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08-14-22, 02:32 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

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08-07-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

By Jocelyn McGregor, Aldgate, London. ...

By Jocelyn McGregor, Aldgate, London.
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08-06-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

SwimmerMike those buildings remind of the ATAT's...

SwimmerMike those buildings remind of the ATAT's from the Empire Strikes Back.

I got my Tommasini back on the road this weekend. A few months ago I lost the front end on an oil spill while going...
08-06-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 600,524
Posted By botty kayer

I hit a large pothole at speed on my MX Leader...

I hit a large pothole at speed on my MX Leader and managed to snap the saddle clamp pin and break one of the corners off the lower saddle bracket from my Campagnolo carbon seat post. I still have the...
08-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 920
Posted By botty kayer

I prefer 3t to Cinelli, at least with stems and...

I prefer 3t to Cinelli, at least with stems and handlebars. In fact I'm a bit of a 3t quill stem fan boy, the ones with the bolt hidden underneath (I think the model is Record84) are sculpted,...
07-23-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

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07-23-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

We've had sweltering temperatures here in the UK...

We've had sweltering temperatures here in the UK this week, with England, Scotland and Wales all recording record highs, London got to just over 40 centigrade earlier in the week, which made cycling...
07-20-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 112,610
Posted By botty kayer

On the spectrum.... ...

On the spectrum....
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07-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,976
Posted By botty kayer

Simoncini SLX ...

Simoncini SLX
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Merckx SLX...
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07-17-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20,490
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Posted By botty kayer

A Campagnolo Record jersey that was too cheap on...

A Campagnolo Record jersey that was too cheap on eBay to resist....
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....a 10...
07-09-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,168
Posted By botty kayer

Not a butterfly but I've had a pigeon fly through...

Not a butterfly but I've had a pigeon fly through my bike frame as I was riding along. Here in London there's loads of them, and as strong fliers with street smarts they leave it until the last...
07-09-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

"Say...is that an Italian?"...... ...

"Say...is that an Italian?"......
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....yes indeed, its my colourful...
07-03-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

I didn't plan for it to be, but today's ride...

I didn't plan for it to be, but today's ride turned out to feature art and animals. First up was beer delivery dray horse Jacob, who was the only animal I planned to see, as he's located near Tower...
07-02-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By botty kayer

Been riding it around all afternoon, and loving...

Been riding it around all afternoon, and loving it:love:
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07-02-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,891
Posted By botty kayer

My new Somec reveals different colours from all...

My new Somec reveals different colours from all sorts of angles
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07-02-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By botty kayer

Not content with matching bar tape, saddle and...

Not content with matching bar tape, saddle and pedals, the next level was obviously matching our bikes to our beer:)...
07-01-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,475
Posted By botty kayer

We've have one posted already, but here's some...

We've have one posted already, but here's some more of the many bridges crossing the Thames in London.

Westminster bridge...
06-27-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By botty kayer

Top detective work P!N20 , thanks:thumb: ...

Top detective work P!N20 , thanks:thumb:

Sadly it seems she died last year aged just 56.
06-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By botty kayer

Sorry for the delay folks, user error in that I...

Sorry for the delay folks, user error in that I managed to send my first email to the wrong address, and only rectified that last week. After a few emails from Lara at Somec I did get some info, but...
06-11-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,882
Posted By botty kayer

There is a saying red and green should only be...

There is a saying red and green should only be seen upon an Irish queen, so for that reason I'm out:p

I've got a Team Panasonic Merckx with full chrome front and rear that I've got running more...
06-11-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

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06-08-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19,266
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Posted By botty kayer

Not from today, but I only got back to London...

Not from today, but I only got back to London yesterday having been in remote west Wales with no phone or internet connection. I met up with some mates who I met at school in neighbouring Powys...
05-28-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

The sky was filled with cotton wool type clouds...

The sky was filled with cotton wool type clouds in London today. and the streets are getting busier with the summer influx of tourists....
05-27-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

Columbus Max, heavy metal...David Mach's 'out of...

Columbus Max, heavy metal...David Mach's 'out of order' falling phone box sculpture in Kingston, London....
05-26-22, 02:53 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

I've already posted a pic of my Tommasini in this...

