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Old 05-28-19, 08:33 PM
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I think I've seen that bike posted before...
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My over the top purchase was the embraces "El Chulo" edition. I already had the black G3s on the bike and they are excellent beyond excellent and for the stopping power and weight are not exceptionally over the top (the THM Fibula brakes however are and only drop a few grams). However replacing them with brand new brakes simply for color was a bit silly.

I guess I also got a set of Phil Wood pink anodized hubs which is a touch over the top since I have some fine Dura Ace 7400 hubs on the bike currently but a back up wheelset isn't a bad idea and I could easily sell them and recover some funds.
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i work in a building that also has supreme's customer service, so naturally i had to make a knock off supreme top cap

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Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside of the frame (at least if we are considering the wheels individually rather than as a pair- I built them about a year apart so I think that's fair).

I absolutely love those brass fenders.
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Old 05-29-19, 11:15 PM
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Old 05-30-19, 03:25 AM
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Not diamond valve stem caps, but still a splurge. Spur Cycles bell.


I thought $20 for a Crane bell was much.
You win.
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Originally Posted by DHPflaumer View Post
Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside of the frame (at least if we are considering the wheels individually rather than as a pair- I built them about a year apart so I think that's fair).


There's a thing called Protectaclear, a finish used to protect and prevent metals from tarnish/oxididation. I used it on bronze, silver and copper. Never tried it on brass, but no reason why it wouldn't work. A bit expensive but works really well. Unless of course you want them fenders to patina.
And yeah, them fenders are OTT!
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Old 05-30-19, 03:39 AM
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Only qualifies if you bought it yourself.
Actually it looks like you added the helmet so it's not only OTT, but a little bit strange.
As far as bicycle bling goes I mean.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
My over the top purchase was the embraces "El Chulo" edition. I already had the black G3s on the bike and they are excellent beyond excellent and for the stopping power and weight are not exceptionally over the top (the THM Fibula brakes however are and only drop a few grams). However replacing them with brand new brakes simply for color was a bit silly.

I guess I also got a set of Phil Wood pink anodized hubs which is a touch over the top since I have some fine Dura Ace 7400 hubs on the bike currently but a back up wheelset isn't a bad idea and I could easily sell them and recover some funds.

You know how it works.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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I don't know what's more embarrassing, them valve stem caps or these.
Colored cable end thingys.
Not costly, but I think they are an example of just how far I can go.
OTT?
Actually not that I got em, but look how MANY I have! What the hell was I thinking?
I think they look good, but seriously, what possessed me?
Haven't changed the cables on my bike in like, seven years!

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Old 05-30-19, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DHPflaumer View Post
Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside of the frame (at least if we are considering the wheels individually rather than as a pair- I built them about a year apart so I think that's fair).
That's a beautiful bike! I love the classic style.
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Old 05-30-19, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jideta View Post
There's a thing called Protectaclear, a finish used to protect and prevent metals from tarnish/oxididation. I used it on bronze, silver and copper. Never tried it on brass, but no reason why it wouldn't work. A bit expensive but works really well. Unless of course you want them fenders to patina.
And yeah, them fenders are OTT!
Haha, when I bought them I sort of assumed they were coated and was pleasantly surprised to find out they are not! I think on a lot of bikes the patina would drive me crazy but this bike absolutely screams "RIDE ME IN THE WOODS" in every possible way so I'm actually loving the look. Add in the leather saddle, some cotton bar tape (handlebars and my top tube protector/I live on the second floor handle), and I even stripped the lacquer off my bell so the whole package ages in a very organic way. I'm into it!
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Old 05-30-19, 12:04 PM
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How over the top do you want?

It’s a dull grey frame but that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull bike. I’ve matched just about everything I can with the decal scheme


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Rotor bolts


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Cable housing and cable ends


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Spacers


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Valve stems covers


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Even cable donuts

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The stem cap is from Kustom Caps in Cleveland.


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If you look closely, you can even see that the spoke nipples match the decals.
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Old 05-30-19, 12:12 PM
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^^I love the valve caps^^
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Over The Top!
Swarovski crystal anodized presta valve stem caps.
Oh yeah baby!
For the original Celeste Devil.
I figured this was it; nothing could top this.

Whattchu got?
Thank you for the idea! I am totally copying you!

I also got this super cute bottle cage.

https://www.amazon.com/Portland-Desi...df_B071WDC95P/
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I also got this super cute bottle cage.

https://www.amazon.com/Portland-Desi...df_B071WDC95P/
I always fancied the bird cage. Please post pics of it on your bike!
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Old 05-30-19, 08:54 PM
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I always fancied the bird cage. Please post pics of it on your bike!
Will do when my bike is ready. Work in progress pics are here.

Happy belated birthday to me - a custom mixte!
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
How over the top do you want?

It’s a dull grey frame but that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull bike. I’ve matched just about everything I can with the decal scheme


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Rotor bolts


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Cable housing and cable ends


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Spacers


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Valve stems covers


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr


Even cable donuts

Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr

The stem cap is from Kustom Caps in Cleveland.


Untitled by Stuart Black, on Flickr


If you look closely, you can even see that the spoke nipples match the decals.

I was actually looking at those color cable ferrules, but I passed.
You win!
OTT!
Okay those spoke nipples are pretty much OTT too.
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Originally Posted by jideta View Post
I was actually looking at those color cable ferrules, but I passed.
You win!
OTT!
Okay those spoke nipples are pretty much OTT too.
What’s really cool about the spoke nipples is that they look like bands of color as the wheel spins.
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This is going on, and that FD is coming off........rest of the bike needs a respray or vinyl wrap and is currently kinda ugly. Maybe this will serve as a distraction.

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Originally Posted by DHPflaumer View Post
Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside of the frame (at least if we are considering the wheels individually rather than as a pair- I built them about a year apart so I think that's fair).
That is quite possibly the most beautiful bike I've ever seen. How do you not ride it all the time?
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I tend to prefer more classic and understated. A few touches of “gold” are about as bling as I would ever do, typically. But I have been strongly pondering spraying over the origional black enamel on my Raleigh with spray.bike crushed glass paint, for that in your face sparkle under the sunlight. Haven’t worked up the courage to do it yet though. It does have a ‘gold’ connex chain though.
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Originally Posted by jideta View Post
Only qualifies if you bought it yourself.
Actually it looks like you added the helmet so it's not only OTT, but a little bit strange.
As far as bicycle bling goes I mean.
Helmet rubber ducky is a thing...
https://www.voilaz.com/products/duck...-head-lights-1
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