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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cafe Le Mans

With the Spada Royale now ready for long distance duties, and the timely appearance last summer of a lightly-used aluminium tank, the fates had begun to tell me that it was time to crack on with my plans for a Le Mans II-based cafe racer. I bought my Le Mans about 15 years ago as … Continue reading »

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Gaffa tape – the universal palliative?

Well I still can’t say for sure that it would be any help with, for example, a headache. But even I, Gaffa tape’s most enthusiastic promoter, have been startled by recent developments in its application for medical purposes. A friend of mine, a gifted craftsman in iron, copper and wood, is notorious for inflicting self-harm … Continue reading »

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Sad news about summer wasps (Vespas)

Given how wet it was last summer, we saw quite a few wasps here in 2011. It started with Vespa Bianco (VB); a lovely white GTS300 Super, in for an oil and filter change.   Then its stable-mate, Vespa Nero (VN), an equally well-loved GT200, arrived for a full service and a bit of a … Continue reading »

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