spoke nipples: color for looks, brass for strength. Not sure.
    +1 i had a wheelset like that. it was, as the bmx riders in my LBS said when they saw them, "tits"

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    I'll suggest my road wheel build on here, just cause it looks cool,

    black anodised velocity aeroheads (NOS, good find), black DT competition spokes, red alloy nipples and that dark-metal colour of the Dura Ace hub. Looks insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    I'll suggest my road wheel build on here, just cause it looks cool,

    black anodised velocity aeroheads (NOS, good find), black DT competition spokes, red alloy nipples and that dark-metal colour of the Dura Ace hub. Looks insane.
    pictures please!
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    green threaded

    cinelli stem
    soma major taylor bars
    campag record headset
    cane creek volos track wheels
    conti podium tubulars
    brooks b17 honey
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    sidi dominators

    gonna go cloth tape and shellac

    wasn't originally planning on doing the cane creek wheels and tubbies but I got a pretty good deal on them so I went with it, might still end up going with a more classic silver wheelset, we shall see. Still don't know what crankset/bb I'm gonna do. Want to use an old campag aerostyle post like maybe http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3742&rd=1&rd=1this, or perhaps a supertype post? I dunno

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    Green threadless, here. I'm going with silver components. I almost went black w/black, but I'm tired of that look, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exfreewheeler
    pictures please!
    sorry, they're up at the LBS waiting for me to come back and tension them up. I'll get pics asap.

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    Any ideas what colored rims would look good with the blue frames? Orange, red, pink, blue? Couldnt tell if the pics he posted were of the green or the blue. much easier to match colors on my san jose. Guess i could just wait and try building up a set after i have the frame and miche hubs!

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    White!
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    what do they mean when they say threadless?
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