Tah-Dah!!! She's done and she's glorious!!! Going with all black components was definitely the right choice, I can't believe I even thought about a silver build at one point in time. This color combo is infinitely better!
Drivetrain is now augmented with Bullseye hubs on NOS Specialized GX23 rims using double butted 14/15G spokes on the front and non-drive side rear with 14G straight gauge spokes on the drive side wrapped in reproduction Panaracer Timbuk II tires. Bullseye cranks with freshly rebuilt bearings and nice black Shimano SG rings really complete the package. The overall package is just awesome and to top it off it rides like the stink!!