OK. You now know I have an illness. I honestly believe that the rear derailleur in the pic above is beautiful. You see, as well as spending way too much time looking at house porn, I also look at bike porn. The mothership for vintage bike porn is Velobase.
You see, I'm goign to rebuild this bike:
That means I'm going to strip everyone off it - the wheels, chain, cranks, etc and replace them with new or new-to-me vintage components.
I was quite thrilled when an online bike-acquaintance offered to sell me a mini-groupset of Shimano 600 Arabesque. You see the derailleur above (that's the thing that shifts the gears for you) - I love the curliques and details! Plus the crankset it beautiful too:
|Walt's Bike Shop|
Is it crazy that I am more excited about this than any of my home renos?