As I build up bikes one at a time, it was nice to see that some companies encourage customers to think about what components they want on their bikes. The frame in question was Italian made by Biemmezeta in the early '80s and was made completely with lugged Columbus SL tubing, very nice.
Taking inspiration from a book of vintage French bicycles, I decided to build up this frame with some nice, classy colors. White tires can sometimes overwhelm the color scheme of a bike if the frame is heavy with white accents, but they can brighten up a frame as a complementary color. Same with handlebar tape. I opted for shellac'd green tape, giving a deep olive color, that complements the frame and other components without overwhelming the entire build. I think it turned out nicely, as did a fellow rider who recently acquired this bike.