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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:49 pm 
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A completely gratuitous thread that will serve nor purpose other than to waste time at my desk and make me smile...

So what does anybody consider to be the prettiest groupsets or components?

I’m starting off with Shimano Golden Arrow just because I’ve finally got some and I think I like it more than Arabesque...

Might start an ugliest groupset thread too...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Prettiest brakes for me are the late model Campag Super Record before they went Cobalto with C-Record. Beautifully shaped arms compared to the older rounded style and just all round elegance.
http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... &AbsPos=30

I do have a fondness for Suntour Superbe Pro components - especially the final versions of the derailleurs and chainset - they are very pretty.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:25 pm 
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Dura ace 7800 looked superb. All silver metal, no carbon anywhere and worked sweet as a nut


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:35 pm 
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I've been collecting a few golden arrow parts too but I actually prefer the Arabesque


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Well as you mentioned gratuitous. :mrgreen:

And if they were caressing silver Dura Ace brakes...........


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:43 pm 
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Campagnolo record 10 speed, the full alloy version. I know it's not fully retro, but it works perfectly and looks stunning


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:37 pm 
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Don't mean to be a party pooper ( New Years Eve and all), but Campagnolo never made an alloy 10 speed Record Ergo Shifter. They were Carbon right from the introduction of Record 10 speed. 10 speed Chorus levers were available for a short time in alloy, before they to became carbon.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:45 pm 
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True, I was thinking more of the cranks than ergos, but either way, it's a very fine looking group!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:09 pm 
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foz wrote:
True, I was thinking more of the cranks than ergos, but either way, it's a very fine looking group!



I’m still thinking about the Bangles


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

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There are a number of good looking groupsets but 1st gen c.record for me, love the rear mech. Then Record with the delta brakes. For Shimano I really like the look of Dura Ace AX. It's a shame almost no one cares about asthetics theses days for any part of the bike.


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