This winter my dear old Cotton has a received a little bit of tinkering ready for the forthcoming riding season. First was a jolly good top end strip down and de-coke paying particular attention to the baked on Castrol 'R' witch tends to cover every external nook and cranny. Then the valves were given a gentle lapping in, this work was carried out on my substantial kitchen table away from the winter cold and gloom. These small important operations give a chap something to look forward to after a long working day. The kitchen and its table make a very cosy and convivial work shop for the smaller work, along with radio 4 for company. Other shed work involved new front brake and clutch cables, every tiny atom of stopping power is needed on these old bikes. I also repainted (brushed) the exhaust and silencer with stove paint purchased from a local country store...I do like a good country store! Suffice to say I had a very good ride on our Spring run along some fabulous Warwickshire country roads and lanes.