Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside.

Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day.
Who knew they did something for the humble little Lambretta too, hey?

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Scooter tyres delivered the Michelin way

Following look into the archive of scooter tyre adverts last week, we’ve been asked for more and thought you’d enjoy this from Michelin in 1953…

A Michelin representative delivers the goods with his Vespa scooter combination. Ideal for multiple drops of small items in urban areas (http://heritage.michelin.co.uk/p1953.htm)

A Michelin representative delivers the goods with his Vespa scooter combination.
Ideal for multiple drops of small items in urban areas. (http://heritage.michelin.co.uk/p1953.htm)

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Scooter Tyres – how safe are yours?

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.

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