Speakers tend to be big and black. In order to look good, you got to get creative. It’s kind of amazing what some high-end speaker companies are able to do with their speakers. For example, the Artcoustic brand specializes in speakers that look like frames.
The following testimonial of a Colnago frame buyer makes me weary of ordering a frame from a factory. I’ve long had the policy of only buying what I can see and inspect. This isn’t true for smaller items, but it is true for a bicycle frame. I’d rather inspect and touch it before I fork over a lot of money.
I’ve just been by my trusty Giant store to get the lowdown on the most recent prices. Let me just mention that I really like the TCR Advanced SL 0. It’s got a great frame and comes decked out in SRAM Red. This is a sub-15lbs bike. It’s the top of the line road frame from Giant. The other models above this one come with Dura-Ace, and for some reason, I really like SRAM. I went around the shop asking prices for frames and bikes. You get the best deals if you get a full bike. You still get a discount on frames.