I'd go for a Japanese/French Hybrid:
Cranks: TA Pro 5 Vis Triples Chain: Sachs Shifters: Simplex Retrofriction Brakes: Mafac Racers w/kool stops HS: Stronglight Delta Pedals: TA Saddle: Ideale 90
RD: Suntour VGT or Cyclone GT FD: Suntour Superbe pro Rims: Araya 700c rims Freewheel: Suntour winner pro Seatpost: SR Royal Bars: Nitto Olympiad Stem: SR Royal (suntour version)
Oh, and some wheelsmith spokes and clarks cables for good measure
Let the lambasting begin...
On Feb 19, 2009, at 7:16 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com
> From: Bianca Pratorius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: February 19, 2009 4:32:16 AM PST
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: [CR] What would you ride if we erased part of your brain?
> (was Shimano 600 ..)