by Marc Basiliere
March 19, 2014
There’s beauty in these bits
Depicted alone against vibrant backgrounds, Tumblr’s The Super Component takes bike bits out of context- and makes for some awfully pretty pictures.
While the artist behind the images has chosen to remain anonymous and prints are not (yet) for sale, s/he seems willing to take requests via the site’s What bicycle component do you like? form.
Selections mostly range from the early ’80s through today, with both mountain and road well represented. On the dirt side, everything from the first production mountain rear derailleur (Shimano’s M700 “Deer Head) through SRAM’s current XX1 crankset are shown.
Is there anything that you feel would hold its own aesthetically? We’re rooting for a Ringle seatpost quick release (in turquoise or 3D Violet). Chime in below or, better still, at The Super Component.