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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!

Latest News and Projects

Rebuilding the Ariel part III

Rebuilding the Ariel part III

This is the third instalment from “Rebuilding the Ariel,” available on this site in eBook format.  When Dad told me he had purchased an Ariel I was unaware he had owned one as a teenager. To be honest, I wasn’t all that familiar with the brand and had to do some...

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Motorshed Mustang update number V.

Motorshed Mustang update number V.

With the Mustang body well on its way to being straight and true, it was time for me to turn my attention to the heart of the beast, a 289 cubic inch Windsor V8. The Windsor story is a fascinating one so grab a cup of tea and we’ll talk a tale of two cities. In 1904,...

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Norton M50 Project, Part III

Norton M50 Project, Part III

Progress on the Norton has been a little slow of late due mainly to a few unforeseen events that, in the interests of doing a proper job, has resulted in items previously sent for repair having been retrieved. Confused? Don’t be, restorations typically have unforeseen...

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