I vote for the champagne. If your worried about keeping your bike frame paint in perfect condition then go for the black. I tried to add some Ratly style to mine by adding the apehangers, I like the layback look. Im looking into getting steel heavy duty rims because the stock ones seem really soft and easily bent(just like the fenders). I cant wait to see what your gonna do with yours. I like seeing more and more cranbrooks and the different styles that are put into them.