Here is a sneak preview of what I was doing in the few moments I wasn't working on my thesis this semester. MLM's Devin Biek and I have set out to design and build a custom moped frame from the 19" wheels and swing-arm up to the polished aluminum tank and seat. Oh, and the pedal shaft... Our inspiration comes from 60's & 70's 50cc GP racers with a flavour of 20's and 30's record breakers. Don't mind those EBR's they're just on there for the mock up. More to come in good time...

Design Precedents:
Early Triumph racers
'65 Honda 50cc GP racer
The 1937 Excelsior "Manxman"
Italian 50cc racers

The famous supercharged Zenith "Super Kim"
60's Minarelli 50cc GP racer
Ivan Wicksteed's Brooklands record breaking supercharged Triumph Speed Twin

60's & 70's GP racers
Harley Davidson board track racers

I love this shot. And those handlebars...

The Paragon...

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

  1. Excellent post. Thnak you for good articles and good informations i follow blogs you too.

  2. Does this paragon seem like an appropriate form of transportation for a Yanni lover? I feel like it might compliment the love for classic style and flair that attracts me to the Greek prince of piano. Do you agree?

  3. Indeed. This Paragon is actually a Yanni tribute bike. Progress is being made as I type this on a inspirational bouzouki bracket and keyboard handlebar extender package, both to be autographed by the great multicultural orchestrator himself. This limited run of Yanni signature products will be paired with hand pinstriped Greek key borders around the fuel tank and egg and dart patterning on the velocity stack derived from the choragic monument of Lysicrates. The bikes will be unveiled at a special live broadcasting at the Acropolis in which Yanni will perform with Cher his new hit "Truth of touch." It will be epic in the full sense of the word.