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Frate_Raper

Vespa parts...no homo

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My dude is in school for some sort of mechanical engineer thing, his final assigment for the year is designing and rebuilding break system for a 1964 VESPA! He HAS TO USE 100% original parts, yes we've tried all the usual hipster fag shops and online places for some of the parts. I remember some of you guys being into these things.

 

 

Help my friend out here's what he needs

 

 

my homie says: (11:26:27 PM)

i'm incharge of designing and building the new brake system and suspension. We're putting a girder front suspension on it and retrofitting 9" brake rotors and gsxr1000 brake calipers onto it front and back

 

it's getting a 5kw(12hp) electric motor, should do 100km/h

 

so i need the 10" rim with tire, no hub's or brakes necessary. The brake pedal(mine is fucked) and the stock handle bars with speedo.

 

raperguy says:

for a 1964 vespa?

 

myhomie guy says: any year will work.

 

as long as it's the 10" wheels, that's like #1 thing i need because i need to make entire new hubs etc for them, everything else is kinda a very distant 2nd

 

myhomieguy ays: i want to use bike shit, but my prof is being a douche and wants vespa stuff, it's making designing shit impossible.

 

 

 

STOCK HANDLE BARS AND PEDAL, any drawings or material to look over would be good too.

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nice! i have an old vespa GS.

 

tell him to give scooterworks (chicago) a call. they are very friendly and will give him great advice.

 

you should post some photos

 

 

Skinhead_and_scooter.jpg

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Guest shai_hulud

There's a shop called First Kick in SF. http://www.firstkick.com/

 

I've heard good things about them. They're not cheap, but they know their shit.

 

This sounds like it's going to be an expensive, time-consuming headache. If the teacher sells the bike your friend should kick his ass.

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wow, wtf. his teachers probably a hipster hippy kid who plays guitars on the lawn and hangs out in venice selling anti war buttons

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nice! i have an old vespa GS.

 

tell him to give scooterworks (chicago) a call. they are very friendly and will give him great advice.

 

you should post some photos

 

 

Skinhead_and_scooter.jpg

 

I would have never guessed skinheads would be into scooters.

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You'd think some mechanical engineering degree would be more about asking the question, "What possible good would come from putting brakes from a liter bike on a twelve horsepower vespa?"

 

Sounds like he already failed.

 

 

Vespa parts are stupidly expensive. Even used. I'd buy a parts bike off craigslist and pray he can make up the difference off what he doesn't use.

 

Also, why does he need "stock handlebars, wheel and speedo?" Is his professor a vespa afficianado? Im pretty sure you could get away with ANY handlebar, wheel, and speedo.

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I've always had luck with http://www.ptownscooters.com - the shop is kinda grubby but the guys all work on used bikes mostly and know their shit. I don't ride anymore but I do miss it from time to time...

 

bike_22_07_4.jpg

 

Not mine...

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Theres apparently a gang of hipster moped riders in san francisco. The Examiner ran an editorial about this one 150+ member "gang" and their "gang-like" activities.

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Yeah, "The Creatures". I know some of those guys. They're hardly a gang, however.

 

I've never been a big fan of mopeds myself, but they're all about it.

 

The Examiner is a piece of sensationalist shit. But, you probably knew that.

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