Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:54 pm

Molto Verboso
79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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Molto Verboso
79 P200e, 81 100 Sport
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:54 pm linkquote
ummgood wrote:
chad wrote:
can somebody di-rect-me to the helmet? i missed that part
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic34714
I added this to my running list of his posts above. In my search I found that the $800 helmet was his third, outrageously priced helmet.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:34 pm

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Location: Atlanta, GA
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:34 pm linkquote
aaron h. wrote:
baumer wrote:
Thom wrote:
come on you a-holes....I just let it go....

dont drag me back in with THAT fucking post.....

sorry, i just saw a some fancy retail website selling Lammys for 25k, so it was only natural to think of this and that post, and then after shelling out 25k for it, powder coating everything black, and then carbon this and that everything, then trashing it from not knowing how to kickstart it properly, then putting it on craigslist like the SS with 3 pictures of the bike and a self portrait of the seller shot in the mirror with a camera for some unknown weird reason, and i couldn't resist.
not that we didn't know it was coming:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/902267862.html
Oh good lord. I REALLY didn't want to join in against you Adam. I've been reading here with interest but staying out, yet I can't help but point out how things seem strange with your ad - you play up the lovely paint job as gorgeous yet you tore it down to us. You build up the whole restoration of the bike, in fact. Yet you've torn it down for us. I guess you gotta say what you gotta say to sell it. And for what it is worth it sounds like the praise/buildup is more realistic and fair to the bike than the comments you have made to the counter. And I HAVE to join others in gasping at the helmet. It IS a nice looking helmet. Probably very comfortable. But it offers less protection than a ~$100 FF helmet would and costs, as others have noted, only a little less than what an UNRESTORED vintage scoot could. And yes you drop the Leica. That is NOT a cheap camera. I like cameras. I would not mind a Leica. But everything in this picture does say big spender.

Hey, I wish I had the money to be a big spender! But it does hurt your defense here... good luck with the sale. It'll happen sooner than later I imagine for that scoot.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:56 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
946
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Location: Acworth, GA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:56 pm linkquote
Two reasons I wouldn't go near that scooter based solely on the ad (i.e., and having no knowledge of this thread):

1) "Lamborghini" Yellow. Please show me the color in Lamborghini's palette that they named after themselves. Do you mean it is painted a yellow color that Lambo has previously used? If so, please find out the name of said shade, and use it. It's like calling Rosso Corsa "Ferrari Red." There is no such thing as "Ferrari Red," as their official race team's color has changed numerous times over the years (as has Lamborghini's yellow offerings). Name dropping like that just screams "douche" to me when I read an ad.

2) Your repeated mention that it is NOT a Viet Bodge. Oddly, I wouldn't have considered it such (it IS an SS180, after all), but since you mention it so many times, I start to 2nd guess the ad!

Good luck.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:26 pm

Addicted
1967 Super Sport 180
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
Addicted
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Location: Seattle, WA
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:26 pm linkquote
Jeremy W wrote:
hendon wrote:
ESPECIALLY since it would be more consistent with you screen name
Agreed, screen name and scooter TOTALLY clash.
Uh oh! Better swap scoots! LOL.
a.s.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:31 pm

Addicted
1967 Super Sport 180
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:31 pm linkquote
Thom wrote:
adamspx wrote:
Thom: Let me reitterate: My mom does not give me a PENNY! Well, pardon, she gives me $50/month to manage one of her houses. And my dad is dead...dies broke. So...my money is my money. I am not a spoiled rich kid....but do feel free to say what you will, as misinformed as it may be. Also how did I destroy my PX150?
a.s.
I am on an after election day high....but scootering as a whole has jumped the shark thanks to clowns like you......


We have had this discussion before.....
Cry me a fucking river.....you crying poor is heelarious.......
Don't try & bring any sad stories into the fact that you are spoiled & probably.....I am going out on a limb here.....a huge pain in the ass as a customer..............
You think you are entitled to the finest things while being unable to care for them or even actually afford them..
I recall your awesome "blog" or whatever that crap was.....

You spend money you don't have like a drunk Russian sailor
You are all about image.....



Your PX?.....I have heard tales of your shenanigans with that bike....If I am not mistaken they were detailed up here?.....

Strange how this beautiful bike has turned into some disaster....why do I get the feeling that you had something to do with it?


