Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Yema Yachtingraf with Valjoux 7730, dated 1966/67. Is this the best looking chronograph in the world? Certainly not but it is coming pretty close. Many similarities with an Heuer Autavia 2246 "Jochen Rindt" but better looking and way cheaper. Henrik Heuerchrono did a great review on this watch: http://
www.heuerchrono.com/ other-brands-vintage/ yema-yachtingraf/
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Went to Maastricht today to pick up a Speedmaster 145.012-67 when I saw this fabulous Dugena chrono with Buren caliber 11. That movement was the result of a joint development of Hamilton-Buren, Breitling and Heuer. I couldn't resist the looks of the watch, so I came back with two watches.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Normally I don't buy Quartz watches. But considering its importance in the Heuer history and coming with the original box, filled in papers, bracelet and hangtag I couldn't resist.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
I am really missing my good days on the Mont Ventoux. Cannondale was still making amazing bikes, cycling outfits had great designs and climbing was so easy back then. Damn, my Six13 was a fine bike with those magnificent magnesium Time pedals.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
This shy German had started just 20 grands prix when he died in the summer of 1985, aged 28, and his best result in F1 was a mere fourth place at Monaco. But the fact that more than 25 years on his peers consider him the 35th greatest talent further establishes the legend of a shocking level of unfulfilled potential.
Bellof's dumbfounding speed was attributed by many of his rivals to a complete absence of fear, but there are those who believe he played on this reputation and was more calculating than the reckless spirit he projected.
Either way, the results Bellof achieved in Formula 2 and sportscars were spectacular both in form and the manner he produced them. That he died fighting for the lead of a world championship sportscar race at Spa in circumstances that could only be blamed on him, just as his career seemed destined to bloom, is a tragic yet appropriate epitaph for the ultimate 'what-might-have-been' driver.
The watch ( see pictures ) is the Heuer Montreal ref. 110.503 with serial number 311478. It's in a 100% NOS condition, comes with the original NSA bracelet with Heuer logo on the clasp and the red hangtag. The caseback still has the original and very sought after red sticker.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Monday, August 03, 2015
Yamaha’s first collaboration with legendary bike builder Shinya Kimura has resulted in the stunning ‘Faster Sons’, a true testament to the Japanese manufacturers bike building philosophy. Unfortunately Yamaha fucked up big time with the final production model. Looking at this picture I am sure Shinya had something else in mind.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
" There is only two people I trust. One is me and the other ain't you ". Fantastic quote from the movie Conair. Nothing to do with this post. Just wanted to remind you guys that you need to see this fabulous documentary.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I build this bike with all the best parts ( not the most expensive ) that were ever made. Highest grade steel frame from Ken Bloomer ( Cremacycles ), and old Campagnolo 10-speed Record groupset, Enve tubular wheels with Chris King R45 hubs, Veloflex Record tubulars, Chris King Headset, handlebar and stem from Deda, Lizard Skin bartape, Enve zero setback seatpost, Time RXE carbon pedals with titanium axle. Difficult to do much better, unless you drop the steel frame for a titanium frame from Passoni.
Always nice to work on my personal bike; a 29er Salsa El Mariachi. Titanium frame, Cannondale Lefty 29" carbon XLR with Marco Fontana stickers, Sram XX groupset, Sram Guide brakes, Cannondale Hollowgram cranks, Carbon Ti X-Ring Integral chainrings, Renthal handlebar, stem and grips, Notubes rims with DtSwiss 240s hubs, Schwalbe Rocket Ron and Racing Ralph tyres, Thomson seatpost, Fizik Aliante saddle, Shimano XTR pedals.
Monday, July 27, 2015
just did a "reconnnaissance" of the Tour of Flanders. Here a picture of the famous Paterberg. Believe me it's much steeper in real and when the cobblestones are wet it's pretty tricky. Some tips: low profile alu rims, 25mm tyres inflated at 5 bar, hands on the handlebar, go full speed and stay in the saddle. :-)