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09-19-23, 11:14 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Thanks. No not a Villa fan, the other game with...

Thanks. No not a Villa fan, the other game with late goals, I'm a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. We've had our best start since 1965 but have our biggest game of the season away to local rivals Arsenal...
09-17-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

I managed a quick 18 miles before the expected...

I managed a quick 18 miles before the expected rains arrived today. First ride in most recent eBay buy, nice vintage cotton and wool blend jersey which was a bargain 13 including delivery....
09-17-23, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 210,375
Posted By botty kayer

Maybe somebody in east London decided this metal...

Maybe somebody in east London decided this metal bench was not comfortable enough, now with added squirty foam....
09-17-23, 02:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,826
Posted By botty kayer

I sure do. #inhale:) ...

I sure do. #inhale:)
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09-17-23, 01:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,826
Posted By botty kayer

Haha woah there, I don't know about that, but...

Haha woah there, I don't know about that, but thanks:). Here's a front view with added sunshine just for you...
09-17-23, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21,029
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Posted By botty kayer

Yesterday felt like the last day of summer here...

Yesterday felt like the last day of summer here in the UK, at 26c / 78 f in London it was also likely to be the highest temperature we'll see for the next 6 months, the nights are drawing in, the...
09-16-23, 03:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,826
Posted By botty kayer

I was out on my only Delta equipped bike this...

I was out on my only Delta equipped bike this morning and didn't die.
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They've...
09-13-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 21,500
Posted By botty kayer

Waterloo bridge, London. And no that is not a...

Waterloo bridge, London. And no that is not a lifebuoy, they are some new polished silver H+Son Archetype rims tied to my backpack for a new wheel build. A score from Condor Cycles in Grays Inn Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 502,616
Posted By botty kayer

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09-11-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 136,856
Posted By botty kayer

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09-09-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,890
Posted By botty kayer

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09-09-23, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 994,081
Posted By botty kayer

Recent Campag arrivals, NOS 10 speed Chorus...

Recent Campag arrivals, NOS 10 speed Chorus shifters, 10 speed Chorus rear derailleur, 10 speed Record long cage rear derailleur and a comp triple 10 speed front derailleur.....man writing derailleur...
09-06-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,826
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a fancy pantographed set on my Somec,...

I've got a fancy pantographed set on my Somec, I've got Kool Stop pads in mine which were a big improvement on the stock ones but still perform not quite as good as the later double pivot Campag...
08-30-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,890
Posted By botty kayer

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08-19-23, 12:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,403
Posted By botty kayer

Phew if we're only counting summer its just the 1...

Phew if we're only counting summer its just the 1 which sounds acceptable. Purchased as frame only a 1989 Team ADR Bottecchia I built up with 20 speed Campag but kept the Mavic starfish crank, and...
08-13-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

I've barely ridden my green MX Leader since...

I've barely ridden my green MX Leader since finishing building it up a few months ago, as shortly after it was up and running it developed a clicking sound that was definitely not right. It was...
08-11-23, 11:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,571
Posted By botty kayer

I've got over a dozen. I've got to have a clunker...

I've got over a dozen. I've got to have a clunker crap heap I can lock up and leave around London without worry of it it being stolen or vandalized.

I've got to have a MTB for riding off road and...
08-05-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks cooperryder ..... ...

Thanks cooperryder .....
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....mine are just ride by camera phone snapshots from a...
08-05-23, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 994,081
Posted By botty kayer

Some nice C & V arrivals this morning, upgrades...

Some nice C & V arrivals this morning, upgrades for various bikes....

Look Delta Worlds pedals...
08-01-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks for posting, I loved that, really...

Thanks for posting, I loved that, really excellent and inspirational, an amazing experience that's radiated positivity for a lifetime, gained from just 54 days one summer.

Cycling remains the best...
08-01-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,520
Posted By botty kayer

Down on last years miles but should still manage...

Down on last years miles but should still manage 8-9000 miles for the year.

Jan - 500
Feb - 974
Mar - 444
Apr - 730
May - 566
June - 611
Jul - 700
07-30-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

Incidentally those are C&V Campagnolo wheels on...

Incidentally those are C&V Campagnolo wheels on that 1974 Maserati:)
07-30-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21,029
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Posted By botty kayer

Chapeau to all you lot riding in crazy hot temps,...

Chapeau to all you lot riding in crazy hot temps, it boggles my mind that it can be 93f at 6am as shown in RCMoeur 's pic. I'm wilting and reaching for a cold beer just reading the reports.

We've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 502,616
Posted By botty kayer

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07-28-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21,029
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Posted By botty kayer

obrentharris the surfer cow so excellently...

obrentharris the surfer cow so excellently described by Spaghetti Legs looks like a highland cow, but then I vaguely remembered yak, without knowing what the difference was. There's neither in my...
07-28-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 136,856
Posted By botty kayer

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07-27-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,890
Posted By botty kayer

Velo Mule the bike color matching the artworks is...

