That sinking feelling.



Since our intrepid rider BB pulled this stunt he has gone missing. He has not been seem round the office for days. So if you see when your out and about on your travels tell him to get in touch to let use know he is OK. We miss having him around.




Huge savings.

It has been pointed out to us that maybe our £35 starting price is not that well understood so I am hoping that this article will make it a lot more transparent.

This is how the web site puts it across We have a starting price of £35 per job no matter how many parts you send to us.

NC 24 nose cone

NC 24 nose cone

So what are we saying?

If you give us one broken part it is going to cost at least £35. Now if you have two broken parts and give us both at the same time we believe that you are all assuming that it is going to cost you from £70 when in fact it may save you £15 +. Say you give us three parts at the same time what then? That could mean a saving of £25+ and four parts £35+ There is an accumulative affect to the number of parts you give us at once. That is why we say it is priced per job and not per part.


There are some thing’s to take in to account, all the examples are based on a basic repair, if you deicide to enhance the finish then the savings decrease. Also the complexity of the repair affects the price; ie if all the parts are broken in three then the amount of saving will be next to nothing or may cost even more. The savings are not infinite and beyond that point there is no further reduction. On average when someone sends or gives us a multi part repair ( job ) they get a saving, this is because the parts have differing degrees of damage which allows our customers to make savings.


Come closer Shhhh! While no one is listening, I should not be telling you this but you could get together with your friends and send or give us a number of parts collectively then all of you will benefit from the reduced price but don’t let on that I have told you. It will be our secret.

Don’ forget the Irish motorbike and scooter show.

Ace Weekend in Dublin!

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938, and kick-starting 2013, Ace Cafe London is delighted to again be able to confirm attendance at the forthcoming, bi-annual Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show to be held at the prestigious RDS Dublin 1st – 3rd March.

This not to be missed early spring show attracts thousands of riders, to increasingly include from the UK and across Europe, checking out the new bikes, trends and gear on display in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and includes award ceremonies for the AMD International World Custom Bike Building Championship, with a special Ace award for “Best Streetfighter”, and the Carole Nash Ireland’s Got Biking Talent competition as well as outdoor arena’s featuring stunt shows, demonstrations and displays.

Inside and overlooking the main hall at RDS will be the all new “Ace Cafe Balcony Zone”, with stands and displays and a special features area showcasing cafe racers, classic and vintage (including Italian & Japanese) motorcycles and scooters. “Spirit of the Ace” awards will be up for grabs, each worth a ton – one hundred pounds!

The Ace presence will also include an array of Ace Cafe, Rockers and StoMoCo items, together with the recently published critically acclaimed seminal book “Ace Times – Speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture” by author Mick Duckworth. Mark Wilsmore will be available to sign copies – stop by and say hello.

With its world renowned hospitality, and being so easy to get to, whether by cheap flight with bus connection from the city’s airport direct to the RDS venue, or by special bike show ferry deals, there couldn’t be a better excuse for a weekend in Dublin!

Broken Wing.

A gentleman phoned about a mirror that had broken off his Honda Gold wing. From his description over the phone it sounded like a straight forward weld it back in place. He asked if it would be possible to do this while he waited as he lived a long distance from us.  We said yes and booked him in.

Where the mirror mounted it had broken out a triangle of plastic which included the holes for the bolts. The twist was the triangle had broken into three pieces which were a big problem, it took some time to work out how they went back together, then each bit was welded to each other, trying not to put too much heat into the plastic; this would have been almost impossible on a very hot day. When finished we came up against another setback, the welded piece was a bit smaller than the hole it had come from.

Sometime later after we had worked out how it should align,we tacked it in place and a number of spot welds were  placed to give it  more strength, while we made sure that the bolt holes lined up properly with the base of the mirror. Then slowly we started filling in the gap by over welding the area. The build up of heat was causing a bit of trouble slowing  progress, so allowed it to cool a bit after each over weld.

After the best part of three meters of welding rod the repair came to an end. The customer was over the moon with the quality and precision, so were we.