On the way out of LA, Mrs Benchdonkee and I popped into Deus ex Machina in Venice, hipster heaven! Christian, the mechanic was a really nice chap. He showed me round the workshop, talked me through the builds and let me take some snaps. Though the lad selling the tee shirts didn't seem to know the difference between a W650 and Triumph his tattoos were all spelled right! They're all really friendly, make some very nice bikes and the coffee's not bad either! I resisted the urge to buy a men's grooming magazine, though I did come away with a tee shirt!