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by GuyH
Mon May 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Thanks Johnny and likewise I hope you're keeping well in these bizarre times. Today's offering is a mixture. I've delved into the July to December volume of The Motor Cycle and also the 1907 volume of the same. It's interesting that, as Adrie pointed out 'The Motor Cycle' has very few articles or ev...
by GuyH
Sun May 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Thanks Johnny, I'm glad you're enjoying them as much as I do. Today's bring us to the end of this particular volume and includes an article on a scramble won by a rider in a 250 Ariel! I've been reading through a volume from 1907. Not many mentions of Ariels but I'll post what I've found tomorrow an...
by GuyH
Sat May 02, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Today's 'Workshop Wisdom' from 1932 showing not just the ingenuity of some owners but also the things they'd put up with when it came to what must have been nearly new bikes. For example the Square Four which had oil getting into the distributor must have been about a year old....... Image (100).jpg...
by GuyH
Fri May 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

So today's offering spans the change from the regular section on 'Notions, Novelties and News' to one titled 'Workshop Wisdom'. In reality I think it was the same as before with just a change in title. I've also been looking through volume number one of 'Motor Cycling' from February 12th to August 6...
by GuyH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Thanks John for the fascinating letter from Ken Sprayson, I knew none of that and I enjoyed reading it. I noticed he mentioned the BSA ascent of Snowdon in 1924. Some time ago I bought a 1913 BSA sidecar which had been derelict for a very long time. In the sidecar pocket was a very grubby postcard i...
by GuyH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Thanks Johnny, some of the tips are useful and others plain weird but I think they all give us an insight into how people were trying to keep their bikes running in 1932 when the depression in the UK was having a massive impact on people's finances. So, here's some more for today including an articl...
by GuyH
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

And today's offering including a bit about frame building and how to ease clutch adjustment on the 1931 models with the judicious use of a tax disc holder (you'll see what I mean....)
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by GuyH
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

And here's today's offering from 1932 including a test of the 500 Red Hunter...
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by GuyH
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Years ago I bought what was described as a market trader's handcart off Ebay. In reality it was an Ariel Model Z commercial sidecar with an extra sidecar wheel and a small thrird wheel added to the front to convert it into a handcart. I sold it a long time ago as it was such an awkward shape it used...
by GuyH
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 3309

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

And today's offering:
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