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Old 9th August 2011, 17:25   #766
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"Legshield" is nothing but the front side of the scooter. It gets its name from the fact that it was made to protect the legs of the rider from front.
So yes, by default any legshield monogram would be a front monogram.

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Oops sorry.. Thats my mistake. I meant the engine cover monograms. Are the same as the front monograms?
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Old 9th August 2011, 17:29   #767
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My father owned one in the late 80-90's. Its one damn good vehicle. I can still remember we a family of 5 travel in it every weekend. Dont remember what happened to it. After Lambretta, we switched to Bajaj CUB.
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Oops sorry.. Thats my mistake. I meant the engine cover monograms. Are the same as the front monograms?
No, they are bigger in size. Also they vary from the series 1-2 to the series 3.
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Old 16th August 2011, 15:39   #769
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HI Girish, any updates on the side Flashes for the Lamby 150??

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Srini, for sure I will try, give me couple of days as of now away on work.

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Dear All,

I am looking for the below spares for my Lambretta 1962 Model

1> innocentti speedometer
2> Tail Lamp assembly which includes the bracket
3> The Horn Light Switch
4> Mattings
5> Emblems

please update me where can i get the same.

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Dear All,

I am looking for the below spares for my Lambretta 1962 Model

1> innocentti speedometer
2> Tail Lamp assembly which includes the bracket
3> The Horn Light Switch
4> Mattings
5> Emblems

please update me where can i get the same.

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Ranjit
Closest I can think of is Delhi or contact this person. I think he is part of TBHP.

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Thanks Patric,

Had planned to go to delhi Karol baugh few months backs but that some how got canceled had taken all the addresses of the spare shops for lambbys also Ilango had updated me about a shop; some what reluctant to order them online.

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Old 18th August 2011, 10:52   #773
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Friends, Lambretta Lovers,

Few pics of a daily use Lambretta spotted in Vietnam, Want more pics let me know. I find a lot of Lambretta on a day to day basics and was shocked to also see a 3 wheeler Goods carrier from Lambretta. Will post pics if Bhp-ian want more.
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I am posting pics of the Lambretta Cento sales Brochures & Booking guide
My friends recently bought a Lambretta cento, and the previous owner gave these along with the cento. Also the manual, which i will scan and send later.

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Friends,

Could any one help me to find Lamby Polo handle assembly ?

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Hello Guys heres my 69' Lambretta. This Photo was clicked the First day i got it home. Its a Daily Driver for me. Its Got all original Receipts of Purchase, Maintenance Records, Original Tool Kit. Original Paint.

It was Purchased by the First owner in 69 and used daily, then was used by his son till the day i got it. Now i am using it daily. I was searching for one for a long time until i saw this one, one day. Met the owner and inquired if he wanted to sell it. He was reluctant as he had an emotional bond with it - Was his fathers scoot purchased brand new and he too was using it until now - he is now in the 60's. But he was thinking of selling it as he had got arthritis and was advised not to kick start his scooter. He made me run from pillar to post for atleast 3 weeks. He used to call me the next day to finalize the deal and then used to tell me one reason or the other to postpone it the next day. After persuading him to sell it for a long time he finally gave in after 3 loong weeks.

The Day of sale was also very tense. The day before, he asked me to come the next day morning to finalize the deal. I went there the next morning, and we decided to sit in the nearby restaurant and finalize the deal over some coffee. I had got the Transfer papers ready and filled in. as we sat in the hotel and ordered coffee, i quickly removed my transfer papers to get them signed before he changed his mind again. But before i knew he had changed his mind already. . His new reason - Wednesday was Ashubh (un auspicious) for him for any deal. . I said sir, you are the one getting the Mullah, how can that be un auspicious for you. With a little bit of persuasion he finally signed the papers. But he wanted an alternate means of transportation before he gave it off. So i offered him a Kinetic Honda which would also solve his problem of kick starting too.. and he happily obliged. The Next thing i know is I was finally a proud owner of a cool 69' Lambretta.

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Hello Guys heres my 69' Lambretta. This Photo was clicked the First day i got it home. Its a Daily Driver for me. Its Got all original Receipts of Purchase, Maintenance Records, Original Tool Kit. Original Paint.

It was Purchased by the First owner in 69 and used daily, then was used by his son till the day i got it. Now i am using it daily. I was searching for one for a long time until i saw this one, one day. Met the owner and inquired if he wanted to sell it. He was reluctant as he had an emotional bond with it - Was his fathers scoot purchased brand new and he too was using it until now - he is now in the 60's. But he was thinking of selling it as he had got arthritis and was advised not to kick start his scooter. He made me run from pillar to post for atleast 3 weeks. He used to call me the next day to finalize the deal and then used to tell me one reason or the other to postpone it the next day. After persuading him to sell it for a long time he finally gave in after 3 loong weeks.

The Day of sale was also very tense. The day before, he asked me to come the next day morning to finalize the deal. I went there the next morning, and we decided to sit in the nearby restaurant and finalize the deal over some coffee. I had got the Transfer papers ready and filled in. as we sat in the hotel and ordered coffee, i quickly removed my transfer papers to get them signed before he changed his mind again. But before i knew he had changed his mind already. . His new reason - Wednesday was Ashubh (un auspicious) for him for any deal. . I said sir, you are the one getting the Mullah, how can that be un auspicious for you. With a little bit of persuasion he finally signed the papers. But he wanted an alternate means of transportation before he gave it off. So i offered him a Kinetic Honda which would also solve his problem of kick starting too.. and he happily obliged. The Next thing i know is I was finally a proud owner of a cool 69' Lambretta.

