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bmetcalf

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The Silodrome site that StepXL linked to looked interesting. This page looks intriguing. I have seen the pic before, maybe here. There was controversy if it was photo-shopped, but the rider wasn't named. I don't think Surtees was a knee dragger, especially at 15 yo. Duct tape for the knee and lace up boots seem out of place, too. Also, that bike looks a lot more Shadow than Jack Surtees Lightning.
 

Bill Thomas

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Hello Bruce, Was that the bike Chas Guy was killed on, He owned Conways at one time ? Cheers Bill.
 

davidd

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Bruce,

You did see this in another post. As I remember, this is a member's bike and he knew the rider. I do not remember the subject of the post.

David
 

Albervin

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The Silodrome site that StepXL linked to looked interesting. This page looks intriguing. I have seen the pic before, maybe here. There was controversy if it was photo-shopped, but the rider wasn't named. I don't think Surtees was a knee dragger, especially at 15 yo. Duct tape for the knee and lace up boots seem out of place, too. Also, that bike looks a lot more Shadow than Jack Surtees Lightning.
I can't see a link to what you are describing.
 

grahamsharrock

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I have a poster of that from Performance Bikes magazine from 1988. I think the rider was Mark Forsyth.
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Lots of websites still say it's John Surtees.
See Mark talk about it here - http://www.visordown.com/mark-forsyths-blog/john-surtees-obe-an-official-apology/17385.html

Graham
 
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Peter Holmes

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Hmmmm, Not at all convinced that the rider is John Surtees, does not look at all like him as a young man and is definitely not consistent with the riding style of that era, I don't remember any of the top riders of the day, Duke, Hailwood, Agostini, Minter etc, gaffer taping knee sliders on, I stand to be corrected.
 
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