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by cmfalco
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.

Roy Richards was concerned about water ruining the banqueting rooms and storage areas underneath the museum, should the sprinklers go off unnecessarily. The stagnant water in fire sprinkler systems spew a rusty, oily, mucky scum that causes a mess that's difficult and expensive to clean up, and oft...
by cmfalco
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

Just recieved my copy ! I certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed everything related to assembling the exhibition. Well, 'enjoyed' in retrospect -- it was a hard slog, made significantly harder by covid starting last March. As an aside, shortly QAGOMA will start posting several dozen shor...
by cmfalco
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.

I think my 4 valve sloper was in that museum Last spring the owner of one of the rare bikes we wanted for the exhibition in Brisbane was worried shipping it there was too risky because of the uncertainties of covid at that time. He subsequently loaned it to the Top Mountain museum. Risk evaluation ...
by cmfalco
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Lion of God
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Lion of God Ariel Museum

Ariel motor co, t... already have a Museum One of the stops on the 2018 Cannonball Rally was the Indian factory in Iowa, where information listed it as having a museum. When I was inside the main room I couldn't see signs with directions to the museum so I asked one of the employees where it was, w...
by cmfalco
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Lion of God
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Lion of God

Not everything that could be done, should be done. I travel a lot (or, I did until ten months ago...), and I've gone out of my way to visit significant motorcycle museums in at least ten countries (e.g. Wheels Through Time, Sammy Miller's, the National MC Museum in Birmingham, etc.). If I were in En...
by cmfalco
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote: What else book is there to buy ??
I have over 4000 motorcycle books in my library so I may not be the best person to ask. Unless you have a lot of money to spend...
by cmfalco
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

Hi Charles, I -sort of- missed the point where you reffered to the stewards in the lobby, they brought covid with them ? Sorry if I was unclear. No, I didn't mean to imply those air crews brought covid with them (they were crews for a Taiwanese airliner), only that their arrival at our hotel wearin...
by cmfalco
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

Difficult times. The six weeks from mid-March through April was a particularly stressful period for our exhibition work, quite independent of the "normal" covid stresses everyone faced during that early time in the pandemic. By the end of March phones at museums and companies around the w...
by cmfalco
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 39
Views: 4102

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

It's been four weeks since the exhibition opened so we now have a pretty good idea how it's being received. Attendance is excellent, there have been celebrity sightings (e.g. Kate Blanchett), and Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, a non-motorcyclist, loved it. So far, so good. No, so far, so v...
by cmfalco
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: The reason for the valve angle in a Black Ariel
Replies: 0
Views: 428

The reason for the valve angle in a Black Ariel

Without going into the details now, the exhaust seat on my 1928 Ariel Model C receded significantly as I crossed the U.S. in the 2018 Cannonball Rally, and I'm finally getting around to re-rebuilding the bike, which includes installing a hard seat. To do this I used TIG to build up areas adjacent to...

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