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Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
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Location: Central california
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:57 pm quote
Recently I crossed into the dark side. I purchased a 1958 series 1 lambretta. Donít get me wrong I love my Vespas, I just thought it would be cool to have a lambretta. I feel in love with the body style of the vintage series 1 so I bought one.
Been on the hunt for a good Lambretta forum. So I put out a few feelers and it seemed that most people led me to LCUSA. I went to the site a few times, then I finally pulled the trigger...30.00 dollars later. I navigated the site and began to post. I posted a few questions and I responded to some questions that were posted by other members. Hmmm no action. After a few days I have not seen much action on any part of the web site. Maybe it is the ďslowĒ season as they say, I donít know. Iím getting a little frustrated with the lack of ďactionĒ in regards to the site in general. Maybe Iím the most impatient person in the world...who knows.
In contrast to what was said above, the NSM site is active almost 24-7. The amount of knowledge in all areas is represented throughout the world. If you have an issue with a vespa and a question is posted you would most likely have a response with a day, sometime hours,sometimes minutes, sometimes seconds. Not days like the other site.
Kudos to those who make this a great place to hang out. The amount of knowledge is like no other. The willingness to help another person with the same hobby as you is a good thing...it is what makes this hobby continue on.
I know there are people out there that have done what I have done. It will be interesting to here what others have to say about the other site. Like I said earlier, maybe I just need to be a little more patient?

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Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 661
Location: California
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:12 pm quote
Is that your new to you Ser 1? If so looks groovy!
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 416
Location: Central california
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:18 pm quote
NSM vs lcusa
Yes it is relatively new to me. Iíve had it for a bit, but it needed a new engine, so it sat for a month or so. New engine installed....ready to go.
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1174
Location: Siam
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:27 pm quote
That old paint with the pizza shop signage is awesome.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 1229
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:33 pm quote
Yes I agree.. pizza signage is awesome. Imagining a delivery person strapping a pizza to a bbq rack and driving around town delivering pizzas on that thing is awesome and ridiculous. Congrats! and sucks there is no equal lammy site. Then again Patrick posts in NSM about his lammy project. Despite the website name, NSM exists, seems vintage lammy questions and discussions should be fair game as from what I gathered over the past year and a half is there are quite a few members whose hobby crosses over into knowledge of both. Maybe an unofficial [NSV] or [NSL] post title tag inside the NSM section to tip others off that these threads are lammy related?

I hope to add a lammy to my small collection some day.
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 416
Location: Central california
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:06 pm quote
Nsmvslcusa
Well will see how the posting goes over at the other site for the time being. If I had a pressing question that I needed some help with I might think about posting here, but for the time being I think I will stay at the other site. Last thing I want to do is upset any members with Lammy issues. I appreciate your thoughts. Keep an eye out for the next delivery in Stanton Island.....never know. Lol
Enthusiast
1972 Vespa GTR, 1963 Lambretta LI 125
Joined: 05 Nov 2018
Posts: 86
Location: Halifax, England
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:15 am quote
Sjanuary, I am in the same boat as yourself with regard buying a Lambretta and then looking for a forum to aquaint myself and delv into people's knowledge if I needed to.
I came across the Lambretta Club of Great Britain. It's a good site and looking back over previous topics using the search has enabled me to find answers to my questions. But the foot fall on that site seems very low compared to this site which like you say is almost like an online help button.

Lovely Lambretta.

I have nearly finished mine but I am now growing to like the original rusto look of the lambrettas
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:57 am quote
The name is a bit ridiculous but forum below seems attended. FB has sucked up lots of traffic.

https://www.scooterotica.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=7
Hooked
1960 Series 2 Lambretta, 1962ish API series 2 Lambretta, 1974 Vespa Super 150, 1978 Rally 200, 1965 Allstate VNB
Joined: 18 Mar 2008
Posts: 260
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:36 am quote
For sure the two sites are not the same. There's only a handful of regular posters over on the LCUSA site. That said -- almost without exception -- they really know their stuff.

This site has more 'chatter' and a 'younger' culture.

I appreciate both. When I want to scroll through random scooter conversations -- this is the place.

Personally, I didn't see your post on the LCUSA site and I do check there almost every day. What was the question?
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
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Location: Central california
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 am quote
Nsnvslcusa
I live not too far from a ďregularĒ on the LCUSA forum. Mike anhalt....good sorce of info.
Pure driven I did locate that site...thanks gives me another resource.
The question in mind was about the thread pitch on a varitronics flywheel hub.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1333
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:16 am quote
Why not?
Back when MV first started, a good friend of mine (gogogordy) kept telling me to join MV. I was riding a 2002 Bajaj at the time, 4t in an old-ish body style. I didn't think I'd fit in because it wasn't a "Modern Vespa" and it wasn't an NSM either.

Well, I joined anyway and learned all kind of stuff about the body and mechanics of the Bajaj, even if I didn't quite fit in. And everyone didn't care really, because I rode - a lot, and I tried to not be a dick. Ha!

So this brings me to the morphing of MV to the NSM, and why not a Lammy section? Or just Lammy stuff under NSM. Seems to fit...

