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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Carpe Diem, always like the phrase and sentiment… Seize the day! Scooter model: Vega 75. Date purchased & cost: July 2018 for £450 minus engine. Time to build & by who: 18 months by Mike ‘The Bike’ Davis. 125 Starstream
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Tech Spec
Kit: TS1 230cc. Crank: 60/110mm. Carb: 30mil Dell’Orto. Exhaust: JL. Clutch: Six-plate BGM. Gearbox: Jet 200. Dyno done by: Shiny Red. Tyres: S1. Suspension: Adjustable rear, Tino Sacchi front. Speedo: VEL. Grips: Sundance. Levers: One-off
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A Stand That Delivers?
One thing that any right-minded scooterist should have no time for is the thieving scum who prey on our beloved machines but unfortunately they do exist. If your idea of adequate security is the factory-fitted steering lock, then frankly it’s a mirac
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Rookie Racer 2020
For Phil Hallam, this year’s rookie racer, the final part of his trilogy would see him take on Lydden Hill. After the harsh reality of Croft, it was important for him to get better results to keep his confidence up. Qualifying wasn’t going to be easy
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Owner Details
Name: Mark Kendall. Job: Commercial director. Scooter club & town: Banbury SC, Banbury, Oxfordshire. First ever rally: Disc 86. How did you get there: Two-up on a PX125 all the way from Wolverhampton with my pal Barnesy on the back. Pissed it dow
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The Heart Of The CUSTOM SCOOTER...
Scunthorpe, a large industrial town in North Lincolnshire, is famous for having the largest steelworks in the UK and a somewhat struggling football team. That’s not all though; at the centre of it all is a thriving scooter scene, one that is driven b
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MAN & MACHINE
Name: Andy Ward. Scooter club & town: Yorkshire Templar SC & LCOC. First interest in scooters: When I was about 10 years old, my sister during the ’79/’80s Mod revival used to play The Jam, and 2 Tone music. Then when I went to high school there wa
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Back When We Had Hair
Looking mean and moody. Steven Picket At Scarborough Harbour during 1975 with my 1966 SX225; it had a 30mm Dell’Orto (with sink plug) and a Royspeed exhaust (panels weren’t in fashion then). It had a rattle can spray job. Great days. Tony Haig
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Before Legends Were Made…
Heroes come in many guises, and we often don’t know the significance of people we’re lucky enough to be involved with when we’re young, impressionable but not easily overawed. The main dealers in our area were all motorbike salesmen or, in one case,
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A Local Scooter...
As I rode into Hadfield, in the High Peak of Derbyshire, there was a sense of foreboding. A gunmetal sky signalled its intent to soak anyone foolhardy enough to be in the open. The locals had taken note and retreated indoors. The main street was all
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Quality Street
In 2018 Andy saw one such scooter up for sale. “It was in Northumberland, I liked it and I knew it would make the perfect project for the plans I had to develop my own Lambretta chopper.” To complete the work Andy had in mind he commissioned his pal,
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Through The Grapevine
During the heydays of the 1960s, one group of sportsmen took the scooter world by storm. One of the legendary scooterists of the day, Arthur Francis, had the vision and passion needed to put a winning team together – and thus, Team S Equipe was born.
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★ Star Letter ★
Hi Dan, Reading in this month’s Scootering magazine about the nice reception Stan got from diners in the Languedoc region of France reminded me of a similar incident that happened to me on Norway’s Arctic Circle. I was parked up in front of the Pola
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On The Road
Although still being run in, Saul is very pleased with the smallframe’s performance and a significant contribution to the scooter’s handling is the Crimaz front shock absorber adaptor plate. Rather than mitigating the smallframe’s inherent tendency f
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Valkyrie... Saviours Of The Slain
Chopper projects are probably one of the most complex types of scooter builds, and with the objectives Jan set himself this wasn’t going to be any exception. The build initially started in mid-2017 from a cut-down Li Lambretta frame. “Unfortunately a
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WHAT'S NEW ? BGM Pro line
As the percentage of ethanol increases within the fuel sold on the garage forecourts in the UK and Europe, so the heightened risk to older motors increases significantly. It’s common knowledge that this increase can be detrimental to the seals within
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WIN A Smart Scootering
For your chance to win a stylish Scootering magazine T-shirt, email us your HI-RES pics to: suys@scootering. com For full terms and conditions, visit: www.scootering.com/comptc DATA: Protection of your personal data is important to Mortons. You
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MAN & MACHINE
Owner: Saul Parker-Backhouse. Job: Furniture maker. Club: Manchester Night Owls. First interest in scooters: When I was 17, about five years ago. First scooter: Vespa PX, chopped! Scooter: Vespa 100 Sport. Kit: Polini Evo 135. Carb: 24mm Dell’
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Guernsey Scooter Collective
It would have been the ninth consecutive annual rally on the island. Although there wasn’t a rally per se this year, as there were no scooterists from mainland UK in attendance, there was a low-key gathering of sorts, attended by some of the island s
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John’s Rare Eibar TV
Although the Spanish Lambrettas have become more popular of late, I didn’t know that much about the two pretty rare TV175 and TV200 models. Looking back through historical documents it seems the Eibar factory had to increase production in the mid-19
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Show Us Your Scoots
THIS MONTH’S WINNER: First run out, when lockdown restrictions allow ed, on my S1 Lambretta five-speed 230cc street sleeper . John McShane, Scotland
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Ugly Duckling ?
The Vespa 100 Sport popularly, but not entirely accurately, known as the V100, was launched in 1978 as Piaggio’s response to changes in American legislation. With its US specification lighting, stalk indicators and complicated electrics, the model wa
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MAN & MACHINE
Name: Paul Foreman. Favourite rally: Sid James. Overall cost of work to scooter, not including purchase price: £1000. Hardest part of the project: Putting it back together. Advice for anyone starting a project: Get someone who knows what they’re
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A Camping Trip To Remember
Cobby was riding his Lambretta GT200 with Malcolm as pillion, while I was on my Lambretta Series 2 Li150 ‘fat boy’ with Trevor on the back. Our enthusiasm was soon dampened when at about 9pm, at half-distance, we encountered the thickest of ‘pea sou
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Mailbox
Photo of young Bluey J Marvill who has been dressing like this since he was five years old and also has a great interest in scooters and Scootering magazine. Featured in the picture is Mum (Faye Marvill) Frankie J Marvill (left), his little brother a
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Kit Fit
Lambretta kit is illustrated, Vespa kits differ in swingarm, switches and battery shelf. Although Niall is able to complete a conversion in a day, a more realistic target for the home mechanic is a weekend. Although the major components are a motor,
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Scooter Spec
Name of scooter: Valkyrie. Inspiration for project: I like chops, I had one back in the ’90s and always intended doing another one at some point. Time to build & by who: Altogether, about three years. Gary Simpson completed the frame fabrications,
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Andy’s Strange P Range obsession
Andy Connell (or ‘Naka’ as he’s probably more famously known) is now 51 years old and from Pontefract; he began his scootering story back in about 1987 while he was a young Mod schoolboy in his original West Yorkshire home town of Castleford. It was
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104 Ang
The Vespa 152 L2 was a short-lived scooter, spending just two years in production and based on the Piaggio VNA 1T. It was made under licence by Douglas, Bristol from 1959 to 1961 and, apart from a few minor changes, almost identical to its Italian co
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Current Situation
There are two kinds of business, those which stagnate and those which move with the times. Definitely falling into the latter category is Walthamstow-based Retrospective Scooters. Its owner, Niall McCart, has impeccable scooterist credentials. I cert
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