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hairdryers

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:13 pm
by scotduke
I know some people can't stand Lambrettas but I think they're quite cool as it happens:
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It's those twist and bloody go scooters that get me annoyed

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:54 pm
by DAM
Never wanted one myself, but here's the last Lambretta my dad restored.

It's now with my brother in law who appreciates and uses it, the family gave him a big surprise when we arranged for him to have this one :)

I know that he bought one from my dad late 60's early 70's before he married my big sister, but had not ridden one for over 40 years.
So this one had to go to him.



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Re: hairdryers

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:18 pm
by scotduke
good story Dam

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:35 am
by Zunspec
Confession time: My first motorised transport was a Lambretta LI150 (bored to 175cc). Within 20 minutes of me getting legally on the highway I was racing another Lambretta. Within 23 minutes I had my first whoopsi braking on wet roads coming up to a junction. A great machine for learning the essentials of coming off, stood me in good stead in years to come lol.

Cheers Geoff

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:52 pm
by scotduke
Lambrettas are ok in my books, it's those horrendous twist and go scoots and super scoots I can't abide as they're generally ridden really badly by some organ donor with a death wish.

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:58 pm
by DAM
scotduke wrote:Lambrettas are ok in my books, it's those horrendous twist and go scoots and super scoots I can't abide as they're generally ridden really badly by some organ donor with a death wish.
Sounds like a (much) younger Geof :lol:

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:14 pm
by Zunspec
How did we survive :D . No experience apart from a wobbly ride around a football field on a mates SX200 and next on the road wearing one of those builders plastic hats as a helmet. I still have all my organs so I got the hang of it eventually without putting any up for donation :D (touch wood).

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:00 pm
by scotduke
Well I started on a Tigercub field bike that didn't run as often as it worked. And then I got onto a KH250 with maybe three times as much power and with the brake and gear lever the other way round. That was an experience.

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:29 pm
by jessplop
Rode one once, never again, horrible, nasty, unstable pile of shite, suitable only for those with no sense of style and a total lack of musical taste, so that would be Mods then :lol:

Re: hairdryers

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:29 am
by scotduke
jessplop wrote:Rode one once, never again, horrible, nasty, unstable pile of shite, suitable only for those with no sense of style and a total lack of musical taste, so that would be Mods then :lol:

Nah, it's the twist and go scooters I particularly hate. It's not just the young lads with a death wish either. Some of the older riders without L plates also ride like utter morons, weaving through traffic at speed, overtaking on (on the inside on) pedestrian crossings (when other vehicles have stopped to let a pedestrian cross). It's a wonder any of them survive the ride home. They are organ donors definitely.