My 2 cents. BTW, your ride is sweet and I LOVE the pizza logo. What a trip....
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
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Location: Central california
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 am quote
Nsmvslcusa
Thanks gas nice to here from you. I agree with you, but weíll see how it goes. If you lived closer I would swing by and deliver. Lol
Ossessionato
'09 250 GTSie '75 Rally 200 '79 P200 '09 Stella 221
Joined: 13 May 2012
Posts: 2430
Location: Midway, Kentucky
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:50 am quote
I started scootering on several Ruckus that we bought to commute at horse shows. We took them to our beach house and learned they were too slow. Bought several SR50s and eventually bought a 250GTS which brought me here. Troling around in the NSM sector prompted me to purchase my first P. There's a wealth of knowledge on MV. Most of my education with regards to NSM Vespas has come through trial and error and those I've met here. Nice how this forum has members from around the globe, all of which are always nice and willing to chime in. All in all, this is the best run and moderated forum hands down that I've been on. I've also had opportunity to meet some members at Rallies or through purchases or selling items. It's crazy how I can network with various folks when looking for scooters, engine cases, vintage pipes or getting a title for a bike. Anytime I have a puzzling issue, searching and reading threads always enriches my knowledge while adding hours of entertainment. Sadly we've lost a few way before their time, but I've been touched with the outpouring of testimonials by folks who knew these folks only through their words and contributions. Lastly, considering how indifferent folks have become with regards to anything and everything, it's nice to spend a little time somewhere where everyone is civil.
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vespa p200
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm quote
Maybe theres a business there for you
500 hundred bux...and you can start delivering bulk

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Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4068
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:35 pm quote
Itís always been slower over there but like the smallframe forum, FB has stolen a lot of traffic. Be patient, itís the holiday anyway, but yeah scooterotica is also good. I think thereís a members only FB page got LCUSA to try as well, but not sure.
Ossessionato
1964 GS 160 MK II, 1967 Vespa GT, 1968 SS180, 1964 Vespa GL, 1964 Vespa VBB, 2006 Buddy 125, 2013 BMW C650GT
Joined: 07 Apr 2008
Posts: 2943
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:09 pm quote
Not as many members as MV but very passionate. Remember no one there gets paid. You get expert help but sometimes it takes some time.

Get ready for Lammy Jammy in St. Augustine!
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
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Location: Central california
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:28 pm quote
Nsmvslcusa
Yea, well I live in California so the lammy jammy is not on the calendar for this year in Florida. We will have to rely on guys like you to take some pictures, so we can all see.... thanks scott
Hooked
Vespa
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:27 pm quote
Re: Nsmvslcusa
Sjanuary wrote:
....Been on the hunt for a good Lambretta forum. So I put out a few feelers and it seemed that most people led me to LCUSA. I went to the site a few times, then I finally pulled the trigger...30.00 dollars later. I navigated the site and began to post. I posted a few questions and I responded to some questions that were posted by other members. Hmmm no action. After a few days I have not seen much action on any part of the web site. Maybe it is the ďslowĒ season as they say, I donít know. ....
You're right Scott. It's very slow. Few years back, i got my first Series 3 and I joined LCUSA to be around the people with Lammy knowledge. The forum is quite quiet. Then when I was in the market to look for a S1 and S2 running or project, there was no respond or lead when asking there. I ended up found my TV2 on Craigslist and a S1 project through a scooter swapmeet.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4068
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:07 pm quote
It slowed down a lot when they moved from the original forum to the new one, then slowed down even more with the onslaught of Facebook traffic.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Posts: 4068
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:08 pm quote
I'm sure the constant fighting between some members back in the old days turned off a good chunk of contributors. It's unfortunate but true.
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:28 pm quote
Nsmvslcusa
Wow ok...hopefully it will pickup. Thanks sdjohn that bit of insight.
Hooked
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:07 pm quote
Participation goes up and down, it has a been a bit low lately, but there seem to be a few new members so hopefully it'll pick up. There are some plans for a bit of an overhaul in the near future that should help as well.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1333
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:46 pm quote
I'm still trippin on the whole idea of actually delivering pizzas on that baby. I went and picked up Hawaiian food on Ruby today - not nearly as cool as pizza on that sweet ride of yours, but still the way to get "to go"...

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Tasty Pineapple Teriyaki and salmon tacos...

Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 416
Location: Central california
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:04 pm quote
Nsmvslcusa
Yours is plenty cool scott....Hawaiian delivery...curtesy of Ruby red.
It would be cool if you could somehow make it to the rides of March this year. I know itís along way, but a lot of the NSM members are present. Good times.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4068
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:41 pm quote
BTW yes sweet series 1. Did you get the Stickies manual yet? They've added content for series 1/2 in the later editions and the book is top notch.
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:55 pm quote
Nsmvslcusa
Hey sdjohn: funny you ask about the book. I was just looking again as to where to purchase. Still have not found it...?? Scott
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Posts: 4068
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:29 pm quote
These guys are great in general and carry it:


http://jet200.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2780
Hooked
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:54 am quote
Nsmvslcusa
Cool thanks for the info. Iíll get one ordered tomorrow. 🛵
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