Velo Mule the bike color matching the artworks is purely coincidental, but I think our drab UK weather has me craving for more color in my life:).....but your post does highlight I have too many...
07-25-23, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 2,958,539
Posted By botty kayer

Just finished a refresh of my 1985 Merckx Team...

Just finished a refresh of my 1985 Merckx Team Panasonic. 10 speed Campag Chorus groupset, Koolstop brake pads and 28c tyres with space for 30c if desired. Waxed the painted sections of the frame and...
07-23-23, 12:37 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

1989Pre thanks for the info. Ah yes I know...

1989Pre thanks for the info. Ah yes I know Robsart Street, my local bike shop Brixton Cycles is less than 100 yards away from where Freddie Grubb's old shop there was. Like the Barnard shop sadly...
07-22-23, 09:48 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

I'm no expert on vintage bikes and when I saw...

I'm no expert on vintage bikes and when I saw 1989Pre 's lovely lugged Barnard I thought it was French. Then he posted more pics, and I saw that head tube and even my knackered spectacle free eyes...
07-17-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,020
Posted By botty kayer

My 90's neon Somec from the previous page has had...

My 90's neon Somec from the previous page has had a few changes which gives me an excuse to post it a-new. I managed to find some excellent condition Campagnolo Shamal clinchers (hens teeth) which...
07-17-23, 02:03 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

My recently built up Team ADR Bottecchia, with...

My recently built up Team ADR Bottecchia, with original Mavic starfish crank but fitted with 10 speed rings so bike now runs 10 speed Campagnolo, Chorus shifters and RD, Record brakes and hubs and...
07-16-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

I'm glad I'm not in Italy this week as it bakes...

I'm glad I'm not in Italy this week as it bakes in temperatures in the high 40's centigrade. Back in the UK we're still waiting for summer to arrive, barely making 20 centigrade this weekend and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 502,616
Posted By botty kayer

Battersea Park, London ...

Battersea Park, London
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07-10-23, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

Michelle Pfeiffer in that skin tight Catwoman...

Michelle Pfeiffer in that skin tight Catwoman costume from 1992's Batman Returns, is a memory teenage boys like me of the era will have burned into our brains for eternity.
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07-08-23, 10:57 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,890
Posted By botty kayer

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07-08-23, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 136,856
Posted By botty kayer

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07-04-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By botty kayer

JaccoW I agree completely, I too tend to long...

JaccoW I agree completely, I too tend to long posts in C&V with lots of pics, so my post was not meant as a solution, it was to back up your assertion its a massive PITA, and to highlight to the...
07-04-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By botty kayer

^this has been an issue for a few months now....

^this has been an issue for a few months now. Basically you have to get your first post correct first time. If I edit any post I get exactly the same as above, which messes up the entire post. To get...
07-03-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

I'm back in Bormio and my Italian adventure is...

I'm back in Bormio and my Italian adventure is nearly over, so today was my last days riding. I decided to tackle the Stelvio pass from Prato, which is regarded as the hard side, not that the ascent...
07-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

ollo_ollo I've always loved descending but as...

ollo_ollo I've always loved descending but as I've got older (now 50) I definitely find those 'what if...' thoughts creep in more and more.

What if I get a blow out on one of these fast...
06-29-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 777,649
Posted By botty kayer

Not cycling today, but I got the cable car to the...

Not cycling today, but I got the cable car to the top of the mountain for some pics of Seceda in the Dolomites....
06-28-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

....continued... ...

....continued...
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06-28-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

Yesterday I drove over to the Dolomites for a bit...

Yesterday I drove over to the Dolomites for a bit of an explore here for a few days. There is a common theme between here and the Italian Alps, there is seemingly no flat road anywhere! My 50 year...
06-27-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

darkmoon cool pics, thankfully I had better...

darkmoon cool pics, thankfully I had better weather than they did in 1975:). I was only 3 then so obviously don't remember that.

And I absolutely love old Lancia's and Alfa's so I've been on the...
06-27-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By botty kayer

Chrome is working for me now today too after a...

Chrome is working for me now today too after a week or so of being borked, I can give likes and post pics as normal, so fingers crossed its sorted.
06-27-23, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21,029
Views: 2,770,102
Posted By botty kayer

I've been watching the Giro for years dreaming of...

I've been watching the Giro for years dreaming of riding some of those iconic roads, and I'm finally here. I've been in Italy for 5 days, but the forum has been borked so I've been unable to post any...
06-23-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By botty kayer

Yep its all gone belly up it seems, this forum...

Yep its all gone belly up it seems, this forum seems to be having continual issues for months now.

I can't give any likes, or upload any pics when using Chrome today. Sometimes the pic attachment...
06-14-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 21,500
Posted By botty kayer

Bridge across the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London. ...

Bridge across the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London.
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06-06-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,890
Posted By botty kayer

Here's a catch up of my favorites from the last...

Here's a catch up of my favorites from the last month.....
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