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Old 9th November 2009, 22:49   #46
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DId any of the Vespas have the spare tire in the area where the luggage box goes (front of rider's knees)
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DId any of the Vespas have the spare tire in the area where the luggage box goes (front of rider's knees)
The 1952 Vespa Tipo Corsa 125 cc had its stepney mounted over the footboard just ahead of the seat front end. This was mounted longitudinally (not transversely like Lambrettas) and was placed between the rider's two knees/thighs!
The original version of the Chetak had its stepney to their left intruding into the dickey space, akin to the LML Vespa NV's. A few were gifted by Bajaj Auto to their favourite dealers as gifts. Now these were being made exclusively for export and not even for sale with $ payments.So these Chetaks looked exclusive. I had seen one in tomato red with a superb finish.It was only after 1977 that Chetaks became available for some US $ 400 or so for the local market.A guy known to me had bought one for US $ 540 in 1987.And then the exchange rate was some Rs 7.50 per dollar! Unbelieveable!

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DId any of the Vespas have the spare tire in the area where the luggage box goes (front of rider's knees)
My 1963 Vespa has the Spare tyre at exactly the place that you have mentioned. It is fitted in place with an Aluminum Bracket. Am attaching a few pics depicting the same for reference.

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My 1970 Vespa, also got white handle rubbers, foot rubbers etc, will update later when I put it on.
Hi Girish,
Really impressed with the quality of restoration.
Excellent colour scheme.
Please note: vespa's used to come in single colour code.
This colour was very famous in lambretta's during late 1960's.
Congratulations.

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Yet another beauty joined the troop. I guess these kind of wheel arrangement were there till 62-63 if I am not wrong, these were all aluminium mounts with "Vespa" logo embossed on them. Infact these arrangements are still famous with scooter people and there is another one which has come with a special scooter from BAJAJ where in the wheel is place on the back of scooter where the tail lamp is fixed in center of the wheel along with the number plate.
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My 1963 Vespa has the Spare tyre at exactly the place that you have mentioned. It is fitted in place with an Aluminum Bracket. Am attaching a few pics depicting the same for reference.

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This is an aftermarket fitment and not the original stepney clamp.No scooter from Bajaj Auto sold in the Indian market had such a configuration for stepneys.The OE stepney clamps used to be behind the pillion seat right since 1960!
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Found on net.Wooden Vespa, Vespa poster.
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A few links to watch beautiful Vespas

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Anjan..even my Vespa 150 has a Stephney in the place where luggage compartment comes.
Suren and Myself have bought the scooters from different buyers yet the coincidence.I think its an original fitment.
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Anjan..even my Vespa 150 has a Stephney in the place where luggage compartment comes.
Suren and Myself have bought the scooters from different buyers yet the coincidence.I think its an original fitment.
hillram thats an after market fitment.Never were Vespas in India from Bajaj Auto marketed with such stepney clamps.Actually, after the Indianisation of the Vespa 150 from Bajaj Auto in the late 1960's, the stepney clamp fitted with nuts and bolts below the pillion seat used to crack up from the joint of the L shape (the vertex) and many older Vespas and Bajajs have welding work done here to keep it together. Owners who either wanted to avoid this kind of fractured rear stepney clamps or others who would just like a change for the heck of it, went for the clamps you've shown in the picture.
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Hey thanks Anjan, that was one peice of information which cleared the myth that its not an original fitment, when I was restoring my Vespa people bothered me to have one however I refrained because It did not come with one or either I didn't want to drill holes and have that. Now I am happy today for not doing that.
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I am planning to my vespa a new avtar and its been there in my mind since few months. I am also looking for Foot rest with vespa embossed on it.
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Hey thanks Anjan, that was one peice of information which cleared the myth that its not an original fitment, when I was restoring my Vespa people bothered me to have one however I refrained because It did not come with one or either I didn't want to drill holes and have that. Now I am happy today for not doing that.
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I am planning to my vespa a new avtar and its been there in my mind since few months. I am also looking for Foot rest with vespa embossed on it.
Yes chanu I am very sanguine about this fact about the Indian Vespa's (from Bajaj) stepney bracket.
The aluminum, Vespa badged footrest may only come by from some scrapped old scooter perhaps.A few footrests with the Bajaj badged ones may be still available with accessory dealers.You may have to lots of searching for that.
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Just see use of scrap VESPA
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Just see use of scrap VESPA
Very Very innovative!! In fact, this has triggered a thought process where I can see developing various variations. Is this available off the self somewhere?
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