So my camera died and every time I goto the store I end up buying twizzlers and not batteries. I've left Austin and am heading back to Chicago. I stopped in Hutchinson Ks, Lawrence Ks, KC MO, COMO!, and am currently in Des Moines, IA. Got to see a TON of moped homies and it's great to have loaners all over the place. Got to see Kenden, Ryan Nash, and Nash Wiley, need I say more? Not to mention all the MIDMO, CT, BB friends. So headed to Chicago tomorrow with a pit stop to see my buddy Robert in IL to drop off some 5 stars. From Chicago I'll prob chill for 1 minute and then head to Nashville, ahhhhh. Rally season rules! SO BUSY also with the help of MIDMO Ive been making and curing (in my car) derbi 3 roller custom weights. So when I match those with clutch springs and my Derbi Ninja pipe, I should have a great setup on my Laguna and be super reliable and close to stock. pics coming soon.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
My buddy Nico fromFrance who has tons of footage of BLK BLK made this non-moped related music video and decided to put very short clips of us in it. Sam at the beginning, Johno and I in the middle, and Alex at the end. Cool!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
And you thought your 12 mm keihin carb sucked? why do you think Vespa tuners are always so pissed?
This carb was only for bikes designed to check the mail and or cut through a backyard to go to a pop machine.
How many people do you think right now who are getting out of mopeds because one of these came on their ciao? It's like people who after 10 years of not riding buy a shitty 30 lb schwinn road bike off CL and totally write off biking because theyre riding a nasty american hunk of steel that is hard to move.
New tattoo idea, maybe I'll get i next to my Gurtner one?
Monday, March 12, 2012
SOOOO got a new camera, not too good but it will get me by. been super busy working on stuff and SXSW is happening right now. So its like 1,000,000 Bernies from weekend at Bernie's 2 congesting all of Austin. Got some good buddies on town right now. Brett from KC (Peugeot dude for life, doesnt like Puchs. I once saw him drop kick a magnum and made it into a step thru cause he hated it so much.). Benji (HNRZ prospect) and Hannah (his GF she's a cool babe) from Chicago are here running around somewhere. Funny story.... Tony from HNRZ told Benji that since I was in BLK BLK and Trifecta that he had to do whatever I said. So since I'm not a mean person, I just made him stand against a wall and we shot him with a slice of pizza out of a water balloon launcher. He took it like a champ and has received nothing but respect from me since! This week at the shop we got in a 1980 Batavus Mondial and a Sapporo moped, which I include photos of. Also we met with Doug Joseph who is the U.S. Tomos Sales Manager, he's a really rad and nice dude!
This is a Vespa Ciao that Jimbo is building for his Girlfriend. Keeping it simple. Euro lights heyhey!
1980 Batavus Mondial.
Shares same engines an Peugeot 103 and TSMs.
Lester recently acquired this Sapporo Moped from Houston.
This have a55 tomos engines, custom frame, and are built up from a ton of other moped parts. More info on these bikes here - http://motomaticmopeds.com/blog/?p=1399
Negrini/Pacer tank is sooo WETTTT.
Monday, March 5, 2012
So this week has been busy! Building rando projects and keeping up with small jobs. The Tomos rep is visiting us tomorrow wooo! We spruced up the shop. ALSO pretty sure my camera got stolen so it might be a sec before I update. : /.
Paint job is sooooo WETTTTT!
Yes I'll go to the homecoming dance with you.
I was there.
Picked these dudes up on the ride home from hacky sack practice.
"Oh you have a Chinese scooter with holes drilled in the pipe? Let me get Jimbo he's our scooter dude"
I joined the hand turkey club.
BLK BLK paid us a visit, but left when we didnt have enough drugs for them to eat.
Honda Spree +1 cool point.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Busy week! Lester busted out some old Vespa ads and brochures, I had a hay day.
Anymore, all we can order is overpriced kids Puch Jerseys off ebay that make us look fat.
GIMME THOSE VESPA SHIRTS! or the Cho-Mo hat in the corner. That dipshit looks like Robin Williams showing up late to his kid's baseball game in Hook.... Keep Tryin. TIME OUT THATS SEABASS FROM DUMB & DUMBER.
On the way to: Rob a bank and/or Get laid. ps I think you only have 23 psi in that rear tire.
From left to right: "Art Kid", Cute Kelly Crowderish overalls swag, MICHAEL JACKSON?, Old ass Asian CryptKeeper, Ginger spice married to a Coke dealer, "this bitch collects beanie babies", all I can say about the last dude is...."White People".
This is actually a picture of how Moped Army rallies used to be.
Old person wet dream.
This picture rules on so many levels.
Long seat for either or both.
I Want To Believe.
"how much? how fast?" is on page 500.
Blow these up and read them. This dude is way cooler than all of us.