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December 21, 2010

December 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Richard!

New Tools!

New Seat!

November 21, 2010

Shot in 110 film

November 3, 2010

Hey Ponies and Friends,

Now that it's getting too cold to ride on Tuesday nights, we're going to start the fix-it nights back up. Starting at 8pm you'll be able to work on your projects at the warehouse. We were also thinking of doing this every other week, and on the off weeks we could meet at Julians to hang, drink, eat, whatever. Let us know what you think.

Also, there is talk of taking day rides since the nights are too cold. Anyone interested? Maybe a weekend ride, maybe a weekday ride.

October 25, 2010

you probably want to pretend you were here for OCEAN HATE
(or maybe its simply to support metal ponies)


October 18, 2010


When I bought the Sebring from Handsom Dan... she was a sad, lonely top tank... neglected due to HD's overwhelming amount of projects. So with the agreement of "do it right," I purchased said Sebring.


This is it as of today...

Powder coated 17" rims with 3.00 Gazelles and sealed bearing conversion.
Tank was wire brushed, rusted a bit and then powder coated + Kreem'd.
Swingarm and triple tree components were wired down and clear coated.
Painted frame
Magnum EBR's
320mm Forza shocks
Saddle reupholstered with a diamond pattern (real leather I found on CL)

More to come soon!

I figured out the secret to tires.... I have this stuff called back to black. Its a liquid black plastic/rubber restorer. Very slippery.... so I used it around the tube and on the tire and it made it so much easier to mount. AND I didn't pop a tube. This worked for me.... I'm sure everyone has their own method.

October 13, 2010

October 9, 2010

It only took 10 months to build but it's ready just in time for our rally! Mostly it took so long just because I got busy and didn't touch it since last March. Thanks to Tim I have a fancy new intake that works with the 65cc Hero Cylinder. I only went with the Derbi Head because I had one and it seemed to fit. Still have to time it and Jet it properly but from my quick little ride around the parking lot I can tell it's going to rip. Hopefully someday I will put some decent tires and fork on it.

October 8, 2010

Last year the Metal Ponies applied to become a branch in the Moped Army and we didn't even make it into the review. That's cool though, no one had really heard of us. I guess this year more people know about us and we are currently being reviewed! So Psyched!

If you are a member of the moped army and read out blog visit us over in the new branch discussion on Moped Army. Ask us some questions, get to know us, maybe even say some kind things about us! We appreciate any support we can get.

October 5, 2010

A general color sceme idea of what my Sebring will have. All the metal parts are rusted to perfection and then coated. I pick up the seat on Thursday... cant wait to see it! If you're looking for a powder coating guy in RI who does under the table work for pretty cheap, ask! solid job. Ill put in a picture of the painted frame when I update with a seat pic. Might steal the brown leather belt on the tank idea from '77... This bike will be unbelievable when its done. So stoked.

It's not moped related but I really wanted to share these photos with Philip Patrie!

He writes one of my favorite moped blogs and apparently has the same interest in cars as me too.

September 30, 2010

So, blk blk is having a rally in Denver on New Years. Anyone want to fly out to Denver with me and ride mopeds and snowboard and party? Sounds like so much fun!

September 22, 2010

September 21, 2010

I spent some time working on my magnum yesterday. Finally got my new forks to actually work, changed out the idle jet and needle in my carb. My low end and mid range feels sooo good now. I still want to switch out my transmission oil so that the clutch slips a little better but I am really happy with how it is running now.

Also installed my new headlight which has been sitting on my desk for a couple weeks. I'd like to thank Motomatic for posting this on their blog a while back and Richard for motivating me to actually order one.

Mike Thomas where are those disc brake kits?

September 16, 2010

So, our registration is up! It's official. People are slowly starting to sign up, including someone who is "pumped to attend his first rally!!!" haha! I'm really excited, and hopefully you all are as well!


We had a rally meeting last night. Kendra, Aaron, Tim, Tom, Ryan, and Narcissa all came. Nothing is set in stone yet, but we're on our way. It would be great if everyone could come to the next meeting, including anyone who is in the gang but can't attend the rally. We want everyone's input! Let's shoot for another meeting some night next week, maybe at my house or Kendra's house. We'll keep you posted.

Also, we're probably going to have a Sunday morning ride to plan the route for the Saturday ride. All are welcome and encouraged to come!

September 11, 2010

the mopeds + workspace have been moved to the back!
$25/month if you are interested

if not, please remove your moped(s)/parts/tools/etc.

Rocky + MaryKate are ok with this continuing even after I move
still planning on moving (hopefully Nov. 1st)....?

here is a photo of my little pony project too

September 8, 2010

...more to come soon.

September 3, 2010

Off to get Powder C'd by the one and only... Powdercoatin' Carlos!

Sent rims off too... Pics of everything and my reupholstered seat coming soon!

September 1, 2010

it wasn't hard to get julian's to agree to checkmates makeover....


Who's going to the Boston kHz rally? I'm headed up Saturday to Monday. Come on let's all represent!

August 31, 2010

August 27, 2010

You have to take them all. Pick it up in Tiverton at my work!

August 26, 2010

This Sunday, who's coming? We should try and figure out the best way to get everyone and their bikes there!

August 25, 2010

Providence, RI
Metal Ponies

s, m, l, xl

(some are not perfect, just so you all know)
+ the boxer briefs are a limited edition run and too much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
If anyone wants to buy a metal ponies shirt a fresh batch was just printed up the other night at Richard's place. They are selling for $10. Shipping would be an extra $5. You know you want one!

This is Richards place... What's that weird looking moped?

This is my magnum getting a makeover. It's almost ready...

August 20, 2010

Sold my TSM recently to Daggr Quinn. Here are some pictures of it that he sent me. It's kind of cool knowing that a moped I built will now be riding around LA.

August 19, 2010

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