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by PeterW
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Lion of God
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Lion of God

The museum is a nice idea, I gave a talk to a 41 Club meeting a while back on the history of Ariel and, in researching it, was fascinated by the efforts of Messrs Starley, Sangster etc., their involvement in things like differentials, tensioned spokes and their links with other enterprises such as D...
by PeterW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hartley on gearing
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Hartley on gearing

Just spotted this in the letters page of The Motor Cycle.

Personally I like higher gearing for a more relaxed pootle but if you want to go fast....

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by PeterW
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 37613

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

I can remember many years ago having a discussion with the MOT tester re my Huntmaster not having any nuts on the seat studs. We had pretty much the same discussion about while in theory you dont want a seat that could come loose while you're riding in reality it was never going to be a problem unle...
by PeterW
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: A Sad End?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: A Sad End?

Thats tremendous. Would be lovely to see it up and running in tradesman spec. Probably unique :¬)
by PeterW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Huntmaster R&D
Replies: 15
Views: 1370

Re: Huntmaster R&D

Never seen that article but the Huntmaster I had in the 80's had been tuned by the previous owner - apparently Road Rocket head, pistons & cams but I didn't have any details. Think he taught engineering. I had it for 9 years during which it was 100% reliable & certainly went well :¬) Huntmas...
by PeterW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1950 NG 350
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: 1950 NG 350

Untaxed since 1981
Looks a nice little project for someone
by PeterW
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: '57 NH
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: '57 NH

Welcome back - great looking bike :¬)
by PeterW
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: first and last ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1588

Re: first and last ride

My neighbour is a big Vespa fan, commutes on them in all weathers, goes to rallies all over the place.
Mind you, he has two because one is always in bits. I suspect he's a masochist.
by PeterW
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Indian reproduction forks
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Indian reproduction forks

I was watching a film on youtube about the cannonball run. Great stuff. However a chap with repo forks on his Brough had them break. The investigation showed they could have sheared at any time so he was lucky he was going slow when it happened. Different design but you never know what quality metal...
by PeterW
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Arthur Bourne trip to ISDT
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Arthur Bourne trip to ISDT

Snippet of an article from Oct 1948

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