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I have just read it again, over the Christmas/New Year break, and enjoyed it just as much as I did about twenty years ago. It should be compulsory reading for all owners of veteran, vintage, and post-vintage motor cycles. Truly they were tough cookies in those days, unlike their troublesome, flimsy, and crude steeds. Ixion doesn’t hesitate to link the alternating periods of stagnation and fast technical progress with the political situations of the day, wars, and economic slumps, all of which nicely explains some of the strange antics of the manufacturers as the decades slipped by, such as basically sound designs hopelessly let down by poor ignition and electrical fittings; but it was of course the manufacturers who were pressuring the likes of Miller and Lucas to supply ever cheaper and nastier fittings….