Actually, in lieu of your post, I updated the intro post with a more 'transformational' approach. Hope it's inspiring to some. Perhaps T.M.I. for others, but alas.
Yes, I actually made an effort for the first time (ever) on the bar tape. Unfortunate I didn't have good quality electrical tape for the finish. It works all the same though. But the logos are almost completely aligned, so that's good... I guess.
One thing I noticed about the Veloflex Extreme tires is that they do not have as wide of a profile as the Ultremo R.1 clinchers. I didn't purchase them for that fact. It only dawned on me after I viewed the Veloflex tires mounted on the wheels at how aero they looked. I seem to remember reading a few tests that concluded that Reynolds wheels perform best (or "only") when used with a narrow profile tire. I'm probably not at the point where my time is dependent on tire profiles, but it was nice to discover that the combination looks promising.
@J.R. The BTP Record is just as good as the SRAM Force I had earlier. I'm still using Power Cordz with iLink Mini housing. The only major difference I've found is that the limit screws are very small and my multi-tool doesn't have a hex-wrench small enough, so I have to port along an extra from a Pedros Hex Wrench array tool kit.
Also, I agree that MCFK is up to something and independent enough to be on the frontier. I actually considered the MCFK seatpost (sorry, I'm drooling a bit) but the New Ultimate is fine and I can't justify the price right now. Plus, the weave on the saddle matches the New Ultimate beautifully and I was even considering a uni-directional post to match the black frame... True that AX has similar products and something to consider. I really wanted the AX wheelset for weight and uniqueness but without a crash-replacement policy and lack of presence in the US (oops, spoiler!), I went with Reynolds, again.