Guy - You really know how to hurt another guy. You wrote:
Has anyone ever seen/heard of black Dura Ace top tube cable clamps in the black group era? Also, was did the black Dura Ace group also include a black headset?
So, I went over and looked at my A-D Vent Noir, with what I thought was a full black DuraAce group (which we have taken to calling "DurAcci" with respect to the brand from somewhere in Italy :-) ). I'm the second owner of the bike, and thought the first owner had done little but ride it.
First, the cable clamps are chrome Shimano, not black. Did not find "DuraAce" on them, but it's late here...
Second, horror of horrors, not only is the headset chrome, but it is Campagnolo. So now I have to hunt for a "proper" black D/A headset... Would trade for Campy! Earth to Ed Lutz, come in, please!!