"A TONGUE-TIP TASTE OF CLASSIC BIKING: SAN FRANCISCO STYLE “The thing is with modern bikes, is they’ve got no soul.” Rob, proprietor of the Ace Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission district, presides over one of the hubs of "
Located somewhere in a quiet corner of far West Wales, Pembrokeshire Classics is a real treasure trove of beautiful machinery.
We drove past a flotilla of bikes outside the PC workshop one morning last week on the search for something completely different: including the stunning prewar Norton you see here and an eye-catching MZ police bike from the 1980s. We anchored up as usual – knowing instinctively that we’d found a stash of stuff we would want to share.
Most of the stock kept here is relatively affordable too, which makes stumbling upon such an Aladdin’s cave of two-wheeled niceness even more tantalising.
Our favourites were the range of old off-roaders: including Bultacos, BSAs and all manner of other field bike stalwarts.
But there as well as a series of caffed classics and olde English Iron. There’s always a smattering of more modern beauties though, including a crisp CB400/F and a nice, eminently customisable Guzzi tourer that you can get fro a fraction of the price of a Le Mans 850.
Perchance to dream…
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