Monday, January 10, 2011

new moped shop!

and new blog! gonna try this one out, see how i like it. i need to transfer all my photos yet, but the txt of all previous posts there.

Friday, December 31, 2010


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?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

mopeds from around the world! (sort of)

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...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


images from lowell, michigan
images from saugatuck, michigan

and to top it all off, we snagged 4 NOS unstretched Marushkas!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010