Roadkill: January 2006

Year-end roundup (AKA, we're closed)
Jan. 28, 2006, 1:16 PM

Recycling a past post for you a day early:

Happy New Year Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

Fireworks on the river last night, huge crowds, then scootering through the dark streets after midnight, with sparks flying towards you from burning incense and the New Year's luck people were shepherding home from the crowded pagodas.

And, of course, we should probably also mention li xi (lucky money), huge bonuses for staff, Ong Tao the kitchen god, why you don't want a single pregnant woman showing up at the house today, and more...


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We, along with everything else in Vietnam, will be closed until the 6th for Tet (New Years). You can still order online but only UK stock will be shipped.

I know some Vietnamese scooter dealers get bad press, but I have to praise ScootRS. I have bought many things from them and everything I received has arrived quickly and been of good quality. Disc brakes, carbs and general bits and pieces. Today I received one of their race seats, which I believe is one of the best looking seats around, just five days after I ordered it and it came with a free calender.

shopcam - big scooter shipment day What a great year it has been for us! We made some tremendous progress in the big quality drive we began last year. We improved our staff 10-fold by hiring some great new skilled people and weeding out any poor performers, expanded our inhouse machinery and capabilities a lot, improved our scooters even more with better procedures and parts, redesigned and improved numerous old parts and received many happy emails about them, brought out some great new parts along the way, bumped up our instock levels to speed delivery, put in place some good systems to help us stay on track and, guess what? We aren't done yet!

shopcam - big parts shipment day For example, currently we're carefully testing our new Vespa disc brake and tubeless rims before releasing them and they are both looking very good. And those are only two of the new items we're working on.

More after the 6th, but until then: thank you!


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More M-class Vespas
Jan. 24, 2006, 2:35 PM

Shopcam with our latest M-class Vespas Yesterday was scooter shipping day. A shopcam photo from a few days ago for you. Net result is we have some lovely M-class Vespa VBB on the way to America, so if you are interested, let us know. They're not even onsite yet, but take a look at this beautiful light cream one as an example of our latest M-class basic model (deluxe has some extras). Note the nice new speedos, which we sell onsite as well. Gorgeous! Colors on the way include light olive, antique white, antique silver, silvery blue, and cream. Also a few Lambrettas heading over as well, though the special paintjob there was a custom order. More later...

New chrome Vespa exhaust By the way, we've also added a nice shiny chrome Vespa exhaust if you're looking to add some flash to your scooter.


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167 original mile Lambretta SX200 scooter
Jan. 18, 2006, 10:44 PM

The “would-never-ever-sell-my-crown-jewel” 167 original mile Lambretta SX200 is, well, you guessed it, up for sale. (Is it all original? Anoraks go to work!) This should be fun to watch. $7,100 and counting...


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Best of Show Lambretta TV175
Jan. 13, 2006, 11:07 AM

A customer writes in to let us know a photo is up of his scooter, a Grimstead-style Lambretta TV175 we did, that won BEST OF SHOW 2005 at a rally last year. Congratulations!

cable guide ss By the way, we've added a few new scooter parts: a rubber taillight gasket for Vespa VBB-GS150-GS160, in gray or black. Also two nice new clamshell speedometers. For Lambrettas, there is a stainless steel cable guide and front and rear stainless brake adjusters. See the new parts page for details.


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