To Paint or Powder

Paint or Powder indeed. I have been agonising with should I paint, or powder coat the cycle parts of my Squariel. My decision has been to use the right tool for the right job. That being to powder coat the frame and to paint the tinware.  I can hear my traditionalist...

Squariel progress update   

 It has been several weeks since I have done a Squariel progress update so here goes. Not a lot of visible progress has happened although some important milestones have been reached. First off, another parcel arrived from Drags with my new brake shoes and some...

Totally bushed

Ansty Link Bushes. Well, OK, totally bushed may be something of an exaggeration. It is, however, still a good feeling getting another milestone ticked off after replacing the Ansty Link rear suspension bushes. Once again, I ended up doing it how my “dad would have...

Ariel Front Forks Overhaul

Forking Forked Forks So many jokes about forking forked forks but alas, none are suitable for this forum. I first pulled the Square Four forks part a couple of weeks ago. However I got a bit stuck with a difficult to access circlip which none of my tools would quite...

Old Harleys and Suzuki Love

Old Harleys and new Suzukis. What about the Ariel? A couple of busy weeks both work and family wise have kept me away from the garage. Waiting on some more parts has also been a handy excuse. Just like doing exercise, it is funny how if you lose the momentum during...

Nowhere to hide – the naked truth of the naked frame

Framed. As part of my Anzac day frenzy towards making some progress, I have now completed stripping the frame and now with nowhere to hide, the naked truth of the naked frame is there for all to see. No real surprises here. I was hoping that replacing the bushes in...