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02-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 696
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Posted By botty kayer

Managed to finally get hold of Cinelli Volare...

Managed to finally get hold of Cinelli Volare saddle for my Columbus Max Nikor, to match the Cinelli bar and stem. Ambrosio hubs, 28c Veloflex tyres, Campagnolo brakes and 10 speed Campagnolo...
02-22-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By botty kayer

Nice work jamesdak you have been busy :) I...

Nice work jamesdak you have been busy :)

I particularly like the Concorde and the Ciocc, and looked on with envy at the Mavic Starfish crank on the Concorde and the black Cineli Volare saddle on...
02-18-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

A secluded back street in South London last week ...

A secluded back street in South London last week
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02-18-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 122,026
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a number of bikes spread around my small...

I've got a number of bikes spread around my small flat, and a number of spare wheels, and even some stashed under my bed, so it was easy to lose track of exactly how many I had. I've had a few custom...
02-03-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

New art work appeared in West London, the iconic...

New art work appeared in West London, the iconic red UK post box with a knot tied in it....
01-31-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

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01-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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01-13-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a few SLX frames and agree its makes a...

I've got a few SLX frames and agree its makes a great all day bike, and I've done quite a few centuries on it. I've got 25c clinchers on it which helps in the comfort deptartment over 23's.

I've...
01-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By botty kayer

Nice article:thumb: I did 65 wet, cold UK...

Nice article:thumb:

I did 65 wet, cold UK miles today on my 85 SLX Team Panasonic. still going strong with a 10 speed groupset:)
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01-02-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By botty kayer

Nice bike! Loving the colour too, those guys at...

Nice bike! Loving the colour too, those guys at Mercian do some lovely paint jobs. I've got an 'intensio blue' Vincitore special single speed I had made in 2010, more than a decade later after high...
12-18-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By botty kayer

t1k nice Battaglin, and it looks like it still...

t1k nice Battaglin, and it looks like it still has the Pantani approved bar tape, fitted with enough Bolivian marching powder to get anyone up and over the highest mountains.:speedy:
12-17-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 24,418
Posted By botty kayer

Saw this today in south London, a new piece by...

Saw this today in south London, a new piece by one of my favourite street artists, Woskerski. Happy holidays everyone:p...
12-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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12-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By botty kayer

Definitely a year like no other for me here in...

Definitely a year like no other for me here in the UK. Bought a vintage 753 Merckx frame from Canada in February. Then Covid happened and I had to wait 6 months for it to arrive, during which time I...
12-05-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

Central London this morning, someone has given...

Central London this morning, someone has given Anthony Gormley's 'Resolution' sculpture 2020's must have accessory. (A bike has been a must have accessory in London for years)...
11-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

And from earlier in the week, it may be winter...

And from earlier in the week, it may be winter but I'm still getting plenty of smiles per miles....
11-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

Tate Britain in London has been dressed in neon...

Tate Britain in London has been dressed in neon this week.
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I love the neon...
11-28-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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11-28-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 1,510,241
Posted By botty kayer

Nice, I like the Volvo and Lancia too, and saw a...

Nice, I like the Volvo and Lancia too, and saw a good example of the Lancia here in London this week....
Forum: Foo
11-17-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 1,510,241
Posted By botty kayer

Here in London, UK, pickups are a rare sight, and...

Here in London, UK, pickups are a rare sight, and US ones even rarer, but I recently saw this 73 El Camino and still think it looks great, even with the tacky 70's wood effect panels. And it can...
11-17-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,404,850
Posted By botty kayer

I pilfered a load of bits from this bike to build...

I pilfered a load of bits from this bike to build my MX Leader a while back, and last weekend I finished building it up again with some new parts. Columbus SL Gilco teardrop tubing in the main...
10-31-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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10-17-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7,100
Views: 825,011
Posted By botty kayer

A giant donut has appeared on one of my regular...

A giant donut has appeared on one of my regular cycle routes in London, a welcome addition to any bike ride....
10-16-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 50,045
Posted By botty kayer

Hello and welcome DuraAcer , and thanks for the...

Hello and welcome DuraAcer , and thanks for the bike compliments :)

I have built up the bike and have been putting some miles on it. The details of the build are on another thread, see here:...
10-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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And I also stumbled across this on a another wall in east London. Not strictly...
09-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,700
Posted By botty kayer

One of many new murals across the city done as...

One of many new murals across the city done as part of the London mural festival, this is my favourite by an artist called Smug. The subject is local resident June Barber, who has lived on the...
09-20-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,258
Posted By botty kayer

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09-05-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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08-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 217,384
Posted By botty kayer

jet sanchEz Haha yes when I saw that green and...

jet sanchEz Haha yes when I saw that green and all that chrome it melted my heart instantly. I'd never seen that colour before either.

