This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Friday, February 24, 2006
Thing Three leaves his mark
A piece of advice to you folks out there rebuilding your Vespas. Don't leave your three year-old around the bike while you go inside to get a tool. You can see the results of such a choice in the picture below.

My youngest son, Thing Three, was outside playing while I was working under the carport on Heebie (by the way, you will recall that it is Thing Three that gave Heebie his name - it is the way the little one says Herbie). I had gone inside to get a piece I needed while replacing the lightbulbs (they keep blowing, again, and again, and again... you get the idea) and left the lens sitting on a towel by the bike. When I came out, it wasn't there.

I looked and looked and couldn't find it. Then I looked up on the bike and there is was in place. At first I thought I must have put it back up there without realizing it. That is when I noticed the cracked lens.

I was proud that the little guy was able to figure out how to get it up there, but frosted that he had broken the lens! Now I don't know what size to get. The headset is a reproduction, so I don't trust the original specs. Anyone have any ideas how to figure out what size lens I need? Or should I go ahead and get the whole thing?


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