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What do you think are the best looking parts?(15 posts)

What do you think are the best looking parts?aeon
Jul 31, 2002 9:44 PM
My votes:

The Record Rear Derailleur

And the Alpha Q Carbon Fork, The Cinelli RAM, plus some of the Cannondale paintjobs,
re: What do you think are the best looking parts?Iwannapodiumgirl
Aug 1, 2002 4:10 AM
My bum in a pair of cycling knicks, and my freshly waxed legs!

You did not specify "bike" parts! ;o)
can we see some pics?colker
Aug 1, 2002 11:30 AM
promise i won't show you mine..
My rigid crank? ;-b -nmgrzy
Aug 3, 2002 8:11 PM
My three favs.grandemamou
Aug 1, 2002 4:45 AM
1.Campy C-Record cranks. IMO the prettiest component made.

2.Gios chrome fork: Love the way the sun bounces off em.

3. Campy Record shifters: nuff said
C-Record ANYTHING. (nm)Spoke Wrench
Aug 1, 2002 5:03 AM
just got a record group....bigdeal
Aug 1, 2002 7:09 AM
still in the box but I can't stop myself from opening the box and staring at the parts......sick I know.....
Aug 1, 2002 9:57 AM
Cinelli Super Corsa..............Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2002 10:19 AM
Pure style.....
re: What do you think are the best looking parts?mackgoo
Aug 1, 2002 10:49 AM
Along with what has been said, a straight bladed chrome Colnago fork.
the cheapest Shimano derailleursJofa
Aug 1, 2002 3:44 PM
Because they are the best examples of intelligent, economic design in bicycling; and in aesthetic matters, honesty is all. An alternative would be a locally - and carefully - constructed frame, for similar reasons.

San Marco Regal TiJaeP
Aug 1, 2002 5:34 PM
Love those rivets! It was easily recognizable and very comfortable to boot. Alas, mine broke. It's not the lightest saddle out there but I like it.
Rear Derailleurunchained
Aug 1, 2002 10:44 PM
Aug 1, 2002 10:46 PM
I like the old stuffKillerQuads
Aug 2, 2002 10:57 AM
I have an old Paramount (chromed Nervex lugs, Reynolds 531 tubing) done up in old Campagnolo Super Record which is classy and beautiful. Functionally though, the non-indexed shifting is a chore and the brakes are stiff. Its nostaglic, but better to look at than ride.

I have a "newer" Columbus-tubed Paramount that I built up from a frame 12 years ago. It has the most beautiful assortment of parts available at that time. The crankset is a Campy Super Record. Brakes are old style Campy Chorus single pivot side pulls (none more beautiful). Dura Ace freehub and derailleurs (better looking Dura Ace name plate than on todays DA), since this was the best indexed shifting system at the time. I had to file down the inner chainring at five points where it contacts the crank arms to narrow the space between the chainrings for better front shifting. Cinelli aero stem. Campy Chorus aero seat post. This bike is a stunner and still rides like a dream.

My commuter bike is a steel framed Fuji Roubaix. It has, for its price, a nice looking component group (old 600 Ultegra 7 speed, upgrade from 105). What I like about the 600 Ultegra group is the grey painted brakes, brake levers, shift levers, and derailleurs. The grey paint has not chipped in 14 years and gives the group an integrated look. All of the components have rounded edges with an aero look. The brakes are single pivot (old Campy style) and not ugly dual pivots. The crankset is clean and aero, not bulbous like todays Ultegra. The indexed shifting never misses a beat and the brakes will stop on a dime.