Samuel D wrote:Silver components are essential with such a frame, and I cannot understand why so many people prefer dull black items, leading to the present drought of silver components.
The frame has down-tube bosses. You could consider using them for down-tube shifters, the way I’ve done with my regular Spa Audax. (Chainrings since replaced with properly silver ones.) They simplify cable routing and reduce costs and maintenance requirements.
I think of complete groupsets like complete suits or complete ingredient kits for recipes: cheesy things to be avoided. Better to choose components on their individual merits.
Nice tidy looking bike Samuel D