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Rebuilding the Ariel

Memoir of a life with two wheels

Daniel Talbot, the creator of Motorshed Cafe, has a long-held passion for all things two wheels, including motorcycles, bicycles and even a replica antique Penny Farthing. This book weaves together anecdotes and memories of a passionate life, one rich in a tapestry, which details Daniel’s dedication to the people and machines from which he draws inspiration and nourishment. Daniel has written a book from the heart that will entertain and surprise people from all walks of life.

A great read with your favourite cuppa!

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Norton Springs Eternal

Norton Springs Eternal

  Alexander Pope’s proverb: hope springs eternal describes an abundance of optimism, which is a useful commodity when one owns a modern Norton 961.  I preface with the word ‘modern’ only to distinguish the current crop of 961 cc parallel twins from the venerable...

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Vale Ernie Serles

Vale Ernie Serles

This week I was lucky enough to experience my first ride on an Ariel Square 4. These unique machines are quirky, relatively powerful and highly collectable. It was a joy to ride. The motorcycle that I rode was part of a deceased estate which consisted of some 12...

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Norton M50 Project, Part IV.

Norton M50 Project, Part IV.

When we left off with the last instalment, the little Norton was parted out here, there and everywhere. Readers and interested parties will be happy to know most of those parts have been renewed and, if not back together, they’re at least back in the shed. One such...

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