I'm in the middle of sourcing some new compact road cranks, and if that wasn't bad enough to start with, I find I've now become road-triple-curious too. So, other than suggesting I don't fit a triple ... what's good / not good.
It'll be going on a skinny tubed steel road bike, so I'd ideally like something with a more 'traditional' appearance than the 'modern' Shimano stuff. The transmission is a mix of Shimano 8 & 9 spd parts (using friction shifters, so it all works fine / will work fine). External or Square Taper BB is good - both are working for me.
... and if that wasn't enough, can I have some pictures too please to help me visualize how it might look.