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 $1 off coupons from the Loop’s site, and we were on our way to Rosemont. After finding a much luckier parking spot than last year, we waited in a long line for tickets, where the Loop coupons were rejected. At least they didn’t charge for Milena.
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With all the badmouthing of Vietnamese-restored scooters, Huy’s Scooter of Vietnam was probably worried about their reputation. So they put together a website to tell their side of the story. A look at the site
seems to reinforce the idea that Vietnamese-restored scooters are built out of Bondo in cluttered sweatshops by shirtless teenagers in flip-flops. If ScootRS works this way, at least they have the common sense to hide it from us on their site.
BAJAJ 3 WHEELERSPARE PARTS
2. PISTON RING SET STANDARD
3. CABLE GEAR CONTROL ASSLY NO.2(LIGHT GREY)
4. LUP OIL PUMP ASSLY
5. PISTON ASSLY STD GRADE A
6. FEUL PUMP ASSLY
WE CAME ACCROSS YOUR NAME THROUGH THE WEB SITE THAT YOU DO SHIP THE*ABOVE DRILL RIG TO LAGOS NIGERIA PLS GIVE US YOUR QUOTATION FOR THE COST AND AIR FREIGHT TO LAGOS PORT . PLS, NOT WE ARE PAYING A COMPANY CHEQEU PAYABLE IN*USA BANK
[They’re all on the way, Kabilo, COD. Enjoy!]
Screw Vegas, next year I’m going to this. Those Malaysians know how to doll up a scooter. Thanks, Lu$, the man from L.U.C.R.E.
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.
Bryan McConnaha of Myron’s Mopeds
in Fullerton, California has come up with the ultimate rally anthem. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.
Grace is selling a 1979 Vespa P125x. cheap cheap!
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.
Italiophile Scott Baxter surfs italian music sites so you don’t have to. His latest discoveries: DiscoRevolver and StudioDavoli.
The Parka Run. Someone doesn’t understand that “Vintage Only” and “please be able to do 45mph or faster” is a contradiction.
No more mojitos in 2004: Blacktable’s guide to making your own Pruno. Thanks again, Lu$! Prediction: Aprilia will release the 500cc ‘Pruno’ maxiscooter in 2006.
The Descendent’s new album is pretty hott. And the new(ish) TSOL album is actually better than most of their old stuff. Thanks to Lu$ and Rob for the tips.
Courtesy of Slatch, LoopNYC’s Mod Refrigerator Magnets, available from PinUpGirl. Apparently you can spell any Mod phrase without a “W.”
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.
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.