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07-12-19, 12:25 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

Thanks a lot, very interesting:thumb:

Thanks a lot, very interesting:thumb:
07-11-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By botty kayer

Here's my EM Team Panasonic. Bought the frame a...

Here's my EM Team Panasonic. Bought the frame a few years ago and built it up how I wanted. I don't know much about it really, its Columbus SLX tubing and I think its from 1985?...
Forum: Foo
07-03-19, 03:05 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Sorry mate it seemed rather drab compared to the...

Sorry mate it seemed rather drab compared to the rest of the exotica there so I didn't even photograph it.

In other news that gangster above has a nice car, but he needs to have a word with his...
06-26-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By botty kayer

You can have multiple bikes on the free service,...

You can have multiple bikes on the free service, located under the 'gear' tab. It gives you a overall total mileage you have ridden on each bike, assuming you remembered to record which bike you rode...
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 02:28 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

I luckily stumbled across a car exhibition/sale...

I luckily stumbled across a car exhibition/sale in central London at the weekend that was full of beautiful cars, here's my highlights....
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Here's a prettier British classic I saw in London...

Here's a prettier British classic I saw in London today. As I was taking a pic the owner returned. I asked him what model it was as I didn't recognise it, and he said it was a 1954 Bentley...
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 09:10 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

ewww I know taste is personal etc but I think...

ewww I know taste is personal etc but I think that Zagato Aston is absolutely hideous. I don't now whether its design was altered for safety or any other conditions for selling in the USA, but that...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 313,559
Posted By botty kayer

From a recent cycle ride through Killarney...

From a recent cycle ride through Killarney National Park in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
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Forum: Foo
06-04-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Foo
06-04-19, 01:30 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

A couple of beauties snapped from cycling around...

A couple of beauties snapped from cycling around London the last few days. Karmann Ghia...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,313,785
Posted By botty kayer

Spotted today in London, a 1972 Porsche 911...

Spotted today in London, a 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
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Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,765
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Posted By botty kayer

Thanks, I've not heard that phrase before either,...

Thanks, I've not heard that phrase before either, and having just checked it seems that though a 'deuce and a quarter' could refer to anything with 225 in it, the 225 on the Buick is a nod to the...
05-09-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,993
Posted By botty kayer

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04-30-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,993
Posted By botty kayer

A new piece of street art I photographed today in...

A new piece of street art I photographed today in Brick Lane, London, by Dan Kitchener....
04-30-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,183
Posted By botty kayer

As the clocks have changed this month and the...

As the clocks have changed this month and the weather has improved, I set myself a target of 1000 miles for April, easily my biggest mileage month so far this year. Just about managed it, 1054...
Forum: Foo
04-28-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 1,313,785
Posted By botty kayer

I agree it looks proper bad-ass, like a car made...

I agree it looks proper bad-ass, like a car made for gangsters. I think it still looks amazing, even 60 years later.

I came across a real rarity today. I didn't recognise it so had to look it up...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,307
Posted By botty kayer

As someone who lives in the UK, riding in 'bad'...

As someone who lives in the UK, riding in 'bad' weather in ingrained in our DNA because if we didn't do it, we wouldn't ride much. Its all about the attitude. The chances of the weather gods aligning...
Forum: Foo
04-28-19, 01:02 AM
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Views: 1,313,785
Posted By botty kayer

I saw this in London yesterday. They may be...

I saw this in London yesterday. They may be familiar and common in the USA, but I've never seen or even heard of one before. Cool looking car with a cool name. A 1959 Buick Electra 225....
Forum: Foo
04-26-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By botty kayer

Bill: Lance you dumb-ass, when I said Hilary was...

Bill: Lance you dumb-ass, when I said Hilary was going postal about the swift removal of 'those stains', this is not the solution I had in mind....whats it weigh?...Got to work on my arm strength now...
04-26-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By botty kayer

Totally agree Campagnolo have dropped the ball...

Totally agree Campagnolo have dropped the ball aesthetically with their 11 and 12 speed. Potenza looks OK but still has a hint of the spray painted wheelie bin about it ;)

The other modern...
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7,765
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Posted By botty kayer

bigbenaugust that style Aston was in 'The Living...

bigbenaugust that style Aston was in 'The Living Daylights' so alas belonged to the rubbish Bond, Timothy Dalton. That actual Aston I posted above is owned by actress Joanna Lumley's husband.

A...
04-14-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,993
Posted By botty kayer

Hi Tim, sure, here you go. ...

Hi Tim, sure, here you go.
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/brian-rourke-26280
Forum: Foo
04-11-19, 02:31 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Here's 2 I snapped recently in London. Original...

Here's 2 I snapped recently in London. Original Renault Alpine and an old Aston Martin Vantage ...
04-11-19, 02:21 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Here's my favourite street art photos from London...

Here's my favourite street art photos from London I've taken over the last few weeks....
03-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,513
Posted By botty kayer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,057
Posted By botty kayer

Here's one from London last week that could be...

Here's one from London last week that could be interesting, strange, boring, dramatic, and ugly, but probably not soothing:)...
02-04-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7,433
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Posted By botty kayer

My Brian Rourke has had an update, with some...

