this was waiting for me when i got back to pittsburgh. it's so rad. i'm probably going to paint it, fits in between the triple tree plates on bravo forks. it's going on my blue ciao.
well, they do not fit on regular bravo forks, as the slots for the fork tubes are too narrow. however, with some sanding i was able to fit them on my peugeot forks...which means this fairing is going on my simonini bravo bike.
so it's looking like that bike will need some new decals/themes going on...maybe something like this?
jamie and i went on our official honeymoon/vacation after a long and hard season on a farm near pittsburgh. we visited france, belgium, and egypt (to see my roots and "undisputable" masterpieces of ancient egypt). along the way i kept my eyes open and my camera ready for mopeds. after all, europe is the motherland for these fun little machines.
of course i ran into some peugeots and no motobecanes, strange
vogue in brussels, belgium unknown peugeot in lille, france
103 in Paris, France
and a ciao! thank you lille, france.
and here's a very common motorcycle in cairo, egypt. but it's a jawa.
mopeds never really made it there...just scooters and some rad looking motorcycles.
soon to come once i return to pittsburgh:
1. the blue ciao, 80s fairing from a super bravo, square bars (if i can find em), and all sorts of retro goodness. maybe even some decals?
2. the green ciao, which sits in pieces awaiting powdercoating and reassembly. it's going to be a really nice stock looking bike, with all the turn signals, side baskets, yellow horn buttons, springer forks, minimal tail light, etc. with a twist. hopefully i'll be able to acquire the parts from jason to make it into a kickstart!
3. come springtime, a new belt for the bravo and some idle jets. mine's been getting shredded due to an erratic idle...
some of my roommates and i worked most of saturday on the simo bravo magnum (gotta think of a better name for that) i enlisted their help so that it will be ready for jamie and i's wedding on the 18th of september. here are a few photos of the day including engine rebuild, repainting and bondoing of parts, and enjoying some white russians!