Category Archives: Ariel

Before and After No3 – Ariel

The Ariel was bought as a complete bike with a number of spares including a new frame so it really needed a complete rebuild into the new frame and a lot of tidying up.

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Arielpost 10 – More Finished Pics

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Arielpost 9 – Finished!

Chuffed to bits!!!! Richard (My Step Mum’s Nephew) has certainly come up trumps with the paint job on the tank. He delivered today as promised and I am sure you will agree it sets the whole bike off perfectly.. Dad … Continue reading

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Arielpost 9

Fortunately I had a friend travelling from Derby down to the West Midlands today so he was able to collect the seat from Steve Gagg’s place in Ilkeston and bring it down for us (Thanks Dave) The seat has therefore … Continue reading

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Arielpost 8

Loads of work has gone into the bike in the last few days; – The hub has come back from the powder coaters and the rear wheel built up. – The footrest hangers have been and come back from the … Continue reading

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Arielpost 7

Unlike many Ariel frames, we decided that an alternative approach to the footrest hangers would be to make plates that use 2 mouting points (the swinging arm spindle and the lower, rear engine bolt) to allow them to be removed … Continue reading

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Arielpost 6

All systems are go on the build as the frame is back from the powder coaters. They have made a really good jopb of the finish, even though its going on a trials bike, I do think a good finish … Continue reading

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Arielpost 5

The bike is coming along nicely and Dad is doing a great job of the preparation work. Since the last post the following have been done; Mounting points have been braised on for the tank and exhaust Shims have been … Continue reading

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Arielpost 4

Dad started work on the build today and here are the 1st pictures of the progress made. The engine plates have been fitted and drilled and the gearbox has been put in place to start the fitting of the new … Continue reading

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Arielpost 3

OK, so the last post was all about the stuff we are not going to use and this is all about the bling that will be going on to the bike. This is some of the stuff that has arrived; … Continue reading

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