Posts Tagged ‘scooter’

Here’s What You Need: A Two-Wheeled Low-Rider “Limousine” from Japan – The Monstrous Yamaha Maxam 250 Scooter

Friday, September 13th, 2013

As seen in the Western Addition, in front of a soon-to-be-unaccredited JC:

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For the Tokyo hipter inside of you…

The Perils of Electric Moped / Scooter / Bike Ownership – A2B “Bicycles” are Back in Business

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I think I saw an ad for these A2B bikes just today in the SF Weekly.

They were never very popular but I did my best to discourage purchases, to the dismay of the Ultra Motors people.

These days, Ultra Motors is gone but A2B bikes are making a comeback aided by more realistic pricing.

Thusly, as seen with a flat tire:

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IMO, you’re better off with a regular bike, one with puncture resistant tires and theft-hardened parts.

But that’s just me.

A Salute to the the Mini-Skirted, High-Heeled Scooter Riders of San Francisco

Monday, March 25th, 2013

For those about to scoot, we salute you:

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Trixie, Speed Racer’s Girlfriend, Spotted on Fulton Street

Monday, October 1st, 2012
She also flies helicopters:

Trixie (志村美智 Shimura Michi) Voiced by: Yoshiko Matsuo (later Michiko Nomura) (Japanese), Corinne Orr (English)
Originally Michi Shimura (志村美智 Shimura Michi), Trixie is Speed’s chaste girlfriend. The “M” adorning Trixie’s blouse stands for Michi. Michi would often fly around in a helicopter during a race, advising Speed Racer via a radio link to the Mach 5, in effect acting as his spotter, a function she also serves in the live-action film during the Casa Cristo 5000. In the manga it is mentioned that her father is the president of Shimura Aviation, which explains why she owns her own helicopter. Further implying that she is a “rich girl”, she can also be seen driving a Mercedes (in the anime; in the manga, it is a generic symbol not representing any car company). A recurring event, used to add comic relief in the anime, is when Trixie becomes jealous and arrogant if Speed is appalled or enthralled by another beautiful girl or when she is ignored or left alone. In the 2008 live action film, she is portrayed by actress Christina Ricci. She had a reddish brown bob cut with bangs; in the anime, her hair was dark brown.
Unlike most female characters in cartoons at that time, Trixie is not portrayed as a helpless perpetual victim in need of saving. Trixie often proves herself the equal of Speed when forced into physical altercations. While Trixie has been captured on occasion by the villains, she refuses to cower or plead for her release, more often giving the bad guy a serious tongue-lashing until she is either rescued or escapes on her own. On some occasions, Trixie has even been the one to rescue Speed or other male characters from their predicaments.”

Digg This: Here’s Your Chance to Buy a Cherried-Out 1977 Puch Maxi Moped Recenty Owned by Kevin Rose

Monday, September 10th, 2012

$1700 on the craigslist. See?

“Kevin Rose’s moped is back up for sale. 2nd@1977mopeds build I’ve seen on SF craigslist this week. Very nice bike.”

Anyway, it runs, or at least it was running about town last week.

Here’s the history on YouTube - start at around 4:00.

Deets on Jalopnik

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Ever more deets:

Fully Loaded 1977 Puch Maxi Moped – $1700 (mission district)

I am selling the 1977 Puch Maxi moped featured in this blog post: http://jalopnik.com/5481416/dont-bury-kevin-roses-custom-moped

It has been fully restored. It hasn’t been driven much, but the pedals were swapped out for pegs. I still have them if you’re interested in them instead.

Asking $1700 OBO.

Thanks!

Chris”

 

Tiny Customized Scooter is Street Legal, Bike Trail Legal, Golden Gate Park Legal, AND Crosswalk Legal – Amazing!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Or not.

Not all all.

I’ve never seen this:

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I don’t know, if I were on a tiny motorcycle and I wanted to go from Panhandle North to Panhandle South or vice versa and I didn’t want use Stanyan or Masonic or Baker and it were late at night, I still wouldn’t drive though GGP as a shortcut because the concept simply wouldn’t occur to me. But the idea would probably work OK.

Anyway.

Know Your Three-Wheeled, Electric-Powered, Stand-Up Tricycles of the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, October 31st, 2011

First I’ve seen this:

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Don’t know what it’s called…

Three-Wheeled Scooter Totally Pwns Two-Wheeled Scooter on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, September 12th, 2011

See?

Pwned:

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Totally.

The Wide, Wide Sidewalks of Market Street Invaded by an Army of Scooter-Riding Youth

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Is this kind of thing illegal?

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I don’t know.

Probably, if bikes and Segway scooters are illegal on most sidewalks in the 415, as they are.

And what’s a scooter these days?

I don’t know.

I think of something like this:

 

Gee, could this scene be any more Italiano?

Or this, of course:

As seen in Twin Peaks.

Anyway, the fold-up scooter fad (you know, the one that lasted a year or two in the 1990′s) is back, baby.

Segway Tour Supply Exceeds Segway Tour Demand, So Far, in Golden Gate Park, It Would Seem

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

But if you can pony up the dough, you can experience a 4 MPH thrill ride through Golden Gate Park some time.

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If you want.

NB: The mandatory training course takes 45 minutes.