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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:44 am
by GuyH
Today we stay in 1928 and start with the Motor Cycling report on the 1928 'International' which includes a nice passage praising the new 250 Ariel. I was just saying over the weekend how the 250s are overlooked and underrated. This article is followed by more snippets on Ariels and other makes. Enjoy!
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:33 am
by GuyH
So today's offering is chiefly from the 1929 model launch and the Motor Cycling reports on new models and improvements. Interestingly , as with yesterday's article there's a lot of focus on the 250 lightweights reminding us today how much these 'get to work' machines were valued back in the day although I'm sure buyers were glad they changed the name from the 250 Ariel Foal to the Colt! You can see a theme developing here as I also have an interest in the 250s only mainly the lightweight OG and OH from 1939......
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:14 pm
by JohnnyBeckett
HI Guy a very good two days of posts and tips again i have just got around to looking at them i have been doing my ariel gearbox witch is being a pain and fixing my other motorcycles witch was plane sailing hope you are well and keeping safe thank you for posts 8-) :D

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:47 pm
by GuyH
Thanks Johnny. I'm going to have to rebuild the HP gearbox on my OG250 as it jumps out of 2nd and 3rd which is a bit of a nuisance. There's not much to it so it can't be that difficult to fix - I hope!

And so we come to the end of this 1928 volume and the last pages in Motor Cycling to feature Ariels was a report on the new lightweight's 10,000 mile test and a review of the 1929 Ariel models focusing again mainly on the lightweight 250s....
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:36 pm
by JohnnyBeckett
HI Guy a really good lot of posts again and lots of very tips :D hope you are having better luck with your gearbox than i am with my one :x :? thank you for the posts and take care and KEEP SAFE

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:25 am
by GuyH
After a couple of days we're going back to 1926 for a very complimentary roadtest in Motor Cycling of the new 550 Black Ariel. Enjoy!
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:05 pm
by JohnnyBeckett
HI Guy what a cold and wet time to do a road test but i do love a side valve engine i have just got time to read them very good again thank you for posting them take care and KEEP SAFE 8-) :D :D