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Club Shop

Posted by flynnstudio on February 27, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Club Shop is now up and running.

Reckon it will soon have all sorts of BLC goodies for you to purchase and treasure.

Things going on...

Posted by flynnstudio on February 5, 2013 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The blog has been opened up (subject to scrutiny) for you all to post.


Let us know what you're up to. Know about any gigs or events of interest? Wanna organise a ride-out or get together? Post it here and share with us all...


Keep an eye out...We will shortly be opening up the Club Shop. Gotta get all the technicalities sorted, but you may soon be able to purchase those desirable BLC items in your pants from the comfort of your own sofa.

Italian Trip

Posted by bristollambretta on September 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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So, I'm just back from a quick four day trip in Tucany, Italy. While driving around Chianti country looking for somewhere to eat I spotted this series three LI sitting outside a Deli in the Piazza Mercato in 'Greve in Chianti'.

 

I had a quick chat with the owner in my broken Italian. I asked if I could take some photos and showed him a snap of my Lambretta on my iPhone. He wanted to know where I was from and how long I had had my lammy. The Deli was kinda cool too, with local cured meats and cheese. It was run by what appeared to be the guys mother and he was using the Lambretta as a mobile billboard to advertise the shop.


 

There were a few Italian tourist wanting to take a photo of his scoot also. You don't see many around at all these days it would seem. Just zillions of Piaggio APE's. Some with tinted windows and chromed roll bars! I have to admit, I now want one!

May 2011 - Fork Woes

Posted by bristollambretta on May 12, 2011 at 8:49 AM Comments comments (0)

Bent lambretta forks...poor old Billy has been having a right mare of it recently with his wobbly scooter. I asked him to sum up the recent issues he has had.....Some words from Billy-No-Mates...

Who'd have though it would take several months to sort out a couple of bent forks...anyway...

Having fallen off and bent the forks on my SX150 I though it was probably time to sort out the slightly wobbly forks on my SX200 as well. Or was it the frame???

What a minefield. The SX150 is a '66 so has bolt-in buffers but has been adapted to house dampers, The SX200 is '69 and has clip-in buffers. Both obviously series 3 but one with hub links and one with disc links.


What did i do?

Mistake No1...bought some forks on fleabay advertised as "Genuine Italian"... turned out to be "genuine" bullshit

Mistake No2...Didn't measure the length of the stems so bought more forks that were the wrong length, they're all different you know!

Mistake No3...Gave the forks to a mate who said he might be able to straighten them with a sledge Hammer. (Thankfully he never got around to it)

Solution 1 ...Took both forks to a reputable scooter workshop in Weston-Super-Mare. £25 Job done, thank you very much. They were unwilling to straighten the SX200 forks as they had be "too tampered with" in the past. Thank you EU health and safety regulations

Solution 2...Bought some late SX200 forks from a chap (also on fleabay) but he was true to his word. A bit pricey but worth it.

All scoots back on the road and sorted. I can now replace a set of forks blindfolded.


However, I have always been of the mind that only "genuine Italian" scooter parts are worth bothering with, BUT how can any of us know what is genuine or not these days. Anyway another reputable scooter workshop in Bristol had just replaced some forks bought from Cambridge Lambretta (made in Asia) but every bit as good as the originals...if not better...

I guess I should keep an open mind.

All the best Billy !

Weds 28th July

Posted by bristollambretta on August 9, 2010 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)

This week I have mostly been playing the jetting game, as the warm weather did not agree with my carb. As you can see it has been fun. I may have cracked it now after a few bottles of vino and a bag or two of bombay mix! 

This has meant that I was able to do a little more work on the Carb Jets section of the website.


 

 


Sunday 25th July

Posted by bristollambretta on July 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM Comments comments (0)

A couple of us met for coffee on Gloucester rd first, after a quick refuel we decided to go for a spin and ended up at the water tower cafe on the downs. After a spot of lunch we swing by the sea wall for an ice cream where we were joined by a nice bunch of scooter riders from South Bristol. It was good to see so many scooters out enjoying the sun!




Sunday 18th July - Wales!

Posted by bristollambretta on July 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday 11th July 2010

Posted by bristollambretta on July 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM Comments comments (0)

A few Lambretta owners met up for a coffee or two in Bristol last Sunday..As you can see there were a few really great examples out. Scooters that it!


It was good to catch up with some of you at the Avenue Cafe in Queens square on Sunday. Always good to see so many great scoots out. So real quality turned out.


Sad a few missed out, but hey maybe see you guys next time!

Monday 28th June

Posted by bristollambretta on June 30, 2010 at 6:19 PM Comments comments (0)

Nathan was picking up his SX from Paul at Get Smart, so decided to pop round. It was a little over cast so we settled for coffee in the garden. Before too long the sun started to poke through the cloud cover and it started to look like it might become another great day. After a quick call to Chris, who was keen to try out his recent purchase of a Malossi powered T5 me and Nath found ourselves heading out into the sunshine with a trip over to see Chris.


Well shortly after arriving at Chris's gaff we had decided it was an ideal day for a trip to the seaside and it was off to Weston for some chips on the beach after a quick squizz around Scootopia.


Friday 18th June - DYNO DAY

Posted by bristollambretta on June 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM Comments comments (0)

I had a phone call from Shaun asking me if I was interested in joining him for a day playing with scooters on the dyno at readspeed. Well how could I say no to an offer like that. Come the morning I head off up the M5, as I have arranged to meet Shaun and his mate at the services and then jump in with them for the rest of the journey.


We were about 30 mins late getting there, but it didn't seem to matter as its all pretty laid back when we arrive. So this gave us time to have a look round and discover some delights in the back yard awaiting some attention from the Readspeeders!


The whole dyno process is pretty interesting to a nerd like me and Jerome certainly seems to know his stuff, being able to just draw on his huge experience tuning Lambrettas he already knows what jetting is required and simply used the dyno to confirm the results and give a Shaun a nice power graph to take home and put on the fridge door.  


A good day was had by all!!  


We both agreed that won't be the last time we visit Jerome and the guys at Readspeed and are already planning the next trip..i will keep you posted and upload a video and some more info soon...

Have a look in the video section for a short flick of the day

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