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2SB visits the 2004 Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

April 27, 2004

milena at the show

Last year’s Cycle World Show suprised us with a huge array of new scooters, and after being shuffled out at closing time, we made a point of getting an earlier start this year. Patrick at Baron Von Scoot set me up with his extra free pass, Tracie and Jennifer printed some $1 off coupons from the Loop’s site, and we were on our way to Rosemont. After finding a much luckier parking spot than last year, we waited in a long line for tickets, where the Loop coupons were rejected. At least they didn’t charge for Milena.
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Barefoot in the workshop

April 26, 2004

With all the badmouthing of Vietnamese-restored scooters, Huy’s Scooter of Vietnam was probably worried about their reputation. So they put together a website to tell their side of the story. A look at the site
seems to reinforce the idea that Vietnamese-restored scooters are built out of Bondo in cluttered sweatshops by shirtless teenagers in flip-flops. If ScootRS works this way, at least they have the common sense to hide it from us on their site.

Another letter from Nigeria.

April 20, 2004

DEAR SIR,
BAJAJ 3 WHEELERSPARE PARTS
1. BUSH
2. PISTON RING SET STANDARD
3. CABLE GEAR CONTROL ASSLY NO.2(LIGHT GREY)
4. LUP OIL PUMP ASSLY
5. PISTON ASSLY STD GRADE A
6. FEUL PUMP ASSLY
WE CAME ACCROSS YOUR NAME THROUGH THE WEB SITE THAT YOU DO SHIP THE*ABOVE DRILL RIG TO LAGOS NIGERIA PLS GIVE US YOUR QUOTATION FOR THE COST AND AIR FREIGHT TO LAGOS PORT . PLS, NOT WE ARE PAYING A COMPANY CHEQEU PAYABLE IN*USA BANK
THANKS
KABILO.
[They’re all on the way, Kabilo, COD. Enjoy!]

Kuala Kangsar Vespa Carnival

April 20, 2004

Screw Vegas, next year I’m going to this. Those Malaysians know how to doll up a scooter. Thanks, Lu$, the man from L.U.C.R.E.

Piaggio signs China deal

April 15, 2004

Some italian company called Piaggio has signed an agreement with mighty Chinese motorcycle concern Zongshen, casting doubt across the motorsports world about the future quality of Zongshen’s products.

Myron’s Mopeds rock us

April 15, 2004

Bryan McConnaha of Myron’s Mopeds
in Fullerton, California has come up with the ultimate rally anthem. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.

Vespa P125X FS in Galewood

April 15, 2004

Grace is selling a 1979 Vespa P125x. cheap cheap!

Brooklynbretta vs NYPD

April 14, 2004

Patrick Nitro (warning: MIDI!) let us know that the
Brooklynbretta site currently features a short film (warning: long download!) featuring a chase between a Brooklynbretta customer and a NYC cop on a NYPD Lambretta. I have a feeling this film was somewhow related to NYPD’s decision to outfit their officers with Piaggio BV200s.

Scott Baxter’s Italian Punk Corner

April 12, 2004

Italiophile Scott Baxter surfs italian music sites so you don’t have to. His latest discoveries: DiscoRevolver and StudioDavoli.

New London to New Brighton

April 12, 2004

The Parka Run. Someone doesn’t understand that “Vintage Only” and “please be able to do 45mph or faster” is a contradiction.

Galewood has a new official drink

April 12, 2004

No more mojitos in 2004: Blacktable’s guide to making your own Pruno. Thanks again, Lu$! Prediction: Aprilia will release the 500cc ‘Pruno’ maxiscooter in 2006.

The Descendents rock us

April 12, 2004

The Descendent’s new album is pretty hott. And the new(ish) TSOL album is actually better than most of their old stuff. Thanks to Lu$ and Rob for the tips.

positively charged Mod ions

April 8, 2004

Courtesy of Slatch, LoopNYC’s Mod Refrigerator Magnets, available from PinUpGirl. Apparently you can spell any Mod phrase without a “W.”

AKIRA BIKE!

April 8, 2004

One of the first bikes to spur my interests in motorcycles was fictional: Tetuso’s Neo Fukuoka from the film Akira. Scott Baxter found the link, I have no idea what it says, but if they’re producing them, sign me up.

We’re back!

April 8, 2004

Wow, 2sb really dropped the ball, between the computer problems, work, the stomach flu, the complete and utter destruction of Arsenal Football Club, and whatever other excuses I can come up with, I haven’t posted for almost a month. Lucky for you, I have a nice big backlog of posts to get us back on track. Plus, I might actually post the Music Poll results eventually, and Galewood rally info is coming soon. Mark your calendars for Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks for your patience.

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