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06-13-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By botty kayer

I had no idea they even did bikes, I've only ever...

I had no idea they even did bikes, I've only ever heard of and seen their old style leather cycling shoes.
06-12-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By botty kayer

The other good news is the 25c tyres easliy fit...

The other good news is the 25c tyres easliy fit under the Delta's, and I'm confident some 28's will too, so the Cosmic's are probably going to be fitted with some all black 28c Veloflex clinchers.
06-12-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By botty kayer

Some progress on this. I managed to find some 3T...

Some progress on this. I managed to find some 3T Competzione bars with more traditional bend than the 3t Anatomic ones the bike came with. I've replaced the Atlanta's with the Shamal's which have...
06-11-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,599
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: 175
Views: 12,915
Posted By botty kayer

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06-08-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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: 4,470
Views: 702,060
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
Replies: 1,057
Views: 271,471
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: 23
Views: 660
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, 04:58 AM
05-22-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks P!N20 yes those tyres are definitely...

Thanks P!N20 yes those tyres are definitely going, I'm probably going with plain black, or maybe the dark tan of the Conti GP5000 as I really like them and they look good on my pink Tomassini.
...
05-22-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By botty kayer

I agree, I love Max too, and as I weigh 90kg its...

I agree, I love Max too, and as I weigh 90kg its just perfect for me.

I've now got 2 full Max frame, an MX Leader which is part Max, a ti frame with a Max fork, and a SLX frame with a Max fork:)
05-22-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,140
Posted By botty kayer

A 90's wildly flouro tig welded Columbus Max...

A 90's wildly flouro tig welded Columbus Max Somec, I'm off to collect it today. I'll need to change a few things to get it exactly to my liking, but its pretty much my holy grail bike, so to say I'm...
05-14-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,500
Posted By botty kayer

Nah, I've zero interest in dull plastic bikes,...

Nah, I've zero interest in dull plastic bikes, I'm all about classic steel from the 80's and 90's. I'm currently bidding on a "new' project, an outrageously rowdy Italian from 93, but my Ti Merckx...
05-14-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,500
Posted By botty kayer

Still a never ending work in progress:lol: I...

Still a never ending work in progress:lol:

I do have some Team Panasonic gloves and cap and jacket too, and some blue Denti bibs and jacket, but that's about it so far....

...Oh I do have a...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8,239
Views: 1,729,873
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,500
Posted By botty kayer

I only wear this.... ...

I only wear this....
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....on this......
05-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,500
Posted By botty kayer

I'm not bothered, people can wear what they want...

I'm not bothered, people can wear what they want and ride what they want. I've got some jerseys that I wear on any of my bikes, but I've also got some I only wear on specific bikes.

I've only got...
05-14-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 837,295
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
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
Posted By botty kayer

Bah humbug, utterly foiled as its still page 752,...

Bah humbug, utterly foiled as its still page 752, denied!
05-08-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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...
05-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks very much cooperryder , haha no I'm not...

Thanks very much cooperryder , haha no I'm not tour guide too, just a curious guy on a bike constantly exploring. I've lived here nearly 30 years but still come across new to me things regularly....
05-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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...
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,239
Views: 1,729,873
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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Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
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
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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: 175
Views: 12,915
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: 175
Views: 12,915
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.......
04-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,200
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a few, the only Merckx I have with...

I've got a few, the only Merckx I have with chrome lugs only has chrome lugs on the head tube....
04-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,915
Posted By botty kayer

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04-03-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,384
Posted By botty kayer

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04-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 107,921
Posted By botty kayer

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03-31-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,915
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: 4,470
Views: 702,060
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: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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: 4,470
Views: 702,060
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...
03-22-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 702,060
Posted By botty kayer

South London suburbs, I don't know exactly the...

South London suburbs, I don't know exactly the date but guess its late 1800's to early 1900's, It's in Streatham, very near an old haunt of English author Samuel Johnson, commonly known as Dr...
03-18-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 107,921
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 107,921
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,915
Posted By botty kayer

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03-18-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 702,060
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: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
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: 4,470
Views: 702,060
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...
03-16-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,915
Posted By botty kayer

I found another one of those woollen thread...

I found another one of those woollen thread pieces I love...in fact there's a lot going on here......
03-16-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
Posted By botty kayer

Considering I live in south London and not...

Considering I live in south London and not anywhere significantly warmer and more accommodating, coming across a pride of lions on today's ride was not something I expected when I left the house this...
03-13-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19,029
Views: 2,357,940
Posted By botty kayer

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody...

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody we had grey skies and rain in London today, but this patch of colour was happy about that....
03-11-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,915
Posted By botty kayer

A couple of recent ones in response to the war in...

A couple of recent ones in response to the war in Ukraine. The text on the bottom left on the first says 'for Ukraine', and I happened to be riding a bike with perfect matching colours today....
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