Saturday, 15 December 2012

Luna Badge Range

Here is the Luna Badge range

Luna gives us 'lunar' from Latin lucere, meaning "to shine."  As the race to be the first person on the moon gathered pace, Innocenti launched the Luna range of Lambrettas.

The Italian market models were called Lui. A small chromed 'I' badge was fitted to the leg shields just underneath the head set and they had a Lui badge. The export market models were called Vega or Cometa with the Lui badge being replaced with a Vega badge.

These badges are available here at Scooter Surgery.

 I would welcome any information about them.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

A brave little scooter

Andy came into the shop today and told me about his brave little scooter which he took on a run of several hundred miles. This included the Wrynose Pass which is a mountain pass between the Duddon Valley and Little Langdale.

There is a single-track road which runs over it which is said to be one of the steepest roads in England with gradients up to 1 in 3. The road continues over to Hardknott pass. 

Andy recounts some quite hair raising stories about the adventure he and his TV175 had. She pulled him all the way without breaking down.  A feat indeed and a credit to his engine building.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Little Flirt

When Chris's scooter came back from the painter she sat on the bench twinkling.  Chris was looking at her from every angle, the more he looked the more she twinkled.  I said "Chris she is flirting with you" and so she was named, 'Little Flirt.'

Thursday, 8 November 2012


This is Little Flirt launched in August.
She made her maiden voyage to the Isle of Wight with Chris her proud owner. The pink and white GP is Patsy, she is mine and was launched seven years ago. She averages 10,000 miles a year. Both were built here at Scooter Surgery.

Not a Penny Farthing

This little cutie is not a penny farthing, she is quiet a bit         smaller. Built in 1880 she is a Safety bike, so called because she was fitted with brakes and gears.  She is only one of three left in the world and was here at Scooter Surgery in transit to Italy. And what a pleasure it was to be her keeper. Food for the soul of all who saw her.

My new books ends?

These are my new book ends.
Well I would like them to be.
I think though this cylinder and barrel look better
on the 48 where they belong.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Gung Jue

This Lambretta was named by her owner, Mawgan  who lives in Hong Kong 'Gung Jue' which means Princess in Cantonese.  Pretty but high maintenance and demanding of attention. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Who needs two wheels?

Or an engine?  Have wheels will travel and Christian demonstrated by coming to work on his unicycle.  

The devil is in the detail

Some pictures to show the progress of the Lambretta 48.  The next big challenge on her are the wheels that have to be completely rebuilt. 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Bruce's James autocycle

Neil has lovingly restored his James autocycle.  We had the honour of having a little hand in it because we remagnatised his flywheel. 

It is amazing to see where he started from and such a pleasure to see another historical bike saved.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Living with a Lui as your daily ride (how to get up that hill)

This is Patrick’s daily machine used for work. So far it has covered forty thousand miles since its last rebuild. All that has been changed is the occasional cable and spark plug.

On the original build it was fitted with a 75 Casa kit running with the original carburetor. It now has a modified manifold to take a modern rubber mounted carburetor which has led to an increase in power across all the range. And Patrick can now get up the hills.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Have Lambretta will travel

This Lammie came in for a rear hub oil seal. Again she has a very proud owner who uses her daily.  The box on the back is for his dog who travels around London with him.  She was a joy to see in her orginal condition.

This is Daves baby that he built himself.  She came to Scooter to  be jetted prior to Dave's scooter fest to Germany

Thursday, 5 April 2012


This is Pilo. Christian is restoring her at Scooter Surgery. I leave you to guess why he has named her Pilo.

You can follow her progress here.

Saturday, 10 March 2012


This is Rosie, my TSI.  Next to her is Patrick's Lui. 
We often have a heart warming line of Lammie's 
lined up outside the Scooter Surgery shop.

Craig's Blue Bullet

Craig has restored his Lammie and named her Blue Bullet.  He will be flying around St. Albans on her, so watch out world, here he comes. The parts came from Scooter Surgery.


Maurice Benn known as Mole, came to Scooter Surgery today on his 1954 Agusta to get a flywheel recharge for one of his other motorbikes.  He was thrilled that this was possible.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Jo from Chelmsford

Joe lovingly built his Lambretta in
his garage at home.  This necessitated many drives for him and wife from Chelmsford to Hammersmith to talk over the various sticking points with Patrick.  Another beautiful Lambretta restored and back on the road with the help of Scooter Surgery.

Joe has emailed to say 'you under estimate your input. Dont forget you rebuilt the engine, supplied the majority of the parts, let me rob parts off your engine test frame along with technical support and good coffee.

Thank you Joe.  Enjoy riding your Lammie.

Marks pride and joy

Mark rode in on his scooter today.  She is a
TS1 225 with a Mekuni carb, standard reed block and fitted with an electronic kit.

The colour is a glorious deep pearlised red and in the sun she looked stunning.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The heart of a Lambretta

The heart of Chris's pride and joy

Without which she would not run

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Lambretta 48

This is a Lambretta 48 being restored by Patrick here 
at Scooter Surgery. She has been stripped down to 
her last nut and bolt. Watch this space to watch her grow.  

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Year’s resolutions are the best excuses to motivate
yourself into getting your scooter ready for the summer!
And we are here to help.

Patrick is going to Italy in February.  If you have any special
requirements, maybe for the more obscure Italian parts or 
accessories? Then give us a call. 

Alternatively come and see us at :-

• Wicksteed on Sunday 4th March.
Modrapheniacs on Saturday 24th March.
VMSC Coventry on the 15th April.