I really don't care but your constant whining about it is pretty annoying.
And the fact that you probably have given Collin the biggest headache ever...(And Victor @ Big People)..
Sadly you like many others who buy over their heads when it comes to a vintage machine...ANY vintage machine by the way... you will probably end up destroying a beautiful bike........

why don't you trade your tickets to the next "Of Montreal" show,your overpriced helmet, size zero lady jeans & too tight ironic shirt for the following items:





Be prepared for this:


And This:


Or buy one of these:



Otherwise stock up on these:



And shut the fuck up.....
Thom-
Your response is, errr, slightly more than tough love. I would venture to say that your post is indeed "spirit crushing." Anyhow, I will again state that no one feeds my purchases. I pay for all of my own belongings, rent, bills, etc. So please lay off that road, as it's based on nothing but own assinine assumptions...and you know what they say about assumptions. You ASS! Anyhow...I am more than happy to work on my bike myself. With a bike like my PX, I was happy to do the basics, but the SS180 is a new beast which I know nothing about. When I bought it, Volin at Sportique sent it directly to BP to have it set up becuase the two dealers have a great rapport and Colin wanted to make sure my bike was perfect. He was so kind as to even pay for the setup! When the bike broke down, BP told me it was due to a small amount of neglect on the previous owner's behalf, and Colin was nice enough to offer to pay to fix that as well! Why, in that situation would I fix it myself, when I had BP willing to do it, and Sportique willing to pay? Please explain? Anyhow, Thom, I had forgotten about you when I departed this board...and am glad to see that you are still here, making people miserable, and having no positive effects on this board. Well done. I will be ignoring your insipid posts. Thanks, however.
a.s.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:32 pm

Hooked
GTS 250
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Posts: 105
Location: Napa, Ca
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:32 pm linkquote
Oh, Beard Boy, you're back! I was wondering how the bus ride was today? Also, I'm curious to know what vehicle you plan to purchase after your next purchase?
You're picture makes me think of this...

Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:35 pm

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1967 Super Sport 180
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:35 pm linkquote
Masala wrote:
Two reasons I wouldn't go near that scooter based solely on the ad (i.e., and having no knowledge of this thread):

1) "Lamborghini" Yellow. Please show me the color in Lamborghini's palette that they named after themselves. Do you mean it is painted a yellow color that Lambo has previously used? If so, please find out the name of said shade, and use it. It's like calling Rosso Corsa "Ferrari Red." There is no such thing as "Ferrari Red," as their official race team's color has changed numerous times over the years (as has Lamborghini's yellow offerings). Name dropping like that just screams "douche" to me when I read an ad.

2) Your repeated mention that it is NOT a Viet Bodge. Oddly, I wouldn't have considered it such (it IS an SS180, after all), but since you mention it so many times, I start to 2nd guess the ad!

Good luck.
After I waxed the shite out of the paint (2 hours of work) it made it look MUCH better, but I informed any and every person that emailed me that the paint was 8 years old and suffered from being a little less lustrous than it appears in teh pics. Also told them of the rockchips. I mention that the bike is NOT a Viet-bodge for one reason, SO many people try to sell Viet-Bodges on CL and don't mention it. I got the bike from Sportique, and they woudl not sell me a Viet Bodge. Period. I am probably keeping the bike, FYI...if it gets running.
a.s.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:37 pm

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1967 Super Sport 180
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:37 pm linkquote
Oh, I love riding the bus. That's where I get most of my reading done. Glad to hear you "liked" the beard. It's gone now, FYI. So much love on this forum. My next purchase is unknown, but the one after that will prolly be a Mclaren F1...then a datsun 510. Is that ok with you? Put it in the spreadsheet.
a.s.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:49 pm

Hooked
GTS 250
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Posts: 105
Location: Napa, Ca
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:49 pm linkquote
adamspx wrote:
My next purchase is unknown, but the one after that will prolly be a Mclaren F1...then a datsun 510. Is that ok with you? Put it in the spreadsheet.
a.s.


Your big spending makes my panties wet!

Oh, a Mclaren F1? But wait, have you gone to a Mclaren board yet to beg for acceptance from random enthusiasts? I really love your posts, can you tell me what other forums you frequent?
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:51 pm

Addicted
1967 Super Sport 180
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:51 pm linkquote
Just this one, as there is so much love here I can't go anywhere but! My dreams came true when your creams came true! Piss off. Mods, if you will, please lock this thread.
a.s.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:54 pm

Hooked
GTS 250
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Location: Napa, Ca
 
Hooked
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:54 pm linkquote
Why lock the thread? I think as a group we learned a lot.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 pm

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8867
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 pm linkquote
It's cool to hear you're considering keeping it still. Don't keep it though if you really are on the fence - I think a neat find like that should be loved, and I think a vespa rider should love their ride.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:50 pm

Ossessionato
Temporarily Scooterless... :(
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Posts: 2116
Location: Albuquerque, NM
 
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:50 pm linkquote
Adam does have a future as a photographer - he took some nice photos of the SS...

