For the blue/chrome bike I'm trying to decide whether to use this saddle or not, the blocking point really is I can't really decide on a bar tape choice to match it. Not helped by being indecisive over the brake levers to choose (and hence hood colour).
For the brake levers I want ideally an aero routed set, and as this is a French bike being built up largely with French parts I want to keep them as close to home as possible. Unfortunately there's really not much out there I can find and I keep ending up looking at the early shimano ones (which I do quite like), or a (possibly too) cheap set of Dia Compe.
Other saddles I could put on would be a white Concor (wouldnt stay white long..), grey suede Arius, black Rolls, Concor or Regal.
Hub choice is easier as I've got them, it's just down to making a choice which set to use now:
Each 32 hole, cartridge bearing, rolling equally (ridiculously) well. Spidel ones are easier to adjust/change the bearings if ever needed and look a little nicer IMO, and would allow a full-spidel build. Mavic ones have the nice panto, nothing wrong with them at all really except maybe i'd want them on a full-Mavic build some day.