The great poet, John Keats said ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ He might have added, that with regard to bicycles, simplicity = beauty.
Compare these two bikes:
Rob English’s time trial bike
Source: Bike Radar photo gallery
I advise checking out the Bike Radar photo gallery. There’s some very nice aerodynamic design elements. In an era of Taiwan mass produced bikes, it’s nice to see small scale designers coming up with something really beautiful. (and practical)
Compare this to this Pinarello
Pinarello via pj with his assessment
Now which bike would you prefer to have sitting in your dining room?