brenton.roy wrote: And what's the story with the windscreen on the lambretta! No doubt awesome with a tail wind..
When I left school and started work my folks bought me a "Capri 80" scooter. It has a little Garelli two stroke with a three speed unit gearbox and exposed chain drive (not a sealed power unit like a Lambretta or a Vespa).
It had a similar enormous screen. Top speed about 50mph but at least I could ride it in a suit with normal shoes on my 25 mile daily commute to/from Taunton from darkest Somerset
This would be in 1964, I think. Jeeeeeze I do look a Prat
When I passed my bike test I bought a 1959 AJS 350 (Model 16 heavyweight) . . . And the rest is history.
My sister inherited the scooter and also used it for work (Taunton again).
It looks a lot better without the screen
(picture taken in our driveway - hence the lack of helmet).
Sorry to Hi-Jack the thread
My avatar shows the late Len Rich in 1970 with the bike I now have - a 1958 Ariel VH