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08-15-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,047
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: 1,625
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: 1,625
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: 25
Views: 1,894
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: 531
Views: 38,937
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: 6,480
Views: 576,686
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: 250
Views: 26,188
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: 250
Views: 26,188
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: 6,480
Views: 576,686
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: 1,625
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: 1,218
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: 1,625
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: 531
Views: 38,937
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: 7,914
Views: 1,449,410
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....
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,441
Views: 367,987
Posted By botty kayer

Some new street art in London's east end this...

Some new street art in London's east end this morning. I like how the geisha is seemingly raising her kimono to avoid the real world rubbish bags....
07-18-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 576,686
Posted By botty kayer

Some more parts for my pending Nikor build. ...

Some more parts for my pending Nikor build.

Used but excellent condition 28h Ambrosio hubs with H+Son Archtype rims, and a Campagnolo Record titanium seat post. I added a bit of polish and they've...
07-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 82,815
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: 7,914
Views: 1,449,410
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
...
07-13-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
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: 221
Views: 8,949
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: 221
Views: 8,949
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: 24
Views: 1,076
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: 18
Views: 2,690
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: 311
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: 2,000
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: 18
Views: 2,690
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: 18
Views: 2,690
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: 2,199
Views: 209,290
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: 714
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: 18
Views: 2,690
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: 531
Views: 38,937
Posted By botty kayer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,134
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: 170
Views: 24,134
Posted By botty kayer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-24-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
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: 1,116
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: 3,445
Views: 302,123
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: 3,618
Views: 511,725
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: 19,542
Views: 4,141,788
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: 390
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: 390
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: 156,484
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: 1,518
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: 531
Views: 38,937
Posted By botty kayer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 511,725
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: 7,777
Views: 2,279,035
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: 993
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: 7,777
Views: 2,279,035
Posted By botty kayer

My recently finished Merckx MX Leader with Campag...

My recently finished Merckx MX Leader with Campag 10 speed.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/brfgnie_87c8bba68c989e7c882a8faff44029323ec930a3.jpg...
04-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 38,937
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.
...
04-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 511,725
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: 3,618
Views: 511,725
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...
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