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08-05-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

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To the right of my bike there, that is not a mirror capturing the photographers...
08-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 236,786
Posted By botty kayer

I've never owned a Tommasini and had not looked...

I've never owned a Tommasini and had not looked at this thread before, but both those things have now changed:). Having just acquired a Tommasini frame that I am waiting to arrive from Belgium, I've...
07-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,062
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks and yes I didn't get the 575 thing right...

Thanks and yes I didn't get the 575 thing right there did I. And I know they mostly don't rhyme, but they please my simple mind more when they do. OK I'll have another bash........
07-25-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

If anyone objects just claim you're dyslexic and...

If anyone objects just claim you're dyslexic and you thought it was the 'show me archy photos of your bike' thread:lol:
07-25-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,062
Posted By botty kayer

I've never done a haiku before but had a puncture...

I've never done a haiku before but had a puncture at this exact spot and thought I'd take the opportunity to give it a go.......
07-18-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By botty kayer

For my ti Merckx I managed to get a gunmetal NOS...

For my ti Merckx I managed to get a gunmetal NOS 3TTT stem, including the rubber bung over the top bolt which often goes AWOL, matching gunmetal 3TTT Competizione (Merckx bend) bars, which also came...
07-17-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,480
Posted By botty kayer

Thread dredge, but I couldn't see any other 'show...

Thread dredge, but I couldn't see any other 'show us your 753' threads, and I'd not seen this one before so enjoyed reading and seeing the bikes contained here.

I've been riding and enjoying my...
07-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,333
Posted By botty kayer

It's a tie for me, with 4 Belgians, and 4...

It's a tie for me, with 4 Belgians, and 4 Italians, and 1 English one making up the numbers. I did have 2 English ones but my Brian Rourke was killed by a labradoodle, so I now hate that type of dog.
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,587,895
Posted By botty kayer

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07-03-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,310
Posted By botty kayer

I posted my Simoncini back on page 1, but since...

I posted my Simoncini back on page 1, but since then I've added new fork, new saddle, new tyres and bar tape, and now its more colourful than ever....
06-27-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

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06-15-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,899
Posted By botty kayer

"I'm going back to 53/42 chainrings. I never...

"I'm going back to 53/42 chainrings. I never really gone on with those new fangled wide ranging cassettes either, even if you live in the mountains and are old, you'll never need more than a 23/11 at...
06-15-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,899
Posted By botty kayer

"I'm selling my bikes to spend more time with my...

"I'm selling my bikes to spend more time with my family"
06-06-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

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05-29-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

A few from this mornings ride around London....

A few from this mornings ride around London. Colour matching bike to graffiti...
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05-28-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

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05-28-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By botty kayer

Columbus Max forks are my favourite forks, I have...

Columbus Max forks are my favourite forks, I have them on 4 bikes, sorry they are all on bikes that are in use so don't have any for sale. I too am in the UK and they come up pretty...
05-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,613
Posted By botty kayer

Not mine, saw it out on the streets of London, so...

Not mine, saw it out on the streets of London, so it must be a stray.
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05-15-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

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05-15-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

Character in the eye unleashing the violence is...

Character in the eye unleashing the violence is Alex from the movie 'A clockwork orange;...
05-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
Posted By botty kayer

This morning, The Mall, outside Buckingham...

This morning, The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London. Man getting a shave in front of a herd of wooden elephants....
Forum: Foo
05-09-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,587,895
Posted By botty kayer

Spotted in London today, a 1961 Ferrari...

Spotted in London today, a 1961 Ferrari Berlinetta
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05-09-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

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05-02-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,420
Posted By botty kayer

Here's my 1989 Equipe / SLX that I've just...

Here's my 1989 Equipe / SLX that I've just finished giving a revamp, running 20 speed campagnolo and 28c tyres....
04-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

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04-24-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By botty kayer

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04-02-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

Arriving home after todays bike ride, bike...

Arriving home after todays bike ride, bike silhouette over the front door mat which has been filled with fallen cherry blossom from the tree outside my front door....
04-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 27,862
Posted By botty kayer

Only half green but the green is the best half....

Only half green but the green is the best half. My 753 Merckx.
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04-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By botty kayer

Nice score scozim , looks in good condition, very...

Nice score scozim , looks in good condition, very shiny:).

Over the last two days I've received a load of cool C&V parts for summer upgrades to my existing bikes.
-a full chrome Columbus Max fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,730
Posted By botty kayer

:) Thanks guys. Kimmo I think running 8...

:) Thanks guys.

Kimmo I think running 8 speed on a 9/10/11 speed freehub with extra spacers can be done easy enough, but think you'd run into problems fitting a 10 speed on an 8 speed freehub as...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,587,895
Posted By botty kayer

A few pretty cars I've spotted while cycling in...

A few pretty cars I've spotted while cycling in London over the last month.
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03-26-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
Posted By botty kayer

Two from this week that made me chuckle ...

Two from this week that made me chuckle
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,730
Posted By botty kayer

Perhaps a bit C&V-ey for some, but they both run...

Perhaps a bit C&V-ey for some, but they both run 20 speed Campag so are not as old as they may look. New tyres on the Merckx and tried the Nikor with some deep rimmed old style Shamals, and in my...
03-25-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,299
Posted By botty kayer

I love the old style too. Here's a few of my...

I love the old style too. Here's a few of my current ones.
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The 753 one is of the...
03-21-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

Some plastic bike owners think steel weighs a...

Some plastic bike owners think steel weighs a ton....
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...I must disagree as I...
03-06-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8,025
Views: 2,521,830
Posted By botty kayer

After months of looking I finally found a Cinelli...

After months of looking I finally found a Cinelli Volare SLX saddle, so my Nikor is now finished and exactly as I'd like it. ...
03-01-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,338
Posted By botty kayer

Merckx ...

Merckx
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Mercian Vincitore Special...
02-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 156,147
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...
02-18-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
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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02-03-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
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: 4,069
Views: 610,086
Posted By botty kayer

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01-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

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01-13-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
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: 748
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:)
...
01-02-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,241
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...
12-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 74,956
Posted By botty kayer

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12-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,737
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: 4,069
Views: 610,086
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: 4,069
Views: 610,086
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: 4,069
Views: 610,086
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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