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07-13-20, 11:13 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

Some London street art from the last few days ...

Some London street art from the last few days
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Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,905
Views: 1,433,283
Posted By botty kayer

Spotted this in London last week, I love this so...

Spotted this in London last week, I love this so much. An absolutely mint condition 1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal
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07-13-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By botty kayer

I'm in the 85kg+ category so am classed as a...

I'm in the 85kg+ category so am classed as a natural descender:).

My fat ass cannot comprehend a universe where people prefer cycling uphill to cycling down. Those folk seem to me to be...
07-11-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,153
Posted By botty kayer

Oh and I once had a different brand of tyre on...

Oh and I once had a different brand of tyre on the front wheel to the back.

Sorry, I won't make that mistake again!
07-11-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,153
Posted By botty kayer

All my road bikes run on full Campagnolo group...

All my road bikes run on full Campagnolo group sets, but some of those do not have Campagnolo seat post clamp bolts, there might even be a Sugino one in there. There I said it.

I lose sleep over...
07-10-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By botty kayer

2 in the hallway 2 in the living room 2 in...

2 in the hallway
2 in the living room
2 in the bedroom
3 complete and one frame waiting to built in the 'spare' room
And 1 frame in the UK version of that container port, that I've already been...
07-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By botty kayer

My bike has a long lost brother! :) Hello...

My bike has a long lost brother! :)

Hello and pleased to meet you fellow Nikor owner. Where in the world do you and your bike live?

How long have you had it? Did you get it new or second hand,...
06-25-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By botty kayer

Great find, that looks spotless:thumb:. I...

Great find, that looks spotless:thumb:.

I agree they are great underrated bikes with some lovely flourishes. I've got a Columbus SL 'road tech five', seen here with modern forks though I do still...
06-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,719
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a pretty rowdy Merckx ...

I've got a pretty rowdy Merckx
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But an even rowdier Simoncini...
06-23-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks, yes I'm very pleased with it and can't...

Thanks, yes I'm very pleased with it and can't wait to get it on the road.

I'm still looking for some 10 speed silver levered Centaur or Chorus shifters, but they seem to have sky rocketed in...
06-23-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By botty kayer

Well I have the frame, and its even better in the...

Well I have the frame, and its even better in the metal. Campagnolo dropouts and the only marking on it I can find are on the BB shell which is marked with a '61' which is the frame size so guess...
06-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 202,562
Posted By botty kayer

A couple of new street art cat portraits in East...

A couple of new street art cat portraits in East London, with some expressions familiar to cat owners....
'Hell yes I'll have some of that roast chicken', content kitty...
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By botty kayer

Nice bike. I don't know how he has missed...

Nice bike.

I don't know how he has missed it, as he is usually like an eagle and can spot any Merckx chat anywhere on the net, and swoop in to offer free and detailed frame information,...
06-05-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By botty kayer

Thread dredge. I've just purchased a Nikor...

Thread dredge.

I've just purchased a Nikor frame in Columbus Max tubing with Campagnolo drop outs. I think its from the late 80's or early 90's, but googling hardly brings up anything on the...
06-01-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,505
Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,802
Posted By botty kayer

One of my favourite streets artists Zabou has...

One of my favourite streets artists Zabou has recently done a series of excellent portraits of some heroes of comedy, on the side of The Bill Murray/Angel Comedy Club in Islington, London. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,802
Posted By botty kayer

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05-24-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By botty kayer

Here's a little film and interview with Luigi...

Here's a little film and interview with Luigi Daccordi doing what he does, I came across this on Youtube recently, enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7811sQ7MI
05-23-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By botty kayer

Jersey looks perfect for that guy from the...

Jersey looks perfect for that guy from the Beetlejuice movie. I don't know if he's 'on here' or if he cycles though....
05-22-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 284,766
Posted By botty kayer

The decal on the down tube between the shifter...

The decal on the down tube between the shifter bosses, looks like a 80th anniversary Carnielli sticker (1909-89) so guessing its a 1989 one. That is probably the most sought after year for those...
05-15-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

Today in Marble Arch in London. ...

Today in Marble Arch in London.
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The horse head on the right is called 'still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19,501
Views: 4,114,596
Posted By botty kayer

A lovely retro Reynolds 753 jersey arrived today....

A lovely retro Reynolds 753 jersey arrived today.
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05-14-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By botty kayer

Hi Ben, thanks, it gets lots of attention out on...

Hi Ben, thanks, it gets lots of attention out on the road, I guess it really stands out amongst the more modern bikes riding around here in London. Some more pics for you as requested....
05-12-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By botty kayer

Nice bike. I think the hands in the air...

