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Still Building
Although Mike no longer offers servicing and repairs, it’s hard to keep an engineer out of the workshop. One of the services he still offers are ground-up engine builds. I suspect these are as much therapy as they are part of his business but with ev
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Latest Gadgets To Hit The Street
This month I’d like to present a couple of well thought-out, but simple, tools to make our lives running classic scooters just a little easier. With yet another scootering year drawing to a close as quickly as it began, many of you will have ideas
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Rat Run 9 Scoter Rally
I think I speak for most scooterists when I say that we’d been waiting in anticipation, and with an element of anxiety, hoping that Boris was going to fully lift the Covid restrictions on June 21. As we all know, we had to wait another month and a lo
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March Of The Mods: Bowling Back To Blackpool
March of the Mods events, linked to the Teenage Cancer Trust, have become an established form of gathering. The Waterloo Music Bar is a venue which has a reputation as a definite ‘go to’ for live events – as well as being the iconic crown green bowls
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
I got my first scooter – a little Vespa 150 Super – in about 1984 and had it sprayed pink using house paint and lacquer! I did a few long rallies on it (like Great Yarmouth) and then got a chopper which blew the gasket at midnight 15 miles from home!
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Scooter Spec
Name of scooter & reason: Madspeed 116 (it’s Dave at Madspeed’s 116th engine). Scooter model: GP150. Date purchased & cost: 2015, £1500 in bits (engineless). Inspiration for project: Dave Madison as he actually built it for me before his accident
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Madspeed #116
Throughout our scooter experiences we’re always trying to make improvements to our machines. Whether the development is self-taught or through other opportunities, the increased knowledge and experience we gain usually works to our advantage. As a te
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Niki Lauda, tribute to the late F1 legend. Scooter model: Vespa TX200. Date purchased & cost: August 2020 for 900 euros in sunny Spain. Inspiration for project: After seeing the film, Rush about the rivalry between Niki L
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Scootering Words & Sounds
Most musicians are lucky if they spend part of their career in a nationally known band, even fewer feature in an internationally established one. However, legendary drummer Kenney Jones hasn’t been in just one internationally renowned band, not even
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Owner Details
Name: Leigh Squires. Job: Engineer. Scooter club & town: Been dormant a few years, but tagged along with the A5 and Happy Jacks SC. First scooter: Vespa 50 Special when I was 16 years old. It was originally built for my mum by my dad, at first I w
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MAN & MACHINE
Name: Jörg Rademacher. Job: Master butcher. Scooter club & town: No club/living in Aachen. First scooter: Vespa PX200. Any funny stories: I bought a VBB last year. It looked great (at the barnyard), at home it transformed to rubbish... but thanks
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Owner Details
Name: Bob Slater. Scooter club & town: Swindon Incrowd Scooter Club and the Tilehurst Massive. First interest in scooters: 1967 – it was my only transport. First scooter: TV175 Series 2 – they weren’t cool in 1967. Favourite style of custom scoot
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Cushty!
At some point we’ve all missed a gear change and experienced that shattering ‘thunk’ as the gearbox sorts itself out. The impact can be felt through the saddle so you can imagine what’s happening inside the engine casing. In fact, an engine doesn’t n
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Snoozing 244 Street Sleeper
Likewise upgrades, improvements and enhancements to braking, damping, handling of scooters has been developed over time. The pursuit of producing vastly improved power from motors that were at best (the flagship 200cc models of both Innocenti and Pia
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MAN & MACHINE
Name: Ronan. Job: Tattoo artist. Scooter club & town: Celtic scooter club. First interest in scooters: 25 years ago. First scooter: PX125. Favourite scooter model: Lambretta Li150 Special. First ever rally: Penn Ar Bed scooter rally, Brittany.
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Scootering
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Lambretta Series 1 Restoration
Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old lad in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, who was desperate to own a Lambretta, so during the summer of 1979, his dad took him to look at one for sale locally on St Denys Avenue. That lad was me and I pushed home my very
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Mike Karslake: The continuation of Mr Lambretta!
Mike Karslake was now living his retirement years out exactly as he planned, in a quiet, idyllic setting in deepest Devon surrounded by beautiful countryside. Not forgetting one thing... the world’s first dedicated Lambretta museum which he owned and
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SF Stainless: Royal Alloy & Scomadi Easy Stand
Having realised that a lot of Scomadi and Royal Alloy riders didn’t like using the factory-fitted sidestands, and some of the older riders were having trouble getting their scooters on to the factory-fitted centre stands, SF Stainless decided to addr
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Francesco Mellina - Long After Tonight Is All Over
The last night of the Wigan Casino. What could be more iconic to many of us in the scooter fraternity? Francesco Mellina, the photographer, was there all night and has a collection of photographs which have been published in a book. We were lucky eno
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Arai Tour-X 4
Being a former authorised Arai dealer, in a previous life within the motorcycle industry, I needed no persuading as to the benefits and qualities surrounding this brand. Budget constraints are something which affect most of us, and Arai never claimed
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Doris – I didn’t have a name for this Vespa before but then, and I don’t know why, I dreamt about naming it, long story short as it was a strange dream! Scooter model: PX200E. Date purchased & cost: Six years ago, for £150
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Vespa Road Trip South of France
Certainly 1991 was an interesting year: British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee of the Swiss nuclear research centre CERN publishes the first website, thus launching the World Wide Web. Ötzi is found in the South Tyrolean Alps. The Warsaw Pact is
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K A Bell Scooters & Team George Racing
It was in ’97 when Kev joined Jim Perkins at Velocity, initially as a silent partner. Those with longer memories may recall the two videos produced by Velocity, titled A Style Of Their Own, which contained iconic footage from both the Isle of Wight s
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Lambretta Essential Maintenance Book
The latest offering from the Lambretta history series is a technical publication on essential maintenance for your Lambretta written by Scootering columnist and tech expert Stu Owen. It’s full of important information about keeping your Lambretta on
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We Are The Misunderstood
I’m pretty sure anyone who owns a scooter, whether it’s a Lambretta or Vespa, will have been ridiculed by someone suggesting that they wear a parka and have their machine emblazoned with mirrors and lights. This is not something new, and the way that
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WIN A Smart Scootering
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New School, Old School
Like most scooterists I spend too much time scrolling through various scooter-related forums and Facebook pages. Working ‘in the trade’ I’m always interested to see which shops are recommended for supplying mail order parts. While no dealer can stock
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Harlem Shuffle
Rudy Mills/ The Crystalites – John Jones/Bombshell (0006) The Cobbs – Joe Gibbs Mood/Hot Buttered Corn (0007) Lloyd And Glen – Mini Skirt and Go Go Boots/What You’ve Got (0008) Following their excellent Hot Sauce (Vol 1) compilation album, very much
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The Waggon and Horses
Pubs were a central part of life in the early Eighties, much more so than today. When we were aspiring Mods, still at school or just started work, we would visit The Railway (now a nursery) where the scooterboys who actually had scooters drank. Of co
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