Si wrote:Why black? Because most* modern mass produced bikes are so ugly you don't want people to notice what you are riding.
I disagree totally.
I hate the “old Skool” skinny tube look,especially on steel frames.Curved Fork?No!Give me the chunky look of Carbon or Allu any day.Things move on.
Same with cars 1970s or 2010s Ferrari?No contest 2010s every time.
1980s Vauxhall Cavalier SRi or 2018 Insignia SRi..modern every time!
I loved my 1970s Racers but they belong in the 1970s!
I loved my 1990s FS MTB but they belong in the 1990s!