Nice bike.

I think the hands in the air victory celebration on the head tube is great, That bike has the engraved version whereas I have the later decal version....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 153,100
Posted By botty kayer

I submit for judgement my recently assembled and...

I submit for judgement my recently assembled and tweaked Merckx MX Leader, with some nerdy matchy-matchy colours....
05-03-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By botty kayer

I would suggest the best value option for...

I would suggest the best value option for increasing comfort over rubbish roads would be to get wider tyres.

What are you riding at the moment? 23c? 25c? I think 28c is the sweet spot, wider than...
04-30-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,505
Posted By botty kayer

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04-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

Zabou the artist who did the two Salvador Dali...

Zabou the artist who did the two Salvador Dali pics above also did this portrait of Becca, a young person who went from being homeless to representing England in the Homeless World Cup. Photographed...
04-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,253,753
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks. This bike encourages me to go faster like...

Thanks. This bike encourages me to go faster like no other bike I've owned, so I'm often in the drops, long low and fast. It's at the small end of the frames I ride, (57cm), I'm 185cm, but I love it,...
04-26-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By botty kayer

Great stuff as always. As you know I have a...

Great stuff as always.

As you know I have a 1996 Litespeed made EX and to my knowledge all the AX frames were made with 3Al - 2.5V ti, but the EX versions had main frame tubes (TT, DT, ST) made...
04-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,253,753
Posted By botty kayer

My recently finished Merckx MX Leader with Campag...

My recently finished Merckx MX Leader with Campag 10 speed.
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04-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,505
Posted By botty kayer

My bike and that of a photo-bombing Deliveroo...

My bike and that of a photo-bombing Deliveroo rider today in Chinatown in London.
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04-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

Hello, sorry its on Commercial St in east London....

Hello, sorry its on Commercial St in east London. Its by the artist Zabou and is of course of Salvador Dali. It replaces another Dali in exactly the same location done by the same artist, that...
04-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

Nearly, its a bronze lady hare:). Its by Sophie...

Nearly, its a bronze lady hare:). Its by Sophie Ryder and is called 'crawling', recently put on display in Berkley Square in London. https://www.sophieryder.com/

I cycled past and was like 'hey...
04-22-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

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04-21-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 28,871
Posted By botty kayer

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04-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

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04-15-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 194,237
Posted By botty kayer

As always, thank you, very interesting as usual. ...

As always, thank you, very interesting as usual.

So the super expensive Belgian Merckx is not what it says it is, that's a bit cheeky for that kind of money.

Funny what you say about the R653,...
04-14-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 194,237
Posted By botty kayer

Hi Jacek, do you remember this post you made on...

Hi Jacek, do you remember this post you made on my Litespeed built Titanium EX up thread?

I didn't notice myself until you pointed it out, and I've noticed a few other Litespeed built EX's and...
04-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,802
Posted By botty kayer

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04-13-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,505
Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 382,050
Posted By botty kayer

Here's a series of photos I've taken during the...

Here's a series of photos I've taken during the Corona virus shutdown over the last week in central London. These locations are normally crowded with people and vehicles and I've never seen them so...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,381
Views: 359,750
Posted By botty kayer

On my daily permitted brief pandemic exercise...

On my daily permitted brief pandemic exercise break, I'm still enjoying taking photographs of London's busy spots that under the current lock-down are mostly deserted. This is a view from outside St...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,905
Views: 1,433,283
Posted By botty kayer

Not as expensive or extravagant as many cars...

Not as expensive or extravagant as many cars here, but I've always liked the simple elegance of the Pininfarina designed Peugeot 504 cabriolet, and here's a fine example from 1974 I spotted in London...
03-29-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,509
Posted By botty kayer

OK thanks cyccommute . I'm new to the thread...

OK thanks cyccommute .

I'm new to the thread and have not managed to go through all the pages, so apologies if this mission has been done before, if it has just say and I'll set another one.
...
03-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,509
Posted By botty kayer

Here's Piccadilly Circus in central London,...

Here's Piccadilly Circus in central London, normally one of the busiest junctions in London. Behind me is Piccadilly, to my left is Regent St up to Oxford St, the lone bus is coming from Shaftsbury...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,130
Posted By botty kayer

I've not bothered with the newer expensive Campag...

I've not bothered with the newer expensive Campag wheels as I'm still working my way through my collection of Ebay found wheels in excellent condition I got for a fraction of their original cost....
03-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

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03-21-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 504,034
Posted By botty kayer

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