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Road Racing World Article on Bill Melvin 2019


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That 'A' twin looks to be in remarkably clean and shiny trim for a bike which has been stood for many years. Hard to believe that it has not been worked over for the photograph.

Robert Watson

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That is the way it is.
Restored very slowly over many years and I don't think it has been run...
The owner who recently passed away was a Club member and made lots of parts, including the rear damper clamps which are a bit tricky.
I think stashed away may be a slight misnomer, as he did work on them all from time to time but I don't think ever quite wanted to finish the last little details.


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I saw pictures of the machine before the purchase it is and was as you see it.


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He bought the A Twin from me and it was a true basket case. It was not a "secret" or a lost bike, but it did not come up much. He did an amazing amount of work on the bike. He was well known in his local section.

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