Jitensha/Nitto + Paul + Shimano
I wanted a pair of silver Thumbies. They normally only come in black, but back before it went under, Momovelo had a special run of them in silver. I emailed Paul Components to inquire about whether they had any, and they said the usually have a small stock of them.
Well, they didn't have any in stock, so they grabbed a pair and sent them to the anodizer for me. How cool is that? They're a bit expensive, but worth it to me to keep the cockpit all silver (and trigger shifters just wouldn't fit on the jitensha handlebars. and thumb shifting is just better). And yes, I'll be replacing those black barrel adjusters.