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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. :(


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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.

Velo Vol 12-18-21 06:42 PM

Who else is pumped about the JWST?


big john 12-18-21 06:47 PM

A group from the LA chapter of Major Taylor Cycling was meeting near here today and one of the clubs I ride with was joining them. I went along, despite predicted winds of 35 mph. They had 3 routes scheduled with the longest one about 50 miles. About 35 riders altogether and it was chilly but not windy for several miles. Once out of town the headwind was ridiculous and people started turning back. The fastest guys were ahead when some people I know said "enough". This was on a section where I can usually spin a pretty big gear but today I was in the small ring so I turned back, too.

We went into the hills and did a bit of climbing before returning to the start area to drink coffee and chat for a while. I hope the Major Taylor club comes back on a better day. It was fun while it lasted and it's good to meet new riders and talk bike stuff.

bampilot06 12-18-21 06:47 PM


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


after the emonda and cycle cross bike I think this is next on my list. I still want a mountain bike but I donít think it will get used.

bampilot06 12-18-21 06:48 PM

I am Indy tonight right next to the stadium. The game hasnít even started and the hotel is crazy. Have the early flight too, should be interesting.

DougRNS 12-18-21 06:52 PM

The Boss just sold his publishing rights for $500 million. This follows Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sting and others in the past year or so.

That's not interesting to me. What is interesting is what this means for the music I like. These buyers are going to try to make their investment payoff and I think to do that this music is going to marketed so it becomes a major player in radio, streaming etc. This might spur new artists who make music in the classic rock style. Hopefully soon popular music might be interesting to me again.
#BoomerGonnaBoom

WhyFi 12-18-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22344510)
after the emonda and cycle cross bike I think this is next on my list. I still want a mountain bike but I donít think it will get used.

You want four drop bar bikes? Or are you keeping the Cervelo to make it five? Way too much overlap for me, though I suppose that you intend to race the Emonda and CX?

bampilot06 12-18-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22344535)
You want four drop bar bikes? Or are you keeping the Cervelo to make it five? Way too much overlap for me, though I suppose that you intend to race the Emonda and CX?


want to sell the cervelo. Race the emonda, and the cx bike. Want the ritchey cross.

Velo Vol 12-18-21 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344513)
#BoomerGonnaBoom

I regret to inform you that garbled '70s guitar music is not going to become popular again.

WhyFi 12-18-21 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344513)
This might spur new artists who make music in the classic rock style. Hopefully soon popular music might be interesting to me again.
#BoomerGonnaBoom

People say that, but when bands actually embrace the styles of bygone eras, they just get slammed as derivative and "a poor man's xyz." See: Greta van Fleet.

WhyFi 12-18-21 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22344537)
want to sell the cervelo. Race the emonda, and the cx bike. Want the ritchey cross.

What can you fit on the Cervelo? Max for CX is something like 33mm, isn't it? If you can fit that on the Cervelo, and still have room for mud, why not get your feet wet with that before buying a new bike?

For that matter, why not try a race, or at least some face-melting group rides, on the Madone before shelling out on the Emonda?


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