I’m Rebuilding My Vespa P200E All By Myself… Part 6

The Workstation

Well, if I’ve gone this far…

Scraping and Taping

I may as well repaint this thing. Most of the big stuff is out, so it’s just taking off a few pieces, masking some things, taking off more pieces, sanding, priming, sanding, more masking… crap. What did I get myself into?

It’s been time for a facelift for a while. I just keep reminding myself that my scooter will feel prettier when I’m done, and that a happy scooter is a first-kick bike.

Also, the weather has been beautiful… I know a way to make this feel like fun: bikini time.

Suns out, Guns out



I’ve been asked why I don’t pull all of the wiring, strip and straighten the frame, and do the paint job the right way. Here’s the thing: she’ll still be an old, battered Vespa P200. This is a bike for riding, for being silly, for profane stickers, for vulgarity, for wheelies, for fun. My scooter is an adventure girl, just like me. My benchmark for cosmetic success: not quite as shitty as before.

I think I can do that.



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2 Responses

  1. Alan Spears says:

    I think both you and the Vespa are totally awesome! Your imagination, ingenuity, and mechanical skills are intoxicating. Here’s some advice you can take with a grain of salt: Live as hard and fast as you can, erstwhile trying to stay healthy and happy along the way. When you get to the end, and all you have left is “No s***? Well listen to this. . .” stories, you can scan the depths of your mind and take some solace remembering that you’ve “been there; done that”! I hope you have a very pleasant trip north.

  2. Fernando says:

    love a lady in bikini fixing a bike, even if is its a vespa.

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