Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's about time!

I have been looking for a clock for my bike for weeks now. I grabbed a $1 store watch one day during lunch after being late for work, but that didn't function when I took it out of the package. Yes, I know I should have known. Thanks. I went to *dun dun duhhhhn* the mall and checked out those big stores and the little stores and that got me nowhere. I left the 'maul' before my head exploded and jumped on the internet.

I was dismayed that anything I found online was at least $40 - and that was definitely low end. I saw clock/thermometers while I was looking around, which I got interested in, but those were even more expensive. I am one to lose/break sunglasses, watches, etc. within days of purchase, so I just wanted something inexpenseve to test out first. Once I got over that it was going to be $40 or more for a decent motorcycle clock, I started looking again.

I had found http://clocks4bikes.com/ and they seemed pleasant and guarantee their clocks for 3 years 'even if you lose it'. I was quite ready to get serious about picking one of those. This aluminum stick-on one is only $25 http://www.clocks4bikes.com/stickon.html and would have gotten the job done. They are certainly worth checking out!

There are many other options if you want to glow in the dark or to light up when you press a button. Some have thermometers, others have compasses, some clamp on to your handlebars and some stick on a flat surface or fit on your stem nut. (Tsk. What are you thinking..?)

Do an online search or check these out:
http://www.formotionproducts.com/gauges_menu.htm
http://www.tricktape.com/search.aspx?find=clock
http://www.motoshop.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?

Here are reviews of some clocks with additional links to other clock sites:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/harley-clock-thermometer/
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/bike-watch/bike-watch.htm

However, I had just gotten the latest Rider Wearhouse Catalog and I saw...well, I saw all kinds of cool stuff, but there was a MotoFizz Thermo Clock for $22! Ok, so it's a square stick-on that's much more utilitarian than glamorous, but had the clock and temp in one and was very inexpensive . It even has a 16 max/min memories if you want it. http://tinyurl.com/78sbv

I jumped on the website and, just for the heck of it, did a search for clocks. Lo and Behold! They have all kinds of things not in the catalog. This little stick-on would look fantastic on my bike...but now I want a thermometer, too.

So, now I have to decide whether I want a seperate thermometer or what? Oy. Too many decisions, but I'm fairly confident that Aerostitch has a great representation of what I was interested in everywhere else. Plus tons of fun things I'm drooling over already. I'm sure that shipping will be cheaper if I buy *several* things...

Where's my wallet?...

2 comments:

Alice said...

Other things that should automatically come with clocks affixed:

-showers
-water bottles
-the inside of one's eyelids

jwesterman said...

oh, not the eyelids, please! I need to escape the time sometimes. :) The navel, however, seems a convenient place to tuck one away...