'Bella Bianca', my dearest commuting vehicle.
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Molto Verboso
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Mon May 26, 2008 1:14 am quote
Showcase of my 4-stroke Vespa LX50 'Firenze'
She is also my daily commuting device...

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Bella Bianca

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French bread

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Beer brewery

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Borderline

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VESPA = GREEN



Last edited by Sakkerju on Mon May 26, 2008 11:17 am; edited 3 times in total
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Mon May 26, 2008 5:01 am quote
Bianca truly is bella! She is one gorgeous scooter. Really nice mods you did on her, that leather seat is beautiful. Bravo.
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Mon May 26, 2008 10:39 am quote
Absolutely STUNNING!!! I love the seat and how well it contrasts with the white paint. The chrome touches are especially nice - is that an "S" fender crest.
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Mon May 26, 2008 11:00 am quote
Masala wrote:
Absolutely STUNNING!!! I love the seat and how well it contrasts with the white paint. The chrome touches are especially nice - is that an "S" fender crest.
Yes, it is a 'S' fender crest.

Be warned however, the radius from the crest and fender differ.
Luckily Bianca is white, thus I could glue her with silicone

Also had to print a small Piaggio Logo on paper and covered it with transparent polish paint to make it water-proof.

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Fender Crest

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Mon May 26, 2008 7:18 pm quote
Thats a very beautiful ride and the background is nice too. Like everyone else said, your seat looks great.
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Tue May 27, 2008 2:47 am quote
May I ask where you got the seat? Great, great LX50. Love it.
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 27, 2008 9:24 am quote
DenmarkDave wrote:
May I ask where you got the seat? Great, great LX50. Love it.
The seat is an 'ordinary' LXV saddle, any respectable Vespa dealer should be able to deliver...

Be warned...it is somewhat expen$iv€
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Tue May 27, 2008 9:24 am quote
cute cute very cute indeed
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Tue May 27, 2008 12:08 pm quote
La Bianca es piu bella! Specially carrying the baguettes!

Congratulations!
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Tue May 27, 2008 1:11 pm quote
That is beautiful, we love the white scooter. We are waiting for the White 300 Super to come to the States. I really liked the black seat that came with it, but now that I see your brown seat with the white I'm, starting to rethink the seat color, cause that is awesome!!
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Fri May 30, 2008 8:45 am quote
you're lucky that you can get that6 model in white.

here in the UK we can only get it in pearly-white and some girly shade of green.
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Fri May 30, 2008 10:12 am quote
borbapereira wrote:
La Bianca es piu bella! Specially carrying the baguettes!

Congratulations!
Ha ha. That was my first thought, too.

Love that seat--it's gorgeous.
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Fri May 30, 2008 6:25 pm quote
Just how much was the seat?
Molto Verboso
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Fri May 30, 2008 11:57 pm quote
This white LX version was a special edition 2007 called 'Firenze'

The seat is an LXV saddle, at my dealer in the Netherlands it costs around €350
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Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:21 pm quote
hééééé
very nice pictures!!!!!! (but careful to don't eat the insects stuck on the bread... )
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Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:11 am quote
alfamoi wrote:
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very nice pictures!!!!!! (but careful to don't eat the insects stuck on the bread... )
Thanks Lorenzo!

On moist summer days I just have to scape the bugs off

Actually the baguettes are from Belgium (Limburg). The Dutch don't bake on Sundays, so occasionally we get some there at lazy Sundays
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Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:10 pm quote
and what a good tasty baguettes it were
Very nice , love the white
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Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:47 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
alfamoi wrote:
hééééé
very nice pictures!!!!!! (but careful to don't eat the insects stuck on the bread... )
Thanks Lorenzo!

On moist summer days I just have to scape the bugs off
In addition to bugs, I'd worry about the high-speed airflow making the baguettes stale in short order.

Speaking of which, were you having a party? We can't get through more than one baguette before it gets stale...

Beautiful scooter. Love the white with chestnut leather.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:03 pm quote
I love the grips ! Was it easy to interchange ?
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:25 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
alfamoi wrote:
hééééé
very nice pictures!!!!!! (but careful to don't eat the insects stuck on the bread... )
Thanks Lorenzo!

On moist summer days I just have to scape the bugs off

Actually the baguettes are from Belgium (Limburg). The Dutch don't bake on Sundays, so occasionally we get some there at lazy Sundays
You must live pretty close to the border, if you can go over to Belgium to buy bread
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:44 pm quote
Junglizt1210 wrote:
Sakkerju wrote:
Actually the baguettes are from Belgium (Limburg). The Dutch don't bake on Sundays, so occasionally we get some there at lazy Sundays
You must live pretty close to the border, if you can go over to Belgium to buy bread
Correct, just a 10 minutes ride. However, if the Belgium gouvernment keeps on going like this with their crisis, there might not be a border left in a few years



And when it rains on Sunday mornings:

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Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:00 am quote
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I love the grips ! Was it easy to interchange ?
The grips are genuine leather GTS grips. As these have open ends you need to install bar ends.

