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DougRNS 12-18-21 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22344213)
French Press FTW

already have one. Thought pour over might be less complicated.

bampilot06 12-18-21 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22343949)
As Iím contemplating going to ride out today while itís snowing, I find myself wishing I had a one bike solution for road and gravel so I didnít have to move a bunch of crap between bikes.

Iím considering an Aspero again w/ 2 sets of wheels and selling both the R3 and the Revolt. That should net me about 6k for something new.

Am I nuts?


yes.

genejockey 12-18-21 01:10 PM

When I want coffee, I want it RIGHT THEN, and dicking around with grinders and French Presses and teakettles at that time of day is just not what I want to be doing.

rjones28 12-18-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344219)
already have one. Thought pour over might be less complicated.

Each take about the same amount of time, but French press is less hands-on.

Mojo31 12-18-21 01:27 PM

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


Picked up a rye for myself. :bday:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...47cb051520.jpg

Mojo31 12-18-21 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344121)
That would be nice, but mostly I want it so I can have my own space somewhere.

Each of The Boys has his own room, and Mrs. GeneJockey's stuff, like a gas, expands to fill the available space. The Younger Boy and I got her to clear her stuff out of the garage, so I could have my Bike And Pain Cave, and TYB could have his D&D space. After a couple weeks, she decided that big folding table we set up for TYB's D&D parties would be really handy for sorting her stuff. So now her stuff is metastasizing back into the garage and I have to leave my bike on the trainer just to hold the space.

Boot the kids, and claim their space. Arenít they in their 20s/30s?

BillyD 12-18-21 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22344184)
You can never go wrong with wool socks. I have been wearing them year round(when I wear socks at all) for 25 years.

Oh hail no! They're great in the winter, up until late May, but from then until November it's either cotton or nothing. I hate hot feet.

Mojo31 12-18-21 02:02 PM


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

None of it is hard.

BillyD 12-18-21 02:07 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.

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?

Trsnrtr 12-18-21 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344219)
already have one. Thought pour over might be less complicated.

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

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.


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