Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Sum of Their Parts

Some more great pictures from Ray Dobbins. 
Take a gander at this 1991 Campagnolo C-Record group. Let your eyes follow the gentle curves of the crank arm spider, the industrial, aggressive lines of the Delta calipers. The sexy contours of the levers. I love bicycles for many reasons, but if I were pressed to come up with just one word to define my passion it would be elegance. 

There's elegance in their simplicity, their mechanical efficiency, and in the way the human body interacts with them. Within each bicycle's design there's a beauty that can be seen in every detail, every component, but their elegance is always greater than the sum of their parts. 

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