The Super Component’s artistic bike bits

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There’s beauty in these bits

Not light, but indestructable: Time ATAC Alium pedal
Not light, but nearly indestructable:
Time ATAC Alium pedal

Depicted alone against vibrant backgrounds, Tumblr’s The Super Component takes bike bits out of context- and makes for some awfully pretty pictures.

RIP Suntour
RIP Suntour:
XC Pro Thumb Shifters

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.

Something for the Shimano fans: XT thumb shifters.
Something for the Shimano fans:
XT thumb shifters, complete with “phantom eighth click.”

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.

Perhaps something more recent?   Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3
Perhaps something more recent?
Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3

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.

Back to where it all began: Shimano Deore XT "Deer Head" rear derailleur
Back to where it all began:
Shimano Deore XT “Deer Head” rear derailleur

Comments (3)

    How about a SRAM SR800 (IIRC) X-Ray Gripshift on an orange background?

    I’ve still got a pair of those XT thumbies sat in one of my spares boxes in the garage. They were great at the time.

    I had a pair of the XT Thumbies on my old Dynatech which was stolen some years back.
    I miss that bike 🙁

    They’re ace.

    How about some Tee shirts?

    My component choices:
    Race Face turbine cranks or XY seatpost
    X-lite Fly stem
    Flite Ti saddle
    XTR V-brake levers
    Hope C2 caliper and / or lever

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