Let’s bake it!

Test runs are done. It’s time to powder coat the bike. (peinture au four)

We must have done a good job with the lines cause a lot of people think we started off a motobecane 40T rigid frame (no suspension) but we just chopped the tail a 50v frame (with suspension) and modified the swing arm. The bike does look like a cool rigid frame because of the small shocks position.

Pictures of disassembly + Melvin’s moby 50cc polini (65mph) new seat ready for paint and upholstery Ruckus style.

BONUS PIC by Edison:

West Coast master moped builders convention at the Tomahawk shop (Shaw, Christophe, Melvin).


Test run and disassembly.


Puch Maxi Gilardoni 74cc project. I’m gonna machine the cases to fit the wide cylinder skirt + tap for 7mm malossi studs, port the cylinder and cases + mikuni24mm carb + estoril pipe. That kid is gonna fly on that light frame!


Edison’s street BBQ Filipino style  is open for business! Check out his blog PSST BBQ  psstbbqla.wordpress.com

He’s doing his first test run Tuesday June 26th in Silver Lake at the farmers market 1515 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026 (corner of  Sunset Blvd) from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Go check it out!

For the occasion we’re throwing a short moped ride. Meeting is at 6pm at the Tomashop, ending at PSST BBQ around 7:30pm to test Edison’s delicious bbq sticks (chicken, pork, sausage, etc… even grilled chicken booty on the menu). If you’re available come join us and show some love!


Scoot TV on location. Thanks everyody for coming and support Edison’s new street food business.


I’m planning on going to the Myron’s Mopeds ride # 93 (one of the oldest moped stores in LA owned by Shaun) this Sunday June 24th from Fountain Valley to Laguna Beach, CA.

Check out their website for more info if you want to join the ride. It should be really fun at 30 mph max but one open road for fast bikes along the pacific coast. There will be at least 30 bikes. I’m bringing my stock TOMOS.



Back from the ride, it was really fun. Video by Honest Mike:


  1. Sergey

    Hi Chris, amazing work. Do you always use powder paints on your bikes? Will be paining my 103 soon and still unsure whether to stick with good old primer+paint+gloss or try the powder.

    • tomahawktuning


      Each project is different so I use either one.

      I like powder coating for basic colors cause it’s strong and same price, especially for wheels. But for special custom colors I prefer the regular paint jobs.

      For this project everything will be powder coated except for the swing arm. The bushings could melt in the oven. They’re hard to remove and if I destroy them I can’t really find the size to replace them, kinda of a headache.
      I could have made my own swing arm with bearings or custom bushings but lot of work too.

      PS: Bushings on the Peugeot 103 sub-frame (swing arm) can be removed using a heat gun (for few min) to expend the metal and melt the factory Loctite glue + use a press or a vice to push the bushings out with special tools or wrench sockets.

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