FarGo… New Scooter Dealership for 2Tone City

FargoScootersFargo Village in Coventry is an eclectic mix of creative businesses – (think Brick Lane / Camden Market) and has been joined by  an emporium for local scooter enthusiasts… Fargo Scooters. The shop is stones throw from the Hand & Heart pub, a frequent haunt of Coventry’s famous 2Tone bands The Selecter & The Specials in the 70’s. As well as having workshops to repair and restore scooters the shop is ositioning itself as an emporium for vintage and new clothes… it’s also a cool place to just hang out. If you’re in the area, I’d say it’s worth a visit… Via The Coventry Telegraph

Check out their Facebook Page, Here.

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Lambretta Helpline

I stumbled across a new website that just might get you out of a hole… Lambretta Helpline.com. It’s a subscription based service that will cost you £9.99 for three months membership. During that three months, you can ask a maximum of 25 questions, and get a direct, one-to-one answer from a Lambretta expert on any Lambretta maintenance, servicing fault finding, repairs or buying a Lambretta.Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 08.02.43

When I say Lambretta experts, the guys behind Lambretta Helpline have  been involved in the Lambretta industry for thirty years, restoring, customising and building Lambretta’s for clients worldwide. They’ve run a race team. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. So you know they knw what they’e talking about. You’ll get detailed explanations to your question asked, with pictures where available.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 08.03.15To be honest, I initially thought that the £9.99 fee was a bit steep. After all, most of us have a mate who can do a similar job. But, you can’t keep asking the same old people, feels like ‘taking the piss’ sometimes. If you are a member of the LCGB, their member forums are great for answering questions, but sometimes you can wait a while for a response and sometimes the answers assume a certain level of Lambretta nous, and you don’t want to look a total knob on the forum (not a problem for me, I’m sure that’s how I usually come across!). Then there’s always Stickys Manual

Anyways,  I initially thought that £9.99 was a bit steep, but then I thought about when I might use it. When I needed it. Before, or during tackling a job. Then I’d happily pay a tenner for helpful, one on one answers. Anyway, here’s the link again, if you feel they might help you out of a tricky spot.

Scooter techniques running maintenance DVD

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Bought one of these online the other day, and it’s just arrived.
I’ll review it when I’ve watched it. If you don’t want to wait for the review you can probably pick one up from your local scooter shop, or online here.