This needs a hole and threath cutting to make fixing the screw possible.
Not too hard to do if you have the tools.

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Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:23 pm quote
Oh yes, she absolutely is stunning! I noticed that on most pictures, youi have the LXV seat on. But on one or two, there's the 'standard' Vespa leather seat. Did you have this one first, and changed it for the LXV one? Which one do you prefer, regarding riding comfort?

(I'm asking, because I'm in the market for one of those two seats for my silver LX50...).



Oh, and about the GTS bar ends... I want those!
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Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:08 am quote
Mopmop wrote:
Oh yes, she absolutely is stunning! I noticed that on most pictures, youi have the LXV seat on. But on one or two, there's the 'standard' Vespa leather seat. Did you have this one first, and changed it for the LXV one? Which one do you prefer, regarding riding comfort?

(I'm asking, because I'm in the market for one of those two seats for my silver LX50...).



Oh, and about the GTS bar ends... I want those!
Correct, first I had the Vespa LX leather seat. This was OK although the leather was kinda loose on the seat...it did get chrunches/wrinkles (AKA: 'Kreukels') on the top.

But I was able to sell it reasonably and get the LXV saddle from my dealer at a reasonable price (but all too expensive actually )

I just HAD TO HAVE the LXV saddle for the looks
It is really great IMHO.

The leather LXV saddle is a bit to much tilted for me...it shoves me to the front a little bit.
As I have the leather oiled/waxed it is a bit slippery. same for the LX saddle but that is slightly less tilted.

As always with looks and functionality: The best sitting seat I had was the black original ordinary LX saddle...but hey

PS: The GTS barends are just awesaome. Compared to the small ones I had at first...as depicted below.

Molto Verboso
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Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:38 pm quote
Halfway January, I got laid with Bianca. Aside from the small crash scratches, I also took the opertunity to get her bottom fixed. Yesterday she returned from the dealer who did a good paint job!

Also, I added a rear crash bar AND.....Heidenau K61 tyres
All in all a rather expensive surgery Bella had

Daily commuting, bad paint, road stones and salty road conditions were responsible for this:



An icy and thus slippery brick paved road was responsible for this:

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Ooh my.....

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:29 am quote
As the leather LXV seat was a bit 'cramp' for me, I came across a bargain S mono seat.

I thought: Let's give it a go

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:01 am quote
Beauty on wheels!
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:00 pm quote
Bella is so gorgeous, I really like the backgrounds as well.
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:37 pm quote
La mi porti un bacio a Firenze...

Bella, bella, mi fa venire voglia di comprare una vespa automatica....

Complimenti!
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Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:54 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
Halfway January, I got laid with Bianca. Aside from the small crash scratches, I also took the opertunity to get her bottom fixed.
Hehe, sounds very interesting. Tell us more about it

As pretty as your Bianca is, on this one I would have a hard time to decide what is worth more: the scooter, or its cargo:


Americans just don't get it how to make those, and I miss them so badly.
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Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:57 am quote
patrick125et3 wrote:
La mi porti un bacio a Firenze...

Bella, bella, mi fa venire voglia di comprare una vespa automatica....

Complimenti!
Ringraziamenti!

Bella Bianca even got her blessings last weekend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fChb3yZly0

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:00 am quote
A year ago I have added a 'S' fender crest.
Since the radius from the crest and fender was different, I had to glue it with silicone.



Recently I have have swapped it for the new 2009 LX fender crest. Luckily the holes need the same spacing so I could swap it straight on.
The radius is now 100% and there is also a matching LX Logo
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:11 am quote
windbreaker wrote:
Sakkerju wrote:
Halfway January, I got laid with Bianca. Aside from the small crash scratches, I also took the opertunity to get her bottom fixed.
Hehe, sounds very interesting. Tell us more about it

As pretty as your Bianca is, on this one I would have a hard time to decide what is worth more: the scooter, or its cargo:


Americans just don't get it how to make those, and I miss them so badly.
I will have to disagree with you, I am in NJ and we have some great European bakeries that make amazing bread! Actually one is walking distance from me and there is nothing like warm bread on a Sunday morning...

Now back to the Vespa, Sakkerju, you have a very nice Vespa. My GTS is outfitted similarly to yours.
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:29 pm quote
It has been a long time since I went out for those baguettes

Here a picture of the 100% fitting 'LX 2009' crest.

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Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:01 pm quote
That scoot is a beut! and amazing surroundings
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:56 pm quote
Bella Bianca has been sold, no drugs money involved in the end
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:55 am quote
Original locations of two paintings by Dutch impressionist Vincent van Gogh.
Watermills-a-plenty...

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