What are they smoking over there in England? This online article makes the case that the 1997 Dura Ace gruppo was the best-looking ever. Really? It may have been the best-looking ShimaNO group ever (their stuff has gotten uglier since--how about those ugly Allen screws holding their crank arms on?), but it certainly doesn't compare to a classic Record crankset ... or C-Record ... or the Pista crank. And don't get us started about those ugly levers with their exposed derailleur cables.