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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Thursday, May 25, 2006
Can't cover up this problem
How do I deal with the selector box cover? I have tried in the past cutting the cables so that no cables are visible. Of course, that makes the cables end up wanting to fray and makes it hard to adjust later on - plus I never could seem to get them cut short enough. Then I tried drilling small holes in the cover to allow the cables to maintain their length while still covering the selector mechanism.

The problem I am facing is that it seems like no matter what I do, putting the cover on the selector box binds the mechanism so that it makes it hard to shift. As soon as I remove the cover, the pressure goes away. I have greased down the selector and things are as they should be the best I can tell.

What do you all do about this? Do you have some trick that helps this? Am I the only one who has this problem?


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