NOT AFRAID TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY

Classic Bike (UK) - - WORKSHOP YOUR RESTOS -

This is me in 1969, at 20 years old. The bike was a Gil­era 175 – un­til the cast ex­haust port broke off. Why I didn’t get a stub ma­chined up, I do not know, but I de­cided to fit a 160 Du­cati en­gine and forks. When the big-end went, I fit­ted a Du­cati 200 Elite en­gine and ran it with­out lights, just fit­ting them when needed. Not sure what is go­ing on with my hands – must have cleaned the bike for the photo and for­got to wash them! M Cross, Le­ices­ter

These were the days when Swar­fega was con­sid­ered a luxury

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