My Brian Rourke has had an update, with some 'new' wheels, Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed hubs, Sapim spokes laced to Mavic Open Pro rims, and Vittoria Corsa G+ tyres....
02-04-19, 05:03 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Does this...

Does this count?:)https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dr80cxj_70d21f811c89d3c5276414e287ddcc073d97bed7.jpg
02-04-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,413
Posted By botty kayer

People can do what they like with their own...

People can do what they like with their own bikes, I don't consider there to be any rules people should follow.......but I have certain demands on my bikes:

-must have modern STI shifters
-still...
08-24-18, 10:17 AM
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Views: 158,508
Posted By botty kayer

That Ti frame is lush, and that 7-11 looks mint!...

That Ti frame is lush, and that 7-11 looks mint! Here's my Columbus SLX 1985 Team Panasonic I've retro-roadied with 20 speed Campag but still kept it traditional looking. ...
08-24-18, 09:46 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

Here you go shuru just for you. Despite being...

Here you go shuru just for you. Despite being the least shiny of my bikes it does still have some lovely details, and the tubing on the frame is a wonder of different shapes. The head tube is the...
08-20-18, 11:23 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

Here's my two latest, 1989 Bottecchia Equipe...

Here's my two latest, 1989 Bottecchia Equipe running 20 speed Chorus, shod with regular wheels, 32h Campag Chorus and with shiny Sunday best Shamals....
08-20-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,368
Posted By botty kayer

thinktubes the seat post you asked about on by...

thinktubes the seat post you asked about on by Bottecchia is a Campag Chorus titanium.
08-16-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,368
Posted By botty kayer

Some real swoon inducing bikes here already. I...

Some real swoon inducing bikes here already. I can't decide on my favourite so I'll show my favourite two, my 1989 Bottecchia Equipe and my 1985 Eddy Merckx Team Panasonic....
08-16-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,687
Posted By botty kayer

16 spoke Campagnolo Shamal with 9/10/11 speed...

16 spoke Campagnolo Shamal with 9/10/11 speed free hub, perfect for retro and neo retro builds. In my view the black ones look great even on modern carbon bikes, and the shiny silver ones makes any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,263
Posted By botty kayer

Ha yes sorry reading that back I did sound a bit...

Ha yes sorry reading that back I did sound a bit harsh, but for me that was all a thumbs down. I'm afraid I'm the wrong person to ask about buying modern kit so couldn't recommend anything current....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,263
Posted By botty kayer

For an article about looking good on a bike I was...

For an article about looking good on a bike I was expecting to maybe like some of the kit. No, not a bit of it, its all hideous and I wouldn't be seen dead in any of that kit, weak sauce. Rapha kit...
08-15-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By botty kayer

Here's a couple of mine. First up a woollen Denti...

Here's a couple of mine. First up a woollen Denti jersey I saw on ebay back in 2009, and having just built up a Denti bike at the time, I had to have it...
08-10-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By botty kayer

Tyres are good, pretty spendy but I got them on...

Tyres are good, pretty spendy but I got them on sale. I have them on two bikes, both are fitted to 80's steel race frames so should fit fine in your Pinarello. Nice ride and grip in wet and dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,220
Posted By botty kayer

Because its not always just about a focus on...

Because its not always just about a focus on spinning out in the small cog on descents. I found when I had a compact that I'd spent most of the time in the bottom 2 or 3 gears on the rear cassette,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By botty kayer

Its just the different lugs I think. The King of...

Its just the different lugs I think. The King of Mercia has fairly regular shaped lugs, see here: https://www.merciancycles.co.uk/online-shop/frames/mercian-king-of-mercia-725/?v=79cba1185463

I...
07-08-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By botty kayer

Thanks very much for the comments and the added...

Thanks very much for the comments and the added info. And great to hear more of the 1989 vintage are still going strong. Fivethumbs Wow there really was a lot of stickers used back then, thanks for...
Forum: Foo
07-08-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By botty kayer

I know its too late for June, but I thought the...

I know its too late for June, but I thought the thread starter may like these I've come across in London over the last year while photographing street art across the city....
07-07-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,993
Posted By botty kayer

A recent Dale Grimshaw art work in London, his...

A recent Dale Grimshaw art work in London, his works are always amazing, I've photographed 4 or 5 of his across London, but this is his biggest. Its one of over 1000 street art images I've...
07-06-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By botty kayer

I finished building this up today. A full Italian...

I finished building this up today. A full Italian stallion (apart from the Look pedals). 20 speed Chorus, Record hubs, Ambrosio Excellence rims, 3TTT bars and stem.

I've added the correct Worlds...
07-05-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,079
Posted By botty kayer

Hi EOM, All my images are on the street art...

Hi EOM,

All my images are on the street art thread I created on Cyclechat, link here: https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/street-art.221565/

Sadly lacking in pics from the USA, which I know has...
07-04-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,116
Posted By botty kayer

My Simoncini ...

My Simoncini
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07-04-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,079
Posted By botty kayer

Dawdled around London (eng) looking for street...

Dawdled around London (eng) looking for street art pics, I've been going around the city for nearly a year now and have a great collection of photos I've posted on another forum. My favourite of the...
07-04-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,077
Posted By botty kayer

silver shamals ...

silver shamals
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