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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:01 am  Reply with quote
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Where's the place to buy tires, how much should I expect to spend, what kind to get? The pirreli's are rotten, I need new tires on the lambretta. What do I get? I'm thinking blinding whitewalls, but open to any suggestions. What's the scoop on tubes?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:44 am  Reply with quote
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Here's the scoop on tires.

Don't buy those expensive scooter tires. Just go down to your local hardware store and buy some wheelbarrow tires. They are way cheaper and any hardware store should have them. They don't work as good as name brand but so what it's just a scooter! Owning a scooter is all about SAVING money not spending it.

If you want to "waste" your money you should buy name brand tires that work and provide the safety required for the task. Scooterworks or Scooterville should be able to help you out.

P.S. I like the Sava white wall tires on a Series 2 Lamby. They have that great classic glamor look.
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shipping is what kills you with tires, I'd go through Scooterville to save a couple bucks. They can get the Sava whitewalls. But then Egan just put some on his Series 2 and there is no way you'd want to be like him!

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Thats right. Don't go and copy an old fart like me. Follor the "LEADER" Matt aka "little pipe"

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Egan wrote:
Thats right. Don't go and copy an old fart like me. Follor the "LEADER" Matt aka "little pipe"
How ripe a fart we talking, cause I ain't too young myself. I got a scooterworks catalog in the mail today, so got some reading to do this weekend. Too bad it's more Vespa than Lambretta (for my needs anyway). I'll just have to see what transpires this winter when I have more time. I have much to do to get it road ready. After moving out of the hennepin lake area, I finally get a scooter. Go figure. I can maybe blame my scooter urge on you regulars.

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Yo Drive In what did you pick up?? A series II li 125? Any pics to share? I'll post some of mine when I get done tightening it up.

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Egan wrote:
Yo Drive In what did you pick up?? A series II li 125? Any pics to share? I'll post some of mine when I get done tightening it up.
1960ish Li150

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Is it that green one that was on E-bay a few times?
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Nope, this one was a local sale. Personal computers didn't exist the last time this scooter was in the daylight before I got it. It's the all original needs everything project scooter.

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Speaking of wheel barrow tires, on This Old House last night they had a section on of all things, repairing wheel barrow tires. They showed this new kind of tire that is made of some kind of expanded foam rubber. It behaved just like a standard air filled tire but would never go flat. I caught a glimpse of the print on the side wall and saw that they were 4"x8" tires PERFECT for a scoot wouldn't you say...


white walls require a significant amount of work to keep looking good and nothing looks worse than grungy yellow old white walls. If you would rather spend your time riding rather than scrubbing get black walls. More authentic too.
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Those foam filled tires must have an equivalent of less than 10psi.

If I get whitewalls, I'll just need to keep a scrub pad on the scooter to keep 'em clean while riding.

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SCOMO just sent out a newsletter with tire specials. Check, check, check it out!
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Those foam filled tires must have an equivalent of less than 10psi.


You never know until you try it man, they could be the best thing ever!
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Jeff wrote:
get black walls. More authentic too.

Huh?
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Huh?


Were white walls ever a stock item on Lambrettas? I didn't think so, but I could be wrong...
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