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Dude.. welcome back after a long time.. She looks good. Have you started any work on it?? By the way we are organising a rally of lambretta scooters in Pune on the next sunday. It would be great if you can join it..

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Congratulations Sreeram on this immaculate buy, I am so glad for you for getting what you always wanted. I can understand what pains you might have gone through because I have also gone through the same when I was looking for Willys and the previous owner made me to walk on knees. Now transfer onto your name and enjoy. All the very best.
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Hi guys,

This is a brilliant thread, makes me nostalgic. I learnt to drive two wheelers on a Lamby (this is even after I got an Indian license mind you!!).

My father had a Lamby 175 (I believe that was the monicker) before relocating to the Middle East and even before I was born. He did not sell it but handed it over to his younger brother, my uncle.

Years later, after I was born and during our occasional trips to India my father took over the keys and was his vehicle of choice, four family members including my sister, luggage et. all....But I shall be honest as a child I did not like it one bit. It looked big and bulbous, all other scooters looked better in comparison, it was not something as a young boy (especially NRI) I was proud of saying my father drives that!!!

As I grew up still a student in Dubai, my uncle bought himself a RX100 back home, this obviously meant that the Lamby was no more the center of attraction, still in running condition though as my uncle relied on it for the market runs and during heavy downpours. No chance the RX100 would be subjected to such menial jobs. Sadly later my uncle relocated to Dubai as well and the Lamby was left to rot.

I came back home to do my engineering and still not legal driving age. My father although decided that a family runabout would be sensible and I had my fingers crossed on owning a brand new Kinetic Honda. Suddenly to my horror I learnt that the rust bucket i.e the Lamby was sent to a workshop to be given a second lease of life. This was the late 90s mind you and the last thing any 'cool' teenager wants to be seen driving is a Lamby!!

The scooter came back and amazingly looked in showroom condition. My dad said it was worked by the same mechanic he used to go to decades ago. I wasn't a fan, but was thoroughly impressed by the work he did. The guy even had new logos and plastic ornaments that replaced the faded and broken originals.

I started to learn to drive the old beast and man was that Lamby heavy or what. I remember my dad teaching me basic servicing and removing one of the side panels gave my then feeble arms (a lot more muscular now...ahem!!) a workout. It felt like an armored carrier on two wheels, jokes aside I think a Lamby can survive a mine blast!!

Two amazing qualities of the machine was its torque, it will chug along from a virtual stand still in fourth gear with some clutch and the best thing of all was its ride quality. I am yet to drive another two wheeler that rode so well on Indian roads, pot holes, humps, stones it just glided over them while other two wheelers had to slow down for evasive action.

I remember the clutch cable breaking off in third gear, the positivity of a teen I just decided to chug along rather than park it and look for alternatives. Rode it for twenty minutes through rush hour traffic in third until I reached home. Another time when squeezing through a gap in traffic the Lambys kicker (a heavy piece of metal that literally takes up the space of a side car) gave a Ford Escorts bodywork a real bad scratch, I did not stop but simply sped away!!

Years later after being employed I bought a Pulsar (soon after its launch), it meant the Lamby had no more space in the house and was sold off. When the new owner picked it up, it was after all these years of reckless abuse and taking the machine for granted that I realized this scooter had loyally served my family for two generations. It taught me how to drive and gave the the first sense of being free on ones own wheels. I have never seen it since.

Today being in the UK the only time one hears of Lambrettas are on t shirts or fashion accessories!! I do see a few guys driving their well looked after Vespas, looking quite cool. But then I did own something way cooler than that, only if I realized it then. I pray its in good hands.
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Hi guys,

This is a brilliant thread, makes me nostalgic. I learnt to drive two wheelers on a Lamby (this is even after I got an Indian license mind you!!).

Today being in the UK the only time one hears of Lambrettas are on t shirts or fashion accessories!! I do see a few guys driving their well looked after Vespas, looking quite cool. But then I did own something way cooler than that, only if I realized it then. I pray its in good hands.
Nice to read about your nostalgia with the Lammy (as people in the UK call them!)

I doubt if yours was a Lamby "175" as Lambys were all 150cc...there was a 175cc version called the MAC that didnt sell too well.

Good to know that your family had decided to give it a new lease of life back in the late 90s when these scooters were actually being scrapped! 'hope it went to good hands.

BUT, I'm really astounded to find you, living in the UK, saying that you only hear of/see Lambrettas there on Tees and mugs!! Not when shiploads (yes, shiploads!) of them have left our country to be restored and sold in the UK in recent years! I wont be surprised if even your old Lamby ended up with someone there!

In fact, if you can find this thread on team bhp itself, of a Brit Gent in the UK (Scarborough (North Yorkshire), who has been restoring a Lamby 150 that he got as an 'import' from India!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ration-uk.html (Lamby restoration in the UK)

There have also been lots of its siblings like the Vijai Super, Allwyn Pushpak (if you know of them) that have also been shipped to the UK from here:

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