I was lucky enough to have a wonderful opportunity present itself to me; I was able to buy a new frame to build into a touring rig. I've been wanting a touring bike for some time now, but I told myself not to buy one until I had the money to buy a good frame that I could build up that would last me for the rest of my life.
Long story short, I'm now the owner of a brand new Surly Long Haul Trucker frame with 700c wheels. It's "midnight black" and has white lettering. I'm setting it up with Mavic a319 rims and 105 hubs. I'm going to try to put all dura-ace components on it as well.
I also have already purchased a black ritchey drop bar set and a Brooks B17 honey saddle.
Here's my question: I'm currently in the process of picking out a stem, headset, and seatpost. I want to do something cool with the colors and give the bike a "classic touring" feel/look. Do you guys have any ideas on what I should do with the colors for the stem, headset, and seat post?
I'm thinking about going for the cane creek 110 headset, which comes in black, red, silver, and blue. Ritchey makes headsets and seatposts in black, red, and white, and maybe some other colors.
So do any of you have bikes with black frames? If so, what did you do with your components? I want the bike to look nice, but not like theft-bait, and not to flashy.
So whatdaya think?