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rjones28 12-18-21 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22344287)
Biggest problem with pour overs are that it’s a slow process, and like French Press, the brewing temp falls off precipitously which isn’t optimal for brewing and also often results in tepid drinking temp.

Yep, I’m a snob. :D

You need a fancy kettle that will keep the water heated to your preferred temperature. :)

Mojo31 12-18-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22344282)
I started to mention Angel's Envy but it's not in your specified price range, at least not around here. It's an attractive bottle, a nice gift. What's the proof?

This one is 107.2 proof. It was right at $100.

bampilot06 12-18-21 02:44 PM

Phrantic


your next bike.

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/echo

indyfabz 12-18-21 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22344247)
For those who chimed in on the bourbon recs, ended up getting the guy an Angel's Envy Private Selection Single Cask bourbon. Hopefully he will share some day.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...91f159afa4.jpg



Looks like a wrinkly butt and legs hanging from the neck. :innocent:

genejockey 12-18-21 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22344332)
Looks like a wrinkly butt and legs hanging from the neck. :innocent:

"Whaddya mean I'm obsessed with sex, Doc? You're the one with all the dirty pictures!"

genejockey 12-18-21 03:36 PM

I am currently trying to restrain my urge to buy new bits for the incoming Litespeed. I have a couple saddles I can put put on it, plus another 27.2 seatpost; a front wheel which will be a better match for the rear; stems from 110 to 130 to replace the hideous threaded -> threadless adapter and riser stem; an assortment of 'age appropriate' handlebars; and a 175mm Racing T crankset and BB to replace the 170 with the cracked NDS crank. And bar tape. And Campy cable housing kit as well as cables. And an 8sp chain. And bar tape. f

Pedals! I need pedals!

MoAlpha 12-18-21 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344346)
I am currently trying to restrain my urge to buy new bits for the incoming Litespeed. I have a couple saddles I can put put on it, plus another 27.2 seatpost; a front wheel which will be a better match for the rear; stems from 110 to 130 to replace the hideous threaded -> threadless adapter and riser stem; an assortment of 'age appropriate' handlebars; and a 175mm Racing T crankset and BB to replace the 170 with the cracked NDS crank. And bar tape. And Campy cable housing kit as well as cables. And an 8sp chain. And bar tape. f

Pedals! I need pedals!

So, no one told you that Ti frames require seat posts, stems, bottle cages, seat post clamps, etc. made from the same element?

big john 12-18-21 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344115)
Paso Robles? Doesn't it get ridiculously hot there? I was driving down to Santa Maria to visit a friend and pass Paso Robles, the outside temp was 106 and I gather this isn't that anomalous.

Yes, it gets hot, about like here in the San Fernando Valley but it has easy access to the coast. I guess when I mentioned it I was remembering those roads in the hills there.

genejockey 12-18-21 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22344372)
So, no one told you that Ti frames require seat posts, stems, bottle cages, seat post clamps, etc. made from the same element?

HA!
I briefly looked at some Salsa Ti Flip Off skewers, but then I remembered that Ti skewers can be a little...stretchy. Probably not the best thing for a rider of my mass, even reduced as it is. As far as the rest of it, if Fate dropped a Litespeed Ti quill stem in 120mm in my lap, I'd use it. But I don't see that happening. I did see a Litespeed Ti seatpost for cheap - it was permanently deformed where the seatpost clamp squeezed it. No thanks!

Next you'll be telling me I need to wear a Titanium watch when I ride.

Mojo31 12-18-21 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344386)
HA!
I briefly looked at some Salsa Ti Flip Off skewers, but then I remembered that Ti skewers can be a little...stretchy. Probably not the best thing for a rider of my mass, even reduced as it is. As far as the rest of it, if Fate dropped a Litespeed Ti quill stem in 120mm in my lap, I'd use it. But I don't see that happening. I did see a Litespeed Ti seatpost for cheap - it was permanently deformed where the seatpost clamp squeezed it. No thanks!

Next you'll be telling me I need to wear a Titanium watch when I ride.

Helmet for sure. Not so much a Ti watch.

Trsnrtr 12-18-21 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22344304)
You need a fancy kettle that will keep the water heated to your preferred temperature. :)

I have a fancy kettle that my wife uses for tea and I use it occasionally for the Aeropress.

genejockey 12-18-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22344397)
Helmet for sure. Not so much a Ti watch.

That's good. All the watches nowadays are big and clunky. I prefer the elegance of the much smaller men's watches of the 40s and 50s. They don't get clonked on doorjambs quite so much.

