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Page 357. 1930 Ariel Grande de Luxe Gent’s (26″ Frame)

1930 Ariel Grande de Luxe Gent’s (26″ Frame)

26″ Frame

28″ Wheels

Original Unrestored Condition

Ready to Ride

An Ariel 26″ Grande de Luxe Gent’s is a very rare bicycle these days. There are many Ariel motorcycle enthusiasts around the world …and they have a habit of snapping up any Ariel bicycles that come onto the market to add to their collections.

This machine is in good all round condition. It was recently serviced, and new tyres and inner tubes were fitted. The brakes work adequately, though the linkeage is worn and will need some work in the future. The other adverse point is a repair to the bottom of the front mudguard: a plate has been riveted on where the front stays join the mudguard (a common weak spot).

I removed the chaincase inspection cover and photographed the exposed piece of chainwheel, so you can see that it has the correct Ariel chainwheel. The Ariel transfer is faded on the headstock, but you can see the Ariel name and logo. Of course, the Biflex front forks are the easiest way to identify one of these rare machines.



















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