Scootopia cable set review and competition | REVIEW
Fit and forget
Sometimes it’s easy to fit and forget a product, especially if it fits, works as it should do and doesn’t cause you any hassle. That’s exactly what happened with these Scootopia cables. They were fitted to my Series 1 Framebreather during a rebuild three years ago as a complete set (other than the speedo).
I chose them because they look authentic with their faux grease nipples, a nicely finished detail, but they’re also nylon lined (being nylon lined means you don’t have to grease or lubricate them). The cables also seemed to be of good quality. To be fair I’ve not had anything that isn’t of good quality from Scootopia. They have most of their products made especially for them to a very high standard. That attention to detail goes as far as the vintage style red and blue packaging that many of their products are sent out in. Packaging so nice looking that I’ve had one of their boxes sat on my office shelf for the last year or so.
In operation the cables are pretty smooth, in fact, you only notice just how smooth they are when you ride another scooter with ‘ordinary’ cables fitted.
Bearing in mind this has been my main rally bike since the rebuild and has covered some decent mileage I’ve not had any problems with the cables other than a snapped throttle inner coming back from Mablethorpe at the end of last year. The cables themselves are showing no signs of wear, the ends aren’t fraying and the outers are still looking great as well for their age.
The thing that jogged my memory and prompted me to review them is that I’m just starting another project and will be needing new cables for that one. Unsurprisingly I’ll be fitting another set of these.
Scootopia have since updated the colour of the grey cable outers so that it’s a closer match to the originals (black is also available of course), they’ve also got a nifty chrome cable clamp that holds the grease nipples in the kind of symmetrical fashion even the most obsessed OCD Lambretta owner would approve of.
Series 1&2 cables sets with dummy oilers cost £25, black Series 3 cable sets are £20 and you can find them here: Scootopia cable sets or ask for them by name at most good scooter shops.
You can be in with a chance of winning a set below…
Win a complete Scootopia Lambretta cable set
Scootopia have kindly given us two sets of their friction-free, nylon lined Lambretta cables for this easy to enter competition.
How to enter
Their website is packed with pretty much every conceivable part for a Lambretta and has a useful search function. To be in with a chance of winning a set of cables just do a search for ‘Chrome cable clamp’ by visiting this link to the Scootopia website.
Just let us know how much the clamp costs. When you’ve got the answer just email it to ‘Scootopia comp’ at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org also let us know which Lambretta you’d want a set of cables for. They also offer longer than standard throttle cables as an option so if you’ve got a non-standard carb let us know.
We’ll choose two winners at random on Wednesday 28th March at 6pm.
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