I've already posted a pic of my Tommasini in this thread, here it is again....
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05-25-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By botty kayer

A few new bits arrived this week, Fizik Microtex...

A few new bits arrived this week, Fizik Microtex Classic 2mm bar tape and a 3.5mm allen key for the Delta brakes,...
05-22-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By botty kayer

Taken to the Max, 90's Columbus Max Somec with a wild paint job

Hello, well I am a lucky boy. After years of longing for a wildly painted Somec, they rarely if ever come up for sale here in the UK, I finally found one, and went and collected it yesterday.

And...
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05-14-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8,255
Views: 1,740,678
Posted By botty kayer

I saw this today, obviously no space for a bike,...

I saw this today, obviously no space for a bike, but I imagine a custom bike rack over the engine bay and Drillium Dude 's Davidson on the back as he heads in search of some European mountain passes...
05-14-22, 01:58 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

I built my 753 Merckx up 2 years ago...... ...

I built my 753 Merckx up 2 years ago......
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....but its never been quite...
05-12-22, 01:26 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Out on the Team Panasonic Merckx today. ...

Out on the Team Panasonic Merckx today.
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Dog encounters when cycling can be cause...
05-08-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19,266
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Posted By botty kayer

At the time of writing this thread was at the end...

At the time of writing this thread was at the end of page 752, so I hope that by the time I've uploaded some pics and waffled on a bit, I'll have bumped us onto page 753, and so the most appropriate...
05-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19,266
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Posted By botty kayer

Well I cursed it by decreeing the nice sunny...

Well I cursed it by decreeing the nice sunny weather yesterday, and so today was back to very British grey skies and drizzle. It didn't stop me getting out on the bike though, but I'm not nearly as...
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05-01-22, 12:15 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

A selection of beautiful old British cars I...

A selection of beautiful old British cars I spotted in London this weekend.
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05-01-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By botty kayer

Here's Ernie on his...to be honest the propeller...

Here's Ernie on his...to be honest the propeller looks like its providing more drag than thrust.
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/ealing-propeller-for-bike/query/ernest+winter

Meanwhile in...
04-30-22, 11:35 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

Two nice weekends in a row here in the UK,...

Two nice weekends in a row here in the UK, amazeballs!
Loving the blue skies...
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04-30-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

And this clearly belongs in here too:) ...

And this clearly belongs in here too:)
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04-30-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

Here's another selection I've snapped around...

Here's another selection I've snapped around London over recent weeks.
Liz 2 and a Corgi on space hoppers.......
04-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

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04-03-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,661
Posted By botty kayer

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04-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 112,610
Posted By botty kayer

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03-31-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

One of the earliest memories I have as a small...

One of the earliest memories I have as a small boy was seeing the original of this mural from the bus on the way to visit my Grandma. Its in Brixton and is called Nuclear Dawn and was originally...
03-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

And in the absence of a guerrilla knitting or...

And in the absence of a guerrilla knitting or yarn bombing thread, I think this place is as good as place as any to post these. While cycling around the suburbs of Dulwich this week I've come across...
03-22-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

A day off work and the sun is out = blessed, head...

A day off work and the sun is out = blessed, head out on the bike.

I started the day in Cheapside, photographing an old tree that featured in an old Wordsworth poem, see here:...
03-22-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

And while I'm on trees, here's another, this one...

And while I'm on trees, here's another, this one is protected. There are older and larger more impressive plane trees in London, but this is protected as it features in an old William Wordsworth...
03-18-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 112,610
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 112,610
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,041
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks. We had a mild winter with minimal snow,...

Thanks. We had a mild winter with minimal snow, but have been hammered with lots of storms with very high winds and more rain than usual...which is quite a lot to start with:lol:....but this last...
03-18-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,571
Posted By botty kayer

Ha no way. I'm not exactly a regular propping up...

Ha no way. I'm not exactly a regular propping up the bar, but that's my local, I live just a 'six' away on Rita Rd:).

Pubs in the UK were closing at record levels before the pandemic, which will...
03-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,068
Posted By botty kayer

The sun will come gthomson , After rain for days...

The sun will come gthomson , After rain for days it was on show all day here in London, the magnolias have flowered this week and today was the first time this year I could actually feel the warmth...
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