Mojo31 12-18-21 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344406)
That's good. All the watches nowadays are big and clunky. I prefer the elegance of the much smaller men's watches of the 40s and 50s. They don't get clonked on doorjambs quite so much.

I’m into the more modern timepieces. 40 - 42mm is my sweet spot, like my bar width. I have a Ti Speedy and Ti PO, both gifts from my bride.

DougRNS 12-18-21 05:17 PM

I bought those socks for me and a $25 gift card for my boss from REI with my rewards money. I was going to buy some gloves but I may never ride again.
#HopeImWrong

genejockey 12-18-21 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22344416)
I’m into the more modern timepieces. 40 - 42mm is my sweet spot, like my bar width. I have a Ti Speedy and Ti OP, both gifts from my bride.

The largest wrist watches I have - apart from the Casio I wear to ride - are 37mm, and they feel pretty big. The watches issued to servicemen in WWII were 30mm. I think a lot of guys who want a WWII watch buy them not realizing that 30mm is really small by today's standards.

EDIT: The one I'm currently wearing is a rectangular watch, 25mm across and 35mm lug tip to lug tip.

Mojo31 12-18-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344442)
The largest wrist watches I have - apart from the Casio I wear to ride - are 37mm, and they feel pretty big. The watches issued to servicemen in WWII were 30mm. I think a lot of guys who want a WWII watch buy them not realizing that 30mm is really small by today's standards.

EDIT: The one I'm currently wearing is a rectangular watch, 25mm across and 35mm lug tip to lug tip.

The only one I have that small is the rectangular Hammy that was my dadís. The small ones just donít feel right to me.

Currently wearing my made in LA (assembled at least) hand winder.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...05ac5bd49.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d28349ae0.jpeg

WhyFi 12-18-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22344316)

I fawned over four of these at my LBS the other day.

Velo Vol 12-18-21 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344173)
The insured are to blame also as they overutilize coverage by going to the Doctor for a cold or other mild ailment and don't always insist on generic Rx.

Not me. I would be happy if I didn't have to go to a doctor for the next ten years, but alas.

WhyFi 12-18-21 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344442)
The watches issued to servicemen in WWII were 30mm. I think a lot of guys who want a WWII watch buy them not realizing that 30mm is really small by today's standards.

It's a good thing, smaller watches are easier to hide -

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0c78a89da.jpg

genejockey 12-18-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22344448)
The only one I have that small is the rectangular Hammy that was my dadís. The small ones just donít feel right to me.

Currently wearing my made in LA (assembled at least) hand winder.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...05ac5bd49.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d28349ae0.jpeg

I had not heard of Weiss, and that they appear to be manufacturing in the US. Last I knew, only RGM were making movements in America. Before that, you have to go back to 1969, for the last Hamilton movements out of Lancaster, or a few years earlier for the last of Elgin's.

genejockey 12-18-21 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22344458)
It's a good thing, smaller watches are easier to hide -

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0c78a89da.jpg

And Butch doesn't say, "Five years up your ass? No thanks."

Velo Vol 12-18-21 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344438)
I was going to buy some gloves but I may never ride again.

You have a snow shovel, but you don't have gloves?

DougRNS 12-18-21 06:04 PM

They had this one at Target for $19.99 but it was not guru approved so I passed for now.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3aa2f1f3b4.jpg

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22344203)
Wheels are an easy swap and not something you'd do that often.

And with a waxed drivetrain there is no cleanup!

I just logged in for the third time today.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22344287)
Biggest problem with pour overs are that itís a slow process, and like French Press, the brewing temp falls off precipitously which isnít optimal for brewing and also often results in tepid drinking temp.

Yep, Iím a snob. :D

I prefer tepid. And instant. Talk about quick. I just went all in and bought 1.2kg from Costco. Yes, I too am a snob.

Velo Vol 12-18-21 06:25 PM

Winter returns. :(


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d0bd400d38.png

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 06:29 PM

I had a lite dinner of rice smothered in vegetable soup. And a handful of Hershey's kisses for dessert. I'm feeling fully back to normal now, except for no appetite. No biggie there. I've barely left the hammock for two days.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 06:33 PM

Having become bored with Autobiography of a Yogi, I've picked up 'Arctic Dreams' by Barry Lopez. A friend gave me a hardbound copy of 'Horizon' a couple years ago. Ir was a life-changing read. This one promises the same.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22344483)

Currently 81A
We have had a much warmer than normal December.

bampilot06 12-18-21 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22344455)
I fawned over four of these at my LBS the other day.


a fellow pilot who helped me with my Ritchey, has one of these. He also has almost every other bike I could ever want. He belongs in this forum.


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