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07-25-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By botty kayer

Third time lucky... ...

Third time lucky...
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Middle aged knees and a...
07-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,993
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: 767
Views: 74,719
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: 74
Views: 1,993
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.......
07-25-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,119
Posted By botty kayer

Epic work as usual Jacek, well done. I...

Epic work as usual Jacek, well done.

I notice in some of the pics in their own catalogues, EMC bikes had pantographed stems, although not always in the matching script as the script on the frame....
07-19-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,450
Posted By botty kayer

Hello easyupbug and yes I had also read about...

Hello easyupbug and yes I had also read about the fact Reynolds themselves advised against chroming 753 . This is not a restoration though and left the Merckx factory in 1988 like this. I did post...
07-18-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,638
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: 19,450
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: 3,321
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: 1,587,343
Posted By botty kayer

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07-09-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,298
Posted By botty kayer

Hello, yes the SLX/Max combo is a great one,...

Hello, yes the SLX/Max combo is a great one, rides as good as a Merckx MX Leader, which I also have, and is a bit lighter too.

I don't have any spare Max forks I'm afraid. In fact I love them so...
07-09-21, 07:42 AM
07-03-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,298
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....
07-01-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 40,835
Posted By botty kayer

Target for the year is 8000 miles, missed a few...

Target for the year is 8000 miles, missed a few weeks in April with a broken rib from a bike off, so got a bit behind.

January 1004 miles
Feb 445 miles
March 746 miles
April ...
06-27-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 30,239
Posted By botty kayer

I live in an upstairs flat in London and work all...

I live in an upstairs flat in London and work all day, so owning a dog is not a realistic option, but I recently spent a week at my folks in the countryside and their 3 year old...
06-27-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 74,719
Posted By botty kayer

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06-15-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,896
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: 4,896
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: 5,701
Posted By botty kayer

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05-29-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,701
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: 5,701
Posted By botty kayer

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05-28-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
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: 255,402
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: 767
Views: 74,719
Posted By botty kayer

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05-15-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,701
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: 4,068
Views: 609,677
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: 1,587,343
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: 5,701
Posted By botty kayer

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05-02-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,400
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....
05-02-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,735
Posted By botty kayer

Some very comfortable old Vittoria cycles shoes ...

Some very comfortable old Vittoria cycles shoes
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04-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,701
Posted By botty kayer

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04-24-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,701
Posted By botty kayer

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04-02-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 74,719
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: 27,830
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: 7,199
Views: 698,735
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: 232,082
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: 1,587,343
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: 4,068
Views: 609,677
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: 232,082
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: 2,293
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: 767
Views: 74,719
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: 8,022
Views: 2,520,590
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: 5,328
Posted By botty kayer

Merckx ...

Merckx
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Mercian Vincitore Special...
02-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 156,081
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: 1,357
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: 4,068
Views: 609,677
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: 130,595
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: 4,068
Views: 609,677
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: 4,068
Views: 609,677
Posted By botty kayer

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01-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 74,719
Posted By botty kayer

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