I got the frame from eBay back in February, when the world...
08-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 375,247
Posted By botty kayer

Just finished building up my 753 Merckx,I posted...

Just finished building up my 753 Merckx,I posted a few more pics in the 'Lets see you Eddy Merckx' thread....
08-23-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 217,384
Posted By botty kayer

I finished building up my 1988 Reynolds 753...

I finished building up my 1988 Reynolds 753 Merckx today. Massive thanks to my brother’s friend Jonathan in Ontario who shipped the frame to me in the UK, and after a long delay because of some pesky...
08-22-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

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08-21-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,404,850
Posted By botty kayer

My just finished Columbus Max framed Nikor, with...

My just finished Columbus Max framed Nikor, with 10 speed Campagnolo, and some shiny silver hubs laced to modern wider H+Son Archetype rims and Veloflex Corsa Evo 28c tyres....
08-21-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By botty kayer

OK here is my Nikor, 99% finished. I am just...

OK here is my Nikor, 99% finished. I am just waiting for a black Cinelli Volare to match the Cinelli bar an stem, but it is otherwise done and I couldn't wait to get out and ride it. It has a 10...
08-17-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

SJX426 I prefer the 2nd one, because you don't...

SJX426 I prefer the 2nd one, because you don't see the full shot, always more exciting when something is kept back, it makes me want to see more of the bike:)

I've been playing around recently...
08-15-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,623
Posted By botty kayer

:love:This looks an amazing way for two to munch...

:love:This looks an amazing way for two to munch many miles together. I've never even ridden one, but that's the nicest tandem I've ever seen. Please tell us/show us more.
08-10-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,551
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks a lot P!N20 and SurferRosa . I'll double...

Thanks a lot P!N20 and SurferRosa . I'll double check the chain line with Sheldon, and if that seems all good will crack on with finishing the build. I still have a few more bits to get, but finally...
08-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,551
Posted By botty kayer

How are you doing with yours SurferRosa ? I...

How are you doing with yours SurferRosa ?

I have fitted my cranks to the 111mm Campag BB, and I must say I'm not convinced they are the right ones.

Admittedly I am not familiar with these...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By botty kayer

I've dreamt a couple of times that I've had my...

I've dreamt a couple of times that I've had my bike stolen, and been utterly distraught, just like I was on the two occasions this happened to me in real life. I'm clearly not over it!

I cycle...
08-09-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

Two from this morning ...

Two from this morning
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And behold, my amazingly primitive photo editing skills...
08-08-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6,906
Views: 641,738
Posted By botty kayer

Some Campagnolo socks ...

Some Campagnolo socks
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And for riding my recent green Reynolds 753 Merckx...
08-02-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 50,045
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks CyclesMakaron I was in love as soon as I...

Thanks CyclesMakaron I was in love as soon as I saw the green and chrome.:love:

I don't have any scales at home but yes the frame is remarkably light considering how much chrome there is on it....
08-02-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 50,045
Posted By botty kayer

Good morning Jacek, I hope you are well. I...

Good morning Jacek,

I hope you are well. I know you have seen this frame when it was listed, and I've mentioned it in passing before, but did not confirm it was me that won it for fear of cursing...
08-01-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,906
Views: 641,738
Posted By botty kayer

I love receiving bike sized boxes...... ...

I love receiving bike sized boxes......
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....especially when they contain shiny...
07-31-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,551
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks folks. SurferRosa yes thankfully the...

Thanks folks. SurferRosa yes thankfully the crank arms are the same length. I'm not bothered if they are from a few years apart as they are both in great condition.

So if 71 is from a later year,...
07-31-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By botty kayer

Here's a good link with lots of pics to help...

Here's a good link with lots of pics to help identify Campagnolo aero pedals. So for C-record I found it a useful tip to go foraging for mushroom-shaped plate to attach the toe-clip:)...not that I...
07-31-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,551
Posted By botty kayer

Very timely post as I have a pair of these...

Very timely post as I have a pair of these cranks. They are to be fitted to a frame that has not arrived yet, so I don't know if the bottom bracket will be English or Italian threaded, but once I...
07-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,007
Posted By botty kayer

I saw this new street art piece in London this...

I saw this new street art piece in London this morning, and it reminded me of nodding off in the garden after a long bike ride and a few beers:)...
Forum: Foo
07-19-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 1,510,241
Posted By botty kayer

Same age as me but in better condition, a 1972...

Same age as me but in better condition, a 1972 Lotus Elan in a lovely metallic blue....
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