...and yes, the entertainment value is well worth not locking the thread

Desi B.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:08 pm

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Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:08 pm linkquote
Adam -

I think you said more by saying nothing.... these threads appear to be just proof of your buyers remorse..... keep searching for "the" thing... and keep posting hi-res pics of what you buy.......

I will continue to live vicariously through you. and I only laugh at you because I see part of myself in your bad decisions and neurotic second guessing.....

keep buying and posting... you're keeping the economy alive!!!!
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:30 pm

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Location: Portland, OR
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:30 pm linkquote
OMG.

OMFG.

Hahahahahaha!

If this scooter has been such a "lemon" shouldn't we be getting a discount on it?! $6,000 is kind of a lot for a problem bike. I don't know guys, I think he's trying to pull one over on us...*snort*

I wonder if those photos were taken on his $14,000 camera?

P.S. His mom owns "rentals."



P.S.S. HI THOM!!!!!!!!! smiley face 8)

Oh, before I forget -
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:42 pm

Hooked
Piaggio LT150
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:42 pm linkquote
MJ wrote:
OMG.

OMFG.

Hahahahahaha!

If this scooter has been such a "lemon" shouldn't we be getting a discount on it?! $6,000 is kind of a lot for a problem bike. I don't know guys, I think he's trying to pull one over on us...*snort*

I wonder if those photos were taken on his $14,000 camera?

P.S. His mom owns "rentals."



P.S.S. HI THOM!!!!!!!!! smiley face 8)

Oh, before I forget -
Kind of like when he sold the PX and said that it was "mint" and was "never laid down" or anything like that, when in fact an SUV plowed into it?

I'll give adam credit for (trying to) sell it for $1000 more than what you said you paid for it on here though. With the circumstances surrounding the bike, it is a bit of a dick move, but like Barnum said, there's a sucker born every minute.

But what I am really REALLY dying to know, is what happened to the first craigslist ad he had of this bike, that just had a square with 4 pictures of it, three of them with the scooter, and one self portrait shot in the mirror with the camera and the beard? Please tell me I am not the only person that saw that and had a good laugh of it.
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:54 pm

Hooked
Black '07 LX 150
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Location: Seattle
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:54 pm linkquote
Wow, just, WOW.... seems there is poetic justice amdist the chaos of life.

Not to bag on poor Adam, but I saw this: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/902267862.html coming some time ago. It is a beautiful scoot and I hope it goes to a good home. Its like someone who adopts the wrong dog for their lifestyle, with the best of intentions, totally out of love, but yet its the wrong dog. Its bound to be a problem and a poor fit. (Sorry for the Dog Whisperer moment...)

I will hold off on a scoot recommendation, since I fear it would fall on deaf ears. I just hope the next ride works out better for you, Adam. Hope to see you out on the rainy Seattle roads soon dude!
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:02 pm

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Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:02 pm linkquote
baumer wrote:
But what I am really REALLY dying to know, is what happened to the first craigslist ad he had of this bike, that just had a square with 4 pictures of it, three of them with the scooter, and one self portrait shot in the mirror with the camera and the beard? Please tell me I am not the only person that saw that and had a good laugh of it.
You did not, did you? Tell me you're not joking!!! Hahahahaha!!
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:08 pm

Hooked
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Posts: 237
Location: Seattle, WA
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:08 pm linkquote
MJ wrote:
baumer wrote:
But what I am really REALLY dying to know, is what happened to the first craigslist ad he had of this bike, that just had a square with 4 pictures of it, three of them with the scooter, and one self portrait shot in the mirror with the camera and the beard? Please tell me I am not the only person that saw that and had a good laugh of it.
You did not, did you? Tell me you're not joking!!! Hahahahaha!!
I am dead fucking serious. Square 1: Mirror shot with the camera and beard.

If you look at the ad the way it is now, at the very bottom there are two right next to each other, smaller ones than the others. Before, on the top, there was one more of the bike's speedo on the right, and a self-portrait with the beard and $14000 camera (but no $800 helmet). It disappeared shortly after Thom's awesome post.
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:23 am

Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
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Location: London UK
 
Gobshite Shiva
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:23 am linkquote
sorry everybody, but this is starting to make me want to bitch slap all of you.

i'm in with the lox. please step away from your computers and go hug somebody, ferfecksake.

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:39 am

Petty Tyrant
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:39 am linkquote
Thom, MJ, and SneakyStella all earned an express invitation to the exit door for their participation in this thread, among many other accumulated offenses.

Thom at least tries to contribute, and I've tried hard to like him, but the price he extracts for his contribution is too high, in my opinion.

MJ and SneakyStella don't do anything except poke people with sticks for amusement.

I've said before: this is not ScooterBBS. If you want to act like ScooterBBS, then go to ScooterBBS.
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