Category Archives: Vintage

The rig : Yamaha SR 500 and Custom Helmet

Custom ride : 1992 Yamaha SR 500 with Firestone Tires and modified parts. More to come …

Pinstriped tank.

Home made metalflake helmet.

Picture and custom by Louis David Najar

Re Built

La Petite Méca est un atelier de custom moto qui se trouve au coeur de Paris, dans une rue souvent ensoleillée entre Bastille et République, juste à côté du magasin de fixed gear Cyclope. Pendant quelques mois, c’est autour d’une vieille Harley que vont s’affairer Bige, mécano solitaire de son état, et Louis-David, photographe, auteur de ce documentaire et peintre à ses heures. D’abord désossé, l’engin va subir une transformation radicale à laquelle on assiste ici, étape par étape. En guise de touche finale, le réservoir sera repeint selon la technique du métal flake.
Le résultat : un ton sur ton noir mat / brillant avec une touche bleue shiny, une bécane unique avec une sacrée gueule.
Ces images sont le fruit d’un travail de longue haleine et marquent la rencontre de deux amoureux de la culture custom.

La Petite Méca is a custom motorcycle shop located in the heart of Paris, in a sunny street between Bastille and République, next to the fixed gear Cyclope strore. For a few months, Bige, lonely mechanic, and Louis-David, photographer, and author of this documentary will work around a 15 year old Harley Davidson. The craft will undergo a radical transformation that is taking place here, step by step. As a final touch, the tank will be repainted using the metal flake technique.
The result is a tonal matte / shiny black with a sparkly blue button, a single bike with a wild look.
These images are the result of a long process and mark the meeting of two lovers of custom culture.

Pinstriping #1

So I taped and sprayed a white MBK helmet that came with a recent purchase

Here is what it looked like when I was done painting and with the lacquer

I use a fine blade to get the masking tape off nicely

Then it’s green on white, one side down.

You can actually see the two tapes on top off each other

So after you trace with the blade they both go smoothly

Here is all the rubish paper and tape that has been painted

And what it looks like before I pinstripe it

I had a little lunch break

With some funky lights

I set up my paint, and palet my brush – also I use a very toxic softener that smells terrible !

And there we go

With the assistant

Close up


I realized that the inside of the protection was completely messed up so had to take it out


Some Pics by Roro


Le jour et la nuit

Pola SX 70

Nouvelle recrue : MotoBecane 99Z

Bottle brothers on the road

1122 KM in 5 days between Paris to Lyon
All pictures © Louis David Najar
Film – Canon AE1 – see the set here :

Motel Coste / Moto Légende

Gorgeous pictures by Dimitri Coste

Complete report : South Siders



My friend Daniel has this amazing collection of pictures that he took in the early 80’s in New York City – I personally think they are absolutely marvelous, and decided I’d personally post them online once in a while to share them with the world. These pictures need to be seen !! Please excuse the layout, as I had to scan the original 120 colour negatives – No photoshop – Hasselblad camera – So here we go :

All pictures © Daniel Catan


Pair of Mavic Ellipse
Rear is fixed/fixed



SIDI’s have arrived