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Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:24 PM

Source for handlebar-mounted stopwatch holder?
 
I've seen photos of these here and there but can't seem to find a source. They're basically a little metal clip that holds a stopwatch at the top and bottom and clips onto the handlebar:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk...atch-clip.html

Anybody know of where I can get one?

Thanks!

DD

JAG410 04-08-12 08:28 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T5K231-W.../dp/B001SAGBHW

New style!

roadrunner2012 04-08-12 08:28 PM

Really? I have a nice vintage Avocet computer I will let go of. Sometimes older isn't better.

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by JAG410 (Post 14075288)

This is C&V, brother - precisely why I'm looking for old-school ;)

DD

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:31 PM

Really - I am planning on mounting a vintage Minerva 30-second stopwatch on it and using it for intervals. I'm weird that way :)

DD

JAG410 04-08-12 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 14075299)
This is C&V, brother - precisely why I'm looking for old-school ;)

DD

There have been threads about GPS and clipless recently, I think it's getting to me.

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:34 PM

^ :lol:

And Ergopower, too - what's getting into everyone lately?

Ummm...wait a minute....

Never mind :)

DD

Velognome 04-08-12 08:35 PM

DD, they come up on ebay.uk every once in a while, expensive! If I remember correctly, close to $100 US without the watch. good luck!

Andycapp 04-08-12 08:40 PM

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk...atch-clip1.JPG

Now that's pretty cool! Maybe we'll have to fab something. I've been thinking about getting an old-school stop watch lately for some reason.

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:44 PM

^ It is cool, huh? And I could always mount a pocketwatch in it, too - thus negating the need for a wristwatch and avoiding a tan-line on my left wrist :)

DD

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 14075322)
DD, they come up on ebay.uk every once in a while, expensive! If I remember correctly, close to $100 US without the watch. good luck!

Guess I'll have to keep an eye out on the UK side of Ebay - and be prepared to pay through the nose a little. Thanks!

DD

Bianchigirll 04-08-12 08:54 PM

I have not seen one of those in years, not that I have been looking for one. You need to try some old bike shops or the bay.

Try Milwaukee/Bens Cycle, write and ask them. Maybe Yellow Jersey.

pitbull007 04-08-12 09:09 PM

If worst comes to worst I`m pretty sure a seat clamp with some meccano might do the trick some how

BluesDaddy 04-08-12 09:17 PM

Try Old Spokes Home in Burlington VT. Very nice and they ship.

Drillium Dude 04-08-12 09:44 PM

^ Thanks - found them on the Web, and I'll try them on Tuesday to see if they have anything in stock.

DD

IthaDan 04-08-12 09:51 PM

The company is Terry and they're known as a 'stopwatch clip'. Looks like they pop up on UK eBay from time to time.

Clydesdale Scot 04-09-12 03:05 AM

one on the UK ebay now
item 170821363039

Drillium Dude 04-15-12 02:36 PM

Thanks to lostarchitect for locating a Terry's on Hilary Stone's site. I emailed HS and have been waiting for a reply, however, look what I found totally by accident yesterday on the 'Bay:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Cycle...7E%7E60_58.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Cycle...7E%7E60_58.JPG

For about $170 shipped I got the Trackmaster and Milremo clip. HS wanted 25GBP for just the clip. I'm happy :)

Thanks to everyone for their inputs and suggestions. Andy, once it arrives we'll have to see if we might be able to duplicate it.

DD

Italuminium 04-15-12 02:52 PM

That looks so awesome. If posted in the roady forum this would have generated comes such as "why don't you use your iPhone's instead, there's an app for that - what are you, a biking cavemen or something?

Drillium Dude 04-15-12 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by Italuminium (Post 14100885)
If posted in the roady forum this would have generated comes such as "why don't you use your iPhone's instead, there's an app for that - what are you, a biking cavemen or something?

You're so right :)

But how many of those guys/gals are going to be able to use their iPhone w/app 30+ years from now?

Mechanicals rule!

DD

Andycapp 04-15-12 03:05 PM

^^ SWEET! $170 a bit rich for me, but that things just awesome. There's the power of positive thought for you:)

Italuminium 04-15-12 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 14100918)
You're so right :)

But how many of those guys/gals are going to be able to use their iPhone w/app 30+ years from now?

Mechanicals rule!

DD

In 30 years us C&V'ers will still be rocking Columbus SL or Tange Super Prestige outfittted with Nuovo/super Record and 600 arabesque long after these carbon wonders with Di2 have stopped working.

devinfan 04-15-12 03:41 PM

Congrats Drillium Dude, that is by far the coolest thing I've seen in a while. Now does anyone know where I can find a compass with similar clip and design? Whenever I check on ebay all I get is those plastic bell/compass combo ones.

Drillium Dude 04-15-12 03:46 PM

^ Thanks - and you have the right idea about a traditional compass/mount. Hmmm...stopwatch on the left, compass on the right...?

Now you've got me thinking ;)

My bars are going to end up looking like a dashboard!

DD

PDXaero 04-15-12 03:50 PM

I made a thread about these a year ago and found some new clips for less than $20.
the tough part is finding a decent look stopwatch that isnt over $100


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