#9 – Old Mopeds

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My suburban colleagues claim not to have seen many around, but moped counter-culture is alive and well in the concrete jungle, as evidenced on MopedArmy.com. A lot of guys are even souping them up, with café paint and hi-po upgrades. And that demands a certain amount of genuine DIY respect, as just getting an old Motobecane or Puch running takes some level of mechanical inclination. Not necessarily “know-how,” mind you – god knows there’s no problem a hipster’s hefty trust fund can’t solve – but just the desire to get one of these buzzers in running order deserves props. But just a little.