I'm finding this a really interesting thread.
My Pace is sub grey anodised. It was originally destined to heva a riot of purple but when it came to it I couldn't do it. The problem was that it was a bike I wanted for so long that I was super careful about the build. It is now all simple, the chain rings, fork crown and stem are all the same sub grey as the frame, all other components are natural Ti or black anodised and it has a full XTR M900 groupset. Tres tres conservative!
Please don't take my comments as criticism, just opinion. If everyone dug the same thing it would be a pretty boring place!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.