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Scootering In NYC

[13 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 3,026 views]
Trashed For Gas: Armageddon 2012

Not even a full day after Hurricane Sandy, the gas scavengers were out. The neighborhood was in total darkness due to the power black-out, and I was out of town for a couple of days making my bike an easy target. But apparently not so easy.

Restoration And Maintenance

[27 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 2,956 views]
Who Needs A Garage?

From de-greasing an engine in the kitchen to spray painting on the roof, there’s something really fantastic about a local rider’s scooter project that speaks to the very heart of owning a scooter. Here’s proof that when it comes to bike restoration, a lot can be done with a little.

Restoration And Maintenance

[20 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,030 views]
Aftermarket Parts: A Bit Of A Gamble

Scott fits his first after-market part to his vintage Vespa and learns an important lesson about third-party replacement parts and the value of swapping out his girlfriend.

Headline, Scooter Culture

[12 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 2,472 views]
NYCS Visits Munich

Three whirlwind days in Munich was all it took to see some of the nicest restored vintage Vespas I have ever seen. The Germans certainly love their scooters.

Restoration And Maintenance

[12 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,551 views]
Chrome Cleaning Tips

After the long hard winter, my Vespa had some serious rust on some of the chrome parts. Luckily I found an effective and simple way to bring back the shine. Click on inside for how it’s done.

Restoration And Maintenance

[10 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 3,447 views]
Lambretta: rack crack

Never let it be said that I don’t take advice from others. When reader Chris said that spare tire racks can damage your Lammy, I investigated.

Restoration And Maintenance

[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,541 views]
Take a Lambretta apart, put it back together again

I spent a frustrated hour last night fighting the fading sun and incoming cold attempting to run a new front brake cable (inner wire and outer sheath) through the steering column of my Lambretta. Thankfully there’s help out there.

Restoration And Maintenance

[2 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,999 views]
Shake, rattle, and roll – part two

The advent of warm weather in a Lambretta owner’s life can mean only one thing. Riding? No – wrenching. I’ve had a mental to-do list all winter. A small set of niggles I want to set straight (in some cases literally) before the riding season enters full swing.

Headline, Scootering In NYC

[1 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 4,218 views]
NYCS interviews RetroVespa – Part Two

The importing of vintage scooters restored oversees has been a hotly debated topic with a lot of detractors, but it’s an arena in which Kevin has worked hard to prove the cynics wrong, working through several generations of improvements to get to the best restoration he can. We conclude our interview in part two.

Featured, Headline, Scootering In NYC

[28 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 7,381 views]
NYCS interviews RetroVespa – Part One

Kevin Ochel is a New York scooterist who has spent the last ten years developing a very thick skin in response to criticisms while amassing knowledge of the dos and don’ts of scooter restoration. Last week Kevin kindly agreed to sit down with us and share his experiences.